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Students enrolled in the College of Engineering at Ohio State earn a degree from one of the top engineering colleges in the nation. Experiential learning is our distinguishing trait, providing our students with teambuilding and technological abilities that transcend the traditional lecture/lab approach. We instill an early appreciation of engineering through our nationally recognized First-Year Engineering Program and continue to foster lifelong learning for our students through graduation.
Our principal learning goal is to attract the best students, retain them by supporting their studies and experiences here in the college, and send them into careers holding not only their diplomas but the technical, professional and personal skills to succeed in the ever-changing engineering profession.
Ohio State sets drone world speed record
Students and faculty at The Ohio State University’s Aerospace Research Center set a world speed record for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of any size in August 2017. Ohio State’s UAV flew autonomously with sustained average speeds of 147 mph over an out-and-back course approximately 28 miles long, which also set a record for the longest UAV flight over an out-and-back course.
Working on this project is just one of the many experiential learning opportunities available to Ohio State Engineering students. Learn more...
First-year engineers strut their skills at annual robot competition
Hundreds of spectators fill the Recreation and Physical Activity Center's Davis Gymnasium to watch robots race to be the best in the pits during the College of Engineering’s annual robot competition.
The event is the culmination of a semester-long project that challenges more than 200 freshmen honors engineering students to design, build and program a fully autonomous robot vehicle in just nine weeks.
It also helps students determine if engineering is the right fit.
“We’re trying to show them as many different aspects of engineering as we can so they can make an informed decision of whether it’s what they want to do for the rest of their lives,” said Kathy Harper, a senior lecturer in the Department of Engineering Education. Learn more...