ItemThe Mardi Gras Queens of New Orleans(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Morris, Tiyi; Cope, Virginia H.Five students of African-American history traveled to New Orleans to interview Mardi Gras Indian Queens, the female leaders of an African-American parading tradition that originated in the 19th century as an alternative to mainstream Mardi Gras. They worked with a filmmaker and their professor to create a documentary that highlights the role of women in perpetuating a tradition that combats marginalization and creates community cohesiveness. ItemThe Link(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Dent, Colleen ShocklingCHOICES serves central Ohio families experiencing domestic violence. Domestic violence can affect anyone regardless of race, social economic status, gender, and sexual orientation. Safe Haven provides temporary housing for pets so victims can seek safety. ItemThe Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Lu, Zhong-LinThe Summer Institute provides a critical thinking forum for rising high school students to explore the big questions at the intersection of the humanities and cognitive sciences. Through daily lectures, interactive discussions, research exploration, and collaborative activities with OSU students and faculty across campus, students will learn central aspects of how this interdisciplinary study can work together to help us understand how we imagine, artistically create, and materially transform the world in which we live. ItemThe Haiti Empowerment Project (HEP)(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Bucci, TerriThe Haiti Empowerment Project (HEP) is unique in making collaboration and dialogue with Haitian colleagues central to its international partnerships. The mission of HEP is "To work in collaboration with Haitian universities, communities, and governmental/non-governmental entities to provide an environment of empowerment through global problem solving." Since 2005, the Haiti Empowerment Project has developed long-term relationships with local communities, including school teachers, principals, and community leaders, as well as university and government officials. ItemThe Healthy CHOICES Initiative(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Jara, Adam; Volpē, LaurenThis multi-phase project drew upon local, state, and national health priorities to design lesson plans and curriculum units that incorporated health-related concepts (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, health literacy and advocacy) into the mainstream middle school curriculum using a place- and community-based approach. ItemThe Economic and Community Development Institute(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Leibowitz, ValeryThe Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is one of the nation's largest CDFI and SBA micro loan intermediary lenders serving all 88 Ohio counties, with offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Akron and Toledo. The organization's mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. Since its founding in 2004, ECDI's programs and services have grown into a comprehensive suite of programming designed to lead low-income Ohioans out of poverty. ItemThe Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Coach(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Bean, Canise; Whisler, RachelDental care is the #1 unmet health care need in Ohio. The College of Dentistry's H.O.M.E. Coach is a mobile dental clinic that helps to bridge this gap by providing oral health care and education to underserved children in Columbus and surrounding communities. The Dental H.O.M.E. Coach is an outreach program that strives to meet the oral health needs of Ohioans in key underserved areas. The program focuses on three main goals: 1. To provide underserved children with oral health care that offers them a dental "home." 2. To expose dental students to an array of hands-on learning experiences that include pediatric dentistry treatments performed under the supervision of OSU faculty members. 3. To positively impact the problem of access to oral health care for Ohio's families. The Dental H.O.M.E. Coach brings dentists and dental treatment to children at local schools during regular classroom hours. The Coach is staffed by faculty-supervised senior dental students and dental assistants who provide comprehensive treatment that includes diagnostic and preventive care, restorative dentistry, digital radiography, and minor surgery. ItemThe Girls Circle Project(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Pitstick, VickiThe Girls Circle Project is designed to train college women to facilitate Girls Circles in Columbus-area schools and agencies. A Girls Circle, made up of two college women co-facilitators and 5 to 10 young girls, is meant to both empower young girls and also to foster healthy relationships among them. ItemThe Buckeye Room: A Virtual Engagement Experience(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Schmied, MollyThe Buckeye Room – open to all alumni – is an online platform that engages Ohio State alumni across the world who want to provide input on issues and topics that are currently important to the university. With more than 7,000 alumni joining in the first 6 months, the Buckeye Room continues to strengthen relationships with our diverse alumni community, understand their perspectives, and then shape initiatives around those viewpoints and preferences. ItemCare for Aging Inmates(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Hoag, TracyThis project worked to create and implement community volunteer activities for aging inmates at Franklin Medical Center to promote wellness