Safe and Healthy Campus Innovation Challenge

Together as Buckeyes, we can foster the safest and healthiest culture and environment on our campus as possible when we do it together. The Office of the Chief Wellness Officer, the Office of Student Life and the College of Nursing’s new Center for Healthcare Innovation and Wellness are hosting an Innovation Challenge to support your ideas to promote a safe and healthy campus community in three key areas:

  • Physical distancing (student housing both on- and off-campus, bars/restaurants, etc.)
  • Wearing of face masks/coverings
  • Mental health and well-being

We encouraged cross-disciplinary teams of students to pitch their ideas in these categories to be evaluated for implementation across the Ohio State community. Every team who submitted an innovative idea is receiving some level of support, and top-rated teams will be paired with a faculty or staff mentor to help move their work forward.

Congratulations to the top-rated teams in our challenge:

Physical Distancing
  1. Medical Innovations Club
  2. Bubble
Wearing of Face Masks
  1. Straw-nger Together
  2. Ohio Staters Team 1
Mental Health and Well-being
  1. Peerzel
  2. Shooting Star

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