TAP Facilitates Partnership for Make OHI/O Hardware Challenge

Earlier this month, over 80 organizations-including AEP, Honda, and Batelle- partnered with Hack OHI/O to host the largest hardware competition in Ohio. For 24 hours, students and their advisers work on a project, competing for prizes and the funds to continue the project beyond the competition. This year, May We Help sponsored and connected Make OHI/O with a humanitarian engineering project: an adapted dog treat launcher for a Cincinnati resident and her dogs.

View the Hack OHI/O website and May We Help for more insight into their initiatives and future events. TAP was so grateful to witness the award ceremony and facilitate partnerships involved in the event. Below is a short video clip compiling footage of the judging and presentation phase, along with the winners of “Highest Craftsmanship” and “Most Socially Responsible.”

10TV News Interview with TAP Interns

Undergraduate Interns Matthew Ritzenthaler and Victoria Kinzel were interviewed by 10TV reporter Cierra Johnson, adding to our other recent media coverage! In this segment, Ritzenthaler and Kinzel explain the methodologies at the core of toy adaptation as well as the multifaceted benefits created by TAP’s partnerships for both engineering students attending Ohio State and children who acquire the toys.

10TV’s video and accompanying article can be accessed here.

TAP Showcased in Annual ASEE Conference Kickoff

The 124th annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference-hosted in Columbus, OH this summer- provided ample opportunity for the Department of Engineering Education to exhibit the research advances, leadership, and enrichment occurring within Ohio State to an international crowd. Read more about the event and inclusion of the Toy Adaptation Program here! 

TAP Presents Paper to ASEE –

TAP team presented the paper “Community Service as a Means of Engineering Inspiration: An Initial Investigation into the Impact of the Toy Adaptation Program” at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Link can be found here.