STEM Enrichment Opportunities
Find a variety of ways to foster your STEM skills through these opportunities.
The Ohio State University's College of Arts & Science will be hosting Science Sundays, a free lecture series open to the public on a wide range of current and emerging topics and issues in science that touch our everyday lives. More information about Science Sundays can be found here.
College Ready Ohio
College Ready Ohio is designed to foster learning experiences that are engaging, relevant, and will prepare Ohio's high school students to enter higher education with the depth of knowledge and necessary academic experience to be truly successful. Success starts with providing professional development, mobile learning technology, training, and digital course materials to high school teachers. Together, we can change Ohio’s classrooms.
OHI/O was created in 2013 with the goal of fostering a tech culture at Ohio State and its surrounding communities. The OHI/O program has initiated Ohio State's first hackathon and spin-off events, including the hardware-focused Makeathon, ultimately providing students the opportunity to learn and build with real technologies outside the classroom. OHI/O is a student-driven, self-sustaining platform that now runs Ohio's largest hackathon, bringing together over 500+ students from various schools nationwide with the support of over 20 industry partners.
Ohio State Academy (College Credit Plus)
The Ohio State Academy allows outstanding high school students to enroll in Ohio State classes while still in high school. The Academy program is the Ohio State implementation of College Credit Plus created by the state of Ohio and is a partnership between Ohio State, the high school, and the student and his or her parents or guardian. Ohio State College Credit Plus policies replace the former Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP).
Ohio State STEM Outreach
STEM Outreach offers resources to students and teachers to expand the reach of science education. STEMoutreach.osu.edu
The P12 Initiative provides you the tools to show how your college or department makes a difference. Resources such as the P12 Inventory database offer a wealth of information to identify and promote scholarly outreach and engagement activities.
Groups like code.org have revolutionized computer science education for the elementary school and junior high levels. But the revolution has not yet reached high-school STEM courses like physics, math, and chemistry. The STEMcoding project exists to re-imagine introductory STEM courses with computer science in mind. For more information, visit the link below.
Ohio offers a lot of opportunities and organizations for students to participate in STEM activities and events.
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
The Center of Science and Industry (COSI), located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the most respected science centers in the nation — engaging more than 33 million people through both on-site and off-site programs since 1964. Parents magazine named COSI the #1 Science Center in the Country. COSI’s programs and world-class experiences inspire an interest in science, encouraging people to explore more about their world.
Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation of women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry, or algebra.
Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative
GCSC is a non-profit on the mission to create a robust STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) pipeline of talent. This talent pipeline will meet the accelerating demand for STEM jobs in our region. GCSC brings education, community, and business partners together to create hands-on, real-life, and relevant learning experiences for our students.
iSPACE ignites a passion for science and technology to prepare all learners to thrive in tomorrow’s workforce. We provide engaging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs to schools, families, and the community in the Greater Cincinnati Region - to help students and educators build confidence and interest in STEM knowledge and STEM-related careers.
Ohio Academy of Science
The Ohio Academy of Science was founded in 1891 to promote science and science education in Ohio. The Academy conducts numerous pre-college student programs to encourage STEM education and provide a venue where student-scientists can interact with other students and scientists from across Ohio.
STEM for Women and Minorities
STEM has become a buzzword in educational and professional circles. As these fields begin to grow and more qualified professionals are needed to lead innovation, it has become increasingly clear that recruiting more women and minorities is essential for continued growth and creativity.
- STEM Career Guide
- Women in STEM
- STEM Guide to Entering College
- Blog Post: Bridging the Gender Gap
- Resources for Women in Computer Technology
- Encouraging Women in STEM
- Paying for College
- Engineering Careers
- Computer Science Careers
- Girls in STEM
- A Guide for Women in STEM
- Virtual STEM Resources For High School Students
- College Guide for Women in STEM