MANSFIELD, OH – The Engineering program at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is a step closer to offering a four-year degree with a $75,000 endowment from the Hire Family Foundation. The endowment will fund the Jack Hire Engineering Scholarship, the first engineering scholarship to be awarded at Ohio State Mansfield.
“We are making significant inroads in building our Engineering program offerings at Ohio State Mansfield, a critical need identified by our business community partners,” said Dean and Director Stephen Gavazzi. “This scholarship will further our goal of supporting our engineering students on the Mansfield Campus.”
The regional campus is in its third year of offering freshman- and sophomore-level Fundamentals of Engineering, the same core courses engineering students take at the Columbus campus. Thanks to support by Kokosing Construction Company and others, the courses are taught in a state-of-the-art laboratory classroom. Students build upon a pre-calculus and calculus foundation to develop fundamental technical skills to prepare for advanced coursework in any engineering major.
Ohio State Mansfield plans to expand the program to allow local students to complete a bachelor’s degree in at least one specific engineering field from start-to-finish on the Mansfield campus.
Stoneridge, formally Hi-Stat, which was founded by Jack Hire, also has provided internship opportunities to students at Ohio State Mansfield and North Central State College since the inception two years ago of the Business & Industry Internship Program.