About Us

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Ohio House of Science and Engineering (OHSE) is the science and engineering consortium within the Ohio State University that aims to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout central Ohio in grades K-20.

It has numerous well-established STEM outreach and public science literacy programs that have been serving the community for over 15 years. OHSE also offeres Choose Ohio First Scholarships to successfull STEM students at the Ohio State University main campus. 

Choose Ohio First (COF)

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship is a state funded scholarship designed to significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness within STEMM disciplines. Choose Ohio First awards competitive scholarship funding to Ohio’s colleges including the Ohio State University to support undergraduate STEM students in innovative academic programs. OSU offers the following COF Programs for incoming STEM students:

Contacts for Academic Areas
Program Academic Areas Contact
Engineering and Science Innovators (ESI) Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Marian Carter
(Engineering)
614.688.8074
Carter.733@osu.edu
Engineering and Science Innovators (ESI) Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry Dr. Sevinc Erdal
614.688.0501
Erdal.5@osu.edu
Engineering and Science Innovators (ESI) (Transfer students from Columbus State Community College in STEM only) Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering Dr. Sevinc Erdal
614.688.0501
Erdal.5@osu.edu
RS-BSN Nursing Dr. Wendy Bowles
614.292.4928
bowles.107@osu.edu

Dr. Ken Sigler
614.292.4945
sigler.62@osu.edu

Goals of OHSE

  • Establish collaborations between scientists and K-12 school districts.
  • Engage active scientists and engineers in the community to participate in K-20 science outreach efforts.
  • Provide opportunities for talented undergraduate/graduate STEM majors 
  • Facilitate sharing of resources and ideas among existing science and engineering outreach groups to amplify the outcomes of their efforts.