Research News

Ohio State Students Work with the City of Columbus to Implement Sustainability Initiative

07/03/13 – This summer several Ohio State students are interning with the city of Columbus in the Environmental Steward’s Office, a division of the Mayor’s Office, to help the city improve sustainability in Ohio’s capital. Read more.

Cook Receives Ralph E. Powe Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities

07/02/13 – Ohio State assistant professor Ann Cook received the Powe Award for young researchers. Read more.

Byrd Polar Research Center receives grant to preserve Byrd Film Series

07/01/13 – The Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program (BPRCAP) has received a $32,160 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) for the preservation of a unique film series used by Antarctic explorer Richard Byrd. Read more.

CURA creates Oval digital tree tour

06/27/13 – The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis has created a digital tour of Ohio State's 32 species of trees on the Oval. Read more.

OSU Extension Offers Businesses Training, Advice on Renewable Energy

06/17/13 – Ohio State experts can help Ohio companies, schools, farms and other organizations that are turning to on-site renewable energy generation projects to meet some or all of their electricity needs. Read more.

CAR Partners with Florida Company on Eco-friendly Engine Project

06/13/13 – The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research and Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Cyclone Power Technologies are collaborating on an eco-friendly engine development and testing program. The developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine recruited CAR to help with commercialization of its external combustion engine technology. Read more.

Electric Motorcycle Team Finishes 3rd in World Racing Event

06/10/13 – The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s Buckeye Current electric motorcycle team finished third in its first-ever appearance at the world-famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races. The only U.S. collegiate team to compete in the TT Zero, Buckeye Current steered to a podium finish with an average speed of 90.4 mph, besting both professional and collegiate competitors. Read more.

Ohio State Clean Coal Research Receives National Notice

06/07/13 – Ohio State researcher LS Fan, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has committed his research career to developing cleaner and more environmentally-friendly fossil fuel conversion solutions. Read more.

Ohio State EcoCAR 2 Team Loads Up on Year 2 Awards

05/24/13 – The student team takes home the most honors as this year of the national competition comes to a close. Read more.

OSU Extension Shale Development Information for Landowners 'Gave Me Confidence'

05/17/13 – OSU Extension provides guidance to landowners in the shale industry development region of Ohio. Read more.

Extension Summit Focuses on Energy Future

05/15/13 – The National Extension Energy Summit was held for the first time on April 30-May 1 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Read more.

Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute 2013 Workshop Series Announced

04/30/13 – The Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute (OELI) enthusiastically introduces its inaugural 2013 workshop series. This engaging series will connect environmental professionals to the most innovative skills today's leaders need to navigate crucial environmental topics. Read more.

Ohio State a National Leader in Sustainability Awards

04/18/13 – Ohio State has been named the top finisher in multiple recent national environmental awards in 2013. Read more.

Earth Scientist Appointed to National EPA Panel

04/16/13 – Scott Bair, professor, earth sciences, has been appointed to a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency panel of independent experts to peer-review the agency's hydraulic fracturing research. Read more.

Ohio State Wins National Championship in Environmental March Madness

04/09/13 – The Ohio State University has emerged the leader in the Second Annual Enviance Environmental March Madness tournament through demonstrated excellence in environmental academics and sustainability, as well as outstanding student and faculty engagement. Read more.

Ohio State, Iberdrola Host Tour of Blue Creek Wind Farm

04/09/13 – Ohio State students, faculty and staff, along with area high school STEM students, joined the Office of Energy and Environment for a tour of the Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert County April 9. Read more.

Energy Production among Topics for Ohio State, Brazil Research Collaboration

03/22/13 – Renewable and alternative energy production is a research topic identified for a new collaboration between The Ohio State University and the Brazil state of São Paulo. Read more.

Ohio State University accepts Paw of Approval

03/22/13 – On Friday, March 22, Polar Bears International (PBI) presented The Ohio State University with a Paw of Approval Award at a ceremony held at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Read more.

Efficiency, Conservation Project Receives $7.1 Million from OAQDA

02/12/13 – Ohio State has received $7.1 million in bond funding from the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, in support of a five-building energy efficiency and conservation infrastructure upgrade project. Read more.

EPA Recognizes Ohio State Among Nation’s Leading Green Power Purchasers

02/12/13 – The Ohio State University has increased its ranking to No. 2 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Top 20 College & University list of the largest green power purchasers. Read more.