Women in Engineering

Connect 2013



A slideshow from WiE GROW 2013!

During WiE GROW 2013, participants presented on projects and activities they completed throughout the week. You can view their presentations below.

Presentation: GROW Beginning, Day 3&4. Soil Tests, Planters, Sunrise of Worthington

Program Description

WiE GROW logo Hosted by the Women in Engineering (WiE) Program at The Ohio State University and made possible through the generous support of The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company. WiE GROW is a five-day, non-residential summer program designed to introduce middle school girls to the exciting world of engineering and to ignite their interest in an engineering-related career. The camp will take place on the Ohio State University Columbus campus, and lunch will be provided each day for the participants

WiE GROW offers young women (going into 8th grade) the opportunity to find out about engineering and its impact. Each day, the participants engage in a series of fun, hands-on activities that get them thinking and working together as engineers. These activities are led by Ohio State University engineering faculty, staff, and students, as well as professionals from ScottsMiracle-Gro Company. In addition to emphasizing teamwork and creativity, the activities demonstrate the many ways that participants can use their interest and skills in math and science to make a difference in the world.

Most of the activities take place on the OSU Columbus campus however, participants also travel to several area businesses and companies, including ScottsMiracle-Gro. During the week of the camp, participants learn more about what engineers do in the “real world.” Transportation to off-campus locations is provided by the program.


WiE GROW will take place Monday, July 28th thru Friday, August 1st.


If accepted into WiE GROW, a participation fee of $300 is required to confirm that student's spot in the program.  There is a limited amount of financial assistance available to fully or partially cover the cost of participation fees for students and families who have a demonstrated financial need. Please contact wieoutreach@osu.edu for the financial assistance application.

Please note: Checks for payment are no longer accepted and fees must be paid via credit card. You will be provided with a link to pay via credit card when your daughter has been accepted to the program.


Rolling Admission Process

WiE GROW is a competive summer program for rising 8th grade females. Below is 2014's admission process:

  • Completed Application Form
    A Personal Statement (available on the online application form) and Teacher Recommendation that shows a genuine interest in engineering
        -The applicant’s full name must appear at the top of the statement.
        -The statement must be between 250 and 450 words, typed.
        -The student should explain her motivation for applying to WiE GROW & what she hopes to get out of attending this camp.
        -Applicants should review their statements carefully before submitting them for review.
  • B+ or higher in all Math and Science classes
  • 3.6 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) required
  • Receipt of the following materials in ONE envelope:
    (1) Teacher recommendation form
        -The teacher recommendation form must be completed by the applicant’s current math or science teacher.
        -The teacher should return the form to the applicant in a sealed envelope with the teacher’s signature across the flap.
        -Applicants should NOT open the sealed teacher recommendation.

    (2) A copy of the applicant's final report card for the 2012-2013 academic year
    (3) A copy of the applicant's most recent report card for the 2013-2014 academic year (must show cumulative GPA)
         (3b) If your most recent report card does NOT show your cumulative GPA, you must mail a copy of your current transcript.
  • The number of spots for participants is limited and pending funding

Application Forms

WiE GROW 2014 is currently full! If you'd like to be added to the interest list for WiE GROW 2015, contact WiE at wieoutreach@osu.edu.


Contact WiE at wieoutreach@osu.edu or 614-688-4137 if you have questions or you are interested in being on the interest list for WiE GROW 2015.