through meaning and purpose, creativity, expression, and social interaction and connection. Volunteer activities were also created to complement staff and inmate efforts to provide death with dignity through bedside visitation, family support and formal observances of inmate loss. ItemThe BRIDGE: Bring Clarity to Your issue and Structure to Your Process(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Wilson, MyraAre you faced with a complex issue in your work, school, or life that is impacting your productivity, performance, and goal attainment? You know...one of those that keeps you awake at night because you have all kinds of ideas to solve it jumbled in your head but you don't know where to start? The BRIDGE is a six-step process for solving complex issues that will bring clarity to your issue and give you a tangible road map to design a comprehensive solution in HOURS instead of struggling with it for months…or years. ItemThe Bridge: Issue Management Process-- Connecting FFA Students with Employers(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Gibson, FrankEmpowering students to develop 21st century skills that are critical for today's workforce and for fostering economic growth in their communities is the overarching theme of this Abler Enterprise Center project. FFA members from Ridgeon High School will participate in developing a train-the-trainer facilitator's kit for The BRIDGE: Issue Management Process Model. AEC has crafted this six-step model of proven business analysis tools to facilitate teams to solve a complex issue and create an implementation plan. ItemSuccessful Co-Parenting: A Family Stability Program(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Irving, CarmenThe Successful Co-Parenting program aims to familiarize parents with information, skills, and techniques to minimize the negative effect of separation and divorce on children and promote positive adjustment during the divorce process. The curriculum is divided into three main sections: Taking Care of You, Taking Care of your Child, and Taking Care of your New Co-Parent Relationship. To complement the program, a participant booklet is included to use during the class and for future reference. ItemTeam Up. Pressure Down. Addressing hypertension to improve cardiovascular health(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Strazar, Abbey; Vincent, MaryTeam Up, Pressure Down (TUPD) is a pharmacist-driven HTN education program developed to improve cardiovascular health and reduce strokes for the uninsured and underserved in Franklin County. ItemTeaching Food Safety and Nutrition To Visually Impaired Students: Content Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Of Teachers(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Ilic, Sanja; Hatsu, IreneThis project will assess food safety and nutrition knowledge, barriers to teaching nutrition and food safety, as well as barriers to teaching these topics among the teachers of youth with visual impairments in Ohio and nationally. It will use the results to design in-service training. This project is a first step to improving the quality of life of youth with visual impairments and their ability to self-manage their own health. ItemStone Lab Hooks Students on Science(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Banicki, Jill JentesStone Laboratory, Ohio State University's Island Campus on Lake Erie, is a living laboratory where students from grade four through adults learn about Lake Erie, Ohio's most valuable natural resource. With hands-on activities, Stone Lab immerses its students in science. From capturing fish on Stone Lab research vessels to examining lake sediments under microscopes, students experience firsthand what it takes to be a scientist and steward of Lake Erie. The program, which is Ohio Sea Grant's education arm, teaches 20,000 people every year. ItemSTEM Initiatives and Breakfast of Science Champions(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Burdett, TracyAt STEM Initiatives' Breakfast of Science Champions, middle school students learn these things and more. Students come to OSU for a morning of hands-on exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math problems. They learn about the work conducted by various labs and then participate in activities and experiments reflecting the lab's work. ItemsmART::ART Integrated Formal and Informal STEAM Education(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Gryzbowski, DeborahEngineering is an inherently creative process. This project seeks to engage underrepresented populations in those creative processes and in so doing, generate a better understanding of the interrelated domains of engineering, science, technology, and visual art. Due to fear and/or lack of exposure to STEM concepts at a young age many creative people shy away from anything STEM-related and self-select the arts. The project will create a pool of students and teachers who think critically about multi-faceted issues, make informed decisions, and solve problems creatively using engineering skills and habits of mind. ItemScientific Thinkers at Innis Elementary(Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2015-05-06) Trivedi, NandiniOhio State University and Innis Elementary, presently under Academic Emergency, partner in a program called Scientific Thinkers to motivate the next generation of scientific thinkers from parts of our society that are marginalized. We accomplish a three-pronged benefit: confidence building in the elementary students, improvement of communication skills for graduate and undergraduate volunteer scientists, and inspiration and growth through new hands-on lesson plans for elementary school teachers.