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Welding Engineering Distance Student Network Collaboration logo

Welding Engineering Distance Student Network Collaboration

Campus: Columbus
Status: Pending
Purpose Statement: The Welding Engineering ‘Distance Student Network’ Collaboration Organization aims to connect the hundreds of online distance students currently pursuing their Welding Engineering degrees at The Ohio State University. This organization encourages increased collaboration and communication amongst the Welding Engineering distance students through mentorship opportunities, professional development and engagement with on-campus Ohio State University Welding Engineering students. The Welding Engineering ‘Distance Student Network’ Collaboration Organization supports the further development of the Welding Engineering profession by encouraging student participation and engagement within the industry, while providing a network in which online distance students can connect, share experiences and support all members of The Ohio State University Welding Engineering community. Through the completion of scheduled virtual and in-person volunteer activities, the Welding Engineering distance students can connect with other students in the organization and further promote community engagement through multiple geographical areas. By scheduling geographical and regional meetings, with virtual ‘call-in opportunities’, the Welding Engineering distance students at The Ohio State University can connect, share network connections and experiences and mentor other students in their regions through community outreach and support. Furthermore, this organization provides a collaborative organization in which current Ohio State University students interested in the Welding Engineering program can speak with current students, ask questions and gain insight into the program. Through completion of regional outreach programs and incentives, specific to Welding Engineering, current Ohio State University Welding Engineering students can share their passion and positive prospective of the program.
Primary Leader: Elizabeth Lekarczyk
Treasurer Leader: Raj Krishnaswamy
Advisor: Desmond Bourgeois
Organization Email:
Facebook Group Page:
Website: Not Listed
Primary Type: Academic/College
Secondary Types: Community Service/Service Learning
Special Interest
Primary Make Up: Graduate
Constitution: 2023_02_20_10_10_51_6950.pdf 
Meeting Time and Place: Monthly - Thursdays, 3:30pm
Microsoft Teams - Virtual
Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 11241 Clyde Rd
Fenton, OH 48430
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: Liz Lekarczyk 248-420-4573
Time of Year for New Membership: Applications are selected year round, from all majors! You do not have to be a Welding Engineering, graduate or distance student to join. We openly welcome all students who are looking to engage in virtual volunteer meetings, mentorship opportunities with current student / industry professionals and those who are looking to learn more about the Welding Engineering (or other Engineering and Materials Science) programs at The Ohio State University! We continue to actively seek both undergraduate and graduate students to join our organization, to create a collaborative network in which students can virtually collaborate, socialize and actively support our communities.
How does a Prospective Member Apply: Applications are open to any undergraduate or graduate student, across all Ohio State University campuses! Anyone who is interested in a virtual organization, looking to interact with other undergraduate or distance students, or even those interested in mentorship / volunteer opportunities with Engineering professionals are welcome to join. Please contact Liz Lekarczyk (Lekarczyk.1) or Professor Bourgeois (Bourgeois.16) to join the organization and be added to all future email distributions and events!
Charge Dues: No