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Second Annual Outreach and Engagement Forum 2014

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Outreach and Engagement Forum 2014 A Day in the Life in Physics at Ohio State Assuring Quality Care for Animals Signature Program Ballet Met and Performing Arts Medicine The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum Blue Star Healthy Colon Initiative Bold Booths: A Strategy to Engage Columbus and Its Infrastructures The Bridge: Issue Management Process — Connecting FFA Students With Employers Buck-i-SERV Building Bridges to Medical Homes for Moms2B and Families at the Schoenbaum Family Center Building Strong Communities by Strengthening Families Byrd Polar “Penguins”: A STEM Engagement Opportunity for Youth Camp NERF (Nutrition Education Recreation and Fitness) Capital Area Humane Society Center for Applied Plant Sciences and Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center Central Ohio Diabetes Association China Research Abroad Program Climate Explorations and Climate Collaborative Columbus Metropolitan Library Community Technology Clinic The Crash Imminent Safety (CrIS) University Transportation Center (UTC) Creating a County Land Use Plan Critical Service-Learning Initiatives and Community Engagements Crop Observation and Recommendation Network (CORN) The Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Coach Dining With Diabetes: Helping Ohioans Manage Diabetes Educating the Community on Best Practives for Storage, Preservation and Consumption for Optimal Micronutrient and Phytonutrient Levels in Local Produce Energize Ohio Engineering Outreach to K-12 Farm to School Farming With Arthritis Fisher College of Business Center for Operational Excellence Fisher Quilts of Valor FleetCalc Food & Community Food & Family Food Fellows: Engaging Students in Meaningful Community-University Experiences Food Safety Training Forensic Anthropology Case Team Generation Rx Initiative Ghana Sustainable Change Program The Girls Circle Project

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Outreach and Engagement Forum 2014 Godman Guild HandsOn Central Ohio Hydrologic Redistribution and Rhizosphere Microbiology of Shrubs as Resource Islands in Degraded Agro-ecosystems of the Sahel Inclusive and Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization on Columbus’ Southside Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) Inside Out International High School Language Immersion Newspaper Interprofessional Teamwork in Underserved Patient Care iPads Beyond the Classroom: Mobile Technology in a Service-Learning Course JW Reason Family Science Extravaganza La Clinica Latina LASER (Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research) Mentoring Program Learning About Food in Urban Communities LiFE (Learning in Fitness and Education) Sports Live Healthy Live Well The Livestock Emergency Response Program for First Responders Making a Difference Program: Health and Wellness One Street at a Time Master of Accounting (MAcc) Association Million Hearts Initiative New Orleans Service Learning NORM Science Outreach Program Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award Project: STEM Education and Research Faculty Training in India Ohio Books for the World Ohio Business Retention and Expansion Program Ohio-Japan Alumni Network Ohio Manufacturing Institute Ohio Operation: Military Kids The OHIO Project Ohio Saves Ohio State EcoCAR: Engineering, Business and Communications The Ohio State University Endeavor Center One Health International Outreach (OHIO) OSU and South Africa Collaborate to Combat Antibiotic Resistant “Superbugs” P.A.C.T. (Partners Achieving Community Transformation) Partnership to Develop Agroecology and Extension Programs in Senegal Pay It Forward’s Access88 Pay It Forward Marion Pills, Potions and Poisons Planning Foundation for Development of Skilled Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing Producing Energy, Protecting Food: The Impact of Shale Energy Development on Food Access in Rural Communities Public Health Farmers’ Market

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Outreach and Engagement Forum 2014 Public Health in Action Putting Healthy Food on the Table Reaching Out to Those Who Serve: Military Teen Adventure Camps Real Money. Real World. Scientific Thinkers at Innis Elementary Scientists Teach Region About Climate Simple Suppers: A Novel Approach to Childhood Obesity Prevention Small Farm Program — New Faces on Old Places Special Olympics Ohio Sports Medicine Community Outreach The STEAM Factory STEM Initiatives and Breakfast of Science Champions Stone Lab Hooks Students on Science Stories for Students from Students Student National Pharmaceutical Association Successful Co-Parenting: A Family Stability Program Sustainable Futures in Linden Village Tough Work: Understanding and Serving People in Poverty While Caring for Yourself Translating Engineering Research to K-8 (TEK8) Understanding Barriers to Reproductive Healthcare Among Somali Women in Columbus, Ohio United States-Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium Urban 4-H in Youngstown, Ohio U-Research Warren G. Harding Symposium Water First for Thirst! WiE Robotics Outreach Initiative Women in Agriculture Young Scholars Program Young Writers Workshop Youth Beat Radio: The Voice to Empower

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Centering Family Health Champion Community Garden Doctors in Science (DiS) It’s Not Quitting, It’s Living Kid’s Club Literacy Program Linden Documentary Project Live Healthy Kids Mindfulness Yoga Senior Pet Care Team Up. Pressure Down. Women2Women Mentoring

A Day in the Life in Physics at Ohio State University Purpose “A Day in the Life in Physics at Ohio State University� is a blog aimed at showing young people, especially females, a sense of what it is like to live a life in physics. We aim to have a wide variety of perspectives by bringing in writers of different backgrounds, education levels, and genders to tell a story of their daily life or something or someone that has inspired them. Impact Since our first post in July of 2012 we have posted bi-monthly on topics that typically fall into one of three categories: personal stories, scientific explanations, or travel. Our site has been viewed in over 95 countries with over 14,000 total views. We get over 500 unique visitors every month. Several of our blog posts have been advertised on the National Science Foundation news site http://news. and we are active on Twitter and Facebook.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Department of Physics Department of Astronomy Community Partners Involved Center for Emergent Materials

Contact Amy Connolly Assistant Professor Physics

Assuring Quality Care for Animals Signature Program Purpose Assuring Quality Care for Animals merges Ohio’s mandated Youth Food Animal Quality Assurance program with animal handling, care and welfare, expanding the scope of curriculum already in place to address the critical issues of quality assurance, food safety, and animal welfare. Components of this program raise public awareness of the importance of animal handling, care, and welfare in not only farm animal production, but also in the companion and performance animal industry. Impact Nearly one-third of Ohio’s 4-H projects completed by 4-H members are animal projects. Of those animal projects, approximately 59,000 are food animal projects, 22,000 are companion animal projects, and 10,500 are performance animal projects. Quality Assurance training for youth food animal exhibitors was conducted in each of Ohio’s 88 counties, resulting in zero (0) drug residue violations statewide in 2013, as reported by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health. A Truths in Animal Agriculture brochure was developed to bring factual information about animal agriculture to consumers to help them make educated decisions about what they feed their families. More than 900 brochures were distributed to families during the 2013 Ohio State Fair.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved OSU Extension: 4-H Youth Development Agriculture and Natural Resources Family and Consumer Sciences Community Development Community Partners Involved Agriculture Education and Ohio FFA Ohio Department of Agriculture Ohio Fair Managers Association Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Assuring Quality Care for Animals programs are delivered through Quality Assurance training in all 88 Ohio counties

Contact Lucinda Miller Extension Specialist 4-H Youth Development Companion & Small Animal Programs Assuring Quality Care for Animals Signature Program Co-Leader Ohio State University Extension

Ballet Met and Performing Arts Medicine BalletMet Company We are proud to provide comprehensive care for BalletMet, Columbus’ professional ballet company. These services include onsite athletic training, physical therapy and chiropractic care, pre-season screenings and various wellness workshops for dancers. Ohio State provides essential backstage treatments and performance coverage for each and every show. The company has priority scheduling to our team of multidisciplinary practitioners. BalletMet Academy In order to help educate the young dancer in health and wellness, our staff has developed a series of wellness workshops and cross training classes for the adolescent and preprofessional dancers of BalletMet Academy. Students have access to the multi-disciplinary team that serves the company. The following Summer Intensive programs are offered: • Lectures • Wellness screening • Individual screen results and intervention • Injury checks and treatments • Performance coverage • Referrals with priority scheduling

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Wexner Medical Center OSU Sports Medicine Community Partners Involved Ballet Met

Contact Hope Davis MS AT or Mariah Nierman DPT AT OCS Performing Arts Medicine Team Leaders OSU Sports Medicine Downtown or sportsperformance/performing_arts

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Purpose The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is the home of the world’s largest collection of cartoon and comic art, right here at OSU! We have recently relocated into a beautiful new facility in Sullivant Hall, where we serve the student body, the public, researchers and fans in our reading room as well as display innovative and exciting exhibits in the 3 galleries that comprise our free museum. Impact The Cartoon Library strives to serve both the student body and the public with exciting events, including comicsmaking workshops, Girl Scout Troop outings, cartoonist lectures, comics history classes, and more! Our museum features three stateof-the-art galleries which host three rotating exhibits each year, highlighting work from our archive and beyond. Our library has enjoyed a massive following from our local comics community and beyond- with an active blog, twitter, and Facebook page, our average reported statistical reach is over 50,000 viewers!

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum University Libraries

Contact Caitlin McGurk Engagement Coordinator University Libraries

Blue Star Healthy Colon Initiative

Purpose The occurrence of colorectal cancer in Meigs County is 17.6% higher than that for Ohio, and death from colorectal cancer in Meigs County is 35% higher than Ohio. The Blue Star Healthy Colon Initiative was designed to teach people about the risks, symptoms, prevention, and early detection of colon cancer among adult residents in Meigs County.

Contact Darla Fickle Program Director OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, Division of Population Sciences




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This collaborative effort has: • Raised awareness about the burden of colon cancer. • Provided education on prevention and early detection of colon cancer. • Displayed an interactive exhibit to discuss healthy colon tissue and colon cancer. Impact This initiative held two community events at the Meigs County Fair (Aug. ‘13) and Powell’s Food Fair (April ‘14) with the following results: • Nurses guided more than 330 people through the inflatable walk-through colon. • More than 120 people received individuallytailored wellness plans • Post-tour surveys showed significant increase in knowledge about colon cancer and colon cancer screening. • People reported they were more likely to get a colon cancer screening and talk to their doctor about colon cancer.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Comprehensive Cancer Center College of Medicine College of Nursing School of Communications Buckeyes without Borders OSU Extension - Meigs County Community Partners Involved Meigs County Cancer Initiative Meigs County Health Department Appalachia Community Cancer Network

BOLD BOOTHS: A Strategy to Engage Columbus and Its Infrastructures

Purpose The project will inject thought-provoking and functional architectural installations in Downtown Columbus’ more banal spaces: surface parking lots. It will involve collaboration between faculty and students from the university with other organizations supporting ColumbusPublicArt, as well as leading professional designers. These new booths, once valued merely for their ability to watch over vehicles in exchange for dollar bills and credit card swipes, will become exchange points in the city for exploration of public art. Impact The first booth in the series, entitled “Coney Island” and designed by Beth Blostein and Bart Overly, will be installed downtown in 2014 in the parking lot of the Great Southern Theatre. An exhibition, “Drivebys,” will document all five of the initial concepts. Two additional booths will be constructed, and other funding sources will be sought out to complete the series.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Engineering Knowlton School of Architecture College of Arts and Sciences Community Partners Involved Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District ColumbusPublicArt The Westin Great Southern Hotel

Contact Beth Blostein Associate Professor Knowlton School of Architecture

The Bridge: Issue Management Process -Connecting FFA Students with Employers

Purpose Empowering 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 Alber Enterprise Center project.

Contact Frank Gibson Program Manager Alber Enterprise Center at Ohio State Marion

FFA members from Ridgemont High School will participate in developing a train-thetrainer 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.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Alber Enterprise Center OSU Extension Community Development Educator OSU Extension Hardin County Educators Ohio State Marion Academic Advising Community Partners Involved Ridgemont High School FFA Advisor (Stephanie Jolliff) and Students Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance (John Hohn)

Impact By utilizing The BRIDGE model, students are taught job skills most sought by employers: information gathering, problem solving, critical/creative thinking, organizing, planning, decision making, and teamwork. After polishing their own facilitation skills, the students will partner with AEC staff to use The BRIDGE with Hardin County businesses to analyze workplace issues, determine solutions, and create action plans. Previous FFA members from Ridgemont High School have BETA tested an earlier version of The BRIDGE, from which they developed

several service-learning projects within their school and community. The BRIDGE can be used by any group. Once the facilitator’s kit and training is tested, AEC will license the model and begin to train facilitators in FFA and 4-H groups, community organizations, and employers.

Buck-I-SERV Purpose Buck-I-SERV is Ohio State’s alternative breaks program that, with Student Activity Fee funding, coordinates with service agencies on the national and international fronts to create weeklong, substance-free trips centered on community service and civic engagement. Buck-I-SERV’s mission is to provide students with challenging and exciting opportunities to lead and learn through direct service experiences. Impact By working in diverse environments that sometimes challenge their comfort zones, students gain new perspectives regarding social justice and civic engagement while learning about the importance and significance of reflection. Students work to meet community needs, build on community assets, and bring their experiences back to campus with them at the closing of their trip. Through this life-changing experience, students have the opportunity to build new friendships while working together to meet the needs of a community and build on that community’s strengths. Over 65 of these alternative break trips are planned each year.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Office of Student Life Office of International Affairs Multicultural Center The Ohio State University Alumni Association *We also involve a variety of other colleges/ units across Ohio State’s campus through our trip advisors’ involvement. Each trip departs from Columbus with at least one faculty/staff or graduate student advisor, from a variety of units on campus.

Community Partners Involved Habitat for Humanity One Heartland Guadalupe Center Food and Friends One World Running Operation Breakthrough Gay Men’s Health Crisis God’s Love We Deliver Steel Yard Arc of Baltimore Community Collaborations International Michigan Urban Farming Initiative North Texas Food Bank Greater Boston Food Bank Youth Services Opportunities Project United Way Once Upon a Time in Appalachia Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park Greenville Humane Society American Hiking Society Gesundheit Institute Medici Project Lower Nine Peace River Refuge Florida Aquatics Preserve Pinellas County Sea Grant Pelican Harbor Sea Bird Station Association House of Chicago

Contact Brieanne Beaujolais Coordinator of Community Service Office of Student Life

Building Bridges to Medical Homes for Moms2B and Families at the Schoenbaum Family Center

Purpose 1. Establish a part-time medical clinic in the OSU Schoenbaum Family Center to support families in the Schoenbaum Early Childhood Development program and the Moms2B program. 2. Connect the majority of women attending the Moms2B program to a primary care medical home for ongoing care. 3. Connect the children of the Weinland Park Elementary School to the OSU Rardin Family Practice. Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Education and Human Ecology Schoenbaum Family Center College of Social Work OSU Wexner Medical CenterRardin Family Practice Community Partners Involved Nationwide Children’s Hospital Weinland Park Elementary School

Impact In 16 clinic days from Oct. 3, 2013 to Feb. 6, there were 218 appointments, 134 fulfilled appointments and 90 unique patients served with a 63 percent show rate. Of those that came to their clinic appointments, 61 percent were children and 39 percent were adults. Some of the conditions treated at the clinic include: Respiratory illness; asthma; pre-natal and postpartum checkups; skin, eye and ear infections; flu and fever; and well-child checkups. The clinic has been convenient for those who do not have transportation and convenient for families to address medical concerns before becoming acute, thus avoiding an emergency room visit. The presence of the clinic has met the teaching mission of the Rardin Family Practice and the medical needs of families in the Weinland Park neighborhood and the Schoenbaum Family Center.

Contact Jane Wiechel, PhD. Executive Director Schoenbaum Family Center College of Education and Human Ecology Fred Miser, MD Family Medicine OSU Thomas E. Rardin Family Practice 2231 North High Street Columbus, OH 43201 614.293.2700 Dr. Patricia Temple Gabbe Clinical Professor, Pediatrics College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Tara Petty, Social Worker Family Advocate Moms2B

Building Strong Communities by Strengthening Families

Purpose Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university to your door. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State and other land-grant universities, so that Ohioans can use the scientifically based information to better their lives, businesses and communities. Impact Weinland Park, a neighborhood located in the University District, once plagued by drugs, gangs, low-performing schools, high disinvestment of businesses and substandard housing, is now being transformed into a neighborhood of choice, where people want to live, work, worship and attend school! In Weinland Park, OSU Extension strives to fulfill our mission through the use of Individual Development Accounts (IDA), a savings incentive program designed to empower low-moderate income families to save towards an asset goal of homeownership, post-secondary education or small business ownership. Participants must remain in the program up to one year; make regular monthly deposits into a dedicated savings account; attend an eighthour Financial Literacy workshop and attend asset-specific training (up to 10 hours). Participants who successfully complete the program and save $500 receive a match of $1,000 towards their asset goal. These funds are made available through public and private sources.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Campus Partners College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Habitat for Humanity of Mid-Ohio Increase CDC Ohio CDC Association Weinland Park Collaborative Weinland Park Community Civic Association Civic Partners Involved City of Columbus Ohio Housing Finance Agency The Columbus Foundation U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Corporate Partners Involved Fifth Third Bank J.P.Morgan Chase Bank Wagenbrenner Development Corporation

Contact Susan Colbert, Program Director OSU Extension/University District c/o Schoenbaum Family Center 175 East Seventh Avenue, Suite 205 Columbus, Ohio 43201 (614) 247-1983

Byrd Polar “Penguins”: A STEM Engagement Opportunity for Youth Purpose The Byrd Polar “Penguins” FIRST Lego League (FLL) team is a partnership between two BPRC researchers, Dr. Bryan Mark and graduate student Alfonso Fernandez, and families to provide a STEM enrichment opportunity outside the classroom.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Byrd Polar Research Center Community Partners Involved Columbus City Schools Dublin City Schools Hilliard City Schools

FLL teams design, build and program autonomous Lego robots but also research, solve and present findings on solutions to real world problems. The Penguins comprise a diverse team of 9-14 year-olds from Columbus, Dublin, and Hilliard Public schools. The 2012-13 team had 10 students, six born outside the United States and five spoke a second language. Yet all form a single team. Impact Penguin team members have connected with Bryan and Alfonso’s research during their 2013-14 project solution for the “Nature’s Fury” theme. They studied glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs), and interviewed international scientists and engineers around the world via Skype. They connected with communities in Nepal and Peru where Bryan has conducted field work. This second year, the team won the Strategy and Innovation award at the Newark local tournament December 7th and were then selected as Ambassadors at the Dublin Regional tournament January 11th. Ambassadors promote FIRST and engage more youth in FLL. This honor also gave the Penguins an invitation to compete in the Ohio State Championship tournament in Dayton on February 8th and 9th.

The Penguins have designed a specific outreach plan to invite more Columbus City School youth to participate in FLL. They have already visited Columbus City Schools (Cranbrook Elementary and Ridgeview Middle Schools) to present their research on GLOFs. They have also partnered with a teacher, Mrs. Harris at Cranbrook Elementary School, who has received grant money to support expansion of the FLL program in the district. Next season, Mrs. Harris has welcomed the Penguins to mentor a new FLL team at Cranbrook.

