Ohio State Energy in the News
March 31, 2014
…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)
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.
March 28, 2014
Featured expert: Rich Denning, professor of nuclear engineering
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.
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.
March 17, 2014
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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.
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.
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!
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
Toledo Blade (via Associated Press)
February 24, 2014
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.
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
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.
February 7, 2014
Featured expert: Douglas Southgate, professor of agricultural, environmental and development economics and associate director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center
January 28, 2014
Imagine an ATM waking up and asking for your account PIN while your debit card is still deep in your pocket. A federal grant is helping Ohio State University researchers develop a more secure – and more convenient – credit card.Paul Berger, professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics, has been working for 15 years on reducing the energy required to run computer chips.
January 23, 2014
The Ohio State University at Marion has received a silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System program, a news release states.
The Daily Jeffersonian
January 16, 2014
A report last fall that the population of Cambridge could grow tenfold as a result of the gas and oil boom in this part of Ohio has sparked a partnership between the county's planning commission and The Ohio State University Extension.
Together they will revisit the Guernsey County Comprehensive Strategic Plan.
Science News for Students
January 15, 2014
Ohio State mechanical engineering professor Junmin Wang and his colleagues are designing and testing a computer program that controls each wheel’s speed independently.
January 9, 2014
A new firm has been identified and the price tag has gone up for a study of Mirror Lake’s leaks and overflows after the original firm left its contract to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.EMH&T, a Columbus-based development and public works firm, is now set to conduct the sustainability study, which is slated to cost $4,520 more because extra work was added to “determine if groundwater is a viable option to feed the lake,” OSU spokeswoman for Administration and Planning Lindsay Komlanc said in an email Thursday.