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Bridging the gap between academia and industry to kick start young bright minds' careers. We are dedicated to furthering the hands-on experiences of our students.

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Vintage racing at its finest! Learn about the current project car and the events the students are running.

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When the team isn't busy studying for exams or doing schoolwork, energy is put into forming a real racing team. Follow their progress on Facebook.

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A Bright Mind Development Program

The Genius Garage is a unique program to help bright young minds grow and have a head start in the real world.

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We are always open to donations for the Genius Garage Program. Being a 501(c)(3) public educational charity, outside funding for the program is crucial to our success. Please consider contributing monetary donations to help keep the Genius Garage program continuing to provide future students with the same opportunities as these brilliant young individuals are currently experiencing. Find out how to donate today!

Genius Garage is a 501(c)3 public educational charity; donations are tax-deductible.

Genius News

Casey Putsch, Taylor Putsch, and Michael Murray were presented Presidential Volunteer Service Awards by Senator Bill Beagle, Senator Randy Gardner, and State Representative Theresa Gavarone for their years of uncompensated work building and leading the Genius Garage organization and educational programs. Very honored! #geniusgarage #caseyputsch #presidentialserviceaward Bill Beagle State Representative Theresa Gavarone #michaelmurray #taylorputsch Donald J. Trump #presidentialvolunteerserviceaward @ Genius Garage -Racing, Aerospace, and Design Programs ... See MoreSee Less

8 hours ago  ·  

Jules from @artsupplydepo stopped by our open house and showed our guests and students some art techniques! #artsupplydepo #geniusgarage #automotivedesign #designschool #caseyputsch @joeyoung56 @geniusgarage @ Genius Garage -Racing, Aerospace, and Design Programs ... See MoreSee Less

8 hours ago  ·  

Little ones getting to play with a big kids toy; the Genius Garage Indy Car! #geniusgarage #dreamshot #littlekids #carsandkids #collegeinternship #indycar #reynard #champcar #caseyputsch ... See MoreSee Less

8 hours ago  ·  

What a grand open house yesterday evening! Much fun was had by all and we were honored to have representatives from 4 academic institutions including the President of BGSU, as well as two State Senators, and a State Representative attend. Program mentors Taylor Putsch, Casey Putsch and Micheal Murray were presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Awards for their years of uncompensated work with Genius Garage. ... See MoreSee Less

9 hours ago  ·  

The students are busy getting ready for the open house starting today at 4pm through 9pm! ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago  ·  

Thank you Representitive Gavarone, Senator Beagle and Senator Gardner for agreeing to present the Pres. Volunteer achievement to our volunteers at the open house. @UTPresident, hope you can make it to see your students in action!

Back in action! This seasons open house is April 21st from 5-10pm. Go check out our Facebook page at GeniusGarage1 for more info!

Shout out to @Oreo for being the perfect compliment to the milk on the podium at Indy! I'm really proud of our team! @GGarageRacing


Go Rockets🚀🚀 https://t.co/Edb4QUHIVe

The team of awesome @UToledo students heading to the podium after the win!! @IMS @UTPresident @OhlerSam

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