Contact Bryan Mark Associate Professor, Geography Researcher at BPRC

Camp NERF (Nutrition Education Recreation and Fitness): A Summer Intervention Designed to Empower Disadvantaged Children to Make Healthy Dietary and Physical Activity Choices and Prevent Unhealthy Weight Gain Purpose Childhood obesity negatively affects the physical and mental health of the child, and also academic success. Many schoolage children experience unhealthy weight gain during the summer. There is a need for evidence-based nutrition and physical activity programs to equip children with the knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent unhealthy weight gain during this time. Aims: 1) Develop an innovative theory-based 10week multi-component daily nutrition/physical activity summer program for disadvantaged school-age children grounded in an existing evidence-based curriculum and infused with cognitive behavioral techniques (Camp NERF); 2) Evaluate efficacy of Camp NERF on improvements in child nutrition, physical activity, weight status; 3) Determine extent to which improvements in these outcomes are mediated by child cognitive behavior variables; 4) Evaluate efficacy of Camp NERF on improvements in secondary child outcomes related to mental health and learning; 5) Evaluate efficacy of Camp NERF on improvements in parent self-efficacy for establishing healthy family practices. Central hypothesis: Camp NERF Children, versus the control, will: increase consumption of nutrient-rich foods, lower intake of energydense foods; increase daily physical activity, decrease sedentary behaviors; achieve healthy weight gain trajectory. Additional hypotheses: 1) Nutrition and physical activity outcomes will be mediated by theory-based mediators, selfefficacy and outcome expectancy; 2) Camp NERF children will demonstrate improved mental health and learning outcomes;

3) Parents of Camp NERF children will increase self-efficacy for healthy family practices. Impact: Camp NERF will serve as a prototype for summer programs aimed at achieving optimal nutrition, physical activity, and wellness in children during the summer. Impact Evaluate efficacy of Camp NERF on improvements in primary child outcomes related to 1) nutrition (fruits and vegetables, foods high in solid fats and added sugars), 2) physical activity (structured and unstructured physical activity, moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sedentary behaviors, screen time), and 3) weight status (BMI percentile; z-score) Evaluate efficacy of Camp NERF on improvements in secondary child outcomes related to 1) mental health (self-concept, mood, and behavior) and 2) learning (motivation to learn) Evaluate efficacy of Camp NERF on improvements in parent self-efficacy for establishing healthy family nutrition and physical activity practices (nutrition: regular family mealtime; physical activity: structured and unstructured physical activity, sedentary behaviors, screen time)

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Education and Human Ecology: Dept of Human Sciences (Ana’ Brown, MS student; Angela Rose, PhD Student; Julie Kennel, Director; Jacqueline Goodway, Associate Professor; Keeley Pratt, Assistant Professor; Ana Claudia Zubieta, Director) Dept of Teaching & Learning (Laura Justice, Professor) College of Nursing (Bernadette Melnyk. Dean and Professor) College of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry (Mary Fristad, Professor); Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Ihuoma Eneli, Professor) Community Partners Involved Children’s Hunger Alliance

Contact Carolyn Gunther Assistant Professor Extension State Specialist College of Education and Human Ecology Department of Human Sciences

Capital Area Humane Society

Purpose For 130 years, the Capital Area Humane Society has been sheltering homeless animals, fighting animal cruelty and neglect, and offering programs to address the needs of animals in our community. We’re not just a shelter.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Veterinary Medicine

Our mission is to fight animal cruelty, help animals in need and advocate for their well-being. We stand for maximizing the quality of life of a pet and enhancing the lives of pet owners. Our board, staff and volunteers are passionate about our mission and about the animals in our care. What makes us really unique is our unparalleled knowledge and compassion for animals, as well as our quality of care. We treat each animal like they’re our own pets until we find their perfect forever home—which gives us the opportunity to help the next animal that needs it. Impact More than 90 percent of our funding is provided by donations and fees for services. We are not a government agency, and we do not receive operating support from national organizations. The Capital Area Humane Society relies on the support of private donors and volunteers to make our work possible. Our partnership with Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is among the first in the country to require a two-week rotation in shelter medicine and surgery for all fourth-year veterinary students. This rotation is consistently rated No. 1 by students, as they get hands-on experience and make a meaningful impact on the well-being of animals in need. Our chief veterinarian holds a faculty position at Ohio State and works with our staff veterinarian and professors from OSU to oversee the work of 6-8 students in each rotation.

Contact @CapAreaHumane (614) 777-7387

Center for Applied Plant Sciences and Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center Education, Outreach and Engagement Purpose Our Centers’ Education, Outreach and Engagement programs have been developed with the goal to teach students, educators and researchers how to utilize plants as a solution to global challenges. The collection of CAPS initiatives mirrors our mission of bridging the gap between basic and applied science through the creation of interdisciplinary Teams, by fostering synergistic experiences. ABRC has expanded their community reach, to go beyond being a central repository for Arabidopsis research resources, with the construction of their K12+ educational kits. These kits provide an all-in-one translation of Arabidopsis research to hands-on experiments. Impact Through the CAPS TPS Graduate Program, SiGuE, Seminar Series, Science Sundays, Morning Gatherings, Practical Summer Workshop in Functional Genomics and Tripartite Collaborative; we support a strong international network of people who believe in Team science and crave platforms to interact. The 3rd Functional Genomics Workshop, for example, will host 30 participants for two weeks of concentrated lab work, accompanied by eleven seminars given by worldrenowned experts in their plant research fields. ABRC has designed and acquired eighteen different K12+ educational kits that can be ordered online free of charge. Over 600 orders for kits have been placed in three years by users within the USA and from fifteen other countries.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Arts and Sciences College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Applied Plant Sciences Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Breakfast of Science Champions (STEM) Biological Sciences Greenhouse OSU Center for Life Sciences Education (CSLE) OSU The Partnership for Research and Education in Plants (PREP) Planting Science Community Partners Involved Columbus City Schools Science of Agriculture 4-H Science Sundays

Contact Joanna Gardner CAPS Program Associate Arts and Sciences, Center for Applied Plant Sciences

Central Ohio Diabetes Association Purpose The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is an independent, local, non-profit, human service agency that “helps Central Ohioans living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes.” 100% of our funding comes from this community and remains in this community to provide diabetesrelated services to local people. For 50 years the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has been providing direct clinical services to central Ohioans regardless of their ability to pay. We offer: • Community blood glucose screenings to identify undetected/uncontrolled diabetes • Diabetes medical, nutrition, and pharmaceutical education • Social services and emotional support groups • Diabetes prevention education • Cooking classes and grocery store tours • Community-based diabetes education • Emergency testing supplies • Camp and youth programs Impact Diabetes is a disease that causes high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t make or properly use a hormone called insulin. When insulin doesn’t do its job, blood sugar rises to toxic levels and damages vital organs. Over 25% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause blindness, stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, nerve, and blood vessel damage. Fortunately education, proper medical treatment, regular exercise, weight control, and healthy eating can prevent or delay these serious health problems.

Contact Roy Bobbitt, LISW-S, MBA Central Ohio Diabetes Association Director of Programs and Services

School of Environment and Natural Resources China Research Abroad Program

Purpose The School of Environment and Natural Resources has initiated an undergraduate research abroad program in cooperation with Guangxi Ecological Engineering Vocational and Technical College and conducts research on the Contact institute’s forest located in northeast Guangxi Province. Roger Williams Associate Professor School of Environment and Natural Resources

Impact Undergraduate students, along with Dr. Roger Williams, develop and conduct research projects in Eucalyptus, Chinese fir, and Masson pine forests. Students participate in the project Follow Us On Facebook: development, data collection and analysis, and subsequent write-up of the results. During the spring semester, students sign up for an independent study course in which they learn about the country, region, and forests they are going to work in, and develop plans to conduct the research. During the May session, students travel to Liuzhou, China, where they spend three weeks in the forests and collect research data according to the plans they developed during the spring semester.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved School of Environment and Natural Resources College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Community Partners Involved Guangxi Ecological Engineering Vocational and Technical College

Climate Explorations & Climate Collaborative: Bringing Cutting-Edge Science and Hands-On Investigations to Your Neighborhood and Building Collective Action on Climate Change Education

Purpose Climate Explorations will bring OSU researchers, extension agents, and outreach staff into neighborhoods throughout Central Ohio to interact with youth through hands-on activities, and with adults through public presentations. Partnerships with local organizations provide project sites and ensure diverse audiences. The project will stream webinars that will later be available online and field-test activities to be included in a youth booklet. A Climate Collaborative will be started to coordinate climate change education initiatives in Central Ohio. Impact Public lectures in venues throughout Central Ohio, that will also be streamed live and made available online, for scientists to share their research and personal stories with individuals of all ages. A booklet of climate change instructional materials that can be used in both formal and informal education environments with youth, and interactive experiences with scientists for field-testing of these materials. A venue for climate change education partners across the region to share best practices, target their resources, and collectively monitor progress.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved 4-H Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory Department of Astronomy The STEAM Factory Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Community Partners Involved Grange Insurance Audubon Center Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Battelle Darby Metropark Columbus Zoo & Aquarium WCBE

Contact Jason Cervenec Education & Outreach Director Byrd Polar Research Center

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Purpose Columbus Metropolitan Library’s 21 locations lead the way in providing information resources to central Ohio. In 2013 we loaned over 15 million items to 6.5 million visitors, with another 6.9 million visits to our website, making the library available to all 24/7. Impact

We serve the Ohio State community: Our mini-branch in the Thompson Library provides students with access to our collection. Online services provide students with access to magazines, movies, music, eBooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded to electronic devices from anywhere. Our branches provide opportunities for students studying math, science, social work, or education and learning to volunteer and to get to know the central Ohio community and the populations we serve. Volunteer Opportunities Homework Help Centers Ready for Kindergarten Reading Buddies Life Skills Genealogy, History and Travel Archival Projects General Library Services

We offer opportunities to fill service learning needs, and provide opportunities to access professional experience before graduation by partnering with library staff.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Chi Omega Sorority College of Arts and Sciences, Career Services Financial Aid, Work Study Kappa Phi Kappa education student organization School of Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood Development, Service-Learning and Internships STEP Program Service Partner Community Partners Involved Arts and College Preparatory Academy Ashland University Columbus Alternative High School Columbus City Schools Columbus State Community College Fortis College The Graham School Ohio Business College Ohio Dominican College Otterbein University Other high schools throughout central Ohio


Sue Wolford Volunteer Services Manager Columbus Metropolitan Library

Community Technology Clinic Community Technology Clinic Poor and homeless

Area engineers and IT experts

Integrated into disadvantaged neighborhood downtown

Technology services for support system (e.g., pantries)

Community Technology Clinic

Technologies for the poor and homeless

Purpose The CTC is a meeting place for poor and homeless people to meet with engineers and information technology experts who learn about their needs and provide, where appropriate, technology-based solutions that meet these needs. Impact Cooperative design of technology solutions that involves engineers and IT people, and poor and homeless to ensure real needs are met.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Engineering College of Social Work Community Partners Involved Columbus Coalition for the Homeless Catholic Social Services Healthy Worthington Resource Center & Food Pantry

A location for engineers and IT people from the Central Ohio area to help the poor and homeless. The CTC is filling an empty niche and meeting an important neglected demand; a similar service does not exist at The Ohio State University, elsewhere in Central Ohio, or anywhere in the U.S.

Contact Kevin Passino Professor College of Engineering

The Crash Imminent Safety (CrIS) University Transportation Center (UTC) Purpose The goal of the CrIS UTC is to improve ground transportation safety through interdisciplinary research and development in the interplay of autonomous and intelligent vehicle systems, human factors, and injury biomechanics. Outreach and Engagement activities include: 1. Education, Workplace Development, and Diversity -- education programs related to ground transportation, focusing on human systems integration in pre-crash scenarios.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Crash Imminent Safety (CrIS) University Transportation Center (UTC) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering John Glenn School of Public Affairs Community Partners Involved Industry collaborators representing major automotive industries Community partners representing diverse consumer groups

2. Technology Transfer and Policy -research on policies that can support or hinder the adoption of intelligent vehicle systems.

Contact Tamar Forrest Program Manager, The Crash Imminent Safety (CrIS) University Transportation Center (UTC) College of Engineering

Impact UTC - WiE RISE Collaboration – This project familiarizes the WiE RISE participants with basic Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) concepts and includes hands-on experience with assembling, programming, and testing mobile ground robots that serve as surrogate vehicles. Safety, Crashes, and Intelligent Vehicle Systems in Policy – This project looks at the policy discussions around the issues of vehicle safety, crashes, and intelligent vehicle systems (and autonomous vehicles). It employs big data techniques on a large dataset of U.S. government policy documents from the U.S. Congress, Executive, the Judiciary, and Public Administrators.

The Safety Divide – Safety features in vehicles often come from technological advancements. Companies implement technologies to comply with regulations or charge premium prices. This equates to safety being a function of the vehicle that one owns. Socio-technological implications of the adoption of different technologies in vehicles are considered through research and policy discussions.

Creating a County Land Use Plan Purpose OSU Extension-Muskingum facilitated a 20-month process that resulted in the development of a new county land use plan. Eight recommendations were developed by the land use committee that were approved by the Muskingum County Commissioners. These recommendations will help to direct future development and growth in the community. Recommendations include fostering cooperation between the city and county, creating regulated corridors, redeveloping areas with existing infrastructure, protecting areas for future transportation corridors and inventorying brownfields. Impact Eight recommendations developed by the Muskingum County Land Use Plan that will help to direct future development and growth were approved by the Muskingum County Commissioners. A diverse group of individuals with expertise in economic development, transportation, agriculture, village and township administration, real estate and local infrastructure met to discuss how growth and development should occur in the county. This group was able to find common ground on a number of issues that developed into the eight recommendations. A graphical representation of the eight recommendations of the land use committee was developed by the Muskingum County Geographical Information System Department.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Muskingum County Planning Commission Muskingum County Geographic Information System Department Muskingum County Commissioners

Contact Mark Mechling Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Muskingum County Associate Professor Department of Extension College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Critical Service-Learning Initiatives and Community Engagements

Contact Tamara Butler Doctoral Candidate College of Education and Human Ecology School of Teaching and Learning

Purpose This project engages local and national stakeholders in discussions on critical servicelearning and community engagement initiatives. It promotes sustainable ways for public schools, universities, and communities to collaborate in centering student learning and pedagogical practices. The project sponsored a national service learning conference, advisory board meetings, research roundtables, and local philanthropy programs. Together, these events highlight the value of addressing student achievement and community needs across K-16 contexts. Impact A unique professional development partnership among the Columbus Education Association, Columbus City Schools, NEA, and Ohio State. Through an Ohio State graduate course, we have trained over 80 CCS K-12 teachers across content areas to create and implement unique service-learning initiatives in classrooms and communities. Over 6,000 students have participated in service learning experiences, many of whom have presented at national conferences, spoke to local audiences, developed grant writing skills, and engaged in student philanthropy.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Education and Human Ecology Office of Diversity and Inclusion Columbus City Schools Columbus Education Association National Education Association NEA Foundation

Community Partners Involved Saint Stephen’s Community House Grange Insurance Audubon Center Nationwide Children’s Hospital Neighborhood House Greater Linden Development Corporation See Kids Dream/Penny Harvest Columbus Zoo Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Northside Community Center

Impact of the Crop Observation and Recommendation Network (CORN) OSU Extension Agricultural Newsletter Over Reported Environmental and Economic Attributes Purpose Hazardous Algae Blooms (HAB) have increased in magnitude in Lake Erie and other Ohio water resources. These HAB outbreaks have been linked to agricultural field phosphorus losses into water. The purpose of the Ohio State University Extension CORN newsletter is to disseminate mitigating research-based information on observed, reported and anticipated crop production problems. The CORN network consists of a robust interdisciplinary team of Extension, Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Crop Science personnel. Impact Ohio farmers who read CORN reported increased corn and soybean yields of 8.6 and 3.7 bushels per acre, respectively. Farmers reported not treating 53,676 acres of crops with fungicides and/ or insecticides after reading crop and insect management information in the CORN newsletter. Ohio farmers reading the CORN newsletter reported applying phosphorus at crop removal rates. At these rates, P farm field loss may be mitigated.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Many agricultural organizations are working to mitigate farm field nutrient loss in order to improve water quality.

Contact Steven Prochaska Associate Professor and Extension Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Department of Extension

The Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Coach Purpose Dental 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. Impact Many children and their families can’t afford dental care. An Ohio Family Health survey found that about 36 percent of working families have no dental insurance. This program serves these families by accepting only public health insurance and no payments are required if patients are uninsured.

Dental care remains the single most common unmet health care need for nearly 157,400 children in Ohio, regardless of family income. The Dental H.O.M.E. Coach makes an impact on local communities by providing services to approximately 2,000 children in Franklin County annually.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Dentistry Office of Community Education Community Partners Involved Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus City Schools

Contact Canise Bean Director - Dental H.O.M.E. Coach Associate Professor College of Dentistry Rachel Whisler Program Coordinator College of Dentistry Office of Community Education

Dining with Diabetes: Helping Ohioans Manage Diabetes

Contact Daniel Remley Assistant Professor Field Specialist Food, Nutrition, and Wellness College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences dining-diabetes Shari Gallup Dining with Diabetes Program Leader Extension Educator

Purpose Ohioans with diabetes are at risk for developing health problems such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, and loss of limbs. OSU Extension’s Dining with Diabetes program consists of three, two-hour classes, that focus on the topics of carbohydrates; fats and sodium; and vitamins and minerals. Individual sessions include diabetes education, cooking demonstrations, and food tastings to emphasize that preparation of healthy foods can be a part of a healthy lifestyle. Impact After the 2013 classes, participants were more likely to be able identify carbohydrate sources, serving sizes, and heart-healthy foods. Eightynine percent understood recommended vegetable serving sizes compared to only 52% before. Following the 2013 classes, a larger percentage of participants reported they “often” or “almost always” read food labels, use heart healthy oils, and use herbs in place of sodium. Following the 2013 classes, participants report that they are more physically active. Fiftysix percent reported that they had started to include physical activity into their daily routine.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences College of Education and Human Ecology College of Public Health OSU Extension Department of Human Nutrition Community Partners Involved 38 Ohio State University Extension County Offices Local Registered Dietitians Certified Diabetes Educators

Educating the Community on Best Practices for Purchase, Storage, Preservation and Consumption for Optimal Micronutrient and Phytonutrient Levels in Local Produce Purpose Although many consumers perceive locally-produced, fresh produce to be healthier, few have the knowledge, awareness, and skills to retain optimal nutritional quality following harvest or purchase.

Strategy Survey 1: Consumers at farmers’ market: •

Current knowledge and interest of nutrients in fresh and preserved foods Opinions on appropriate format and distribution strategy for educational materials

Development of educational materials based on consumer responses Survey 2: Consumers at farmers’ markets:

Therefore, a series of 5x7” informational cards were created for various types of produce, providing the best nutritional practices related to purchase, storage, preservation, and consumption.

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Comprehension of material Perceived appropriateness of content and format

Revision of educational materials based on consumer responses Extension Family & Consumer Sciences peer review

Social marketing research guided the development and delivery of the materials. Our poster highlights key outcomes of our social marketing research.

Revision of educational materials based on review responses Printing and distribution of educational materials to Ohio farmers’ markets

Survey 1: Consumers’ interests in ways to maximize nutritional values of produce % of Respondents Interested

Impact When preserving produce, over 75 percent of farmers market consumers did not know that change in micronutrient and phytonutrient levels is dependent on the type of produce and the preservation technique.

80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Over 65 percent of farmers market consumers were interested in how best to store, consume, and preserve produce to maximize micronutrient and phytonutrient levels.

Community Partners Involved Ohio Farmers Market Management Network Chillicothe Farmers Market Olde Worthington Farmers Market Oberlin Farmers Market Extension Educators This project is made possible by funding through OSU CARES - an initiative of OSU Extension and the OSU to expand faculty, staff and student partnerships with communities throughout Ohio.

