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.

Examples of some of the topics explored: the process and power of landslides, the impact of bees on food, how statistics can impact decisions, and why some animals have more babies than others.

Please register by phone or in person at The Works, 55 S. 1st St., Newark, OH, 43055, 740-349-9277. More information will be coming at the Works website as well:

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.