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Energy and Environment News

Ohio State 2015 Student Grants for Energy, the Environment and Sustainability Announced

12/16/14 – The Office of Energy and Environment and the Office of Student Life are pleased to announce the 2015 funding awards for student research projects and initiatives in the areas of energy, the environment and sustainability. Read more.

NSF Awards $17.9 Million to Fund Broad-Impact Science

12/15/14 – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed funding for The Ohio State University’s Center for Emergent Materials, an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). The six-year, $17.9 million grant funds Ohio State’s long-term studies of forward-looking new materials. Read more.

City & Regional Planning students' study light rail system

12/15/14 – The CRP 4910 undergraduate studio produced a plan for a light rail system in Columbus and presented it to the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission. Read more.

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  • January 09, 2015

    Green Columbus: A Beautiful, Healthy, Prosperous Community

    Mayor Michael Coleman premiers The Columbus Green Community Plan, a multi-faceted 67 page compendium of accomplishments, guidelines and best practice initiatives to address global climate change and firmly establish Columbus as an international leader in conservation and sustainability. With Erin Miller, environmental steward, City of Columbus; and Aparna Dial, Sustainability Director, OSU. This event will be from 12-1:15 p.m. on Friday Jan. 9 at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad Street. Read more.

  • January 15, 2015

    COSI Sustainability Film Series: More Than Honey, Jan. 15

    Ohio State is sponsoring COSI’s Sustainability Film Series, a series of provocative environmental films and expert speakers. The January film in the monthly series is “More Than Honey,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. This film shows the importance of honey bees and how the majority of humankind’s food supply relies on honey bees for pollination. Honey bee populations are undergoing a sharp decline, and without them, conventional agricultural systems may collapse. "More Than Honey" explores the challenges modern and traditional beekeepers face. The film also features researchers and scientists working to save our most important pollinators. Read more.

  • January 27, 2015

    Climate Explorations: Earth's Thermostat: Our Solar Furnace & Gas Ceiling

    The Ohio Sea Grant is hosting Earth's Thermostat: Our Solar Furnace & Gas Ceiling as part of their Climate Explorations Series. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 27 at the Ohio State Planetarium, Smith Laboratory. The presentations will focus on the sun as the primary source of energy for Earth’s climate system and the role of the greenhouse effect in trapping heat in Earth’s atmosphere. Read more.

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