Research News

University Team Uses Campus as Test Bed to Seek Ecological Synergies

10/12/12 – Ohio State is investing in a scientific study to improve the efficiency and sustainability of campus operations by working in harmony with the surrounding ecosystems. Read more.

Lightening the Load for Manufacturers: Ohio State Student Design Project May Lead to Lighter, More Energy Efficient Cars

10/02/12 – Shipping pallets, those slatted platforms that fill warehouses, are intended to move heavy loads, not people Read more.

Ohio State to Power Campus with Wind Energy from Ohio Wind Farm

10/01/12 – The Ohio State University has signed a letter of intent with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase 50 megawatts (MW) of wind energy capacity from the Blue Creek Wind Farm, located in Van Wert and Paulding counties in Ohio. Read more.

Ohio State Joins Multistate Venture in Agriculture Outreach, Research

09/27/12 – Faculty from Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University have begun a new collaboration to strengthen research and Extension outreach in food safety as well as bioenergy and bioproducts. Read more.

Creative Engines: Auto, Advertising Executives Discuss Business, Branding

09/27/12 – The Wexner Center will host “Creative Engines: A Conversation with Sergio Marchionne & John C Jay” at 7 p.m. Oct. 8. Creative Engines will feature Sergio Marchionne, chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC and CEO of Fiat S.p.A., and John C Jay, global creative director for advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, together in conversation for the first time. Read more.

Environmental Education Fund Offers Scholarships to Ohio Students

09/18/12 – Scholarship funding is available for spring semester to upperclass students in environmental science, environmental engineering and related fields through the Ohio Environmental Education Fund in Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency. Read more.

October Marks Ohio State’s Celebration of Research Month

09/18/12 – October is Ohio State’s Celebration of Research month, an annual celebration of the depth and breadth of research at the university. Read more.

“High Energy” TV Spot Highlights Ohio State Energy Research

09/06/12 – At Ohio State, "fuel efficiency" isn't just a trendy phrase. Read more.

New Network Joins Students Supporting Energy, Sustainability Issues

09/04/12 – The Office of Energy and Environment has established the Sustainable University Network, or SUN for short, to connect students interested in energy, the environment and/or sustainability. Read more.

Ohio State Agricultural Expert Favors Ethanol Waiver to Avert Global Crisis

08/31/12 – With the United States facing its worst drought in more than 50 years, the work of Ohio State University professor Rattan Lal is gaining extra attention. Read more.

White House Environmental Quality Official at Ohio State 8/29

08/27/12 – Gary S. Guzy, Deputy Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will lead a roundtable discussion and answer students’ questions on the opportunities and challenges stemming from advances in fuels, the auto industry recovery, and fuel efficiency standards. Read more.

State Development Office Offers Funding for Clean Coal Research and Development

08/26/12 – The Ohio Department of Development's Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) focused on the clean use of Ohio coals. Read more.

Ohio State Bike Launch Party Set for Monday Aug. 27

08/23/12 – Bike OSU will host its 2012 Launch Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday (8/27) at the Ohio Union West Plaza. Read more.

Ecologist: Algae Genetically Engineered for Biofuel Pose Potential Risks That Should Be Studied

08/21/12 – Algae are high on the genetic engineering agenda as a potential source for biofuel, and they should be subjected to independent studies of any environmental risks that could be linked to cultivating algae for this purpose, two prominent researchers say. Read more.

Olentangy River Restoration Begins

08/14/12 – The city of Columbus project to restore the Olentangy River began this week with preparations to remove small sections of the Fifth Avenue dam. Read more.

2013 Ohio State Clean Energy Student Challenge

08/13/12 – The Office of Energy and Environment is partnering with the Fisher College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and the Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Office to create a new business plan competition track for students interested in developing clean energy technology. Read more.

GM Partners with Ohio State Professors to Improve Fuel Economy

08/07/12 – The U.S. Department of Energy has provided funding for two Ohio State professors to help General Motors Corp. improve the manufacturing of automotive components. Read more.

GM partners with Ohio State Professors to Improve Fuel Economy

08/07/12 – Jerald Brevick and Glenn Daehn will work with General Motors and Meridian Lightweight Technologies to further develop the high-pressure casting process for manufacturing automotive structural parts, with the initial focus on car doors. Read more.

Touchstone Algae Research Project Could Reduce Carbon Emissions, Make Biofuel

07/31/12 – At first glance, the work being done at the algae research farm in Wayne County might seem a bit confusing. Read more.

Ohio State Offers New Sustainability Major

07/30/12 – The Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human dimensions of sustainability. Read more.