Contact Survey 2: Likelihood of consumer use of educational materials

% Respondents following review of educational material % Respondents following review of educational material

Educational materials based on scientific literature were developed and distributed to Ohio farmers markets. Eighty percent of respondents reported that they are likely to use the materials.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences: • Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research and Entrepreneurship • Department of Food Science and Technology, • OSU Extension College of Medicine: • Division of Medical Dietetics (School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) College of Education and Human Ecology • Department of Human Sciences

75% 50% 25% 0%

Survey 2: Consumer perception of appropriateness of overall educational materials 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Robin Ralston Program Manager Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research and Entrepreneurship College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Linnette Goard Morgan Orr Daniel Remley Christopher Taylor maximizenutrients


Energize Ohio: Building Ohio’s Energy Future Purpose Energize Ohio is a multidisciplinary program that addresses a wide range of energy education topics including shale energy, renewable energy, energy policy, on-farm energy, youth education, landowner leasing, and sustainable community planning. The curriculum consists of worksheets, presentation materials, workshop materials, bulletins, fact sheets, marketing templates, and evaluation tools. The ultimate goal of Energize Ohio is to enhance community leaders’ and local residents’ knowledge of energy drivers and development in order to promote informed decision-making and best practices. Impact In 2013, OSU Extension taught more than 500 Ohioans how to prepare for, attract, and develop potential renewable energy projects. In 2013, OSU Extension and the OSU Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC) combined to deliver 35 programs, reaching 2,334 people, on shale energy-related topics. In 2013, Energize Ohio team members were very active in forging partnerships, developing, and submitting funding proposals. In total, five proposals were funded, committing roughly $345,240 to support renewable and shale energy research, outreach, and education.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved

OSUE - Community Development OSUE - Agriculture and Natural Resources OSUE - Family & Consumer Sciences OSUE - 4-H Youth Development OSUE Shale Work Group School of Environment and Natural Resources Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering OSU Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC) OSU Center of Automotive Research Ohio Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Team Ohio Bio-Products Innovation Center (OBIC)

Community Partners Involved

Energize Ohio Programs delivered in more than 38 counties across Ohio. Eastgate Regional Council of Governments Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District Guernsey County Planning Committee

Contact Eric Romich OSU Extension Field Specialist, Energy Development Ohio State University Extension

Engineering Outreach to K12 Purpose Prof. Betty Lise Anderson leads an outreach program for engineering that is specifically designed to address the shrinking number of students going into the STEM fields and to increase the number of women and minorities in engineering. Along with more than 150 Ohio State student volunteers, Prof. Anderson visits schools, camps, and after-school organizations to engage kids by teaching them how to build real engineering projects, such as working speakers and motors that they can take home. Impact Prof. Anderson and her students have visited a total of 78 different schools, bringing handson engineering projects to more than 7,000 students, many of whom may never have thought they could be an engineer, or even had any idea what an engineer does. Recent projects have emphasized energy, with kids building a DC motor and a Faraday flashlight. Another has students build a fingertip heart rate monitor using a potato chip clip, infrared LED, and some simple circuitry.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering Minority Engineering Program College of Engineering Women in Engineering Program Community Partners Involved 78 different schools 4H Club Vineyard Community Center Engineering Explorer Post YMCA Y-Club Young Scholars Program Wright Scholars Ohio Science and Engineering Talent Expansion Program

Contact Betty Lise Anderson Professor College of Engineering

Farm to School Purpose OSU Extension (OSUE) provides statewide leadership to Ohio Farm to School (OFS). The OFS program fosters procurement of local foods and promotes activities that help students understand where food comes from and how food choices affect their health, environment, and community. Extension’s OFS Advisory Group includes government agencies, industry associations, and nonprofit organizations. OSUE serves as Ohio’s leader in the National Farm to School Network and a contact for the USDA Farm to School Program. Impact Of the 616 Ohio school districts, 409 completed the 2013 Farm to School Census. One-third of responding districts reported they participate in Farm to School, indicating need for further growth. Over 300 educators, food service professionals, and producers attended a statewide Farm to School conference hosted by OSU Extension in 2013 where they gained knowledge, resources, connections, and inspiration.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved OSU Extension program areas: Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Development, 4-H Youth Development, and Agriculture and Natural Resources. Community Partners Involved Ohio Department of Education Ohio Department of Agriculture Ohio Department of Health Ohio Farm Bureau Action for Healthy Kids American Dairy Council Organizations participating in local and regional Food Councils

Across Ohio, OSU Extension, farmers/ producers, and public health professionals collaborate in Farm to School partnerships and events, such as “School to Farm Road Trips” and “Farm to Family Nights.”

Contact Carol Smathers Assistant Professor Field Specialist in Youth Nutrition and Wellness College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Department of Extension

Farming with Arthritis

Purpose Arthritis is a disease common to older adults and especially Ohio farmers due to high-risk work demands. Arthritis impacts one’s health, quality of life, and economic livelihood. The purpose of our project is to encourage arthritis prevention and management efforts.


Impact Arthritis screening tool for farmers developed, Margaret Teaford, revised, and tested over the past four years and Associate Professor-Clinical shared with Extension agents in seven states. College of Medicine

Training manuals developed and disseminated Sharon Flinn, PhD, OTR/L to OSU Extension educators to replicate project. Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy Division

Over 1,000 Ohio and Kentucky farmers and rural older adults screened. A majority had minimalmoderate risk for arthritis and were encouraged to contact local healthcare providers. Seventy-five students from OSU and Shawnee State learned about health problems of rural older adults and trained to administer screenings. National webinar reached rural Extension educators and healthcare professionals to train them about preventing and managing arthritis.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Medicine Wexner Medical Center Occupational Therapy Pharmacy OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Shawnee State University Southern Ohio Medical Center Berger Health Systems

Fisher College of Business Center for Operational Excellence Purpose The Center for Operational Excellence is a 36-company consortium of global organizations committed to improving processes by removing waste, developing dynamic leaders, and creating a culture of continuous learning. COE members partner with Fisher by attending professional development events, accessing faculty research, and networking with students, who volunteer and participate in events. COE, in turn, sponsors a number of student organizations and helps students connect with member companies for internships and full-time positions. Impact COE is one of the longest-standing outreach centers at Fisher, having been founded in 1992 with only four corporate members and championed by former Dean Joseph Alutto. COE maintains a close relationship with Wexner Medical Center and, over the years, has consulted on initiatives and coordinated student projects in clinical and infrastructure areas. COE works closely with Fisher’s Office of Career Management and, on average, helps place 100 students in internships and full-time jobs at member companies annually.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Fisher College of Business Department of Management Sciences Department of Marketing and Logistics Community Partners Involved Columbus-area COE members include: Abbott Nutrition American Electric Power Boehringer-Ingelheim Roxane Cardinal Health Grange Insurance Greif Inc. Honda R&D Huntington National Bank T. Marzetti Mills James Nationwide Insurance Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Worthington Industries

Contact Peg Pennington Executive Director, COE Fisher College of Business Department of Management Sciences

OSU Fisher Student Teams Develop Strategic Plan for Quilts of Valor Foundation Purpose The Project-Based Marketing Consulting course represents a capstone experience for the marketing major at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Students work in teams on a real-world, “live” project with the opportunity to integrate and apply everything learned in diagnosis, analysis, research, and making strategic and tactical recommendations for the client. In the fall of 2013, students in this class, taught by Dr. Shashi Matta, worked on a project for the nonprofit organization, Quilts of Valor Foundation. Impact Student teams developed a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy and execution plan for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The leadership team and several volunteers at the Quilts of Valor Foundation interacted with the students by providing insights and helped students understand, through primary and secondary research, how a community-based non-profit organization is managed and run. The Quilts of Valor Foundation selected two winning teams based on the strategy and execution plans presented by all the teams. Students had a chance to learn from their peers. The Quilts of Valor Foundation invited a student from the winning team, Joshua Beard, to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors to oversee the implementation of the proposed ideas.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Fisher College of Business Department of Marketing and Logistics Community Partners Involved The Quilts of Valor Foundation

Contact Shashi Matta Faculty Director, Full-Time MBA Program Clinical Assistant Professor, Marketing Fisher College of Business

Developing FleetCalc to Reshape Our Nation’s Vehicle Fleets Purpose Fleet owners now have a plethora of fuel options, vehicle types and technologies to choose from. There is a huge amount of information available on these options, some of which is contradictory, hard to compare, misleading or false. This same gauntlet is faced by policy makers who look to formulate strategies to accomplish a particular goal, or who wonder what the implications are of a particular program or initiative. Complex fleet calculators have been developed, giving fleet owners detailed information on the implications of a particular vehicle option. These fleet calculators require large amounts of data, and their results are complex and difficult to interpret. Impact FleetCalc will be the first online tool to provide accurate information on alternatives for fleet vehicles based on real vehicle performance data and use patterns. Fleetcalc is a computer simulation that uses real vehicle data and sophisticated computer algorithms to provide fleet owners and policymakers with an ability to understand the impact of different technology options, fuel choices, driving styles, vehicle

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Engineering Center for Automotive Research John Glenn School of Public Affairs Community Partners Involved Various vehicle fleet owners

accessories and policy incentives on the cost and performance of various vehicles. Thus far, the team has: • Completed comparison assessment of other fleet calculators • Evaluated vehicle technologies and options to determine technical inputs to program • Surveyed and interviewed various stakeholders for needs and wants for program • Determined input and output structures • Developed initial economic analysis • Completed discussion on user interface prototype • Built initial web-based interface prototypes • Completed initial fleet owner review • Developed preliminary framework for education

Contact Giorgio Rizzoni Center for Automotive Research Beth-Anne Schuelke-Leech John Glenn School of Public Affairs Jim Durand Center for Automotive Research Fabio Chiara Center for Automotive Research B.J. Yurkovich Center for Automotive Research Francesco Tiano Center for Automotive Research

Food & Community – OSU Extension Local Foods Signature Program Purpose Farm to Plate. Thirty Mile Meals. Feeding our friends and neighbors, funding the local economy and improving the environment can all be accomplished by participating in the local foods movement. Ohio State University Extension’s Local Foods Signature Program addresses the critical need for outreach education around the broad topic of local food systems. One of our themes, Food and Community, features education connecting local food to community gardens, farmers markets, food banks and schools. Impact Buying local foods has a ripple effect on the economy. The farmer/producer benefits as well as their employees, local businesses they frequent, charities they support and the local tax base. Food raised on local farms not only reduces pollution from long-distance transportation, but also helps to protect our water sources, conserve nutrientrich soil and provide habitat for local wildlife. Over two million Ohioans are food insecure. Community gardens, farm markets, food banks and simply sharing your extra garden produce can feed these families and connect them to the community.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Department of Food Science and Technology Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center College of Engineering Department of Food, Biological and Agricultural Engineering College of Education and Human Ecology Department of Human Sciences Ohio AgrAbility Program John Glenn School of Public Affairs Knowlton School of Architecture Community Partners Involved Americorps VISTA Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) Godman Guild Association Innovative Farmers of Ohio Local Matters Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Ohio Department of Agriculture Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association Ohio Farm Bureau Ohio Farmers’ Market Management Network Ohio Market Maker Rural Action Council of Ohio Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

Contact Kate Shumaker Extension Educator Family & Consumer Sciences OSU Extension, Holmes County

Food & Family – OSU Extension Local Foods Signature Program Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Department of Food Science and Technology Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center College of Engineering Department of Food, Biological and Agricultural Engineering College of Education and Human Ecology Department of Human Sciences Ohio AgrAbility Program John Glenn School of Public Affairs Knowlton School of Architecture

Purpose Food serves many roles in a family. It’s more than sustenance. Food is a way to connect, to show love, to celebrate or honor, to teach, and more. Ohio State University Extension’s Local Foods Signature Program addresses the critical need for outreach education around the broad topic of local food systems. One of our themes, Food and Family, features education centered on nutrition, food safety, food preservation, food budgeting, wellness, and developing healthy lifestyle choices. Impact Over two million Ohioans are food insecure. Connecting these families with local food resources and teaching them how to grow/raise their own food can help them be more secure. Food is at the center of many traditions. Recognizing and celebrating the role of food in familial, regional, ethnic, and religious customs can bring communities together. Family meals are highly connected to healthier choices. Families who eat meals together tend to consume more fruits, vegetables and fiber, and less fried/fatty foods and empty calories.

Community Partners Involved AmeriCorps VISTA Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) Godman Guild Association Innovative Farmers of Ohio Local Matters Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Ohio Department of Agriculture Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association Ohio Farm Bureau Ohio Farmers’ Market Management Network Ohio MarketMaker Rural Action Council of Ohio Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program United Way of Central Ohio

Contact Kate Shumaker Extension Educator Family & Consumer Sciences OSU Extension, Holmes County

Food Fellows: Engaging Students in Meaningful Community-University Experiences Purpose Food Fellows was created in response to the need for an educated and specially trained workforce able to work with communities to consider long-term sustainable solutions based on translational research from the farm to the fork. FF was built largely on relationships formed through the Hunger.FOOD.Health initiative, and uses applied experiential skill building through service-learning models of community-university partnerships to advance knowledge, encourage collaboration, and engage students in complex global issues. Impact Knowledge-Building: Students gathered monthly to discuss a range of food-related issues, such as food production, urban agriculture, healthy food access, food security and health, food waste, and food policy. Advocacy: Fifty interdisciplinary students, faculty, and staff are registered to participated in a SNAP Challenge where they will eat on $4.50/day for six days to experience living on Food Stamps.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Social Work College of Education and Human Ecology College of Engineering: City and Regional Planning/Knowlton School of Architecture Glenn School of Public Affairs College of Public Health Medical Dietetics: College of Medicine College of Arts and Sciences College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Community Partners Involved Mid-Ohio Foodbank Local Matters Healthy Corner Store Initiative (United Way) Franklinton Gardens Children’s Hunger Alliance Columbus Public Health Greater Hilltop Shalom Zone Campus Kitchens Project

Skill-Building: Students worked on three major community-based projects with Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and Columbus Public Health addressing senior hunger, local foods, and national food programs.

Contact Michelle Kaiser Assistant Professor College of Social Work

Food Safety Training Purpose With an estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illness reported each year, it costs the nation nearly $7.7 billion. Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension professionals help with this effort of combating foodborne illness by offering food safety training at restaurants, schools, hospitals, childcare centers, nursing homes, and to anyone who serves food to the public. Impact In 2013, food safety training was offered in 19 counties to over 1,000 food service workers. Knowledge increases were shown in each of the seven food safety and handling areas in a retrospective survey given to participants at the end of each class. In 2013, 33 two-day ServSafe™ Manager Classes were conducted by OSU Extension Family and Consumer Science professionals. This national certification is required for many food service workers to be able to keep their jobs. In 2013, 32 classes were conducted with entry-level food service employees, as mandated by the Ohio Department of Health. In many counties, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professionals work closely with local health department sanitarians to offer classes.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences College of Education and Human Ecology Community Partners Involved Ohio Department of Health Ohio Department of Education Ohio Restaurant Association Ohio Grocer’s Association

Contact Linnette Goard Associate Professor/ Field Specialist Food Safety, Selection and Management Ohio State University Extension College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Forensic Anthropology Case Team Purpose FACT serves the Ohio community by assisting law enforcement agencies in searching for, recovering, and identifying human remains. The team comprises faculty and graduate students possessing a high level of scientific competence and ethical standing while promoting the highest quality of professional and personal conduct. FACT facilitates training programs for medicolegal, law enforcement, and search and rescue professionals. The team engages in outreach to dispel myths about forensic science and mentors students interested in forensic science. Impact FACT offers, at no charge, scientific expertise to the community in archaeological field methods and osteological laboratory methods to help resolve medicolegal death investigations. FACT provides team members with opportunities for professional development, improving leadership and transdisciplinary team-based skills, and applying advanced training in anthropology and anatomy received from OSU.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Department of Anthropology Department of Public Safety Division of Anatomy Community Partners Involved Academy of Pharmacy of Central Ohio Belmont County Sherriff’s Office Clark County Coroner’s Office Clark County Sherriff’s Office Columbus Police Department Franklin County Coroner’s Office K9 Response Search and Rescue Lima Police Department Mansfield Police Department Mount Tabor Cemetery Association Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc. PAST Innovation Lab Perry County Sherriff’s Office Powell Police Department Search and Rescue Ohio Six River Valley Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio Upper Arlington Citizen Police Academy Village of Fort Jennings Westerville Police Department

Contact Adam Kolatorowicz FACT Team Leader, Doctoral Candidate Department of Anthropology

In 2013, FACT participated in 12 cases across the state, including the search for War of 1812 soldiers buried in Fort Jennings, by using ground-penetrating radar.


2014 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Community Service

Generation Rx Initiative Purpose Unintentional drug poisoning is now the leading cause of accidental death in the country. On average, five people in Ohio and 100 across the U.S. die from these drug overdoses each day. The Generation Rx Initiative was created by the College of Pharmacy in 2007 to address this serious public health problem of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Impact Partnering with the Cardinal Health Foundation, the program has created educational resources aimed at specific populations that are available to the public for free. These toolkits provide presentations, handouts, activities, and other related materials. The original community-based toolkit has been used in every state in the country. Additional toolkits have also been developed for youth, teens, college students, and seniors. A new elementary toolkit entitled “Medication Safety Patrol� debuted in the spring of 2014.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Pharmacy College of Social Work Counseling and Consultation Services OSU Extension Office of Student Wellness Community Partners Involved Cardinal Health Foundation Drug Free Action Alliance National Council on Patient Information and Education Ohio Department of Health Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) The BACCHUS Network InterACT NOPE Task Force Ohio Pharmacists Association WOSU@COSI Other colleges and universities

Contact Dr. Kenneth M. Hale Dr. Nicole Cartwright Kwiek College of Pharmacy

Ghana Sustainable Change Program Purpose The Ghana Sustainable Change Program is an interdisciplinary service-learning study abroad program managed by City and Regional Planning faculty members Kimberly Burton and Joseph Campbell. The purpose of Sustainable Change is to provide culturally sensitive, localized district planning to assist the Offinso North District in meeting the challenges of population growth. The program’s approach focuses on working handin-hand with the community. Prior to traveling to Ghana, an interdisciplinary group of undergraduate and graduate OSU students determine a series of projects on which they focus, including housing, mapping and land use planning, water, sanitation, public health, agriculture, and more. Impact Upon arriving in Ghana, the OSU students are joined by town planning students from KNUST and work in teams with community members and local government officials to carry out their projects. To date, 42 undergraduate and graduate students have traveled to Ghana and 10 more will travel in May 2014, along with a representative of the University Alumni Advisory Council.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Engineering Knowlton School of Architecture City and Regional Planning Office of International Affairs Center for African Studies School of Environment and Natural Resources College of Public Health Community Partners Involved Offinso North District Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Brong Ahafo Association of Columbus, Ohio

Contact In loving memory of Jeremiah Dahamani Bukari District Development Officer Offinso North District

Kimberly Burton, P.E., AICP Assistant Professor of Practice Knowlton School of Architecture City and Regional Planning Joseph T. Campbell, Ph.D. Research Associate and Lecturer School of Environment and Natural Resources and Knowlton School of Architecture

The Girls Circle Project Purpose The 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 cofacilitators and five to 10 young girls, is meant to both empower young girls and also to foster healthy relationships among them. Impact Since 2008, the Girls Circle Project has trained over 100 OSU college women to run approximately 105 Girls Circles and thereby impact approximately 750 girls’ lives in the Columbus area. In 2012 - 2013, The Girls Circle Project partnered with 18 different greater Columbus public, private, and charter schools, as well as agencies, to positively reach numerous girls between the fourth and 12th grades. The young girls report positive experiences in understanding their own identities, other cultures, and more healthy and open peer relations. The facilitators report increased confidence in public speaking and leadership skills; a greater understanding of diversity, social constructs, power, and privilege and how they affect our views and interactions in society; and the realization of how much of a difference they can make in a young girl’s life.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Office of Student Life Office of Economic Access Women’s, Sexuality, and Gender Studies Education & Human Ecology University Honors & Scholars Community Partners Involved Midnimo Cross Cultural Schools KIPP Journey Academy The Wellington School Parkmoor Elementary Arlington Park Elementary New Albany Middle School Hilliard Darby Elementary St. Brendan School Washington Elementary Hamilton Local High School

Contact Vicki Pitstick Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) Faculty Program Undergraduate Research Office

Godman Guild Do You Want to Change Lives? Be a Volunteer! Godman Guild is dedicated to promoting strong families and strong communities in Columbus, Ohio primarily focusing on the near northside. We offer a variety of services for youth and adults and are always looking for good volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, below are some opportunities to help change lives: Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Buckeye Mentoring Center Work Study Program College of Social Work Tech Corp Fisher College of Business OSU Extension

ACES – Mentor/Tutor K-5th grade children and assist with activities in math and reading, violence prevention, health, wellness, team building and diversity. Adult Education Classes – Assist adult students working to obtain their GED or prepare for college by tutoring, providing 1:1 assistance, participating in class exercises, helping instructors with grading, etc. Library – Spend time in the library maintaining the facilities. Develop and implement a system of organizing books, create fun displays, and assist guests. R.I.S.E. Youth Club – Guide, encourage, and support teens by being a mentor. Spend time assisting teens with homework and guided educational activities. Tutors are anytime M-F from 3-8p. Wee P.L.A.Y. (Positive Learning Activities for Youth) – Spend time holding babies, encouraging toddlers and pre-schooler by engaging in arts and crafts activities, and taking part in literacy building activities.

Weinland Park Community Garden – Assist in watering, weeding and planting in one of the oldest organic community gardens in Columbus. Personal plots available on a first come-first served basis. We are also open to those who would like to share tips and information with other gardeners. Camp Mary Orton – 167 acres of beautiful green space just north of Worthington is the home to our Summer Youth Empowerment Program, a summer camp for children in the 43201 zip code. Come help us maintain the property by landscaping, mulching, planting, painting, and many other volunteer opportunities!

