In addition to our work international work, we are also passionate about improving our home here in Columbus. We are involved in a number of local projects that vary from semester to semester. Whether it’s inspiring the next generation of engineers with STEM related kids clubs, or working with local businesses to build small structures, EWB is thankful for these opportunities to give back to the Columbus area.
EMDR Bilateral Stimulation Devices
This semester we will be researching a developing EMDR stimulation devices to be donated to the OSU CCS department. Bilateral stimulation is proven to lower anxiety levels and emit different frequencies inducing a calming sensation for the user. The CCS department will use our devices as a tool used for student therapy sessions.
CHA Animal Shelter Moveable Fences
The CHA Animal Shelter reached out to us with the request for moveable and rearrangeable fences. Our local committee will focus on the research and design of this fence. We will present our options to CHA then build the final product for the shelter.
Volunteer & Education Outreach
Local projects is always focused on continued volunteering outlets even amidst the pandemic. This committee focuses on planning and executing these volunteer programs for our members. Our first program will be creating and donating no sew blankets to a nearby homeless shelter.