The Adaptive Technology Engineering Network (ATEN) is a relatively new group at OSU, with a focus on accessible engineering for those with disabilities. Members of this club are provided opportunities to learn about what accessible engineering looks like in industry and society via guest speakers. ATEN also provides a variety of accessible engineering projects to provide hands on experience to members who would like to create for the community. While ATEN is under the College of MIME, our members come from a large variety of engineering backgrounds, so students who participate in these projects will get the opportunity to gain experience working with those from different engineering fields. Our group is also looking to expand our project list so new members are welcome to bring forward their own adaptive engineering project ideas.
ATEN is welcoming and friendly to those who want to become dedicated members or those who simply want to attend guest lectures. Official members are not required to participate in any project, as these are meant to be available as experiential learning tools. The variety of projects are open to those who would like to further develop their own skills, or would like to learn more about another field from their peers. ATEN also utilizes a lateral organization structure, which allows an easy opportunity to explore different project teams and allows anyone to bring up ideas within those teams. The following list includes some of our most frequently received questions:
LEAFS (Leading and Enabling Adolescent Futures in STEM)
ATEN email: email@example.com
No prior experience is needed to succeed in ATEN, since we are a group seeking to provide students opportunities for experiential learning. Any gaps in knowledge are filled along the way, or by fellow club members.
No, ATEN provides a variety of projects and events you may choose to participate in. You can choose to participate as often as you’d like, but the experience you receive will be reflective of how much work you put in. The only requirement being that you’re upfront with the club about how much time you’d like to commit.
Send a message into the general chat on Slack to discuss with the club, or reach out to one of the club officers by direct message or email
Tuesday 6-7 pm
Default location for sharing files and anything club related
Primary Moonclimb contact
Josh Bamberger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelby Westerberg: email@example.com
Pictures and large files from LEAFS