WednesdayOctober 28, 2020

Hydraulics lab activities get help from community partner

Thanks to a CState industry partnership, students in the Mechanical Engineering Technologies course MET 240, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, are able to complete all of their hydraulics lab activities this semester even though the lab room in the Main Building is currently unavailable.

Professor Abbey Yee (right) said Cincinnati State has a partnership with Hydrotech-- the company that donated the hydraulic training stations used in the Clifton Campus lab.

Hydrotech welcomed MET students to the company's West Chester location for activities that rely on access to compressed air-- a key component for some lab exercises.

"We were able to move much of our needed lab equipment, like boards, valves, and cylinders, to our temporary lab set-up in the ATLC," Abbey said.

"We needed the equipment at Hydrotech to complete hands-on activities that give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of concepts like pressure, flow, and more," Abbey said.

In photos above and below, students are calculating the speed of a hydraulic cylinder and comparing experimental values to theoretical ones.

"Hydrotech has borrowed our lab a few times a year to conduct employee training, so we knew they would have the space and materials needed for us to carry out our lab activities this semester," Abbey said.

(Photos provided by Abbey Yee)

Tutoring Center offers Accounting help & Math Center adds weekend tutoring

Cincinnati State's Tutoring Center and Math Center have announced expanded virtual services for Fall Semester students.

  • The Math Center provides virtual academic support for students taking a variety of Math courses as well as Physics and Chemistry.
    • Starting Oct. 31, Math Tutoring will be available on Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m.
    • To see the complete schedule for Math Center tutoring services, click to download the Math Center Fall Semester flyer.
      • Note that clicking a specifc day/time block on the flyer opens a Zoom Virtual Support meeting room.
  • The Tutoring Center is offering virtual academic support for students in Accounting 101 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and selected Wednesdays and Sundays for the rest of Fall semester.
  • The Tutoring Center continues to offer help with Reading, Study Skills, using Blackboard, and tutoring for these courses:
  • First Year Experience
  • Biology 100, 111, 151, 152, 220
  • Chemistry 100, 110, 111, 115
  • Information Management 100, 111, 120, 130, 150

For questions about Tutoring Center or Math Center services, contact Tutoring Center Director Debbie Greenlee (

Add your photo to the #WeTeach campaign

The College Marketing Department invites Cincinnati State employees to submit photos this week for the #WeTeach social media campaign that will launch soon.

The #WeTeach campaign features photos of Cincinnati State faculty and staff "in action" while working in person or delivering remote services.

The campaign encourages followers of Cincinnati State on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media to connect and interact with the College in new ways.

In the photo above, Nursing instructor Nicole Horton showed how she used a large dry erase board to teach about cardiac defects from home during a Summer class.

College Website & Digital Manager Amy Wagner would like to receive "creative and fun" photos of Cincinnati State employees doing your in-person or work-at-home teaching, advising, or other activities that serve our College mission.

Please send your photo to Amy ( by Friday, Oct. 30.

Colleague maintenance on Nov. 1

Colleague system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 7 a.m. to noon.

Systems affected during the maintenance period include:

  • Admissions Application
  • Colleague
  • eForms
  • Informer
  • MyServices
  • Starfish

This maintenance also includes updating the Colleague user interface version.

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