Students & Educators

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Kevin Ernst, PE

Gold Sponsor: American Electric Power, Inc.

Silver Sponsor: Franklin County Chapter, S.P.E.

The Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO) was formed in 1964 to create math, science, scholarship and other educational programs for Ohio's youth and engineering professionals. Programs for engineers included those that develop social and managerial skills. EFO helps lighten the burden of skyrocketing college costs by offering more than $25,000 in scholarships to Ohio's best and brightest engineering students.


MATHCOUNTS, EFO's "flagship" program, has grown to include nearly 2,300 middle school children statewide in local chapter math competitions.

SCHOLARSHIPS totaling more than $25,000 are distributed annually to about two dozen of Ohio's brightest engineering students.  The NSPE Foundation has provided more than $1 million in scholarships over the years.

Imagine Engineering Coloring Contest introduces second graders to the world of engineering.  EFO identified this age as critical to developing proper attitudes toward math and science so all children can realize their potential for engineering if they choose it as an educational career path later in life.

ENGINEERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: The Engineer As Leader helps approximately 40 young engineering students and career-changing veterans annually as they learn the finer points of managing human relations and employment challenges.

Together, the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers and the Engineers Foundation of Ohio are making great strides in advancing the profession of engineering and engineering education in Ohio.