Ohio State is using its research prowess, partnerships and massive alumni base to pay forward.
Feed the hungry: $15 million in new faculty hiring will address food security, bringing Ohio State’s commitment to this issue to almost $125 million in the next decade.
Team up: Along with federal, state and community partners, Ohio State is working to elevate all members of society, including a program for early childhood educators to obtain a free degree and initiatives with impacts at home and across the globe.
Mobilize Buckeye Nation: The first Buckeye Summit convened in 2016 and focused on food security — engaging hundreds of alumni, community leaders, faculty, staff and students to harness the power of Buckeye Nation for change.
During the summer of 2016, President Drake traveled throughout Ohio to share his 2020 Vision.
Ohio State changes lives, at home and around the world.
Engineering good will
As part of the Toy Adaptation Program, engineering students serve their community by modifying electronic toys to suit the needs of children with different abilities.
IN THE NEWS
“The (President's Prize) was established by OSU President Dr. Michael V. Drake with a gift from an anonymous donor ... applicants are told their proposals should be bold and aimed at solving the world's most pressing problems.”
– The Columbus Dispatch, "Ohio State President's Prize gives 2 women money to run charitable projects"
“The mentoring program is one of more than 50 community-service projects in eight neighborhoods — mostly poor and predominantly black — and four corrections facilities that make up the Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection.”
– The Chronicle of Higher Education, “'Let's talk about your grades'”
“(At the inaugural Buckeye Summit) More than 600 researchers, students and alumni gathered in Columbus for the day-long dialogue about tackling the issue of food insecurity at home and abroad."
– Big Ten Network, "Buckeyes battling food insecurity"