The Ohio State University at Newark


Kids Tech & Explore College

Kids Tech University is a program that brings students aged 9-12 to college campuses to get hands-on experience in STEM fields. KTU aims to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and math and introduce students and their parents to campus life. Students spent three or four Saturdays attending interactive lectures designed around a “why” question and investigating the topic in hands-on activities directed by university faculty. The goal of KTU is to familiarize students and parents with post-secondary education institutions and to create a skilled workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions. In Licking County, KTU is hosted by The Works museum, The Ohio State University at Newark and Denison University.

This year (January – April 2016) professors will help students explore how to support bees that help get food to your table, how Google works, what your brain does and how a flat screen can make you feel like you are in a 3D environment.

Registration can be done by phone or in person at The Works. For more information, contact The Works: 740-349-9277 or RoriLeath@attheworks.org.


While kids participate in Kids Tech activities, their parents are invited to participate in Explore College, a series of college planning workshops designed for Licking County families whose children will be the first to enter college. Presenters from The Ohio State University at Newark, Central Ohio Technical College and Denison University will lead sessions on topics including College and Career Readiness, Financial Aid, and Admissions and provide other essential information.