MSE Drop-in Tutoring: Autumn 2022

Drop-in tutoring covering the sophomore and junior MSE curricula is available every week, beginning Sunday, August 28. 

This effort is part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering's continuing effort to make the major a welcoming and inclusive space for all students to learn.

We expect that students may be able to make a better tutoring relationship by working with the same tutor, an MSE senior, across multiple classes instead of only using individual class office hours.


Curricula taught in 2000- and 3000-level MSE classes


Drop-in tutoring hours are 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

Drop-in hours are cancelled on nights before holidays and during university breaks.


In-person and online tutoring options are available. 

The location of in-person tutoring - Fontana 2130

Online tutoring - Zoom link

To schedule additional tutoring hours, email the times you are available to

The tutors

Sara Cohen

photo of Sarah Cohen Ohio State tutor

My name is Sara Cohen, and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I chose to go into Materials science and engineering because of the wide variety of applications it has and how we get to learn about so many different aspects of materials that make up everything. I am graduating in the fall of 2022 and I am not sure what I want to do after school yet since there are so many interesting fields to go into. Outside of school, I do cancer engineering research under Dr. Song in the biomedical engineering department, and I am a Resident Manager at Canfield Hall and an Office Assistant for residence life.

Luke Swauger

Luke Swauger Ohio State Materials Science and Engineering

My name is Luke Swauger, and I am a senior from Niles, OH. I plan to graduate with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in December 2022. I have interned for Worthington Industries and Vellabox. Outside of class I am an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Luo's Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing research group, and I am also president of the Foundry Club. 

Zach Everett Ohio State Department of Materials Science and Engineering biomaterials

I am a fourth year MSE student from Granville, OH focusing on biomedical materials/polymers. Some of my favorite things to do on campus are attending the football games and getting food at all the awesome restaurants in the Short North. Academically I am completing an undergraduate thesis on a novel drug delivery system to treat spinal cord injuries under Dr. Tedeschi and testing a poly-dopamine +/- oxidized dextran bio-adhesive to aid in treatment of skin wounds under Dr. Powell. I am excited for this last semester at Ohio State but plan to stay at Ohio State to complete my doctoral degree. Go Bucks!

Hanna Fenstermaker Ohio State Department of Materials Science and Engineering biomaterials

My name is Hanna Fenstermaker and I am a fourth year student from Delaware, OH. I plan to graduate in May 2024 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and a minor in Computer Information Science. Within MSE, my focus area is in biomaterials. I have interned with FORCON International doing forensic engineering and completed two co-op rotations with Johnson & Johnson at Ethicon Endo Surgery in Cincinnati, OH. I have also taken part in computational research on campus at Ohio State in the Mesoscale Mechanics and Microstructures Lab. When I’m not studying or working, I volunteer as a small group leader for H2O Church, rock climb, listen to my Discover Weekly on Spotify and drink lots of iced coffee.

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Faculty Advisor

Jonathan Brown

Assistant Professor of Practice


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