Research News

Researchers capture oldest ice core ever drilled outside the polar regions

12/13/17 – The 1,000+ feet of ice may contain more than half a million years of climate history. Read more.

​Students and Staff Exhibit at Annual Sustainability Conference

12/06/17 – Seeking an opportunity to share her experience and knowledge of sustainability with undergraduate students from across the nation, Michelle Wentling, president of the Ohio State Student Sustainability Council, attended the 2017 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference. Read more.

Building Relationships across Continents: A Young Scientist’s Summer in Austria

12/06/17 – It’s no secret that The Ohio State University is home to some of the world’s brightest students and many renowned faculty who are eager to mentor their pupils. Read more.

Once they start composting, people find other ways to be “green”: With new city program, residents increased energy, water conservation

12/05/17 – Composting food scraps can prompt people to make other earth-friendly choices, new research has found. Read more.

​Passionate students bring sustainable gardening methods to campus

12/04/17 – A garden popped on campus this past summer outside of Smith Lab thanks to a collaboration among various sustainability organizations at Ohio State. Read more.

Beaches, bikes and bridges: Ohio State engages expert teams to re-imagine Olentangy River Corridor

12/04/17 – Architects and designers presented exotic and sometimes radical visions Thursday night as the final realization for the Olentangy River Corridor Charrette. Read more.

Revving Up: Buckeye Bullet Team Boosts Automotive Technology

11/22/17 – The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 team has accelerated automotive technology and won the hearts of supporters across the United States. Read more.

First Two “Sustainable Village” Projects Underway in Tanzania

11/22/17 – Two villages in the Singida region of Tanzania are collaborating with Ohio State's Global Water Institute and other partners to begin implementation of two pilot Sustainable Village Water Systems. Read more.

Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas: Results suggest more methane may be released into atmosphere than thought

11/19/17 – A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result, today’s global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere. Read more.

Students Honored for Campus, Community Sustainability Efforts

11/16/17 – The Student Sustainability Council received the Green Collaborative Achievement Award from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission for successes during this spring's Time for Change Week. Read more.

Sustainability Fund Supports Regional Campus Projects

11/15/17 – Construction of big sustainability projects such as The Ohio State University at Mansfield micro-farm and The Ohio State University at Marion solar array were made possible by The Ohio State Sustainability Fund. Read more.

New partnership links datasets to improve food systems

11/15/17 – Ayaz Hyder, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, and Casey Hoy, InFACT faculty director and professor and Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystem Management, are co-principal investigators on a new NSF-funded project entitled “Developing an Informational Infrastructure for Building Smart Regional Foodsheds.” Read more.

Energy Partnership Brings New Sustainability and Educational Opportunities to Campus

11/13/17 – The Comprehensive Energy Management Project has been the talk of campus since the university announced 50-year public-private partnership in April. Read more.

​Researchers, students, community reduce food waste

10/30/17 – Food waste is a big issue; specifically, a 133-billion-pound issue that often goes unnoticed in everyday life. Read more.

$700,000 gift to Ohio State CFAES Helps Create Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community

10/19/17 – A new program will encourage holistic study and community engagement to address food security issues thanks to a $700,000 gift from The Columbus Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Pat and Bobby Moser. Read more.

Where is YOUR cup?

10/18/17 – Use your MYCup and keep plastic bottles out of the waste stream. Read more.

​Ohio State Lowers Carbon Footprint by 4.8%

10/18/17 – Over the past two years, the university has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by over 34,000 metric tons. That represents an overall 4.8% decrease from our Fiscal Year 2015 baseline. Read more.

Faculty Spotlight: Mahesh Illindala

10/09/17 – Mahesh Illindala, electrical and computer engineering, examines power electronics, microgrids and sustainable energy, and he works with students in grades K-8 to give them an early start in engineering research. Read more.

Signs of progress emerge as construction continues in historic Mirror Lake District

10/02/17 – Construction cones and chain link fences may obscure some of the view of the historic Mirror Lake District , but the pace of progress is moving fast at the iconic setting on The Ohio State University campus. Read more.

​Ohio State to cover full cost of tuition for Ohio Pell families

10/02/17 – The Ohio State University will increase aid to provide an unprecedented affordability commitment for in-state students. Read more.