The University of Cincinnati Foundation

The University of Cincinnati Foundation

Science Programs

The University of Cincinnati is committed to encouraging aspiring scientists and engineers to pursue careers in these disciplines. To foster and inspire the most creative students to enter these challenging fields, the University hosts numerous competitions, summer camps and weekend programs.

Your donation to UC's Science Programs will allow for the continued success of both annual and future events.

You may choose to designate your gift one of the following programs or events, or contribute to the general Science Program Fund, which will allow program directors to apply your gift where they feel the need is greatest.  

Click here for information on making a corporate donation or to form a corporate partnership.

Funding Opportunities

Southwestern Ohio District Science and Engineering Expo (SEE)
Students in grades 7-12 who have received a "superior" rating at their schools' science fairs may compete for scholarships and cash awards at this regional event. Winners may then move on to a state and even an international science and engineering fair.  Participants must attend schools within the southwestern Ohio district, which is comprised of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Preble and Warren Counties. 

Women in Engineering
Young women who are juniors and seniors in high school will be mentored by by upper class students and professional female engineers.  They will have the opportunity to work in peer study groups, and with campus, business, and national women's groups focused on science and technology.  They will build both professional and life skills, while having fun and building friendships.

Bridge Competition
High school students will compete to see who can construct the lightest, strongest wooden model bridge.  Bridges must first meet construction materials and dimension requirements, then are weighed and weighted until they break.

Mini Medical College
This four-week course gives students a taste of what it's really like to be in medical school, but is designed to be both entertaining and educational.  Distinguished faculty from the College of Medicine share their time and expertise. Students of all ages are invited to attend. 

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
This high school robotics program is for teams of 7th through 12th graders. iSPACE, the FTC affiliate partner for the state of Ohio, will be conducting the FTC OH State Championship Robotics Tournament on January 24 at the University of Cincinnati. This state-wide event has open registration for teams from other states as well.

Science Olympiad
Student teams from area-wide middle and high schools compete in a series of more than 20 science-related activities to test their science and engineering skills and knowledge. Winners may go on to state and even to national competitions.