Community Partners Involved Weinland Park Collaborative Community Properties of Ohio (CPO) Weinland Park Elementary School Learn4Life Boys & Girls Club Columbus City Schools Children’s Hunger Alliance COSI Columbus Zoo Green Bean Delivery


Kourtni Hatton Human Resources Generalist

HandsOn Central Ohio Purpose HandsOn Central Ohio inspires, equips and mobilizes people to create meaningful change in their lives and in their community.

improved academic, social and emotional outcomes for young people; and providing key community insights and volunteer support to strengthen Central Ohio’s neighborhoods.

As the central Ohio affiliate of the HandsOn Network, HandsOn Central Ohio connects individuals and organizations with civic engagement opportunities and also empowers people in need to make change in their lives by connecting them with critical community resources.

In FY 2013, our organization linked over 118,353 unique Franklin County residents with emergency food; made 78,966 referrals to critical community resources, such as rental and utility payment assistance; answered 70,599 calls on our Coordinated Point of Access line, connecting 6,102 residents to emergency shelter; arranged over 30,000 taxi trips for clients of Franklin County Children Services; and scheduled 5,016 appointments for free tax preparation assistance.

Impact Our organization is the region’s premiere information, resource referral, and volunteer mobilization organization, serving Greater Columbus for nearly 30 years. HandsOn Central Ohio serves more than 500,000 people across 29 Ohio counties each year, providing access to critical needs, safe and warm housing, and nutritious meals; contributing to better public health for all and

Finally, in calendar year 2013 for all agency programs, our organization mobilized 5,457 volunteers for a total of 202,940 hours, contributing $3,902,536 to our local community.

Contact Kiley Orchard, MLS Community Research Analyst and Grants Coordinator HandsOn Central Ohio

Hydrologic Redistribution and Rhizosphere Microbiology of Shrubs as Resource Islands in Degraded Agro-ecosystems of the Sahel Purpose The project is investigating the microbiology and hydrology of shrub-crop rhizospheres to develop sustainable agricultural systems for the ecologically fragile African Sahel. Impact This is an extraordinary, cross-cultural collaboration of African and U.S. scientists conducting state-of-theart research. This team discovered 2 local shrubs that perform rhizosphere hydrologic lift (HL) of water and significantly increase crop production in the Sahel. They are investigating beneficial microorganisms, water stress reduction, and nutrient dynamics. Their work has shown that HL enables rhizosphere microbial communities to function and drive biogeochemical processes over the extended Sahelian dry season, changing the paradigm of how arid ecosystems function. An Advanced Training in Tropical Microbial Ecology for 40 U.S./African earlycareer scientists is being conducted. Three post-docs, 4 past and 4 current PhDs, and undergraduates have/are conducting research in Senegal.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved School of Environment and Natural Resources Department of Plant Pathology Department of Microbiology College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Community Partners Involved University of California, Merced Central State University USDA-ARS, Oregon University of Thies Institut Senegalais de Recherches Agricoles French Insitut de Recherche pour le Development Funding U.S. National Science Foundation, $3.9 million

Project outcomes are providing a foundation for developing biologically based agricultural systems with intercropped shrubs as nutrient/water reservoirs. These systems capitalize on local resources to increase food security and remediate degraded land which threatens over 37 million Sahelian acres.

Contact Director: Richard Dick School of Environment and Natural Resources Co-PI: Brian McSpadden Gardner Department of Plant Pathology Co-PI: John Reeve Department of Microbiology Co-PI: Teamrat Ghezzehei School of Natural Sciences University of California, Merced Co-PI: Cadance Lowell Department of Biology Central State University Project Coordinator: Amanda Davey School of Environment and Natural Resources

Inclusive and Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization on Columbus’s Southside: A University and Community Partnership to Assure Diversity and Inclusion in the Neighborhoods Renaissance Purpose The Southside of Columbus is on the verge of a radical transformation. This unique Columbus neighborhood has one of the most diverse populations in the city.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

The outreach and engagement initiative will seek to bolster the neighborhood’s diversity through inclusive community planning and engagement, with the goal of truly producing an equitable and opportunity rich community and providing a model for neighborhoods across the city and nationally.

Community Partners Involved Community Development for All People - Reverend John Edgar, Pastor & Executive Director - David Cofer, Managing Director

Impact Increased bridging social capital can mediate the harmful effects of social inequality and any social distrust associated with ethnic diversity. Community Development for All People provides the capability to directly bring these research and insights into practice in the community, providing an opportunity to model and test the strategies identified to support the neighborhood’s diversity and inclusion, through developing stronger bridging social capital. The Southside presents an approach to neighborhood revitalization that places diversity and equity as a primary goal, and aligns both physical infrastructure and social investments to support this goal.

Contact Jason Reece Director of Research The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity Moritz College of Law

A Higher Agricultural Education and Research Partnership for Food Security

Project Objectives The Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) is designed to strengthen the capacity of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security & Cooperatives to maximize research and development of innovative solutions. The focus is on human and institutional capacity strengthening through innovative approaches to education, research, and partnerships.

Multi-Dimensional Capacity Strengthening Human Resource




By providing long-term training, iAGRI is increasing the capacity of Tanzania’s researchers and policy-makers to create solutions that increase farmer income generation, resilience to climate change and national food security goals.

Through collaborative research, iAGRI is building bridges between U.S. and Tanzanian research institutions and taking advantage of technological advancements.

Impact at a Glance


MSc and PhD students trained in agriculturerelated disciplines by 2016. They will be an important part of the future Tanzanian academic and research establishment.


collaborative research projects addressing priority Feed the Future topics in Tanzania. Each project involves scientists from SUA, MAFC and OSUC partner institutions.


policy research projects underway that address important policy-related issues in agriculture and nutrition. These are part of an Agricultural Policy Seminar Series and feed into national policy dialogue.


capacity building workshops and seminars. Workshops provide resources and training to strengthen both individual and institutional capacity building.

Human Resource DEVELOPMENT

Collaborative RESEARCH



By providing professional growth opportunities for leadership, iAGRI is increasing the capacity of SUA through programs such as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Leadership for Change.


Public Private Partnerships are being fostered to create cooperation between scientists and market innovation and opportunity.




The Leadership for Change, project aims at increasing capacity by creating a dynamic, change-oriented environment which increases institutional adaptive capacity.

Student Successes

Improvements in Information Communication Technology including advances in cellular phone technologies and electronic classrooms are allowing students and researchers to leapfrog into the future.

Rita Mirondo...

Boniface Massawe...

Gosbert Shausi...

...contributing to USAID Feed the Future conference in Washington, D.C. with researchers and policy makers.

...receiving the prestigious Borlaug LEAP fellowship linking CGIAR with iAGRI research.

...improving Tanzanian Agricultural Extension system through research and outreach.

Inside Out

Purpose The Inside Out corrections course (SOC 2211 S + GE) includes Ohio State students and incarcerated individuals from the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Lancaster, Ohio. Both “inside” and “outside” students earn credit for Contact the course, which examines various approaches and interdisciplinary modes of inquiry into U.S. Angela Bryant Assistant Professor models of corrections. Department of Sociology

Impact The class is based on a national initiative that seeks to transform ways of thinking about crime and justice that encourages participants to see crime and justice issues from new perspectives and assists students (free and incarcerated) in seeing themselves as potential agents of social change. Previous Inside Out students have coordinated an annual alumni dinner, presented papers at local and national conferences, and been invited guest lecturers at universities across the state of Ohio to discuss their experiences in prison, Inside Out, and re-entry. Additionally, students have published journal articles about their experiences.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved The Ohio State University at Newark Department of Sociology College of Arts and Sciences Ohio State Admissions Service-Learning Initiative

Community Partners Involved Southeastern Correctional Complex Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC)

International High School Language Immersion Newspaper Purpose Ohio State journalism students have joined with Ohio State French and Spanish language students at a Columbus City high school to guide low-income students in the creation of an online school newspaper in three different languages. Impact Middle and high school students learned to work together to facilitate news transmission and communication amid students, faculty and parents. College students learning leadership, mentorship with students in grades 7-12 Adherence to deadlines and enhanced writing skills have enabled newspaper at to be publishing continually since October.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Department of French Department of Spanish School of Communication Community Partners Involved Columbus North International School Columbus City Schools

Contact Nicole Kraft Clinical Assistant Professor School of Communication

Interprofessional Teamwork in Underserved Patient Care Purpose This service-learning course consists of service at the Columbus Free Clinic (CFC) and a two-hour, bimonthly seminar. The course builds upon students’ previous knowledge and experiences to expand understanding of interprofessional (IP) teams and the provision of care to culturally diverse, uninsured, underinsured, and underserved populations. Throughout the seminar, students discuss issues related to IP practice and serving indigent patient populations. The knowledge and understanding gained from workshops is directly applied to the CFC service component. Impact Utilizing Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies, students in this course discuss application of principles from successful, collaborative IP teams, increasing their understanding and enhancing patient care at CFC. The course emphasizes the importance of critical self-reflection to develop

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Pharmacy College of Social Work College of Nursing Community Partners Involved Columbus Free Clinic

reflective practitioners. This practice enables students to learn from their experiences, develop critical thinking skills, enhance professionalism, and improve communication. While most health professional students learn cultural competency, health literacy, and other issues related to underserved patient populations, this course allows students to apply their knowledge/skills to direct patient-care.

Contact Alexa Sevin PGY2 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Ambulatory Care and Community Engagement College of Pharmacy

2014 Emerging Service-Learning Award

iPads Beyond the Classroom: Mobile Technology in a Service-Learning Course Purpose We use new technological platforms, specifically iPads and iTunes U, to engage students with local business leaders in service-learning. In the course (Social Science Business Collaborative: A Service Learning Approach) students drove the use of technology through identifying apps and best practices in a team-based setting. The students shared the results of their projects in business and academic settings through multimedia presentations. We want to help other instructors who want to use technology to collaborate with others outside the university and facilitate team data collection. Impact The results indicate that most students are quite comfortable using mobile technology in the classroom. In the class students shared their iPads with a classmate. We found that this presented some challenges in fully utilizing the iPads’ potential.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Department of Sociology College of Arts and Sciences

Students also requested more structure in determining which apps to use for productivity and collaboration.

Community Partners Involved Rockmill Brewery PICA

Contact Andrew Martin Associate Professor College of Arts and Sciences Lindsey Chamberlain Assistant Director Honors and Scholars

JW Reason Family Science Extravaganza Purpose Unlike other large cities, Columbus lacks a community science festival. Consequently, we have organized the JW Family Science Extravaganza as a proof-in-principal of such an event. Now in its third year, the JW Family Science Extravaganza is a satellite event of the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The event is held in an elementary school within the Hilliard City Schools district and features over twenty inquiry based activities for students and their families to explore. Impact To promote awareness of, interest in, and exploration of STEM related topics to elementary age students and their families. To reinforce to students that individuals of any gender or ethnicity can be scientists using a “draw a scientist” activity mirroring the diverse group of volunteer scientists at the festival. To support STEM education within the Hilliard City Schools district by mapping festival activities to the current Ohio revised science standards and model curriculum for grades K through eight.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Orton Geological Museum NEURO (Neuroscience Education for Urban and Rural Outreach) OSU Kappa Phi Kappa Alpha Eta chapter OSU Food Science Club OSU Society of Women in Physics Community Partners Involved Hilliard School System JW Reason Elementary PTO Columbus State Community College Columbus Parks and Recreation Department WBNS-TV Nationwide Children’s Hospital COSI (2012 & 2013 events) NASA (2014 event)

Contact Robert Pyatt Assistant Professor-Clinical College of Medicine Department of Pathology

La Clinica Latina Purpose La Clinica Latina is a free health clinic for Spanish speaking individuals. The clinic provides on-going, comprehensive health care. By utilizing the Dental H.O.M.E. Coach, the OSU College of Dentistry organizes students supervised by faculty to provide dental services to this Hispanic community in Central Ohio. Many from the Hispanic population find access to oral health care difficult due to language barriers and socio economic factors that prohibit the cost of care. All providers speak Spanish. Impact Twice as many Hispanic children are likely to have untreated dental caries as are non-Hispanic white children. A major obstacle to treatment is lack of awareness of available oral health services and lack of oral health knowledge. Language barriers have been identified as negatively affecting Latinos’ pathway to health care.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Dentistry Community Partners Involved La Clinica Latina

Contact Kevin Levings Program Coordinator Office of Community Education College of Dentistry

Latino & Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) Mentoring Program Purpose The Ohio State LASER High School Mentoring Program prepares Latino students in Columbus-area high schools for successful admission to Ohio State and elsewhere. Undergraduate student mentors meet weekly with high school mentees for academic coaching and college planning. Workshops and events integrate students and their families into a network of professionals and information resources to help students successfully navigate college admission and financial aid. Impact Beginning with two mentors and three mentees in Spring 2012, LASER currently supports 70 mentoring pairs, including students from 23 area high schools. LASER is expanding the number of Ohio Latino applicants to Ohio State and other area colleges and universities, and raising awareness of Latino talent pools among Ohio State personnel. “[My mentor] reviewed numerous essays I wrote for college applications … suggested scholarships, helped in raising my ACT score from a 26 to a 30, aided in my successful admission.” --MSP Distinction Scholar

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Office of Diversity and Inclusion Department of Spanish and Portuguese Community Partners Involved Centennial High School Central Crossing High School Columbus Downtown High School Columbus International High School Columbus State Community College Dublin Jerome High School Dublin Coffman High School Dublin Scioto High School Hamilton Township High School Hayes High School Hilliard Davidson High School Orange High School Pickerington High School North South-Western Career Academy The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University Thomas Worthington High School Walnut Ridge High School Westerville South High School Westland High School Whitehall-Yearling High School

Contact Frederick Aldama Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English Office of Diversity and Inclusion

2014 Emerging Community Engagement Award

Learning about Food in Urban Communities Purpose It’s an exciting challenge to better connect OSU/ CFAES/Extension with our cities. Weinland Park is an urban neighborhood located between downtown Columbus and The Ohio State University. With the help of community, corporate, civic, church and university partners, this community is being revitalized with food as a focus for transformation. The OSU Extension team focused on the education component of a recent project in the Weinland Park community, conducting a Community Food Assessment Survey, piloting educational workshops, facilitating strategic planning dialogues, meeting with stakeholders at numerous events and engaging in ongoing interaction through the University District Extension office.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Knowlton School of Architecture Community Partners Involved Godman Guild Association Community Economic Development of Central Ohio Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Waggenbrenner Development Local Matters

Extension educators set the stage for stable relationships, interorganizational linkages and feedback upon which localized food systems could be built. Urban agriculture is increasingly recognized by public health professionals, urban planners, community organizations and policymakers as a valuable tool for economic development, preservation of green space and improvement of food security. One of the programs emerging in 2014 is an urban farmer program. Future research revolves around urban community food system developments throughout the state. Impact This publication was developed by an OSU Extension team as a part of an urban agriculture overlay project and supported by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Challenge grant. This resource will help cultivate community through food-related education and sustain economic development. Residents will receive consultation and educational programs from OSU’s faculty, students and staff in the field of agriculture, community development, business management and marketing. Residents will have an opportunity to learn about food production, preservation, distribution and preparation.

Contact Susan Colbert Program Director College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Julie Fox Mike Hogan Marilyn Rabe Christie Welch Stacy Haught (AmeriCorps VISTA) Tressa Augustine (AmeriCorps VISTA)

Learning in Fitness and Education through Sports (LiFE Sports) Purpose The Learning in Fitness & Education through Sports (LiFE Sports) is a university-wide Initiative that aims: “to enhance the quality of youth development, sport, and recreational programs through service and outreach, teaching and learning, and research, thereby increasing positive developmental outcomes for youth.” LiFE Sports has been in operation since 2008 and serves as one of the most comprehensive, emergent universitywide Initiatives at The Ohio State University. Impact As part of LiFE Sports service and outreach focus, youth from economically disadvantaged circumstances participate in sport and social skill instruction during a one-month summer camp, as well as engage in follow-up booster clinics year round. From 2009-2013, LiFE Sports served 2,853 youth ages 9-15 in the summertime, engaged 145 youth ages 16-18 in its Youth Leadership Academy, provided over 1100 health physicals, offered 24 sports clinics attended by 878 youth participants, and organized 4 college/career days. During the past four years, LiFE Sports provided hands-on experience to 231 OSU students. Specifically, 168 OSU students from at least 23 different majors were employed by LiFE Sports and 63 students completed internships. Research on LiFE Sports is documented in seven journal articles and several book chapters; and is informing youth development programs and practices across the world. LiFE Sports was awarded the National Summer Learning Award in 2010.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Social Work Department of Athletics Department of Recreational Sports Office of Outreach and Engagement College of Education and Human Ecology College of Nursing College of Dentistry Undergraduate Admission and First Year Experience Office of Student Life College of Public Health Nationwide Children’s Hospital College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Community Partners Involved Boys and Girls Club of Columbus Cardinal Health Columbus City Schools After School All-Stars I Know I Can YMCA of Central Ohio Shalom Zone Illinois State University Columbus Crew Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRA) United Way of Central Ohio

Contact Rebecca Wade-Mdivanian Director Youth Development Initiatives College of Social Work

Live Healthy Live Well OSU Extension Signature Program Purpose Ohio State University Extension’s Live Healthy Live Well Signature Program educates Ohioans on nutrition, physical activity, and wellness issues. Utilizing social media, email wellness challenges, and lunch and learn lessons they strive to increase awareness and encourage adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors. Programming targets working adults, public agencies or governments, and businesses with research-based information. By improving workforce health, employers may see reductions in insurance costs, improved morale, and fewer employee sick days. Impact Six-week Email Wellness Challenges are offered three times a year at no cost to participants. Themes vary but the “Zero Holiday Weight Gain Challenge” is very popular at year-end. Over 90% of respondents reported learning new information as a result of participating in an Email Wellness Challenge. In addition, over 92% reported using the new information they learned. Over 80% of respondents report that they have adopted one or more of the recommended practices that might help reduce their risk of developing chronic disease.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Education and Human Ecology OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Over 25 Ohio State University Extension Live Healthy Live Well professionals are offering this signature program reaching over 70 counties in Ohio. In 2013, 3,400 people participated in the Email Wellness Challenges.

Contact Lisa Barlage Extension Educator College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Michelle Treber Extension Educator College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension

The Livestock Emergency Response Program for First Responders Purpose Approximately 400,000 head of livestock are being hauled at any time of the day in the United States. In a seven-year period more than 400 livestock transport accidents were reported in the U.S. and Canada. The Livestock Emergency Response Program for first responders involves training in understanding animal behavior and animal welfare in emergency situations related to motor vehicle incidents. Impact 2012: There were 136 emergency responders trained. Steve Boyles was invited to speak at the National Beef Quality Assurance state coordinators meeting and several states used the training module.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Department of Animal Sciences OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Ohio Farm Bureau Federation The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Animals for Life Coalition National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

2013: Seventy first responders were trained to handle livestock. The training was done at two locations in the state. Training materials were placed at OSU Cow College website. 2013: Team members rewrote The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) manual section for animal management. 2014: Steve Boyles will be a speaker at a national first responder meeting. 2014: A first response training program is planned for June in another state.

Contact Steve Boyles OSU Extension Beef Specialist Department of Animal Sciences http://production.cfaes.ohio-state. edu/apps/courses/cfaes/course/

Making a Difference Program: Health and Wellness One Street at a Time Purpose The Making a Difference Program is a collaboration between the OSU College of Nursing and Making A Difference, Inc. to engage Near East Side residents in health and wellness. Through student and faculty engagement, the program provides much-needed screening for diagnoses such as hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, and depression. Additionally, the Making a Difference Program strives to build capacity by conducting grant-writing workshops in the Near East Side and funding communityinitiated projects.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Nursing Community Partners Involved Making a Difference, Inc. Eldon and Elsie Ward Family YMCA


Impact The Ask a Buckeye Nurse Forum is a health and wellness program, run by College of Nursing faculty and student nurses, that provides free basic health screenings and health education. The Making a Difference Program Community Grants provide funding for community-initiated, health-based programs for Near East Side residents. A total of 10 grants will be awarded.

In collaboration with community partners, the Making a Difference Program hosted two health expos for the community where hundreds of residents were able to obtain preventive health services.

Jennifer Kue Assistant Professor Co-Director Making a Difference Program College of Nursing

Master of Accounting (MAcc) Association

Purpose The Master of Accounting (MAcc) Association has always placed a high emphasis on student leadership in community service. Led by the MAcc Student Council and advisor, Senior Lecturer Patrick Turner, the MAcc Association organizes several community service opportunities each year. Students, faculty, and staff are all participants, creating a bond rooted in bettering the community we have the pleasure of living in. Impact The organization’s largest event is MAcc Gives Back where students, faculty, and staff visit local nonprofits including Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and many more for a day of service.

