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Community Engagement

IECE engages Cincinnati youth and families in STEM activities by promoting engineering and the sciences. The Community Engagement activities within the college establishes partnerships and pathways with local schools for students to be exposed, prepared, and excited about CEAS!

Upcoming Events


Family Engineering Academy

Family Engineering Academy. Where families learn and explore engineering from our faculty and students through engaging videos, live discussions, experiments, and home challenges. The sessions for the Family Engineering Academy will be held on Saturdays from June 12–August 7th from 11am-12pm. Please see below for a complete list of session dates:

  • Session 1- June 12th
  • Session 2- June 19th
  • Session 3- June 26th
  • Session 4- July 10th
  • Session 5- July 17th
  • Session 6- July 24th
  • Session 7- July 31st
  • Celebration - Aug 7th

Where will it be?

This year, the Family Engineering Academy will be fully virtual with hands-on projects that can be completed at home. We will be using WebEx as our conferencing software for the sessions. We encourage parents/students to download the WebEx application onto your device prior to the start of the program.

Who can be involved?

Students in the 4th-8th grade. Since this year's Family Engineering Academy will be held virtually, we are allowing 4th-8th grade students, regardless of where the student lives. Students in the 4th-8th grade are encouraged to attend; however, older students can attend as well. Parents are encouraged to attend with younger children.


Summer High School Physics Course

CPS Strong Summer Physics Course – For CPS students who are unable to take high school physics at their school.  Join our Algebra based, high school physics course to earn your physics credit in 6 weeks. Open Enrollment Until All Spots Are Filled.

Inspiring the Next Scholars to Practice Innovation Research and Engineering (INSPIRE)

Is a pre-college initiative to engage and develop an ethnically, gender, and economically diverse group of scholars from Cincinnati Public Schools and surrounding areas to enter the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

If you are or have a 9– 12 grade student who has an interest in Engineering and Applied Science join our INSPIRE scholars for monthly meetings, activities, Engineering summer camps, networking with current CEAS Students and Faculty, College Preparation, and fun Engineering/Science activities and competitions.

  • Virtual Meetings the first Wednesday of Each Month 4:30pm–6pm
  • Access and notification of CPS Strong Summer Physics Course
  • Learn about all the amazing student groups within CEAS such as NSBE, Bearcat Motorsports, CubeCats, SHPE, SASE, and More!
  • College of Engineering Application updates and assistance
  • A fun cohort of people who like to solve problems, design solutions, and Engineer a better world

Download the two release forms and upload them to your INSPIRE application:

Annual Robotics Competition

Check back for 2021 information! 

Science Bowl in collaboration with NOBCCHE

Cincinnati Chapter – Check back for 2022 information

Engineering and Innovation Challenge

Check back for 2022 information

CPS and Partner School Visits

Enhanced UC CEAS visits with hands on activities, faculty and student discussions, and lab visits. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact Don Wittrock: wittrodn@ucmail.uc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities 

We host volunteer opportunities for CEAS students, groups, faculty, and staff to promote CEAS for exposure and connection all year long including

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Strong

Our city is only as strong as our public school system. Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Strong is working to establish an institution-wide model to engage and empower Cincinnati Public School students. By aligning programs and services to ensure readiness, create access, and foster success, we can achieve educational transformation and positively impact the future of our university and our city. In the College of Engineering and Applied Science we have established a Summer Physics course to assist with STEM Admission requirements and the INSPIRE program

Contact Us

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Brother Abdine Lewis

Program Coordinator, Community Engagement