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New National Science Foundation grant

Update | Monday, April 13, 2020

The National Science Foundation is funding a new Columbus State project. It’s known as Improving Student Mastery of Welding Skills through Real-Time Assessment and Feedback, or WELDS Ohio. In partnership with George Washington University and Lorain County Community College, Columbus State will expand an innovative combined-technology approach to welding education.

The approach pairs a welding trainer with a virtual tracking system. That system captures and evaluates each action a welder makes for a welding assignment and then creates a success score for the activity.

The initiative is made possible by a $385,600 grant. It will bring new equipment and technologies to the College to create more opportunities for career exploration among K-12 students, as well as apprenticeship experiences among Columbus State students.


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