LASER Programming

LASER Programming

Latinx Role Models Days

Latinx Role Models Day (LRMD) brings together hundreds of local high school student participants and Latinx professional volunteers to Ohio State for a day filled with inspiration.

Learn more about Latinx Role Models Day

SÕL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo

SÕL-CON brings together Columbus area youth, as well as industry insiders, indie comic creators and exhibitors, for a comic convention unlike any other.

Learn more about SÕL-CON

Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, along with the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, co-sponsors the annual Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. This week-long day camp provides a critical thinking forum for rising high school students to explore.

learn more about the Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute

Besides LASER's two signature events, LRMD and SÕL-CON, every year LASER hosts various programming events.

Programming events are meant to create a safe space for local Spanish-speaking families to familiarize themselves with The Ohio State University and to learn about what the university is doing to break down barriers to higher education. These events include:

  • FAFSA Nights (paying for college, applying for federal student aid)

  • DACA Workshops (pathways to college, legal rights)

  • College Credit Plus Workshops (how to earn college credit in high school)

  • Pan Dulce Noches (desserts, admissions info, campus tours)

  • Dia de Los Muertos (facepainting, campus pilgrimage, “Coco” screening)