- Toys for All Tots:
- Katelyn’s Krusade Workshop: 10 students adapted 10 toys at Katelyn’s Kloset. These toys will be part of a donation to children in Mexico during the Christmas season.
- TAP team presented the paper “Modeling Real-World Objects: Connecting SolidWorks to Toy Adaptation” at the Frontiers in Education Conference in Erie, PA.
- Members of the Women in Engineering Program (32 students) and of the Minority Engineering Program (32 students) participated in a workshop for their first-year seminar courses adapting 20 total toys.
- First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference Workshop Session: 26 conference attendees came together to learn about TAP and how to adapt toys. They adapted approximately 15 toys that were donated to local toy lending libraries.
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Family Workshop: 7 families participated in the workshop where they were mentored by members of the TAP team. Together they adapted 7 ball poppers that the families took home.
- 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.
- All 36 high school students participating in the Engineering Summer Experience (ESE) participated in a toy adaptation lab as a part of their program adapting 12 toys in total.
- Zane State College Workshop: 8 middle school girls joined 6 GES volunteers to adapt 4 bubble makers!
- TAP collaborated with the College of Engineering during Impact Week hosting 10 alumni along with 25 students resulting in a total of 15 adapted toys.
- American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Workshop at Smith Lab: ASHE members learned to adapt toys with help from OSU engineering students. Together they adapted 30 toys! Thank you ASHE!
- Repair Workshop at Smith lab: Ohio State Green Engineering Scholars repaired and finished adapting 25 toys!