04/01/16 – Don’t know what to do with your burned-out compact fluorescent light bulbs? Old car tires? Cans of unused paint? Take them to Wooster’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair. Read more.
03/31/16 – Northeast Ohio’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair is back. The free public festival, whose theme is “Green Is for Life!” is April 19 at Wooster’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Read more.
03/28/16 – Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Wei Zhang recently received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. Read more.
03/23/16 – The White House Water Summit, held on World Water Day (March 22), gathered leading institutions with a stake in innovating sustainable solutions to mounting water safety and security issues–and Ohio State was one of them. Read more.
03/22/16 – The City of Columbus has been selected as one of seven finalists for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. Mobility experts at The Ohio State University are playing key roles in the city’s bid for $50 million in funding and to become the nation’s epicenter of advanced transportation infrastructure research and development. Read more.
03/21/16 – As water issues continue to make headlines both close to home and far away, a White House Water Summit on Tuesday, March 22, will gather leading stakeholders — including The Ohio State University — that have innovative solutions. The event will be streamed online. Read more.
03/18/16 – For the fifth straight year, The Ohio State University is proud to earn a Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation, highlighting the university’s commitment to creating and maintaining a healthy tree population. Read more.
03/17/16 – Faculty, staff, students and external partners can collaborate to apply for the Discovery Theme funding. Read more.
03/11/16 – Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Mahesh Illindala, who received the Young Investigator Program Award, explains that his research explores the creation of a self-organizing and self-restorative framework for making microgrid systems resilient to unexpected disruptions. Read more.
03/07/16 – If the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to rise as expected, power grid losses and brown outs could become the new norm as drivers increasingly charge up for travel. New research from electrical engineers at The Ohio State University calls for an “urgent need” to expand public EV charging stations nationwide, while simultaneously prepping power grid infrastructure to handle the added stress. Read more.
Brian Snyder Joins Leadership Team at Ohio State's Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation
03/07/16 – Brian Snyder, executive director of one of the leading sustainable agriculture organizations in the nation, will join the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation at The Ohio State University on June 1. Read more.
02/23/16 – Ohio State will be deepening its exploration of the Comprehensive Energy Management Project to determine whether and how it could help meet our sustainability goals. Read more.
02/19/16 – Do you have a passion for recycling and want to share it with fellow Buckeyes? The Office of Student Life’s Project Green Buckeyes is hosting a recycling video contest for Ohio State students and student organizations. Read more.
02/15/16 – The university is exploring a private partnership for comprehensive energy management, envisioning a lease with a private group that would provide benefits in four areas: conservation, supply, operations and affinity. Input and questions from the campus community are now available online. Read more.
02/12/16 – Farmers can save money with solar energy. So can other farm-related businesses. And grants and incentives exist that can help them get started. So say the organizers of a March 10 workshop at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, who plan to shed light on those topics. Read more.
02/11/16 – In a discovery that could play a role in slowing climate change, researchers are learning how the ocean plucks carbon from the atmosphere and shuttles it to the bottom of the sea. The new study establishes the important role of plankton networks in the process and opens up opportunities for caring for the ocean in ways that encourage it to absorb more carbon. Read more.
02/09/16 – Jay Sayre has been appointed to the newly created university positions of Assistant Vice President for Materials and Manufacturing Sustainability and Director of Innovation, Institute for Materials. At Battelle, Sayre was Director of Advanced Materials and Director of Internal Research and Development for Energy, Health and Environment. As the Director of Advanced Materials, he was responsible for the management of Battelle’s entire materials workforce in all disciplines related to advanced materials. Read more.
02/03/16 – Honda and The Ohio State University today announced a new strategic direction for the partnership they have built during the last 28 years, with a sharpened focus on innovations in the mobility industry that will create new value for society. Read more.
02/03/16 – Assistant Professor Stephen Niezgoda recently received a prestiguous Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for his project titled "Computational Design Tools for Quantifying Uncertainty Due to Material Variability." Read more.
02/02/16 – New tools for harvesting wind energy may soon look less like giant windmills and more like tiny leafless trees. A project at The Ohio State University is testing whether high-tech objects that look a bit like artificial trees can generate renewable power when they are shaken by the wind—or by the sway of a tall building, traffic on a bridge or even seismic activity. Read more.