FRee training in the maker space. limited spots available, sign up now! every wednesday in september

September 4th September 11th September 18th September 25th

Westerville habitat wall build August 17

We’re in need of crew leaders for the Wall Build August 17th, held indoors at The Point at Otterbein University. You don’t have to be a professional carpenter, just have some knowledge of how to use a hammer and comfortable guiding a team of 5-8 people. Sign up here and please share with friends:

Non Routine Leadership™ Workshop Series – See Through Complexity August 27th

Complex problem solving is here to stay; and the ones who understand the difference between the simple and the complex will lead. Join us August 27 for our “See Through Complexity” workshop and get equipped with expert complex problem solving skills. Register here: HUGE, limited time discount for Otterbein students! Email to get your promotional code.

Columbus chamber retail summit august 8th

The Point will be closed to the public. If you would like to register for this event, follow this link. For the past 10 years, Retail Summit has cultivated an environment that offers attendees the opportunity to connect with the most innovative companies in the industry ranging from start-ups, emerging leaders and established veterans. This year’s summit at The Point at Otterbein University will allow our panelists to address […]

screening of a prayer for compassion august 20th

To learn about the devastating results of factory farming and giving a spiritual perspective of how we can better live with other animals and help the planet, register here for: Screening of A Prayer for Compassion ~ Q&A with producer, Victoria Moran Tickets, Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

VIPKid teacher training July 20th

This is a private event We provide an international learning experience to children in China between the ages 4-12.  Located in Beijing and San Francisco, with teachers all over the U.S.  and Canada, the company offers fully immersive one-on-one English language instruction  provided online by highly qualified teachers. The curriculum uses a flipped-classroom approach  to foster creativity and critical thinking skills.

women in logistics july 10th

Register here! Gender equity in the workplace – whether through pay, advancement and/or access to opportunities – is at the top of mind for many. While there have been great strides for women in recent years, there are still many questions that remain: what is happening in the workforce, especially the local workforce, in regards to pay equity, and how can companies ensure women are being compensated appropriately, as […]

Central Ohio women in trades July 6th

Brilliant Builders – Wooden Marquee Letters@ Click link to register. July 06, 2019 Picture your favorite letter on display for all to see! In this workshop, you will be using woodworking tools to create an 18” tall marquee letter, decked out with battery-operated lighting. This is the perfect project to create a unique wall-hanging, using either your first or last name as inspiration. Keep it for yourself, or create […]

Westerville education foundation June 28th

Quarterly meeting. This is a closed/private event. Click here to learn more about the foundation.

Essex School for the gifted and talented presentations June 22nd

Summer camp hosted by Otterbein June 16 – 22. Camp is FULL click here for more information

Campus Safety Training June 20th, & Bystander CPR Training June 27th

Tara Chinn from Otterbein’s Risk Management Office will be hosting campus safety training and bystander CPR training for Otterbein Faculty, Staff, and Students. The Point business partners are also invited to attend. Please contact Tara at if you would like to attend.

National Ground Water Association June 19 & 20 Annual conference. This is a closed/private event.

otterbein Graduate Programs info session June 12

Come learn about Otterbein’s graduate programs! Allied Health, Educational Mathematics, MBA, Education, Nursing, DNP June 12th 5:30 – 7:00 PM Follow this link to register.

Creating Cat Condos & Play spaces june 9th hosted by central ohio women in trades

To register, click on this link. Hosted by Central Ohio Women in Trades 

Summer summit June 4th and 5th 2019

MakerEDU Summer Summit supports the development and sustainability of innovative spaces for maker education. Theses spaces encourage practical and problem-based use of all educational disciplines in solving real issues in our community and the world.

Private birthday party june 8th! Reserve your space now at the point

Rooms available for private parties and events. Contact Lucy Cryan for inquiries.

Hilliard City schools admin training June 6th

This is a private, invitation only event.

HESS Developed at The point

We are honored to share news about one of our business partners, Jeffrey Becker of edgeThingz and hisHealthcare Education Simulation Station (HESS). This amazing product was developed here at The Point!

buckeye valley local schools educator training may 30

This is a closed, invitation only event.

Central Ohio Women in the trades may 29 6:30 pm

Designing and Creating Bug Hotels

Cooper & Adel Free Estate & Retirement Planning Workshop may 22, 6:00 pm

Friday, may 17th, 2019 – Attract and Retain Top Talent Workshop

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People are your greatest asset – or your greatest weakness. If you are like most employers today, your company’s single biggest challenge is finding and keeping the right people to help you accomplish your organizational goals. However, as difficult as it may be to find the right hire, the cost of a bad hire can be enormous and good hiring takes more than good instincts. It takes a systematic approach.

Events at The Point (3/20-23)

Events at The Point (3/20-23)  2019 State of the Community: On March 21, Westerville will celebrate volunteerism and the accomplishments they achieved collectively last year. There will be a brief presentation, video, and awards over hors d’oeuvres and mocktails. It is a free event.  JP Morgan Chase Meeting: On March 20 and 21, JP Morgan, one of our tenants, will be having corporate meetings with continental breakfast and boxed lunches provided by our […]

Events at The Point (3/15-16)

Events at The Point (3/15-16)  CoverMyMeds: On March 15, CoverMyMeds, a healthcare software company, will be using one of our spaces with whiteboards and projectors for their business meeting.  Columbus State/Otterbein 2 + 2 Program: On March 15, an informational session will be held at The Point about the Columbus State Dual Admission Program at Otterbein. Visit for more information about the program.  Cardinal Leadership Summit: On March 16, the Otterbein University Center for Student […]

Young Entrepreneurs Academy: Apply for our 2018-19 Class!

