Conference on Engineers for Community Service

Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Ohio State University

College of Engineering


Conference Goals: Many engineering universities now have an extra-curricular student organization that focuses on volunteer community service or service-learning embedded in their curriculum.  The focus of this conference is to (i) share progress on engineering community service projects, particularly ones led by students, faculty, and academic staff that have a focus on enriching the educational experience of engineering students (i.e., full exploitation of engineering skills), and (ii) discuss best practices for project management, fund-raising, and community reach-out. Most of the conference will be dedicated to having students present in-progress or completed service projects, yet some talks will be given by faculty/staff advisors on projects, organizations, or curricular issues. There will be time for discussion on lessons learned and model programs for university-based engineering community service.

Invitation and Call for Presentations and Posters: We would like to invite submissions of abstracts for presentations or posters describing current/past domestic and international university-based engineering community service projects, engineering student volunteer organizations, and engineering service-learning courses.  For a .pdf file of the call for presentations and posters click here.

Deadlines and Logistics:

  1. Abstracts (<300 words) and titles for proposed presentations or posters (indicate which): Email to K. Passino at passino [at] (replace [at] by "@") by February 23, 2007
  2. Notification of acceptance: March 16, 2007
  3. Registration: March 30, 2007
  4. Cost: No registration fee, lunch and refreshments provided gratis
  5. Date/Location: Single day, Saturday, April 14, 2007 on OSU Campus, Columbus, Ohio

Register for the Conference:

Click here for an electronic registration form.

Accommodations/Directions: The conference will be held on the campus of Ohio State University. For now, get visitor's information and other local information by clicking here. For accomodations, please click here for area hotels or click here for Holiday Inn on the Lane (we recommend, for example, Holiday Inn on the Lane, University Plaza Hotel or Fairfield) but there are many other closeby hotels (e.g., on Olentangy River Rd.).

Program/Agenda and Directions to Conference:

The conference program agenda, and directions to the building/rooms for the conference, can be obtained by clicking here.


Sponsors: OSU College of Engineering and OSU student organization, "Engineers for Community Service" (ECOS).

Financial Support: The partial financial assistance of the Batelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) is gratefully acknowledged.