3-Day BreakOuts

Big laurel learning center

Big Laurel Learning Center is a traditional mountain community that inspires celebration, education, and volunteerism as tools to promote healing and social change. Big Laurel offers educational service opportunities that teach about Appalachian culture, environmental sustainability, and the effects of coal mining on the region. The ETHOS Center will be sponsoring this weekend trip as an opportunity for students to engage with the learning center.

Where: Big Laurel Learning Center, Kermit, West Virginia

Dates: Tentatively scheduled for March 1-3 (Departure by noon Thursday, return by 1:00pm Saturday)

Cost: $90 Per Student (meals and accommodation included)

Blue rock station

Blue Rock Station (BRS) is a sustainable homestead in Philo, Ohio, focusing on simplicity and treading lightly on the earth. Weekends at BRS will allow students the opportunity to experience life in a more sustainable way through work, learning, and meals. This breakout session is focused on the role of sustainability in the future of engineering. Join us for a unique and informative experience on alternative building techniques, appropriate technology, and sustainable living.

Location: Blue Rock Station, Philo, Ohio

Dates: Tentatively scheduled for March 29-31 (Departure by noon Thursday, return by 1:00pm Saturday)

Eligibility: All engineering students are eligible to participate.

Cost: $90/ student (includes transportation, meals, & accommodations)

3-Day Breakout Application


Please fill out the form below to apply for the ETHOS Domestic Breakout. You will not be officially registered until you submit the $90 fee for the breakout to ETHOS. Checks can be made out to University of Dayton with "ETHOS" in the memo and dropped off in KL 261 J. If you are unable to participate in the breakout after you have submitted your payment, half of the fee will be returned to you.

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Contact Us

The ETHOS Center, Dr. Malcolm Daniels, Director

Kettering Lab 201 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0222