Anderson's Outreach Efforts Earn Awards

Posted: April 19, 2016

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For her ongoing efforts teaching children across Ohio the value of a STEM education, ECE Associate Chair Betty Lise Anderson earned two awards through The Ohio State University College of Engineering and was a featured faculty member in the university’s Buckeye Voices publication.

During the annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards Banquet, Anderson was named winner of both the Faculty Mentoring Award and the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Outreach Achievements.

Anderson directs the K-12 Engineering Outreach Program, established in 2008, which visits underprivileged schools, organizations and camps, teaching children different engineering projects and the basic science behind them. With over 250 student volunteers and 90 schools visited, the program has currently reached more than 13,000 K-12 students.

The college created the Faculty Mentoring Award in 2013. Each year it goes to an individual faculty member who demonstrates excellence in the mentoring of one or more early-career faculty members within the College. In 2015, this award went to ECE professor Longya Xu.

Established in 2015, the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Outreach Achievements is presented each year to an individual faculty member who demonstrates significant and longstanding achievement of positive community impact through outreach activities or programs within the College of Engineering.

Buckeye Voices is a university blog created to share memorable stories from Ohio State senior leaders, alumni, faculty, students and staff – as told in the first person. It also spreads this message to hundreds of thousands of people through Ohio State’s social media channels and alumni publications.