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Engineers change the world – it’s what our profession is all about. But why wait until you graduate to make a difference? You can start now. Our engineering students take on real projects in local communities and across the globe that improve lives.

  • EPICS: Engineering Projects in Community Service
  • EPICS is about giving back to local communities. Small teams of engineering students apply what they’ve learned in class to solve real engineering challenges for local organizations. Along the way, they learn to manage workloads and timelines and to overcome obstacles. ONU’s EPICS program is modeled after a similar program started by Purdue University in 1995. ONU is one of just a few universities from around the world to become a member of the EPICS University consortium. ONU EPICS teams have built a replica of the Mars rover Curiosity for the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio; refurbished a concrete base for historical Civil War cannons in Forest, Ohio; upgraded the village of Ada’s website; and constructed a wooden pedestal for a cast-bronze bell for the Ada First United Methodist Church.
  • Northern Engineers without Borders
    • Northern Engineers without Borders is a student organization that applies student knowledge, education and training to benefit global communities. Students travel to remote villages in developing countries to work with villagers on engineering projects that will improve the standard of living in the village. These projects usually involve electricity, fresh water or buildings. In recent years, our students have coordinated projects in the Dominican Republic.
  • STEM Academy
    • STEM Academy is an outreach program designed to get local elementary students excited about the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). ONU engineering students plan, organize and staff STEM Academy. They travel to local elementary schools and engage the students in interactive engineering projects – like building batteries out of lemons and weight-bearing structures out of playing cards. Through STEM Academy, ONU engineering students get to share their passion for math and science with youngsters who are eager to learn.
College of Engineering

Lori Goldsmith

Executive Administrative Assistant
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