The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Student Chapter at The Ohio State University (OSU) is unique from other ASEE student organizations. Traditionally, ASEE chapters are not outreach-focused organizations. However, the OSU Chapter has placed a core focus on community involvement. Over time, the group has participated in numerous outreach events focused on increasing student knowledge of and interest in engineering. These outreach events have provided students with exposure to the field of engineering. They have also had several effects on the structure and focus of the OSU ASEE Student Chapter. Over the past year, the layout of our Executive Board (E-Board) has changed and several of the roles have been redefined. The overall direction of our chapter has also changed to better suit the new outreach focus. In this paper, we explore how outreach has changed our organization’s structure, current direction, and future goals. We discuss the current structure of our E-Board and illustrate how our goals have changed through our future direction. Through our continued work, we hope to improve student interest in STEM at both our own university and the urban areas in which we do outreach.
American Society for Engineering Education, 2015 ASEE North Central Section Conference
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Marchese, D., Miller, E., Ryu, Y., Ross, A., & Long, L. L., III. (2015) Student chapter outreach events and student involvement. Proceedings from 2015 ASEE North Central Section Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
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Marchese, D., Miller, E., Ryu, Y., Ross, A., & Long, L. (2015). Student Chapter Outreach Events and Student Involvement. , (). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/publication/291