The group also participates in the Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits (FETCH!) program hosted by the Ohio Society of CPAs, where students visit local elementary schools to facilitate a game that teaches children budgeting and smart spending. Students of the MAcc Association also lead the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which offers free tax preparation to low-tomoderate income households from January to March.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Fisher College of Business Department of Accounting & MIS Community Partners Involved Broad Street Food Pantry Dress for Success Furniture Bank of Central Ohio Habitat for Humanity ReStore Lutheran Social Services Meals on Wheels Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Kroger Pantry Ohio Society of CPAs Ronald McDonald House United Way of Central Ohio

Contact Patrick Turner Senior Lecturer Fisher College of Business Department of Accounting & MIS


2014 Student Group Award for Excellence in Community Service Programming

Million Hearts® Initiative The Ohio State University College of Nursing has led an intensive universitywide effort to be the first educational partner to assist the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launch Million Hearts®—a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 by screening and educating the public on the “ABCSs” of cardiovascular health. Methods In an effort to advance Million Hearts, the National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts (NIECAMH) was founded by the College of Nursing and has developed two free online educational modules to help healthcare professionals, health sciences students, and community members learn about the initiative, conduct community screenings, and refer people to appropriate resources. Following completion of the module, individuals receive certification as a Million Hearts Fellow or Community Ambassador. Results More than 80 organizations and 2,300 individuals have accessed the modules, resulting in over 16,000 people being

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Education and Human Ecology College of Medicine College of Nursing College of Pharmacy College of Public Health The Ohio State University Alumni Association OSU Extension OSU Health Plan Wexner Medical Center Your Plan for Health Community Partners Involved U.S. Department of Health and Human Services American Heart Association American Stroke Association Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

screened. The modules and screenings have been incorporated into health sciences curricula and community activities. Conclusions Academic institutions, communities, and healthcare facilities partnering together as part of NIECAMH provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate the impact a unified approach can have on improving population health through the use of screening, education, and prevention.

Above: College of Nursing students performing Million Hearts community screenings

Contact Sanford Meisel Director of Marketing and Communications College of Nursing

Below: Community Ambassador training for local area congregations

New Orleans Service Learning

Purpose Fifteen scholarship students spent two weeks in New Orleans conducting interviews and gathering materials to create short films and websites to bring attention to the work of three nonprofits that seek to preserve the city’s unique culture.

Contact Virginia Cope Assistant Dean The Ohio State University at Newark Associate Professor Department of English

Impact Videos and websites have brought media attention and donations to support the important work of three nonprofits. Students interviewed six Mardi Gras Indian chiefs to create a 22-minute film ( and a web site for the Mardi Gras Indian Council ( They created a lively video of Sylvester Francis, founder of the Backstreet Cultural Museum, a one-man folk museum archiving jazz funeral obituaries and Mardi Gras Indian suits. The video is prominently displayed on the BCM website ( Finally, they took professional photos and gathered information to create a website for Coastal Communities Consulting, providing accessible information on its services to the Vietnamese and Cambodian fishing communities ( Several students developed research projects based on their New Orleans experiences and have presented at conferences and won awards.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Ohio State Newark Office of Outreach and Engagement Community Partners Involved The Backstreet Cultural Museum Coastal Communities Consulting (Lower Plaquemines Parish) The Mardi Gras Indian Council Michael Yearling, Yearling Group Granville Studio of Visual Arts

NORM Science Outreach Program (NSOP): Science-based Information Regarding the Potential Environmental Exposures Associated with Radionuclides in Cuttings and Water Produced by Hydraulic Fracturing Purpose The work of NORM Science Outreach Project (NSOP) will focus on the scientific and educational aspects of issues related to the presence of naturally occurring radioactive material — commonly known as NORM — in the drilling and hydraulic fracturing waste streams.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Arts and Sciences College of Engineering College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences College of Public Health Community Partners Involved Community groups accessed through OSUE

This grant will gather knowledge to be shared with Extension educators and with citizens of Ohio. This will add to the view of Extension as the “honest broker” of information regarding shale development in Ohio. This project will provide improved and expanded science-based information on NORM from the drilling and hydraulic fracturing processes to the public by completing four tasks.

to communities and landowners about waste products from the drilling and hydraulic fracturing processes. Educational Material Development and Dissemination: Applicable learning objectives and corresponding Webaccessible materials will be developed based on our summary and objective interpretation of the data already published, and data generated by OSU, that will enable OSUE educators to Task completion will enable OSUE educators to better explain the science explain the science and issues to the public. and issues to the public as well as address concerns. Perform research on levels of radioactivity found in drill cuttings and Impact flowback water from wells in Utica and Through OSUE, this project will Point Pleasant. provide scientifically-accurate information available to disseminate

Contact Jeff Daniels Professor and Director Subsurface Energy Resource Center

Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award Project: STEM Education & Research Faculty Training in India Purpose The objective is to enhance educational excellence and collaborative research to address global challenges in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas by training Indian Ph.D. students for world-class faculty by OSU faculty members. For the project, the OSU partnership with Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in India received one of the four high-profile Obama-Singh Knowledge Initiative Awards in 2013, and support for the first batch of students has been secured. The project is under the globalization objective of OSU and is expected to facilitate the plan and work to expand and form the coalition between the Big Ten universities along with the University of Chicago in the U.S. and Indian universities under OSU leadership.

Impact OSU-AMU Center of Excellence for STEM ER (Education and Research) at AMU was inaugurated by William Brustein, Pat Osmer, and David Williams in November 2013, and the Memorendum of Agreement between OSU and AMU was signed. A new two-year academic curriculum for the degree of MEd-STEM for Indian postgraduate students has been approved by the OSU Council of Academic Affairs and is ready to be launched in June 2014.

Obama-Singh treaty for the Knowledge Initiative Awards.

Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar have been in meetings with about 20 Indian universities regarding proposals to submit to Indian government agencies for continuation of support for more postgraduate students to the program.

Meeting of the four people, from left to right, Anil Pradhan, Sultana Nahar, Karen Irving, Adrian Rodgers, who formulated the curriculum of the new MEd-STEM degree at OSU. Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Arts and Sciences College of Engineering College of Education and Human Ecology Department of Radiology Department of Neuoscience Office of International Affairs

The big event at Aligharh Muslim University for the initiation of the STEM ER (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Education and Research) project under the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award that OSU received with partnership of Aligarh Muslim University.

Council of Academic Affairs after presentation of the curriculum for its final approval.

Community Partners Involved Indian Universities: Aligarh Muslim University Delhi University Kashmir University *With prospect of a number of other central and private universities and prospect of 3 Saudi Arabian universities.

Contact Sultana Nahar Research Scientist College of Arts and Sciences Department of Astonomy

Ohio Books for the World Unloading of 40ft container at Cavite University in Philippines; Ockerman Hall in the background

Locations where books have been sent

Books loaded by volunteers

Purpose The purpose of this project is to send books to international Ohio State alumni for their university libraries. This ongoing initiative has been in existence for approximately 40 years.

Initially shipments went by mail (braille and large print books still do) but now other Contact shipments go by 20 or 40 foot containers containing approximately 36,000 to 72,000 Herb Ockerman books (30 to 60 tons) which are shipped twice a Professor year. Animal Sciences Food Science and Technology

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved OSU Libraries including Regional Campuses A variety of departments Community Partners Involved Half Price Books Ohio Libraries Retired Professors Community members Ohio State students Ohio State faculty

Impact To date books have been shipped to 391 locations. For example, six container loads have been shipped to different universities in the Philippines. The estimated value of books, based on their last sales price, is in excess of $859 million. To show their appreciation Professor Ockerman has received two honorary university degrees and has an international university library named after him, made an honorary, lifetime member of an international university alumni association, and an honorary member of three Rotary clubs in two countries.

Loading books

2014 Distinguished International Engagement Award

Evolution of the Ohio Business Retention and Expansion Program Purpose Launched in 1986, the Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) program has worked with economic developers and community leaders in 79 of Ohio’s 88 counties, helping them prioritize, plan and implement community development initiatives. After more than 25 years, the program has been credited with creating or retaining thousands of jobs not only in Ohio, but throughout the United States.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Ohio State University Extension

Extension Educators have conducted “train the trainer” sessions for colleagues in New York, Indiana and Florida. Florida has committed to incorporating BR&E programs for its Agriculture and Natural Resources Educators and Community Development Educators.

David Civittolo Associate Professor and Field Specialist Ohio State University Extension

Recent Community Partners Involved Wyandot County Economic Development Fayette County Commissioners Weinland Park/University District Van Wert Economic Development Point Place Business Association (Lucas County)

Impact A packaged curriculum has been developed to include three workshops, programmatic templates and turn-key software to support a comprehensive BR&E program on the local or regional level. Marketing materials, including a workbook and brochures, have been professionally developed to promote the program. • Improve residential quality of life • Establish integrated approach to economic development • Develop community economic decision-making capacity • Develop of a pro-business orientation • Improve community leaders’ response to residents’ concerns • Create factual basis for attraction and community marketing • Engage community residents in a discussion of their local economy


Nancy Bowen Associate Professor and Field Specialist Ohio State University Extension

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“ The OSU Extension Business Retention & Expansion Program is a wonderful and affordable community development tool. Strongsville’s participation has enhanced the city’s ability to qualitatively measure the needs of existing businesses and implement strategies to assist these companies in achieving their growth objectives and to improve the overall business environment in the community.” — Thomas Perciak, Strongsville Mayor

Connecting Alumni and Building Relationships across the State: Ohio-Japan Alumni Network Purpose OH-JAN connects alumni from K-16 Japan-related programs in Ohio (language study, internships and study abroad) with alumni of our own or other schools, educators, students, businesses and the community; members serve as mentors and advocate for careers using Japanese through email, video, webinar, or in-person interactions; supporting the 3,577 students in Japan-related programs at 42 K-16 institutions across the state (OSU Fall 2013: 551 Undergraduate, 85 majors/18 minors and 29 Graduate students). Impact Create the Network: Representatives established in 2014 for 8 of the 26 Ohio colleges with Japanese language programs that serve 2,525 students (2012 data), more representatives sought in 2015. Mentor: Arranged 8 alumni to visit 4 colleges to talk about their experiences and advocate careers with a Japanese focus and created 6 videos by alumni posted on OH-JAN website. Sustainability: OH-JAN group establishing longterm sustainability plan by creating a Board of Trustees who will create a nonprofit organization; online presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and website established.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved East Asian Studies Center Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures Institute for Japanese Studies Office of International Affairs College of Arts and Sciences Community Partners Involved Antioch College Bowling Green State University * Case Western Reserve University Cleveland State University Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Denison University John Carroll University Kent State University Kenyon College Miami University * Oberlin College Ohio Northern University Ohio State University Ohio University Ohio Wesleyan University * Otterbein University Owens Community College Sinclair Community College University of Akron University of Cincinnati * University of Findlay University of Mount Union The University of Toledo * Wittenberg University * Wright State University Xavier University *Had OH-JAN Representative

University of Findlay presentation (below)

Bowling Green State University presentation

Contact Janet Stucky Smith Assistant Director Institute for Japanese Studies ohio-japan-alumni-network

Ohio Manufacturing Institute Purpose Ohio Manufacturing Institute’s mission is to make the technical resources of higher education easily accessible to industry and to facilitate their use for economic development. OMI provides manufacturers a quick and cost-effective mechanism to collaborate with Ohio State, including testing, development, applied research, training seminars, and manufacturing process support. Industry needs are teamed with university assets such as faculty expertise, student engagement, and access to university labs and test equipment. Impact OMI facilitates access to academic research facilities, faculty, and students, and has rapidly executable, no-nonsense contracts that make technical resources quickly available for manufacturing problem solving, or new technology assessment and development.

OMI connects manufacturers to key manufacturing technologies, including: • Welding and Joining • Forming, Molding, and Machining • Additive Manufacturing • Process and Component Design • Advanced Materials and Corrosion • Computational Modeling and Simulation OMI facilitates a unique co-located internship program at Ohio State in which students work for a company on a specific project and remain under the mentorship of university faculty. Students retain access to labs, equipment, and other university resources for the duration of the internship.

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Community Partners Involved Ohio Development Services Agency Ohio MEPs (Magnet, CIFT, APEG, FastLane, OH!Manufacturing, TechSolve) Columbus2020 Major state manufacturers

Contact Kathryn Kelley Program Manager Ohio Manufacturing Institute

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Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Engineering Industry Liaison Office


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Ohio Operation: Military Kids Purpose Part of a national initiative and based within Ohio 4-H, the purpose of Operation: Military Kids is to support youth of military families throughout the deployment cycle. Using a variety of strategies, OMK programs aim to develop resilient youth who can cope with stress and thrive in the face of challenges. OMK works with many community partners around the state to enhance efforts to support military youth. Impact Military youth live in every county in Ohio. Since 9/11, thousands of military youth have experienced a parent’s deployment; many have experienced it multiple times. In 2013, Ohio OMK reached over 3,000 youth and adult program participants. OMK organized or supported 18 camp opportunities for military youth and families. Parents and children alike state that the opportunity to meet others who share the experience of being in a military family is what they like best about participating in OMK.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Community Partners Involved Ohio National Guard USO of Central and Southern Ohio Additional organizations throughout Ohio

Contact Theresa M. Ferrari, Ph.D. Associate Professor 4-H Youth Development Specialist Ohio State University Extension Ohio 4-H Youth Development

The OHIO Project

Contact Canise Bean Director - The OHIO Project Associate Professor College of Dentistry

Purpose As part of OSU’s mission of service learning, the College of Dentistry is working to address the number one unmet health need in Ohio - access to dental care. Through the OHIO Project, the College of Dentistry trains excellent, socially aware dental practitioners. Students receive clinical training in a variety of settings, including college-based comprehensive care and specialty clinics, as well as community-based dental clinics.

Nearly 1.2 million working-aged adults (18 64 years of age) in Ohio report that they have dental care needs that have not been met. Fifty-one percent of children in Ohio have Rachel Whisler experienced tooth decay by the third grade.

Program Coordinator College of Dentistry Office of Community Education

More than 3.9 million Ohio adults (45 percent) over 18 years of age have no dental insurance - almost three times more than the number of Ohio adults without medical insurance. Impact During the senior year of dental education, students spend 50 days providing dental care in community clinics in Ohio under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist who is adjunct faculty and often an alumnus of Ohio State’s College of Dentistry.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Dentistry Community Partners Involved Columbus Health Department Muskingum-Valley Health Centers Dental Center Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers Third Street Family Health Services Dental Clinic Nationwide Children’s Hospital Cincinnati Health Department Dental Center of Northwest Ohio St. Elizabeth Health Center MetroHealth Medical Center Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chillicothe, Ohio Lima Community Dental Mercy Medical Center – Dental Clinic Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Clinic

Students are exposed to multiple dental technologies, observe various practice management models, practice four-handed dentistry, and increase their speed and confidence with an established clinic, all while serving a community in need of affordable care.

Ohio Saves Purpose Ohio ranks in the bottom fifth of all 50 states when consumers are tested for financial literacy and positive financial behavior (Banerjee, 2011). Ohio Saves is Extension’s newest tool to address this need and assist Ohioans in taking control of their finances. In this endeavor, Ohio joins states across the nation under America Saves to sustain positive behavior change and improve consumer financial habits. Impact Ohio Saves is a tool available to professionals that provides ongoing support and motivation for consumers to continue progressing toward financial goals. In only nine months, Ohio Savers have saved over $54,500. The top three savings goals are an Emergency Fund (31% of savers), Special Event (12%), and Debt Repayment (12%). Ohio Saves Week provides opportunity each year for public and private organizations to partner and positively impact the ability of Ohioans to take control of their finances and personal goals.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Education and Human Ecology College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Financial Institutions across Ohio, including Fifth Third Bank and others.

Contact Betsy DeMatteo Family & Consumer Science Educator OSU Extension

Ohio State EcoCAR: Engineering, Business and Communications Purpose The Ohio State EcoCAR 2 team is a student organization competing in the national competition, EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future. EcoCAR 2 is a three-year student engineering competition to redesign a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu into a more environmentally friendly vehicle. In addition to the engineering, the team has a business and communications team that works to educate the public about advanced vehicle technologies and the importance of using alternative fuels. Impact During the 2012-2013 academic year, the team reached over 1,500 youth and educators in the local Columbus area. The team participated in 63 total outreach events during the 2012-2013 academic year. Of those 63 events, the team hosted 14. Over the past 3 years, the team has received more than 60 media hits in the local, state and national news.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved OSU Center for Automotive Research College of Engineering Fisher College of Business Ohio State Office of Energy and Environment Community Partners Involved Clean Fuels Ohio Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Girl Scouts of America Local schools

Contact Sarah Jadwin Communications Manager Fisher College of Business

The Ohio State University Endeavor Center Purpose

Open since 2005, The Ohio State University Endeavor Center, a 27,000 square-foot mixed-use business incubator, has come to be recognized as a community leader in economic development, business training, and technological excellence. The original 26 permanent office spaces were expanded to 31 to satisfy demand for the flexible and professional office space provided in the facility for new and growing businesses. The latest renovation was completed to house the Manufacturing Field Engineer for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership – a position designed to provide assistance for small manufacturers in Southern Ohio.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

The facility housed 21 individual businesses during the year and operated at more than 100% of its original occupancy capability. Endeavor Center business partners drove a surge in hiring, adding over 150 high-skill, high-wage positions during the year.

Community Partners Involved U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Organization United States Department of Agriculture Governor’s Office of Appalachia Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative Southern Ohio Agriculture and Community Development Foundation Shawnee State University Numerous small and large businesses


In the last five years of operation The Ohio State University Endeavor Center and its business partners have: • Created more than 1,275 high-skill, highwage jobs, adding more than $105 million of direct economic activity to the local community. • In cooperation with the Small Business Development Center of Ohio, sponsored or conducted 300 business workshops, training sessions, and seminars with nearly 5,000 attendees – business owners, prospective entrepreneurs, and ambitious employees seeking to improve the profitability of their businesses so they can grow and provide additional employment opportunities for those in the community.

expansion into larger facilities in the local commercial real estate market. In 2013 alone, over 100 business workshops, seminars, training events, and planning sessions were conducted in the Endeavor Center classrooms, attracting more than 1,500 participants.

Contact Ryan Mapes Manager The Ohio State University Endeavor Center

The OSU Endeavor Center has become a hub of business activity and training in Southern Ohio, and is a recognized leader in assisting • Directly and intimately assisted over 100 businesses with expanding and improving small businesses tackle obstacles to growth, their operations. Overall, the economic imsupplying strategic and space resources re- pact of new positions created by Endeavor quired for expansion, resulting in the gradu- Center partners since its opening has had a ation of more than two dozen partners to major impact on the economic vitality of the the construction of their own facilities or region.

2014 Distinguished Community Engagement Award

One Health International Outreach (OHIO) Purpose Our planet constantly faces major, complex health challenges, and it is essential to train future professionals to be able to effectively address these issues. One Health is a model system that addresses issues at the interface of health, agriculture and ecosystem. It also allows the establishment of mutually beneficial working systems across disciplines for effective control of global health issues. We will use rabies and cancer outreach partnerships in Ethiopia as model systems. Impact Create awareness of the need for strong outreach to address global issues, such as fewer children dying of rabies or women getting screened and treated for cervical cancer.

