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K-12 Outreach

K-12 Outreach strives to educate and inspire a diverse group of future engineers and computer scientists through innovative thinking, problem solving, and career awareness. Our programs use real-world STEM concepts in hands-on activities to experience what it is like to be an engineer or computer scientist. We want to expose students to the idea that they can be part of innovative design solutions that improve the quality of life for individuals and communities through the use of social and technical aspects.

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Kode2Learn is a student run organization where Miami student volunteers organize and run events for kids in the Oxford area that promote teamwork and problem solving through the use of computer programming. No computer science knowledge is needed; we are open to all majors.

This program was created by Miami University College of Engineering and Computing Students.

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It's way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.

Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.

The robot kit is reusable from year to year and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming. Teams design and build robots, raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach to earn specific awards. Participants are eligible to apply for $80M+ in college scholarships.

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Miami University seeks to spark girls’ interest in science during their annual Girl Scout Day. 

SWE, founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

Here at Miami, our SWE chapter provides members with opportunities and resources to serve our sisterhood of women engineers. We hold academic, career-oriented, service, and social events for our members.

This year’s event will be held on April 13, 2024. We will be providing programming for students in 3rd through 12th grade.

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Thank you for your interest in visiting the College of Engineering and Computing. We look forward to hosting you and your students!

Please note that our campus visits are a student-run initiative. We appreciate your consideration of our engineering and computing students, the rigors of their curriculum and the respect provided to them while presenting this valuable service to the community. 

We request one adult chaperone per 15 students. All adults present are considered chaperones who are responsible for the discipline and attentiveness of the students. Our visits are on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The College of Engineering and Computing speakers seek to engage audiences, cultivate curiosity in the STEM fields and inspire the next generation of engineers and computer scientists. A fun and engaging, hands-on STEM activity will go along with each presentation.

Once you submit your request, we will be in contact with you by phone or email within the next week. If you do not hear from us within that time, please call us at 513-529-4558 or email

Programs are free of charge and allow students to learn science, engineering and computer science concepts through activities.

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Girls Who Code is a student organization where Miami student volunteers teach 5th - 12th grade girls and boys about computer science, while emphasizing the importance of a community that supports women in technology. Our focus is primarily on web development, but also introduce more advanced topics such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Our goal is to close the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating, and equipping our students with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

This is a nationwide organization that provides a teaching environment to girls and boys and encourages them to pursue a future career in information technology. The Miami chapter hosts Saturday Sessions where these young students come to Miami’s Campus to learn a variety of programing skills.

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Miami University College of Engineering and Computing Students lead an interactive hand-on STEM club at Talawanda Middle School every Thursday afternoon from 3-4 PM.  Participants explore a wide variety of engineering disciplines and design challenges.  This club is open to all TMS students.

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Summer 2023 programming, led by CEC students, taught engineering and computing skills to middle schoolers in the tri-state area. Three camps were offered: an all girls coding camp that focused on learning computer science using ImagiCharms and Python; a co-ed camp that focused on innovation, the engineering design process, and 3D modeling; and an engineering and sports camp where students designed, built, and tested hockey sticks and athletic shoes to learn about engineering design and analysis.

Information to come on our summer 2024 programming.

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Sponsored by the College of Arts and Science and the College of Engineering and Computing

CIQS Day is an exclusive event for female high school students from southwestern Ohio. Students will visit Miami’s campus, interact with students and faculty, be exposed to presentations from various Miami academic departments, and be able to have conversations with working women in STEM fields with high-caliber quantitative skills.

Diversity and Inclusion

ASEE Diversity Recognition Program BadgeSolving real life problems requires contributions of people from all walks of life, areas of expertise and perspectives. As part of Miami University, we share its commitment to diversity and equity.

Miami University is committed to and fully embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse academic community is among an institution's greatest strengths. As decades of research and experience have shown, every unit and individual on campus benefits from diversity when there is an environment where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively to ask and solve questions. This is especially important given Miami's commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning. A diverse and inclusive campus enhances the living, learning, and working environment for every student, staff, and faculty member. Together, these benefits help Miami achieve its special mission as a public institution in Ohio, educating students across the state and preparing them to be leaders in a variety of fields who are ready for the demands of the 21st century workforce. We therefore aspire to attract and retain a broadly diverse group of faculty, staff and students.


Miami University College of Engineering and Computing Parking Directions
When you arrive on campus please park in the north garage. It is connected to our CEC complex. When you drive into the garage go down to the lower level. Take the elevator up to the 1st floor and when you exit out of the elevator you will be in our building complex. Take a hard right out of the elevator and walk down the hallway. You will be passing through Garland Hall. When you get to the glass display case go slightly to the left and continue straight until you enter the Benton Hall lobby (this is the starting location for all tours).

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