PHOTOS: Otterbein opens $10.8M innovation center mixing education and business

Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Tom Knox.

Otterbein University projects the Steam (science, tech, engineering, arts and math) Innovation Center will create 200 jobs in five years.

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Originally published October 3, 2016.

1 Comment on PHOTOS: Otterbein opens $10.8M innovation center mixing education and business

  1. I pass this facility in Westerville on my way to work nearly every day. If this is anything like the Idea Foundry in Columbus and it adds integration with college students and classes, that would be excellent. The facility would give students a place to pursue unique, out of the box ideas while they have the time to experiment in college. With resources like professors and local business owners, they would get research and theory from professors and practicality from local businesses. It would really be the best of both worlds. I went to a vocational school for my last two years of high school and the practical, work environment classroom really changed my perspective on schooling versus the work world. Innovation centers like this should be the future of our education system to promote the next generation of students that have experiences beyond taking tests in the classroom.

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