Identify potential partners to strengthen and sustain outreach efforts, which can lead to: • service-learning opportunities for OSU students; • clinical training opportunities for OSU faculty and students with patients whose cases are more complex than those experienced here; • research collaborations that could result in evidence-based care strategies, such as traditional herbs in patient care, safer water supplies, and better air quality; • solutions for health challenges that can be scaled up to other countries; and • improved health communication that leads to behavior change and healthier, happier, more productive lives. We will also discuss key challenges and limitations, and propose solutions.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Dentistry College of Engineering College of Medicine College of Nursing College of Optometry College of Pharmacy College of Public Health College of Social Work College of Veterinary Medicine Fisher College of Business Office of International Affairs School of Communications School of Environment and Natural Resources Community Partners Involved Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ethiopian Public Health Institute University of Gondar Addis Ababa University

Contact Wondwossen Gebreyes Professor and Director of Global Health Programs Veterinary Medicine

OSU and South Africa Collaborate to Combat Antibiotic Resistant “Superbugs” Purpose The world is running out of effective antibiotics due to escalating rates of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” Years of overuse, misuse, and abuse of antibiotics in humans and animals created this public health crisis. Hospitals are implementing antibiotic stewardship programs to optimize antibiotic use. In South Africa, a lack of infectious disease-trained pharmacists creates a challenge. Our purpose is to develop an antibiotic stewardship outreach program and facilitate an OSU-South Africa pharmacists network to lead antibiotic stewardship programs. Impact Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are escalating while new antibiotics are diminishing. OSU-South Africa “train the trainer” mentoring program will provide pharmacists with the necessary skill set to contribute to antibiotic stewardship. Antibiotic stewardship outreach programs are most effective when they are multidisciplinary. South African pharmacists will learn how to monitor antibiotics and measure patient outcomes while working on a healthcare team. Patient advocacy for antibiotic stewardship is needed. We’ll create an iBook for the South African Health Minister to gain long-term support for the program. Twitter will also be used.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Medicine College of Pharmacy College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Medicine Infectious Diseases Department of Pharmacy OSU Digital First OSU Wexner Medical Center Community Partners Involved Federation of Infectious Diseases of Southern Africa National Laboratory Services, AMPATH Netcare Ltd. South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme South African Society of Clinical Pharmacists University of Cape Town Groote Schuur Hospital University of Stellenbosch Tygerberg Hospital

Contact Debra Goff Clinical Associate Professor College of Pharmacy Infectious Disease Specialist Dept. of Pharmacy Wexner Medical Center

P.A.C.T. - Partners Achieving Community Transformation Purpose PACT is a non-profit partnership comprised of The Ohio State University, City of Columbus and Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. PACT’s vision is to create a financially and environmentally sustainable, healthy community where residents can have access to safe and affordable housing, quality healthcare and education, and employment opportunities on the Near East Side of Columbus. Impact To promote a culturally and economically diverse, healthy community by providing education, job training, and employment opportunities. To be a catalyst for continuing and expanding redevelopment efforts in the surrounding area — while including stakeholders in major decisions throughout the redevelopment process — and to promote and protect commercial and retail development within the defined geography. To provide recreational opportunities for children and families.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved AAAS Community Extension Center College of Medicine College of Nursing College of Social Work Office of Government Affairs Office of Outreach and Engagement Office of Student Life Todd A. Bell National Resource Center Wexner Medical Center

Contact Trudy Bartley Executive Director, PACT Assistant Vice President Office of Government Affairs

Community Partners Involved City of Columbus Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Near East Side Stakeholders Purpose Built Communities

2014 Excellence in Community Partnership Award

Partnership to Develop Agroecology and Extension Programs in Senegal Purpose The objective of the project is to implement state-of-the-art agricultural education and extension programs at the University of Gaston Berger (UGB), focused on enhancing sustainable agriculture in the fragile Sahelien agroecosystems of Africa. The project has established Associate and BS degree programs, and updated laboratories. Another main objective is to establish the land grant model at UGB, incorporating extension and research into the traditional teaching role of the university. This project is an innovative way to export the land grant model to Sub-Saharan Africa and to support sustainable agriculture. Impact Thirteen UGB faculty in the new Department of Agricultural Sciences, Aquaculture, and Food Technology are being mentored by CFAES OSU faculty in teaching, research and extension. The first group of 94 associate and BS students graduated in March 2014. Two Ph.D. students are being trained at OSU in agricultural engineering and weed science. The project has implemented a pilot UGB extension program with 144 farmers on newly irrigated land in northern Senegal. Eleven farmers

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved School of Environment and Natural Resources Office of International Programs in Agriculture Department of Horticulture and Crop Science Department of Food, Agriculture, and Biological Engineering College of Public Health Food Science and Technology Department of Animal Sciences Agricultural and Extension Education OSU Extension College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Community Partners Involved The University of Gaston Berger Green Senegal Funding USAID/HED, $1.6 million

Contact Director: Richard Dick School of Environment and Natural Resources Co-PI: Mark Erbaugh Office of International Agricultural in Agriculture Co-PI: Emmy Reginier Department of Horticulture and Crop Science Co-PI: Ken Martin OSU Extension

are participating in an on-farm research program. Farmers are requesting that vegetable transplanters, which OSU introduced to Senegal, be imported to Senegal.

Co-PI: Steve Neal OSU Agricultural Technical Institute Project Coordinator: Amanda Davey School of Environment and Natural Resources

Pay It Forward’s Access88: College Access Outreach in Ohio’s 88 Counties Purpose Access88 is a service outreach program by the Office of Student Life focused on access to higher education in Ohio’s 88 counties. Students and families in Ohio may not be aware of the support and resources available to them to obtain education beyond a high school diploma. Access88 was created in 2011 to serve the Ohio community, spread a college access message to young Ohio students, and educate OSU students about service, access, and leadership. Impact Through this program, OSU students learn about college access and engage in service by sharing their own experiences with young students, providing them with tools to prepare for the future. The program has experienced success with several early access initiatives with K-8 students: school visits in 16 Ohio counties, campus tours, pen pal program, and visits to Columbus library branches. In June 2012, Access88 received the OSU CARES Grant from OSU Extension to support the development of partnerships in the Ohio community to further outreach and collaboration.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Office of Student Life Ohio Union, Student Activities Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service Economic Access Initiative OSU Extension OSU Alumni Association Community Partners Involved K-12 School Administrators Community Leaders OSU Extension Educators OSU Alumni

Contact Jake Cohen Pay It Forward Advisor Office of Student Life

Pay It Forward Marion Purpose This project’s purpose is to promote civic engagement in at least six English courses ranging from beginner to advanced and to improve the local community through skillbased service and philanthropy. Impact Beginning writers apply their burgeoning research, writing, and rhetorical skills by examining community needs and developing fundraisers to increase available funds. Their findings and funds are passed along to intermediate writing students, who research and volunteer at local non-profit organizations, respond to the identified community needs, promote the PIFM project, and collect RFPs.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Ohio State Marion Department of English College of Arts and Sciences Community Partners Involved United Way of Marion

Students in advanced classes receive these materials, analyze proposals, engage in more in-depth research at the non-profits seeking funds, and create multimodal arguments about how to distribute the funds. Over the two-year grant period, students will allocate over $10,000 in grants to the community.

Contact Stuart Lishan Associate Professor Department of English

Pills, Potions, and Poisons Purpose Fewer university students are successfully completing science degrees, ultimately affecting the work force talent available for research and technology institutions. Further, there is considerable evidence that students who develop science career aspirations early are more likely than their peers to succeed in earning a science degree. The research of Dr. Nicole Kwiek has shown that pharmacology (i.e., the study of how drugs work) is an engaging and effective platform through which to teach high school chemistry and biology. Thus, the College of Pharmacy, the Center of Science and Industry, Ohio University, and more than 55 Ohio high schools have partnered in the “Pills, Potions, and Poisons� summer program. Impact This week-long enrichment program uses drug topics as a context for high school students to collaboratively engage in hands-on science, increase competence in biology and chemistry, and build interest in biomedical science careers.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Pharmacy

Community Partners Involved COSI Ohio University Ohio High Schools

Contact Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor College of Pharmacy

Planning Foundation for Development of Skilled Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing Purpose This planning project will lay the foundation for a long-term, sustainable effort to meet Advanced Manufacturing’s current and future needs for skilled workers. The success of this project will assure future employment and income opportunities for youth and adults; provide a stronger skilled workforce to retain, expand, and attract Advanced Manufacturing employers into the four-county region of Crawford, Hardin, Marion, and Wyandot; and spark enrollments in educational institutions into fields that lead to job growth. Impact Connect businesses with qualified workers by: • Identifying skills and training in Advanced Manufacturing • Partnering with economic development to enhance business retention/expansion efforts • Linking students with employers for experiential learning. Align education with employer needs/strategies by: • Developing alliance in priority industries in each of four counties • Sharing results of skills analyses with educational partners • Initiating development of career pathways. This project will also seek to convene a Work Readiness Collaborative of service providers to improve and coordinate work readiness and placement efforts for jobseekers; focus on aligning around core work readiness competencies; incorporate common training components and certifications; and use data to drive continuous improvement in work readiness services.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Crawford County Partnership for Education & Economic Development Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance Hub 21 at Harding High School Tri-Rivers Career Center Wyandot County Economic Development & Regional Planning

Contact Frank Gibson Program Manager Alber Enterprise Center OSU Marion and CFAES/OSUE

Producing Energy, Protecting Food: The Impact of Shale Energy Development on Food Access in Rural Communities Purpose The flood of workers and economic activity associated with shale development in Eastern Ohio will likely impact rural food access for original residents. We will study how sudden increases in population affect retail food access over the short and long term and how Ohio’s experience might differ from those of North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Department of Geography Department of Human Sciences School of Public Policy Community Partners Involved Ohio County Commissioners

Our team will build local capacity for community leaders to deal with the impact shale development will have on food access. Impact High quality research on community impacts of shale development. Community leaders and members who are better equipped to manage transitions associated with shale development’s specific context in Ohio.

Community leaders and members who are better equipped to manage transitions associated with shale development nationally.

Contact Michael Betz Assistant Professor and Extension State Specialist Education and Human Ecology

Public Health Farmers’ Market Purpose The College of Public Health partners annually with Columbus Public Health to offer a farmers’ market in downtown Columbus. The market is held one day a week for three weeks at Columbus Public Health. Ohio farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, providing nutritious food options to residents of areas known for having limited access to grocery stores. Impact Volunteer assistance made it possible to serve 5,889 people in 2013, issue 3,824 WIC vouchers, and provide $1,965 in fresh produce to 139 Ohio Direction Card customers. 33 volunteers donated over 140 hours of time to the 2013 farmer’s market. 17 local farms participated in the 2013 farmers market.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Public Health Community Partners Involved Columbus Public Health Farmers’ Market development Fund #313292

Contact Phylis Pirie, Ph.D. College of Public Health Interim Associate Dean for Research Chair & Professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Public Health in Action Purpose Public Health in Action is a field-based course where students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and allows structured time to reflect on the experience. Future practitioners have the opportunity to translate research into practice. Impact The focus of the class for 2012 and 2013 was poverty and privilege. Students learned about poverty as a social determinant of health and had an opportunity to examine personal privilege in a safe environment. Students completed service learning hours in a number of community-based agencies. In the past two years, students provided more than 800 hours of community service.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Public Health Department of Health Behavior and Health Promotion Community Partners Involved Neighborhood Services Inc. Broad Street United Methodist Church Faith Mission YWCA Family Center Physicians Free Clinic Dress For Success

Contact Randi Love Associate Professor, Clinical College of Public Health

2014 Distinguished Service-Learning Award

Putting Healthy Food on the Table Purpose Vinton County is a rural Appalachian county designated as a “food desert� with no full-service grocery store, thus limiting access to nutritious and affordable foods.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Appalachia Community Cancer Network Comprehensive Cancer Center OSU Extension

This project will establish a community garden, initiate container gardening and provide education on producing, purchasing, preparing and preserving fruits and vegetables, thereby increasing year-round access for children and adults in Vinton County.

Community Partners Involved Project Task Force Members 4-H Vinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities Community Garden Farmers Markets & Farm Stands Gardening Experts Local Media

Impact Vinton County residents have very limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This project will hold gardening classes, and establish a community garden and container gardening to increase access to produce. Many local residents need to travel 25 miles to reach the closest grocery store. To help maximize shopping trips, this project will provide education on meal planning, budgeted shopping and making healthy food selections. Elevated rates of some cancers in Vinton County are associated with dietary behaviors. To encourage healthy food options in homes, this project will provide education sessions on canning and freezing.

Contact Darla Fickle Program Director OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center Travis West OSU Extension, Vinton County County Extension Director College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Reaching Out to Those Who Serve: Military Teen Adventure Camps Purpose OSU Extension partners with the Ohio National Guard and Ohio University to conduct adventure camps for a unique audience – military teens. They have unique challenges setting them apart from their peers. These camps bring together those who share the experience of being in a military family. They develop connections with others who can relate to their situation, building a common bond and social support. The combination of challenge, mastery, and success leads to participant growth. Impact Because campers tackle challenging activities, a residential camp experience combined with adventure programming provides a multitude of emotional, cognitive, and physical benefits. The adventure camp experience fosters adaptation to change – something needed by all of today’s young people, but especially military youth, who must adapt to separations during moves or deployments. A partnership with OSU Extension, the National Guard, and Ohio University has made three years of successful camps possible, reaching 250 military teens from Ohio and 21 other states.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (4-H) College of Education and Human Ecology (Family & Consumer Sciences) OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Ohio National Guard (Family Readiness and Warrior Support) Ohio University (Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy)

Contact Theresa M. Ferrari, Ph.D. Associate Professor Extension Specialist 4-H Youth Development OSU Extension

Real Money. Real World. youth financial literacy program Purpose Ohio State University Extension has gained recognition state-wide for this communitybased financial literacy program. RMRW has been underpinned by peer-reviewed curriculum since 2005. The latest revision was adopted in 2013. The program brings together the local business community, schools, and OSU Extension to provide youth, ages 12-19, a handson learning experience on budgeting money in the role of an adult paying for monthly living expenses. Youth also explore how career choice impacts future income. Impact In 2013, an estimated 145 RMRW events were provided to nearly 20,000 youth in Ohio. Results using surveys from the 2013 curriculum include: 76.5% of youth believed that participating in RMRW gave them a much better idea of what is involved in earning, spending, and managing money. 72.5% of youth indicated they believed RMRW participation will help them a lot in their future.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Community Partners Involved The use of the 2013 Real Money. Real World. youth financial literacy program has expanded to 69 of the 88 counties in Ohio. The State Treasurers Office supports RMRW use and is promoting it to public schools throughout Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education partners by raising awareness of RMRW and encouraging its use.

Contact Kathy Michelich OSU Extension Educator OSU Extension http://realmoneyrealworld.osu.

Scientific Thinkers at Innis Elementary Purpose Ohio 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. Impact During biweekly visits, volunteers lead hands-on activities with direct engagement of elementary students and teachers. Students enjoy meeting a scientist and learning to think like a scientist. Two annual school-wide events: Science Fair, where elementary students present projects with parental engagement, and Science Day, a teacher-inspired event, where students engage in many exciting hands-on laboratories. The program provides professional growth for classroom teachers with development of hands-on strategies for teaching through direct collaboration with real scientists. There is continued pursuit of further teacher development through partnerships with established grants including the Ohio Department of Education sponsored Math Science Partnership program.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Department of Physics Center for Emergent Materials College of Arts and Sciences Community Partners Involved Innis Elementary School

Contact Nandini Trivedi Professor Department of Physics

Scientists Teach Region about Climate Purpose The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team is a multi-departmental initiative within the university to help localize the climate change issue for Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. Created in 2008, the team works with university faculty to create outreach tools to get climate research information out to the public. Through such tools as a webinar series, informal educational displays, and secondary education curricula, the team collaborates with experts from around the country to teach the public about issues and impacts the region could face with a changing climate. Impact The Climate Team has educated more than 34,000 people representing 500+ organizations from governmental agencies, academia, nonprofits, private industry, and the legislature through its flagship Global Change, Local Impact monthly webinar series and archives. The team is considered the go-to organization for Great Lakes climate information. Agencies such as the National Park Service and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as secondary schools and informal education facilities use the team’s programming as teaching tools for their climate-related programs. The team launched the first and only online regional repository for Great Lakes climate information at in 2013.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory Office of Research Ohio Supercomputer Center OSU Extension Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics School of Environment and Natural Resources OSU Extension Watershed Program Byrd Polar Research Center School of Earth Sciences Carbon, Water, and Climate Program Department of Geography Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Community Partners Involved Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Board of Health Ohio Department of Health Great Lakes Commission Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative Great Lakes Regional Water Program Great Lakes Sea Grant Network National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) NOAA National Sea Grant Program NOAA Coastal Services Center NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Ohio Coastal Training Program The Nature Conservancy University of Wisconsin University of Michigan Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts Cleveland Metroparks

Contact Jill Jentes Banicki Assistant Director Center for Lake Erie Area Research

Simple Suppers: A novel approach to childhood obesity prevention Purpose Simple Suppers is a hands-on nutrition education and cooking program designed to teach parents and their preschool children positive food choices and eating behaviors. The program has been in the pilot test phase for the past several years at a low-income urban daycare center in Columbus, Ohio. Our curriculum is based on the 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and consists of 10 X 90 min. lessons. The program is designed to be delivered over the dinner hour in the daycare setting. Impact Preliminary data demonstrate that children of families who participate in the program have improved food preparation skills (e.g., rinsing fruits and vegetables) and eating behaviors (e.g., increased fruit consumption, decreased consumption of sugarsweetened beverages). Also, participating parents demonstrate improved self-efficacy for instilling positive food choices and eating behaviors for their children and also an increased number of family meals prepared and shared at home.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Education and Human Ecology Department of Human Sciences College of Medicine OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Schoenbaum Family Center Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Staffing and components The staffing structure includes: Extension Educator (provides overall direction to the program and teaches parent nutrition education), preschool teachers (teach child nutrition education), and dietetic interns (staff the kitchen and dining room). Session components include: nutrition education, family meal prep, group meal, and take-home educational materials.

Contact PI Carolyn Gunther Assistant Professor Department of Human Sciences Co-PI Julie Kennel Director of Dietetic Internship Program Department of Human Sciences Doctoral Student Katy Rogers

OSU Extension’s Small Farm Program New Faces on Old Places

Purpose The agricultural landscape is changing. Farms today are fewer in number and growing in acreage. However, a rapidly growing group, the “Small Farmer” are practicing agriculture on a smaller scale. These farmers are many times new to agriculture and are looking for a different lifestyle. Our mission is to provide greater understanding of production practices, economics of land use choices, assessment of personal and natural resources, marketing alternatives, and identification of sources of assistance. Impact Improved the economic development of small family owned farms in Ohio. Eighty-eight percent not yet engaged in farming, indicated they were planning to start their operation within the next year. Helped small farmers diversify opportunities into new enterprises and markets. Twenty-two percent of respondents indicated they would increase production by adding acreage and 32% added livestock into their operation. Improved agricultural literacy among small farmers not actively in production. Ninety percent of respondents indicated they learned something new and 64% of respondents indicated this was their first Extension program.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences/ Agriculture and Natural Resources 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences Multiple Extension Educators and Univeristy Specialists Community Partners Involved USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Farm Service Agency APHIS U.S. Department of Ag Statistics Farm Bureau Farm Credit Services Local Ag businesses


Jeff Fisher Extension Educator, Pike County College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences small-farm-programs

Special Olympics Ohio Purpose The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Department of Recreational Sports Department of Athletics Community Partners Involved The Kroger Company Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio Ohio State Moose Association Knights of Columbus

The concept of Special Olympics began in the early 1960s when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The first national meet was held in 1968 for 1,000 athletes from the U.S. and Canada. Shortly thereafter, Ohio began a Special Olympics program under the name of the Ohio Athletic Association. Special Olympics Ohio became incorporated in 1975. Today, there are Special Olympics programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 150 different countries around the world.

Impact Special Olympics contributes to the physical, social, and psychological development of the athletes. Through successful experiences in sports, they gain confidence and build a positive self-image which carries over into the classroom, home, job and community. Special Olympics Ohio has approximately 200 local member organizations and over 23,000 athletes who are in training and competition. These organizations originate from county boards of DD, public schools, developmental centers, parks and recreation departments, churches and parent and community groups. Special Olympics Ohio, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation funded through private and corporate donations and fundraising projects across the state.

