Did you know there are more than 100 student groups on campus that are interested in energy, environment, and sustainability issues? With student-led initiatives in sustainable building and design, clean water supply, advanced automotive mobility and more, chances are there’s a group on campus that fits your needs.
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The Ohio State University emphasizes energy education by making students more aware of how energy affects their day-to-day lives and how they can influence change.
Ohio State’s more than 90 areas of study in energy and related environmental issues support our commitment to develop a workforce capable of implementing new solutions to energy challenges. For a complete list of 2015-2016 Ohio State courses related to energy, environment and sustainability, click here.
Graduate students can pursue their interests in energy through courses that range from engineering new solutions and improving conventional energy sources to analyzing policy, human behavior, and economic and business aspects of the field.
Undergraduate students can pursue their interests in diverse fields such as engineering, public policy, geology, and the Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major and minor degree programs. In addition, the SUSTAINS Learning Community is available for students who want to delve deeper into sustainability issues.
University sustainability efforts are strengthened through student organization activities; student research and project initiatives; and industry connections with students. Our students have shown exceptional interest and dedication to energy and the related environmental challenges through their successful participation in national and international projects such as:
- the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon and EcoCAR competitions,
- the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, and
- the record-setting, land-speed vehicle, the Buckeye Bullet, with variations using battery and fuel cell technologies.