Research News

Seed grant funding to advance subsurface energy issues

07/13/16 – The Subsurface Energy Resource Center invites faculty and research staff to apply for seed grant funding for 2016. Successful proposals will advance and disseminate the understanding of energy from underground sources and the intertwined environmental and socioeconomic issues. Proposal deadline: Friday (7/15). Read more.

Ohio State secures $2.55M to advance nuclear energy research

07/11/16 – Nuclear engineering researchers at The Ohio State University were recently awarded a total of $2.55 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for nuclear energy research and infrastructure upgrades. Read more.

The Ohio State University breaks ground on CNG fueling station

07/11/16 – The Ohio State University broke ground today on a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station — the first of its kind for an Ohio university. Read more.

Ohio State Golf Courses Score Hole-in-One for Sustainability

07/01/16 – At The Ohio State University Golf Club, functioning sustainably is an everyday objective. Groundskeepers at Ohio State’s Scarlet and Gray courses fulfill their responsibility to the environment by mixing appropriate sustainability efforts into each section of the 300-acre facility, which is located in a residential neighborhood just three miles from the university’s Columbus campus. Read more.

How does climate affect violence? Researchers offer new theory

06/24/16 – Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain why. Read more.

Ohio State to play a central role in implementing Smart City Challenge

06/24/16 – Researchers and facilities at The Ohio State University will play a central role as the collaborative Smart City team comes together under an unprecedented $140 million program to transform Central Ohio into the nation’s premier transportation innovation region. Read more.

Columbus, Ohio State Await Smart City Challenge Results

06/14/16 – The university is a major contributor toward the city's submission, which is a finalist in the federal competition to become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network. Read more.

John M. Horack Joins Ohio State as Inaugural Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy

06/06/16 – The aerospace innovator and leader has connections with NASA and the world’s leading space agencies that will strengthen the role of earth-observation data in the university’s Energy and Environment Discovery Theme. Read more.

Polar Weather and Climate Week June 4-8

06/06/16 – The Ohio State University Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center will host event. Read more.

$1.7M DOE award will advance Ohio State bioenergy technology

06/06/16 – The Ohio State University engineering researchers who pioneered chemical looping as a clean coal energy-producing technology have received a federal grant to apply a similar process for the thermochemical conversion of biomass to methanol. Read more.

Buckeyes defend title, win second year of EcoCAR 3 competition

05/31/16 – ​The Ohio State University team was crowned the Year Two winner of the EcoCAR 3 – Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition. Read more.

Thompsons Receive The Garden Club of America’s Margaret Douglas Medal

05/31/16 – Professors Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson received the Margaret Douglas Medal from The Garden Club of America (GCA) in recognition of their notable service to the cause of conservation education. Read more.

University Battles Food Waste Amid Sustainability Efforts

05/24/16 – The student-run, Ohio State magazine AgriNaturalist outlines Ohio State's actions toward staying "Scarlet, Gray and Green." Read more.

Sustainability Capstone Students Share Research with Professionals

05/23/16 – Watch this video to learn more about student participation in the Sustainability Capstone Course at Ohio State. Read more.

How to Make America’s Infrastructure Safer, Stronger, Greener: June 7

05/23/16 – The next breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network, a statewide professional group based at The Ohio State University, will look at improving America’s roads, bridges, water systems and more while also making them greener. Read more.

​New Third Pole Environment (TPE) Program: First in the Western Hemisphere

05/19/16 – The TPE program will provide a critical boost to the number of researchers with expertise in the Tibetan Plateau and will further strengthen Ohio State’s connections to its counterparts in Asia. Read more.

Ohio State Earns Gold Status in Sustainability Rating System

05/10/16 – The Ohio State University achieved a Gold rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Read more.

Buckeye Students Bring Light to Haiti School with Solar Project

05/06/16 – Twelve Ohio State students and two advisers spent nine days in Fauge, Haiti, this spring to continue the installation of a 2.6 Kw solar electric system at a grade school. Read more.

Student Team Examines Wind Turbine Efficiency

05/05/16 – Vertical axis wind turbines are favored for their small size for use in urban environments. But their downfall is efficiency. Students study whether that could be improved. Read more.

Want to eat better? Sorry, we're closed

05/04/16 – Getting more nutritious meals on the tables of low-income Americans could depend on the hours the stores in their neighborhoods keep. Stores likely to sell fresh produce aren’t open as long in areas with more socioeconomic struggles, and that problem is more pronounced in neighborhoods where many African Americans live, new research from The Ohio State University has found. Read more.