Contact Kate Burdett Marketing & Development Manager Special Olympics Ohio

Sports Medicine Community Outreach Purpose The OSU Sports Medicine Outreach Program brings sports medicine to the community. It is a multidisciplinary team of physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, sports performance coaches and other health professionals. Impact Over 5,000 local competitors and performers benefit from our on-site care provided to a wide variety of community partners, most notably Columbus City Schools. We promote overall health and well-being via educational programming on physical fitness, the treatment and prevention of injuries and related sports and exercise subject matter. On-site care includes injury evaluation, injury treatment/management, injury prevention and sports performance. We foster the university’s spirit of collaboration through student mentoring and teaching, as well as by inclusion of our resident physicians and sports medicine fellows.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved OSU Sports Medicine College of Medicine Family Medicine Orthopaedics School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Internal Medicine Physical Medicine College of Nursing Community Partners Involved Ballet Met Capital University Columbus City Schools Columbus State Community College Granville High School Ohio Machine OSU Department of Dance OSU Rugby Pelotonia Special Olympics

Contact Chris Mizer OSU Sports Medicine (614) 366-5866



Our Story and Purpose Founded by a collection of young and energetic OSU faculty, postdocs and staff, the STEAM Factory is a diverse and inclusive grass-roots network in the OSU community that facilitates creative and interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and dissemination. Our Function The twin cores of STEAM Factory activity are Collaboration and Dissemination. Collaboration: The STEAM Factory provides a space where researchers from all disciplines can broaden their perspectives, share resources, spark creative research ideas and form collaborations across areas of common interest.

Both formal and informal activities help members to: • enhance professional development by sharing research skills, pedagogical resources, equipment, grant-writing expertise and other items that may enhance faculty success throughout their careers. This can be especially useful for new members of the OSU community; • learn about current research questions and opportunities for collaboration across all disciplines through monthly STEAM Exchanges; and • get support for establishing collaborations via seed funding, proposal-writing assistance, creation of STEAMbase – a database to centralize information about research interests and cross-disciplinary project logistics – and links to other resources.

Dissemination: The STEAM Factory helps to bridge the gap between OSU and the Columbus community through research dissemination and outreach that is accessible, approachable and combines formal and informal learning. Finding creative ways to reach the Columbus community – such as the farmers’ market at 400 West Rich –helps to: • increase the public impact of academic research, by reaching a demographic who might not be accessible via traditional methods based at OSU, and by establishing connections with artists and other creatives; • garner critical feedback on research in progress; and • provide a marketing channel for raising awareness of the work done by individual members, the STEAM Factory as an entity and the greater OSU community. Our Goals • To provide opportunities for collaboration that enhance and drive innovation within all research disciplines; • To provide linkages and interdisciplinary interactions between OSU departments and colleges; and • To increase the public awareness, understanding and impact of OSU research.

Contact @thesteamfactory

STEM Initiatives and Breakfast of Science Champions Purpose Have you ever wanted to see how the brain works, or how to run a superconductor train? At 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. Impact Approximately 400 students participated in the Breakfast of Science Champions events held in February. They visited 13 different labs across OSU. Activities included flying flight simulators at the OSU Airport, using liquid nitrogen-frozen bananas as hammers at the Center for Emergent Materials, and dissecting cow eyes at the College of Optometry. The first Breakfast of Science Champions event was held in 1998. STEM Initiatives has run the event since 2011 and has seen consistently increasing interest in involvement.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Arts and Sciences, STEM Initiatives Biological Sciences Greenhouse Byrd Polar Research Center Center for Applied Plant Sciences Center for Aviation Studies Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics Center for Emergent Materials College of Nursing College of Optometry Department of Astronomy Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering Department of Physics Department of Food Science and Technology Insect Molecular Genetics Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center Neuroscience Ohio 4-H Center/EcoBot Challenge Ohio State Planetarium Undergraduate Research Lab in Behavioral Ecology Women in Engineering Program Community Partners Involved Columbus City Schools The Metro School

Contact Tracy Burdett Technology and Outreach Coordinator STEM Initiatives College of Arts and Sciences breakfast-science-champions

Stone Lab Hooks Students on Science Purpose Stone 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. Impact In the last 30+ years, Stone Lab’s outreach program and its ODNR-partnered Aquatic Visitors Center have educated over 175,000 island visitors about Lake Erie and environmental issues. Stone Lab annually offers more than $65,000 of scholarships through its endowments and 20 courses and research opportunities to advanced high school students, teachers, and college students from around the country. More than 6,000 students from Ohio and the surrounding states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois come to Stone Lab’s field trip program every year.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Ohio Sea Grant College Program Office of Research College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences College of Arts and Sciences College of Education and Human Ecology College of Public Health Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology School of Environment and Natural Resources School of Earth Sciences Continuing Education Graduate School Student Life Community Partners Involved 100 schools from 5 states Ohio Department of Natural Resources Bowling Green State University Ohio University Miami University Kent State University Case Western Reserve University Heidelberg University John Carroll University Cleveland State University University of Toledo Wright State University Mount Union College Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center Lake Erie Islands Chapter of Black Swamp Conservancy Lake Erie Islands Historical Society National Park Service-Perry’s International Peace Memorial Island Transportation Miller Boat Line The Jet Express The Boardwalk Friends of Stone Laboratory

Contact Jill Jentes Banicki Assistant Director Center for Lake Erie Area Research

Stories for Students from Students

Contact Bowen Marshall Program Manager Office of Student Life

Purpose Stories for Students from Students champions the belief that every student deserves a future filled with learning, success, and knowledge. Getting books into the hands of a student is the first step in establishing a lifelong love of learning that will one day lead to a college degree and a successful life. The Stories for Students from Students program seeks to get books into the hands of Columbus elementary and middle school students. Impact The program, from Ohio State’s Office of the Vice President for Student Life, is now in its fifth year. This year, volunteers provided over 300 hours of reading and mentorship service and gave books to 325 students at the Graham Expeditionary Middle School and Graham Primary School. Volunteers provided one-on-one reading instruction and assistance and facilitated reader training workshops over the course of Spring Semester.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved The Office of the Vice President for Student LIfe University Housing University Dining Services Pay It Forward The Student Life Multicultural Center Honors and Scholars National Residence Hall Honorary Residence Hall Advisory Council Sigma Phi Epsilon Alpha Phi Community Partners Involved Macy’s Inc. Graham Primary School Graham Expeditionary Middle School I Know I Can

They also hosted a book fair and celebration to make sure that every student in the school got to pick a book of their very own to take home. In total, the program had over 70 people volunteer their time to make this program a success.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association Purpose The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is devoted to projects and initiatives that aim to enhance community health and awareness concerning many different disease states. Our ultimate goal is to serve the underserved. As students at the College of Pharmacy, we are being trained as future professionals in the health care world. SNPhA is an outlet for us to apply our knowledge and skills as we learn and foster an attitude of service. Impact The chapter at The Ohio State University has held more than 20 events, educating over 500 patients about their blood pressure, blood sugar, immunization, and medication. One of the greatest projects that SNPhA members created during the fall semester of 2013 was to help raise awareness for global child vaccination and to generate funds to make the eradication of polio disease possible in the developing world through

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Pharmacy Community Partners Involved Shot@Life National Kidney Foundation Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA) Capital Park Family Health Center

Shot@Life, a United Nation Foundation campaign that empowers Americans to champion vaccines to save the lives of children in developing countries. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of individuals; cheap and effective vaccines are available to prevent polio. Participants downloaded the CharityMiles application on their phone that logged the number of miles they ran/biked/walked to raise money for Shot@Life. Every 4 miles logged equaled 1 polio vaccine donated. SNPhA logged 989.395 miles, which raised 244 vaccines.

Contact Kai Hu College of Pharmacy

Successful Co-Parenting: A Family Stability Program Purpose The purpose of the Successful Co-Parenting: A Family Stability Program is to familiarize parents with information, skills, and techniques to minimize the negative effects of separation and divorce on children and to promote positive adjustment during the divorce process. Impact Increase participants’ knowledge of how divorce impacts the child and techniques for fostering healthy adjustment.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Education and Human Ecology College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Community Partners Involved County Family Courts (Domestic Relations) County Job and Family Services offices

Increase knowledge of positive communication skills and strategies for managing conflict between co-parents. Decrease the number of child maltreatment referrals from Job and Family Services related to divorce conflicts.

Contact Carmen Irving Program Specialist, Healthy Relationships OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences

Sustainable Futures for Linden Village: A Model for Increasing Social Capital and the Quality of Life in an Urban Neighborhood

Contact Jesus J. Lara, Ph.D. Associate Professor City and Regional Planning http://facweb.knowlton.ohio-state. edu/jlara/finished_pages/community Victoria Chen, Ph.D. Associate Professor Construction Systems Management Charisma Acey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor City and Regional Planning University of California-Berkeley

Purpose The “Sustainable Futures for Linden Village� project is a partnership between OSU faculty in the Colleges of Engineering, Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Greater Linden Development Corporation (GLDC). It closely relates to a comprehensive, local redevelopment initiative designed to revitalize and improve a target urban area surrounding the Linden McKinley STEM Academy. This initiative integrates urban revitalization, home rehabilitation, energy retrofit, repair and maintenance with sustainable development goals. Impact The OSU project team, community partners and involved students have worked to enhance local revitalization efforts by providing technical assistance to the community and increasing the awareness, knowledge and skills of local community residents, teachers/students and organizations in sustainable community and housing development. This project is innovative in that it integrates larger-scale healthy community and green infrastructure planning, GIS mapping for urban opportunity and micro-scale green home renovation and new construction.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved City and Regional Planning Landscape Architecture Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering College of Engineering College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Community Partners Involved Greater Linden Development Corporation The Columbus Foundation Ohio Environmental Protection Agency City of Columbus Department of Development Planning Division Habitat for Humanity SIMCO-Construction

Tough Work, Understanding and Serving People in Poverty While Caring for Yourself Purpose The need to address an increase in poverty brought together OSU Extension, the faith-based community, and non-profit agencies. Volunteer training was identified as a gap so curriculum was created to help address increased demands on local non-profit organizations struggling to meet basic needs of people living in poverty in their communities.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Community Partners Involved Warren County Community Services, Inc. Kings Local Food Pantry Family and Children First Council of Warren County Community Volunteers

Training covers causes and complexities of poverty, cultural awareness, effectively working with families in crisis, preventing compassion fatigue, and making quality referrals to agencies. Impact Since 2011, the four hour Tough Work training has been delivered twelve times to 245 individuals representing nearly 50 separate community based organizations in Southwest Ohio. The pre/post evaluations from the peer reviewed curriculum reflect strong evidence of knowledge gained - 98% indicated they learned information that will be useful in their work with people in poverty. Faith-based leaders have expressed appreciation for the opportunity to invite local churches to a workshop not sponsored by a particular denomination in order to openly address a shared community challenge.

Contact Kathy Michelich Extension Educator Family and Consumer Sciences Real Money. Real World. State Signature Program Leader OSU Extension Warren County

Translating Engineering Research to K-8 (TEK8): Building Compelling Bridges to Engineering Careers Purpose In the TEK8 program, undergraduate engineering students participate in a research lab experience at OSU. They are then joined by practicing teachers to translate the engineering research experience into a series of mini design challenges that are teamdelivered in an after-school program at an urban middle school. The TEK8 and 4-H partnership will permit the design challenges to be captured in a professional, web-ready format that allows them to be adopted by 4-H educators and volunteers. Impact

Exposes K-8 students to engineering in an authentic way and starts to prepare them for these careers by letting them get hands-on experiences with the design process. Communicates the societal impact of OSU research to the community, both locally through a direct partnership with local after-school programs, and across the state via a partnership with 4-H. Prepares both K-8 teachers and 4-H educators, who generally have no formal exposure to engineering, to be able to successfully guide students through open-ended engineering design challenges. Prepares engineering students to be career ambassadors and effective communicators of their early technical experiences while giving them exposure to university research, potentially interesting them in advanced study/research careers.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved OSU Extension College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences College of Education and Human Ecology: Department of Educational Studies Department of Teaching and Learning Office of Technology and Enhanced Learning Community Partners Involved KIPP Journey Academy

Contact Howard Greene Director, K-12 Outreach College of Engineering news/2013/11/engineering-newmiddle-school-experience

Understanding Barriers to Reproductive Healthcare among Somali Women in Columbus, Ohio Purpose Through qualitative research with Somali women in Columbus, this study will assess barriers to reproductive healthcare utilization in order to develop potential programmatic interventions to increase Somali women’s access to reproductive healthcare. The Somali community will then be directly involved in the evaluation of these interventions in order to ensure the development of culturallyacceptable programs that will lead to reduced risk of adverse reproductive health outcomes. Impact The identification of barriers to seeking services for reproductive health needs including prenatal care, births, STI care, and cervical cancer. A formal assessment of the feasibility and acceptability of those potential programs among the target population, Somali women in Columbus, Ohio. The dissemination of findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as through community meetings.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Public Health College of Medicine Somali Student Association Community Partners Involved Columbus Public Health Center for Somali Women’s Advancement Congresswoman Joyce Beatty’s Office New American Initiative of the City of Columbus

Contact Alison Norris, MD PhD Assistant Professor Epidemiology and Medicine College of Public Health Jessica Londeree PhD student, Epidemiology College of Public Health

United States-Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium USINTEC The United States – Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium partners 3 American universities and 12 Indonesian partners. We improve Indonesian teacher education, preparation, and quality.

USINTEC Konsorsium Pendidikan Guru Amerika Serikat dan Indonesia merupakan bentuk jalinan kerjasama antara 3 universities Amerika, 12 partner di Indonesia. Bertujuan untuk peningkatan mutu persiapan pendidikan guru Indonesia.

International Dual Masters Degree • Earn 2 masters degrees from an American and Indonesian university • Live in America for 9 months

Magister Ganda Internasional • Meraih dua gelar magister masing- masing dari Amerika dan Indonesia • Kuliah di Amerika selama 9 bulan

Visiting Scholar Programs • Live in America for 4 months

Program Mahasiswa Doktor dan Dosen Senior • Tinggal di Amerika selama 4 bulan

Doctoral Sandwich • Refine your dissertation • Publish internationally Scheme for Academic Mobility Exchange • Faculty-to-faculty mentorship • Project completion & publication Fulbright & DIKTI coordination • Customized student & faculty study supported by these funders

Program Sandwich-S3 Luar Negeri • Peningkatan mutu disertasi • Publikasi internasional Program SAME • Kegiatan mentor antar dosen • Penulisan publikasi dan penyelesaian proyek akademis lain Program Beasiswa Fulbright & DIKTI • Rancangan bidang studi yang disesuaikan dengan minat mahasiswa dan dosen atas sponsor Fulbright & DIKTI


USINTEC Coordinating Office Department of Teaching & Learning The Ohio State University 1945 N. High St, Suite 283 Columbus, OH, USA 43210-1172 Phone: 1-614-292-9611 Email: Web:

Urban 4-H in Youngstown, Ohio

Purpose In 2007, members of the Mahoning County Extension staff attended a meeting of the Idora Neighborhood Association (INA). With the help of adult volunteers from the INA, a community 4-H club was established: the Idora Wildcats.

Contact Janice Hanna Extension Educator OSU Extension

Impact In 2011, the club formed the Senior Support Project, where it helped the elderly and others in its neighborhood who could not care for their lawns or gardens. It formed a partnership with a traditional 4-H club whose members were enrolled in woodworking projects. Through a type of cultural exchange, the clubs learned from one another as they worked together to build a shed to house garden tools and materials. In the past six years, the members of the club have remained out of trouble and have continued to positively contribute to their community. This partnership will remain sustainable for many years, as the Idora neighborhood youth continue to make longlasting impacts in their communities and in their own lives.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved OSU Extension College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Community Partners Involved Idora Neighborhood Association Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation


Purpose The Undergraduate Research Laboratory (U-Research) in Behavioral Ecology aims to provide research opportunities for aspiring young scientists, future doctors and teachers who would like to take their academic studies beyond the classroom. The program consists of formal course offerings, independent research, and outreach engagement. Students in the program have diverse backgrounds. The majors range from Evolution and Ecology, Zoology, Entomology, Biology, Molecular Genetics, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Sociology to Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering. Impact Outreach events in U-Research are part of the formal coursework. Since 2012, U-Research members have served more than 1,200 children and families exploring basic science and animal diversity. U-Research students visit local schools and engage grade students in hands-on activities, and conduct experiments with live animals. U-Research also has a partnership with Columbus Metroparks. U-Research students help the Metroparks naturalists run community programs, including summer camps for grades 3 through 6. Highbanks, Blendon Woods, Batelle Darby Creek, and Blacklick Woods are among the selected sites.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Community Partners Involved Berwick Alternative Elementary Columbus Metroparks Cranbrook Elementary Liberty Middle School The Metro School Thomas Elementary Yorktown Middle School The Wellington School

Contact Zeynep Benderlioglu outreach

Warren G. Harding Symposium at The Ohio State University at Marion Purpose Each year the Warren G. Harding Symposium at The Ohio State University at Marion designs programs to stimulate new research highlighting the Harding Era and other related topics in American history. Prelude to the 1960’s: The United States Presidency and Civil Rights will take place on July 18-19, 2014. The two-day event will explore the influence of the oval office on the modern Civil Rights Movement from Warren G. Harding to Lyndon Johnson. Impact Dr. Shannon King will discuss the landmark speech on race relations and civil rights given by President Harding in 1921 in Birmingham, Alabama. Other presenters include Dr. David Nichols, a leading expert on the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, and Dr. Kent Germany, past chair of the LBJ Project on Social Policy and Civil Rights. Ambassador, Congressman, Mayor, and Humanitarian, Andrew Young will present the keynote address. He has been serving and shaping our country for almost 50 years.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved The Ohio State University at Marion Community Partners Involved Ohio Historical Society Ohio Humanities Council The Harding Home and Museum Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Friends of the Harding Home Memorial, Inc.

Contact Gary Iams Warren G. Harding Symposium Chair The Ohio State University at Marion

Water First for Thirst! Purpose OSU Extension (OSUE) and the OSU Prevention Research Center (PRC) actively support “Water First for Thirst,” a community-wide effort to encourage healthier beverage consumption among children ages 0-5. OSUE and the PRC provide technical assistance and conduct research and evaluation to support Growing Healthy Kids Columbus (GHKC)—an obesity prevention coalition of nearly 40 community organizations—in its efforts to promote water consumption through health education and policy and environment change.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences College of Public Health Prevention Research Center Community Partners Involved Columbus Public Health Growing Healthy Kids Columbus Coalition Columbus City Schools Columbus Recreation and Parks Nationwide Children’s Hospital Children’s Hunger Alliance Action for Children Community Development for All People YMCA Other coalition participants

Impact OSU Extension and the OSU Prevention Research Center conducted a baseline assessment of written beverage policies and practices among organizations affiliated with In partnership with OSUE and the the Growing Healthy Kids Columbus PRC, the GHKC coalition developed coalition. and distributed a “Water First for Thirst” toolkit that includes posters, OSUE and PRC faculty trained over presentations, handouts, policy 30 GHKC participants on policy and examples and web resources. environment change strategies, and over 20 organizations took steps to promote water consumption through such approaches in 2013.

Contact Carol Smathers Assistant Professor, Field Specialist in Youth Nutrition and Wellness Department of Extension in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences water-first-for-thirst.aspx

WiE Robotics Outreach Initiative Purpose Showcase of five WiE FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams started in 2013. Teams were mentored by OSU engineering students and educators. They were also supported in conjunction with TECH CORPS (local non-profit); Madison Plains Local School District; Shanahan Middle School in Lewis Center; and Abbott Laboratories. Teams attended regional challenge events and won awards. Two teams attended district challenge events and one received an award at the district event. Impact WiE FIRST FLL teams were successful in 2013. All teams competed in a regional challenge event and two teams were invited to and competed in district events. OSU engineering students were trained as team mentors. They assisted teams; engaged with the community outside OSU; served in leadership roles; and were visible as role-models to mentor young students. The project promoted OSU and educated partners regarding the importance of outreach programs to promote career options. Parents, educators, engineering students, community partners and young students had a positive experience.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Engineering Women in Engineering Program OSU Engineering Students (multiple majors) Community Partners Involved TECH CORPS Shanahan Middle School Madison Plains Local School District Abbott Laboratories

Contact Shawna Fletcher Interim Director Women in Engineering Program College of Engineering

Women in Agriculture Purpose The Women in Agriculture program strives to provide learning, leadership and advocacy focused on balancing farm, family and community as female operators employ increasingly substantial roles on the farm and in agribusiness. Newly released 2012 USDA Ag Census data reports that 14 percent of the nation’s farms have women serving as principal operators, steady when compared to 2007. Ohio has 8,702 female principal farm operators farming 656,763 total acres and contributing agricultural products with a market value of $230,184. Impact 70 women and high school age young women interested or involved in food, agriculture, natural resources or small business attended the East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference on March 28, 2014. 62 evaluations were completed. 94% of respondents indicated that they plan to use the information they learned during the program with 84% planning to take action on at least one item learned in the next month. Women in Agriculture encourages the participation of young women to explore agricultural careers and support National 4-H Council and a Million Women Mentor’s plans to mentor young women interested in STEM careers.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources (Program Area) Family and Consumer Sciences (Program Area) OSU Agricultural and Resource Law Program Community Partners Involved Agland Cooperative, Inc. Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Muskingum, Stark, and Tuscarawas County Farm Bureaus Farm Credit Services of Mid-America First National Bank of Wooster Kent State University-Tuscarawas Small Business Development Center Ohio Farm Bureau USDA Farm Service Agency Witmer’s, Inc. Women Farm

Contact East Ohio Women In Ag Team Emily Adams, AgNR Extension Educator, Coshocton County, Melinda Hill, FCS Extension Educator, Wayne County, Chris Kendle, FCS Extension Educator, Tuscarawas County, Heather Neikirk, AgNR Extension Educator, Stark County, Sandy Smith, AgNR Extension Educator, Carroll County, Kate Shumaker, FCS Extension Educator, Holmes County,

Young Scholars Program

Contact Dr. Tina D. Pierce Assistant Director Young Scholars Program

Purpose The Young Scholars Program (YSP) has been preparing scholars for success and contributing to the diversity of Ohio State since 1988 by improving pre-college preparation, college retention, and degree completion among academically gifted first-generation students with financial need. Each year, YSP works to enhance the academic, career, and personal development of more than 100 students and their families from nine of the largest urban school districts in Ohio: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, and Youngstown.

