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Retired OSU Prof Continues Planting Trees


April 25, 2014

Today is Arbor Day in Ohio which means plenty of trees will be planted. But there’s a retired Ohio State professor emeritus in horticulture who, by his own estimate, has planted some 50,000 trees.Daniel Struve may have retired from teaching horticulture but by no means has he given up his horticultural practice.

OSU students’ non-polluting KAir battery wins $100K from feds

Business First

April 21, 2014

A non-polluting industrial battery invented by Ohio State University students won $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy and will compete in June for the grand prize in the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.Columbus-based KAir Battery LLC won the southwest regional clean-energy prize in the agency’s side contest at the Rice University Business Plan Competition last week in Houston.

Preventing Heat From Going to Waste

Science Magazine

April 16, 2014

Featured expert: Joseph Heremans, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering

Nonpolluting battery, charger cord protector win OSU Fisher business plan competition

Business First

April 10, 2014

Large-scale batteries that don’t have toxic byproducts and a solution to a vexing problem of broken MacBook chargers were top winners Wednesday at the annual business plan competition of Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.KAir Battery LLC, which won the top $15,000 prize, also is competing in the Rice University Business Plan Competition, billed as the world’s largest for graduate students.

Global warming heads ‘out of control’

The Columbus Dispatch

April 1, 2014

Featured expert: Lonnie Thompson, climate-change expert and glaciologist with Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar Research Center

New head of Ohio Manufacturing Institute wants it to be ‘a force for economic and technical development'

Business First

March 31, 2014

The Ohio Manufacturing Institute is getting new leadership as its executive-on-loan from Marysville’s Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. ends his tenure.

…Replacing Spivey as director of the Ohio State University-run institute is Glenn Daehn, a materials science engineering professor at Ohio State who was the institute’s first leader when it was founded four years ago (and was recently named one of the region’s 20 to Know in Manufacturing)

Short Takes: Mirror Lake is an OSU treasure

The Columbus Dispatch (editorial)

March 28, 2014

The Oval and nearby Mirror Lake are the green heart of Ohio State University’s bustling, continuously growing campus. They are among the most recognizable features of campus and a calming oasis for the benefit of students and staff.

OSU nuclear engineering professor: Oil and natural gas to run out in 40 to 80 years

Business First

March 28, 2014

Featured expert: Rich Denning, professor of nuclear engineering 

Ohio State’s Mirror Lake may get vintage look

The Columbus Dispatch

March 26, 2014

Mirror Lake could regain the island and bridges that it had more than a century ago once Ohio State University finishes renovating it.

The university is exploring three design concepts, including a throwback to the lake of the late 1800s, when it was more serpentine and spanned by a bridge.

Ohio State University Team Readies Electric Motorcycle For TT Zero

Green Car Report

March 21, 2014

Electric vehicle technology is finding its way into various motorsport disciplines, but few are more exciting than the world of electric motorcycling.

Not only did an electric motorcycle win the two-wheeled class at last year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, each year one race at the world's most famous motorcycle event is dedicated to electric power alone.

It's called TT Zero, held during the Isle of Man's Tourist Trophy races in June. And this year, a team from Ohio State University is aiming to take the top spot.

Greenland's ice loss nearly tripled in a decade

USA Today

March 17, 2014

Featured expert: Michael Bevis, professor of earth sciences and one of the study’s leading investigators
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Ohio State University students build one of the world’s top electric racing motorcycles

Torque News

March 12, 2014

Electric motorcycles haven’t been around very long and have only been out on the world’s racing circuits for about half a decade. But they’re quickly catching up to their gasoline-powered counterparts, and the Ohio State University is right in the thick of the race to the top.

Panel Discusses Safety, Myths of Fracking

The Lantern

March 7, 2014

An Ohio State professor said too little is known about the process and effects of fracking to deem it safe or unsafe. The Thursday panel was part of Fracking Our Health, a discussion focused on separating fact from fiction on the issue of fracking.

Web Exclusive: EcoCAR 2 Student Engineering Competition


February 27, 2014

EcoCAR 2 is a three-year student engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges 15 universities to redesign and rebuild a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu into an environmentally friendly vehicle. Currently, the team is in the final year of competition, and recently reached the major milestone of having a running vehicle!

Study Links Temperature to a Peruvian Glacier’s Growth and Retreat

The New York Times

February 26, 2014

Featured expert: Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and a Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar Research Center

Ohio State, Michigan partner with company on research

Toledo Blade (via Associated Press)

February 24, 2014

$70 million from feds will seed 10,000 jobs, Ohio State says

Columbus Dispatch

February 24, 2014

The federal government is awarding a $70 million contract to a Columbus company, EWI, which will team up with Ohio State University and the University of Michigan to help research and develop innovations in lightweight metals.

Researchers go to the core of climate change

Charleston Gazette-Mail

February 22, 2014

Featured experts: Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, leaders of the ice core paleo-climatology unit at Ohio State’s Byrd Polar Research Center

Ohio State team promotes nature-based 'ECO-farming'

Pike County Daily

February 8, 2014

A team of scientists and educators from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences now spells farming with three extra letters.The group studies, demonstrates and teaches about what it calls “ECO-farming,” a new approach aimed at boosting a farm’s production and profits while shrinking its environmental footprint.

Chesapeake to reduce drilling spending. Company still has $800 million penciled in for Ohio this year

Newark Advocate

February 7, 2014

Featured expert: Douglas Southgate, professor of agricultural, environmental and development economics and associate director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center