YEA! Columbus, based at The Point at Otterbein, is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 class of aspiring young entreprenuers! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the 20-week program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies. YEA! […]

Otterbein senior has sweet internship and offer from Nestle

Reagan Nemec  Department: Engineering Major: Systems Engineering Class Of 2019 Job Title: Research and Development Intern – Nestle   Otterbein students understand the importance of hands-on learning and the value of internships, and that’s why senior Reagan Nemec has sought out internships since her first year as an engineering student. Her first internship experience was at Honda of America Manufacturing the summer after her freshman year. Last summer she landed an internship with Nestle, the […]

Otterbein virtual reality PLC presents new ways of looking at old things

By Duncan Squillante ’21 and Dan Steinberg How would you like to tour the Colosseum in Rome without ever leaving the Otterbein campus? What would it be like to travel in space and see our planet from the space station while sitting in a classroom in the Communication building? A learning community offered for students and professors alike by the Center for Teaching and Learning is doing just that in […]

Otterbein 3D capabilities put fossils in the hands of biology students

  Otterbein 3D capabilities put fossils in the hands of biology students Lauren Heberling ’19 Thousands of miles away in a locked vault at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, are the fossilized remains of Homo naledi, an extinct species of hominid. However, with the help of 3D printers at The Point, the skull of Homo naledi is in our science center, within the quiet peaceful village of […]

Maker Space closed on Sunday, April 8

Due to the Starry Night event at Westerville North High School, the Maker Space will be closed on Sunday, April 8.

Spring Break – Maker Space

During the week of 3/5 – 3/10, MakerSpace will be available by appointment due to Spring Break.

With Crimson Cup, Ohio College Students Explore Automated Coffee Drying

Engineering students at Ohio’s Otterbein University were tasked with exploring automated solutions for raised bed drying. All photos courtesy of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea.   Read more here!

Maker Space at The Point at Otterbein is now open to the community

Maker Space at The Point at Otterbein is now open to the community   Lauren Heberling ‘19 The Point at Otterbein University is a growing STEAM innovation center that is home to resident companies, academic departments and now the public. The Maker Space, within The Point, is comprised of five creative spaces for Otterbein students, faculty, staff and members of the community to utilize, providing access to industrial technologies not […]

2018 Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct winner!

Congratulations to FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1317, Digital Fusion, hosted at The Point, for the 2018 Digital Animation Award.   Watch the animation below:

Robot builders enjoy challenges

  Check out this new post from about Team Calamari No. 10084 from Educational Robotics of Central Ohio (ERCO), hosted at The Point:    

Harpster Engineering Lab – Dedicated Dec. 4

The Harpster Engineering Lab at The Point at Otterbein University was dedicated on Monday night, Dec. 4

Otterbein systems engineering major builds mini-arcade as a side project

This past summer DeBacker spent two and a half months creating his own, fully operational mini-arcade machine as a side project during his internship with The Point.

‘Make a Difference’ Day

Otterbein University will host three events to celebrate national Make a Difference Day, as well as its new Kindness Matters initiative. Otterbein is proud to partner with Kind Columbus at The Columbus Foundation in its effort to cultivate and inspire kindness throughout the greater Columbus region.

Otterbein University Hosts YEA!

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University is a new host site for the national Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), and is accepting applications now through Sept. 15.


WESTERVILLE, Ohio—The Point teamed up with the PAST Foundation the week of June 19 to host Otterbein’s STEAM Powered, Super Sleuths Summer Camp.

FIRST Lego League Camp

WESTERVILLE, Ohio— Partnering with the PAST Foundation once again, The Point welcomed fourth through eighth graders to the FIRST Lego League (FLL): Smash Hits summer camp, July 10-14.

Cam Around Town: Otterbein Engineering Camp

Good Day Columbus feature reporter Cameron Fontana was live at Otterbein University to check out their summer engineering camp.

Engineering Solutions Summer Camp

WESTERVILLE, Ohio— This week at The Point, middle school student campers utilized the resources at The Point, and learned about 3D modeling, 3D printing, prototyping, designing, building, and testing, along with variety of other skills.

Accelerating Potential

Check out how The Point at Otterbein is Accelerating Potential

Otterbein IdeaFest 2017 teams strives to help community

Over the weekend, The Point at Otterbein University hosted its inaugural IdeaFest, an event that challenged students to tackle problems within the community and come together to solve them.

IdeaFest 2017

In its inaugural event, IdeaFest 2017 brought over a dozen students to The Point at Otterbein to tackle some of the most pressing social issues in Columbus and beyond.

The Point at Otterbein University Enables “Made in Ohio”

Collaboration at The Point at Otterbein University Enables a New Innovative Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) Solution to be “Made in Ohio”



Westerville Special Olympics

Otterbein University – The Point, hosts Westerville Special Olympics December 11th, 2016 – 15 athletes and their parents came together for the Westerville Special Olympics! Special thanks to freshman student volunteers (Michael Fernandes and Jesse Chirdon) and others who helped make this event a success!

Corporate America, Meet the Maker Movement

While technology firms, government, and education embrace making as the future, other industries can reap rewards by inspiring employees to both think of solutions and make them happen.

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Sharing a wonderful evening with our friends @VentureOhio Thanks @bigkittylabs for your partnership! #techohio

Check it out! This is a sped up video of our plasma table cutting out a piece of our water feature that will be out back

Our partner collaboration foosball table! Thank you @OtterbeinPoint students for design, build and deployment of this great asset.

This year's @WELD_National conf speaker is @ChrisJansing, Sr Nat'l Correspondent & Anchor on @MSNBC and #Otterbein class of '78! She will deliver a compelling message on Beyond the Movement: Make Change Happen, at The @OtterbeinPoint June 13!

Some of our guests in session at MakerEdu Summer Summit! #otterbeinpoint #otterbein

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