Dr. James L. Moore III Associate Provost Impact Office of Diversity and Inclusion Collaborating with superintendents, principals,

counselors, and the community, YSP strives to significantly improve student performance and district graduation rates, allowing nearly 800 students to become first-generation college graduates. YSP also encourages parents to become more involved in their children’s education and their own: hundreds of parents and siblings have earned G.E.D.s and college degrees in the process, contributing to the growth of their communities.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Office of Diversity and Inclusion College of Education and Human Ecology College of Engineering College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences College of Medicine Fisher College of Business Department of Mathematics Department of Sociology School of Music Community Partners Involved School Districts of: Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, Columbus, Youngstown Price Waterhouse Coopers Limited Brands American Honda Foundation Luxottica Group Nationwide Children’s Hospital United Way Ronald McDonald House EarthFest Habitat for Humanity Cleveland Ministerial Alliance

2013 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award Recipient

Young Writers Workshop

Purpose This program is a one week long, intensive and immersive program in creative writing for high school students. It takes place during the summer of the 10th or 11th grade years. The program is free to anyone who is accepted and Contact admissions to the program are based on writing samples. This means that grades, gender, MaryKatherine Ramsey Program Director and socioeconomic class play no part in the Young Writers Workshop selection.

Impact Artistic Director Michelle Herman works with a staff of Ohio State University faculty, graduate MFA alumni, and current graduate students. There are also sessions with visiting writers, songwriters, playwrights, and journalists. The students get to attend daily workshops to help improve their craft as well as more specialized workshops in other areas such as writing for TV, play writing, or song writing. Participants in the YWW work with both graduate students in Creative Writing at The Ohio State University as well as creative writers from around the country. The YWW is in its sixth year. Nearly 200 Columbus City School students have participated in the program.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved Department of English Creative Writing MFA Community Partners Involved Columbus City Schools Columbus Public Charter Schools

Youth Beat Radio: The Voice to Empower Purpose Youth Beat Radio is a weekly radio program aired on Columbus Community Radio Station WCRS 102.1/98.3 FM. It is produced by Central Ohio youth and features stories of youth leadership, community involvement, and action. It is designed to be of interest to youth and adult audiences and covers a broad range of topics including community issues, environment, health, relationships, sports, current trends, and the arts. Impact The program has aired since 2009 and over 120 shows have been produced. A diverse group of students have participated as producers and as interviewees. Students learn technical skills using recording equipment and editing software. Some of the students have been involved in training other students on radio production. Students report on issues affecting youth, community organizations, and community needs. The program provides a unique experience that allows youth voices to be heard by a public audience.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences School of Environment and Natural Resources OSU Extension Community Partners Involved Upper Arlington High School Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center Eastmoor Academy Columbus International High School Linden McKinley STEM Academy City Year Columbus Funding Partners Puffin Foundation West

Contact Kristi Lekies Assistant Professor College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences School of Environment and Natural Resources

“Balancing family health through education, support, and health care” Background Residents of the Near Eastside  community  are dying from  chronic diseases at higher rates  compared to county and state  mortality rates. 

Program Goal


To provide underserved families with a  foundation for building a strong healthy  family through health education, social  support, and health care to reduce risk  of chronic diseases

The leading causes of death in  this community are heart  disease, cancer, stroke, COPD,  and diabetes. 

• 12 low income families and  45 individuals served • 30 volunteers engaged • 27 sessions held • $1,500 secured in  donations • Established Centering  Community Health Council  to sustain CFH

100% of students could  identify  signs of a  stroke and  at least 2  ways to prevent chronic  diseases.

Target Population 10‐15 low‐income families  lacking access to healthcare

Objectives 1. Increase knowledge of chronic  disease prevention  2. Increase understanding of proper  nutrition  3. Promote weekly exercise  4. Reduce incidence of chronic illness

“I learn something new  from the nutritionist at  every session. I’ve lost  17 pounds since  starting the program.”

Project Partners •Eastgate Elementary School •OSU Family Medicine    Residency Program •University Hospital East 

Special Thanks to: Eastgate  Principal Cynthia  Ball, Dr. Elizabeth Klein,  and all volunteers

Jessica Jolly College of Public  Health

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

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‐Helene Steed CFH Parent

Champion Community Garden Partnership

Champion Garden Means Community Reinvestment •

Generous financial gifts from the  City of Columbus and Scotts Miracle‐ Gro Company provided resources  for site improvements, including  materials for seven raised beds,  gardening tools and supplies, and a  library

• Community Properties Impact  Corporation acted as fiscal sponsor  and encouraged volunteerism • Greater Columbus Growing Coalition  facilitated plant donations from  Strader’s Garden Center.  They also  provided support, knowledge, and  community. • Four Seasons City Farms is another  urban agriculture group in OTE.  They  were a valuable source of knowledge  and solidarity. • Bill Dawson, Growing to Green,  Franklin Park Conservatory, gave  limitless knowledge, support, and  enthusiasm.

During our first growing season  (Mar – Nov 2013), we produced  and distributed 50 lbs. of  vegetables (tomatoes, green bell  peppers, egg plant, green beans,  carrots, and greens) to  neighborhood residents During our second growing season  (Mar‐Nov 2014), we plan to grow  even more with the addition of six  raised beds

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Physical Activity Recreation and Socialization Nurturing Solitude Fulfillment

Social  Justice •

Food Production •

Gardening Means

All neighborhood and community  residents are welcome, regardless  of race, class, sexual orientation,  gender identity, age, or national  origin In addition to books, our Little Free  Library is stocked with worker‐ friendly newspapers  and other  critical literature

“It is so much nicer having a  garden there.  When nobody’s  there, it’s a bad place.” “I moved next door because of the  garden.”

Learning • •

Gardening, food systems, and food  preparation The Little Free Library Literacy  Initiative

Rob Bennett College of  Social Work

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

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Doctors in Science (DiS) DiS

A Longitudinal Mentorship Program Community Partner


•Champion Middle School (Columbus City Schools) Calling Champion the worst middle school in Ohio and a perpetual failure at helping students rise above the dismal circumstances of their Near East Side neighborhood, the Columbus Dispatch noted that just 11 percent of seventhgraders passed the state math test in 2009, one of six academic areas it placed last in statewide. (10/03/10)

Project Doctors in Science (DiS)

Looking Ahead

Purpose DiS addresses the lack of exposure of underprivileged youth to the healthcare professions. We are thus established as a longitudinal mentorship program for middle school students interested in science, medicine, and dentistry.

Mission •“To promote a culture of creativity, collaboration, and excellence for students interested in science, medicine, and dentistry”

Goals 1)To expose students to various aspects of healthcare 2)To help students develop constructive habits to facilitate their continued academic success and growth

•Continuing local efforts •Establishing national leadership and partnerships

Accomplishments Program-Based •Weekly meetings •NCH Middle School Career Day •Dentistry Workshop •“I Know I Can” Luncheon •“ABC in Columbus” •OSUMC Field Trip Administrative-Based •EIN, Trademark, and Articles of Incorporation completed •Financial status, web page, and contact information established •501(c)(3) status pending

In light of our two-fold goals as a longitudinal mentorship program, DiS has established both short- and long-term aims. Our five-year aims are to 1) maintain formal and consistent mentoring with DiS students at Champion; 2) establish an executive board and advisory committee; and 3) have at least one DiS student gain admission to an elite private boarding or day school through the A Better Chance (ABC) organization. Our ten-year aims are to 1) slowly, strategically, and effectively expand DiS beyond Columbus and 2) continue the DiS pipeline into ABC. Our fifteen-year aims are to 1) maintain the above-mentioned expanded DiS programming and 2) to have a formal summer residential program for DiS students.

• •Twitter: @DocsInSci •Facebook:

T.M. Ayodele Adesanya College of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

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It’s Not Quitting, It’s Living

Goals •

Develop meaningful  relationships with those  struggling with tobacco  addiction  Educate an at‐risk population  of the consequences of  tobacco use and the health  and financial benefits of  quitting

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Facilitated a weekly support  group encouraging and  motivating individuals in their  efforts to overcome their  addictions Discussed alternatives  Taught stress management    Promoted healthier diet and  daily exercise 


Partnership Good Works, Inc.  • A non‐profit organization  providing assistance to those  struggling with poverty and  homelessness in rural  Appalachia  • Friday Night Life, a weekly  dinner and social gathering for  people of Athens County

“Being a part of this class has taught  me healthier ways that I can manage  my stress other than smoking” “Wow, I never knew cigarettes had  thousands of toxic chemicals  including arsenic! I can’t believe that  I have been putting all that in my  lungs and body for all these years”

Athens Co. Health Dept. • Provided visual aids and  tobacco cessation resources 

Details • Incorporated fun, interactive,  educational games promoting  team‐work and quitting  • 3 Guest former smokers shared  their experience of smoking and  quitting 

Lauren Bacon  Heritage College  of Osteopathic  Medicine 

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

Kid’s Club Literacy Program Aimed at increasing reading skills and promoting the love of literacy as a lifelong endeavor in children grades K-6 Partner Organization •Clintonville‐Beechwold Community Resources  Center Kid’s Club Program

The CRC recognizes the dignity of all  people, fosters community engagement,  and provides dependable service and  stewardship. 

Project Goals Background Information According to the most recent and  current available data on the Ohio  Department of Education’s School Year  Report Card, students in Columbus City  Schools achieved well below the state  average in meeting proficiency levels.   In order to increase health‐literacy  amongst adults, general literacy  amongst youth must be improved. 

Purpose To provide fun, interactive literacy  programming for children grades K‐6,  as well as encouraging a love of literacy  and reading as a lifelong endeavor.

•Increase reading skills and  literacy proficiency to grade‐ appropriate levels •Provide hands‐on, individualized  programming to the youth at the  CRC •Provide age‐appropriate program  activities including story‐time  projects, dramatic outlets,  scientific experiments and artist  endeavors •Encourage reading over school  breaks •Provide literacy support during  homework periods •Provide books that the children  could take home, keep and read  over the summer

Project Outcomes

•An increased sense of independence  while reading aloud in groups •An increased awareness of grammar  and proper sentence structure •Children learned through hands‐on  activities that are classroom‐ transferable •Children were able to bring home  books to keep and read during school  breaks

Katherine Middleton Second Year Graduate Ohio University Child and Family  Studies

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

Linden Documentary Project


Purpose Melissa addressed  community empowerment by  working with underserved  youth. She partnered with the  Greater Linden Development  Corporation and the Linden‐ McKinley STEM Academy.   Under Melissa’s direction, 8th grade students conducted  video interviews of local  residents, businesses, and  community agencies to learn  about their community’s  history and environmental  racism in their neighborhood. 



• Empower students to  influence neighborhood  ownership, responsibility  for the residents, and their  property • Address academic common  core standards in a creative  way • Help students learn critical  thinking skills • Facilitate in young people  the awareness that they  have the ability to create  change—even when others  believe that they are  unable 

Students interviewed the Ohio  EPA, Columbus Health  Department, and the Kirwan Institute on Race and Ethnicity.  They learned of the high rates of  prostate cancer, asthma and  other illnesses in their  neighborhood connected to  environmental racism.


Additionally, with Ohio State  cartography students, Linden  students created digital maps to  offer Linden residents and  visitors a resource for historical  landmarks, health and human  services, and sites of activism.

Melissa R. Crum College of  Arts and Sciences

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

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Introducing Healthful Foods To High School Students  Through Hands‐on, Interactive Food Preparation  The Partnership

The Project


Nelsonville‐York High School is  located in Athens County, Ohio.  Three separate “Foods and Fitness”  classes were selected to participate

Curriculum based from Live Healthy  Appalachia’s Live Healthy Kids  Program. • Educate high‐school students  about the relationship between  food choices and disease  prevention. • Encourage the natural curiosity  and creativity to be the  foundation of learning. • Provide students with the life  skill of food preparation  through hands‐on, interactive  experience. Introduce healthful foods  • through the traditions and arts of different cultures.

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The Challenge To reduce childhood obesity in  children aged 13‐18 through  improved nutrition education. Two‐thirds of Americans are  • overweight. • Thirty‐six percent of adults and  17% of children are obese. • In Athens County, 21% of  children are obese.

43 students served Strong relationships established Exposure to whole foods including:  Eggplant, Pineapple, Quinoa,  Bulgur Wheat 

Student Feedback “Thank‐you for giving us the opportunity to  do this program. It’s been a lot of fun. And  I’ve eaten things I honestly never would  have tried.” ‐Ashlyn “Thanks for showing me and teaching me  about new types of food. Everything you  showed me will help me make better food  decisions.” ‐Micah 

Partner Organization Live Healthy Appalachia

A special thank‐you to my academic mentor  Dr. Joseph Bianco, site mentor Michelle  Corrigan, and the wonderful Debbie McCoy,  NYHS teacher.

Nathaniel Overmire Heritage College of  Osteopathic Medicine

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

Addressing health, social participation, and community integration for adults with mental illness

Our Project

The Class

An adaptive yoga program to  enhance aspects of mental health  recovery, an idea which focuses on  an individual’s journey to living a  meaningful life. It includes aspects  of self awareness, health and social  participation; and encourages  individuals to become active  members of their community by  giving them a sense of purpose and  belonging. 

•A weekly 2‐hour group incorporating  yoga poses, music, relaxation and  breathing at Southeast Inc.  •A weekly 1‐hour, gentle community  yoga class at Yoga on High •Poses are completed based on each  individual’s ability level and social  activates are incorporated into each  class.


Improve Mental Health and Physical  Health “Health is a state of complete  physical, mental and social  well‐being and not merely the  absence of disease or  infirmity.”‐ WHO,  1948 Improve Social Participation  Participants will develop  relationships through  engagement in the class and  community Improve Community Integration Community Partners Stigma is a barrier to recovery  •Southeast Inc., a community agency  and participants will have  providing mental health services,  more confidence and feel  homeless services,  and healthcare  to   welcomed in community  diverse populations of Columbus, Ohio settings • Yoga On High, a yoga center offering a  broad range of classes for all levels

Outcomes •35 people participated in yoga, and a  core group of 7 people were consistent •3 participants attended 66% of all  classes, 3 attended 50%, and 1 attended  47% of classes  •6 participants completed pre/post  Recovery Assessment Scale and no  significant improvements were made.  •These participants (M Attendance=15.8)   experienced marked gains in self esteem,  self efficacy and goal setting.

Samantha Lavach and  Samantha Sanderson School of Health and  Rehabilitation Sciences

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

PARTNER Franklin, Marion, and Madison Counties


PROJECT GOALS Provide General Pet Care Exercise, groom, feed, schedule, and transport Volunteer Recruitment Recruit from university and community, host orientation and appreciation events Maintain Client Database Evaluate need, usage, and satisfaction with services

PURPOSE Pets provide companionship and protect against isolation. Caring for pets can be hard on a fixed income or with limited mobility. Senior Pet Care supports and advocates for pets. Our purpose is to help people live independently with joy, purpose, and animal companionship.

Coordinate AniMeals Pet food delivery routes 26 in total Organize Other Services Streamline billing for veterinarians and groomers

IMPACT >10,000 pounds of pet food distributed 145 AniMeal routes delivered $28,000 applied toward community pet care >330 clients served

TESTIMONIAL “Thanks to Senior Pet Care, I know my dog is happy and healthy. I don’t know what I would do without her.”

Sara DeWitt College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Public Health

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

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Team Up. Pressure Down. Addressing hypertension to improve cardiovascular health Introduction Hypertension (HTN) affects one in  three Americans in the U.S., while  costing the U.S. healthcare system  $47.5 billion per year.  HTN increases  the risk of heart attack and stroke,  directly or indirectly causing a heart  attack or stroke every 39 seconds in  the U.S.

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Team Up, Pressure Down (TUPD) is  a pharmacist‐driven HTN education  program, developed by the CDC, to  improve cardiovascular health and  reduce heart attacks and strokes.

Population TUPD is based at Helping Hands  Health & Wellness Center (HH), a free  clinic that provides care to patients at  or below the 200% poverty level in the  Northland and Greater Columbus  areas.  The clinic’s demographics are  46% African‐American, 45% White and  9% Hispanic, Asian or Somali.  20‐40%  of patients seen at HH have HTN.  

The Future

A comprehensive HTN  education program Counseled patients on positive  lifestyle modifications and  medication adherence Provided patients with blood  pressure (BP) monitors and BP  journals Collaborated with OSU  PharmD student volunteers Evaluated program through  survey of HH staff Blood pressure monitors  donated by Kroger Company Grant support for other  program materials through  Molina Healthcare

Sustainability‐ TUPD will be lead  by two new Schweitzer Fellows  next year Expansion‐ TUPD will be  expanded to Grace in the City free  clinic Development‐ improved patient  follow‐up and incorporation into  HH electronic medical record

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Educated 122 new patients and  5 recurring patients  Provided 72 BP monitors and  18 large sized cuffs Collaborated with 13 different  OSU PharmD students

Testimonial “The hypertension program,  established by our Schweitzer  Fellow, provided inspiration and  hope to our patients that they  could live a healthy life.” ‐Joyce Bourgault, Helping Hands  Executive Director

Kriss Petrovskis College of  Pharmacy

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

Women2Women Mentoring Promoting Wellness through Professional Development The Partnership

The Mentoring Toolbox

The Successes

Collaboration with Dress for Success  Columbus is a 501(c)3 organization  which provides career suiting  and  guidance with career retention for  women in need. The mission of  Dress for Success Columbus is to  empower women in need to achieve  through professional attire, career  development, and the tools needed  to succeed in work and life. All  programs are free of charge. 

Through group activities   supplemented by individual  mentor and mentee pairings, a  professional development  curriculum was designed. 

• Completion of school and acquisition of job for 1 mentee • Continued 1‐on‐1 relationships for multiple mentor pairs after the completion of the program

The Project My goal was to develop a mentoring  program that connected established  professional women with clients of  Dress for Success Columbus.  By  working in groups and individual  pairs, mentees acquired personal   and professional development tools  to prepare them for the work  setting.  We also worked to foster  relationships and grow their  professional network.

In the toolbox : • Strength Finders book and activities to focus on emphasizing personal strengths • Support for mentors ‐ “Bridges out of Poverty” • Emotional Intelligence activity for mentors and mentees • Scenario‐based programs on how to handle tough situations served as mentor/mentee meeting icebreakers

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Developed a professional network for all women involved Hosted a yoga class for all Professional Women’s Group members Mentee winning Woman of Power Award in October 2013

Nicole Sillaman Fisher College of Business

2013-14 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

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2014 Ohio State University Outreach and Engagement Forum  

This guide highlights the nearly 130 programs that participated in The Ohio State University's 2nd Annual Outreach and Engagement Forum on M...

2014 Ohio State University Outreach and Engagement Forum  

This guide highlights the nearly 130 programs that participated in The Ohio State University's 2nd Annual Outreach and Engagement Forum on M...