Research News

Ohio State University named 2013 Diversion Rate Champion

12/13/13 – For the second year in a row, The Ohio State University is the Diversion Rate Champion from the Gameday Recycling Challenge. Read more.

Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity?

12/13/13 – Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground – and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation by at least 10 times compared to existing geothermal energy approaches. Read more.

Ohio State Honors its World-Renown Climate Experts at Sunday Commencement

12/12/13 – Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of Earth Sciences, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of Geography, will each receive the Joseph Sullivant Medal. Read more.

No Such Thing as Waste: Ohio State Helps Cleveland Browns Become Greener

12/11/13 – Their official colors may be brown, orange, scarlet and gray, but the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State University have united with a common goal in mind: make things greener. Read more.

Ohio State South High Rise Project earns AIA Design Award

12/11/13 – The Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently honored Student Life's South High Rise Project with a coveted AIA Design Award. Read more.

University to Undertake Mirror Lake Water Sustainability Study

12/02/13 – As announced in November, the university is studying enhancements to the sustainability, beauty and safety of Mirror Lake, including water usage and maintenance needs. While the study is the first step in understanding what is necessary to enhance Mirror Lake, immediate water loss concerns have been addressed by pumping the water from the lake. This work was done in conjunction with the significant maintenance and cleanup after the annual “jump.” Faculty, staff, students and other partners will be engaged in the process as next steps are determined, likely in early 2014. Read more.

Ohio State Scientist Driving Sustainable Energy Efforts

11/21/13 – Not too many people drive around with a solar panel on top of their cars. For Ohio State University scientist Fred Michel, that's just another way he is trying to make sustainability an important part of everything he does -- at work, in his community and at home. Read more.

Today: Ohio State recognizing America Recycles Day

11/15/13 – On Nov. 15, students, faculty, and staff can bring their unwanted e-waste items to the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Read more.

Kate Bartter named interim director of OEE

11/12/13 – Kate Bartter has been named interim director of the Office of Energy and Environment (OEE) and chair of the President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability. Kate has been instrumental in building the Office of Energy and Environment into a robust entity that integrates energy and sustainability campus-wide and supports academics, interdisciplinary and collaborative research, operations, policy development and outreach. Read more.

Sustainability key to Mirror Lake study

11/08/13 – Ohio State is beginning a study to explore the lake’s future evolution — to enhance its sustainability, beauty and safety. Read more.

New Center Advances Study of Power Electronics

10/30/13 – The Center for High Performance Power Electronics will advance interdisciplinary research with promise in the aerospace, automotive and renewable energy industries. Read more.

Ohio State, West Virginia Researchers Awarded $2 Million

10/30/13 – Researchers from Ohio State and WVU have been awarded an NSF grant through the Division of Environmental Biology to study the microbial biodiversity found in deep underground shale formations. Read more.

BioHio Receives Federal Grant for Expansion Plan

10/30/13 – The research park, a business and technology affiliate of Ohio State, received $71,321 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to develop a master plan for the expansion of this innovation and economic growth initiative in northeast Ohio. Read more.

Center for Applied Plant Sciences forming scientific teams

10/25/13 – The Center for Applied Plant Sciences is inviting Ohio State faculty with ambitious ideas to consider the formation of a CAPS Scientific Team. Read more.

Solar House Opens for Campus Use

10/23/13 – The enCORE house, a student-designed and -built solar house entered in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, has been rebuilt on campus for research, education, outreach purposes. Read more.

Ohio State, Ohio Energy Project Provide Fuel Cell Workshop for Students

10/15/13 – The Office of Energy and Environment and the Ohio Energy Project are teaming with COSI to introduce fuel cell technology to middle-school students from across Ohio on Monday, Oct. 21, as part of the 2013 Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition. Read more.

OEE Sponsors "Sustainability Series at COSI"

10/10/13 – Ohio State's Office of Energy and Environment is proud to sponsor the Sustainability Series at COSI, a series of films and discussions on varying sustainability topics. Read more.

Undergraduate Minor Established in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability

10/07/13 – The minor offers students a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability – often referred to as people, planet and profit. Read more.

Center for Automotive Research to study diesel emissions related to shale drilling

10/03/13 – CAR received a $20,000 funding grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Friendly Drilling consortium to study the emissions from large diesel engines used in the emerging shale drilling industry. Read more.

The highest-tech band in the land goes green

10/01/13 – Ohio State's Marching Band has placed its routines on iPads — a move that's cut down on paper copies and could save the band as much as $24,000 a year. Read more.