Get Involved with Tech This Semester

Looking to get involved with technology around campus this semester but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t stress, you haven’t missed your opportunity. Whether you are looking to join a campus club that meets weekly, tour a lab, look for internships, or attend a hackathon look no further.

Think of it like a mini involvement fair, except without all of the people and walking. Take a look:


September 1- Installfest 2016

Caldwell Lab 120 7:00pm

Open Source Club is hosting Installfest to help you try your hand at different distributions of Linux. They can help you get up and running with an Open Source operating system, regardless of your previous experience. If you are familiar with this, you are still encouraged to show up, chat, and help new users. Pizza will also be a thing.

September 16- ElectroScience Lab Ice Cream Social

1330 Kinnear Road,  5:00-6:00pm

If you are a Junior or Senior ECE student and are interested in applying to grad school, attend this event to learn more about the Elecroscience Laboratory and its programs. A great networking and ice cream opportunity.

September 20- Software Defined Radio Workshop 

Caldwell Lab 078, 7:00pm 

This workshop hosted by the electronics club and ACM-W will let you build a software defined radio using a USB dongle with antenna attachment. Drop by and learn more about software defined radio and hobbyist electronics. 

September 20 and 21- Engineering Expo Career Fair

Ohio Union, 1:00-6:00pm

The Engineering Expo is a great opportunity for engineering and computer science students to meet with employer representatives and learn about co-op, internship, and career employment opportunities. The Engineering Expo will take place on two days this year and you should plan to attend BOTH days because there will be different employers on each day. 

October 7-9 – Kent Hack Enough

Kent State University Library

Kent Hack Enough is a weekend long hackathon where you can come together with over 350 other hackers to learn and create something new. The event is free for students which includes food, energy drinks and swag. Visit the Kent Hack site to apply.

Looking for a club?

Collegiate Web Developers

A group of developers working to improve the web. They hold weekly meetings with guest speakers, and do projects to apply your learning.

Open Source Club

A group of open source software enthusiasts. It’s a great place to get support, share ideas and join the community of people interested in open development and free software.


A group dedicated to fostering tech culture around Ohio State. They host hackathons and makeathons throughout the school year.

Society of women engineers

SWE is an international organization focused on empowering women to achieve their full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders. Ohio State's section of SWE is devoted on providing professional and social events to prepare you for the next step in your life.


Design Develop Deploy. A student run incubator where small teams of designers, coders, and creatives come together to make a product or prototype in a semester. Applications for this fall are open until September 5.

Electronics club

The club hosts hands on workshops for those interested in electronics. They have their own workspace and tools as well as storage space for members. Simply email them to get started.


For a more complete list of tech clubs around Ohio State visit our student org page. Don’t see your org there? Email our web moderator and she will add you.