Research News

Ohio State Leads Effort to Prep Students for Biobased Careers

09/26/17 – Students at The Ohio State University and Central State University, a historically black university in Wilberforce, will soon benefit from a $2.8 million grant designed to develop leaders for the bioeconomy industry in Ohio and nationwide. Read more.

Australia Trip Motivates Students to Apply Sustainability at Home

09/25/17 – Ohio State students learned about one of the biggest issues humanity is facing today, the effects of climate change, during a study abroad trip to Australia this year. Read more.

Alexandra Bringer is helping to advance the technology behind climate science

09/25/17 – Leading up to the official 75th anniversary celebration of the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) at Ohio State, September is focused on highlighting Alexandra Bringer, who is helping to advance the technology behind climate science for future generations as an electrical and computer engineering (ECE) senior research associate. Read more.

As nations tilt toward deglobalization, Ohio State will study how food, energy and water systems in the Great Lakes region might be affected

09/20/17 – Ohio State researchers will examine a wide sweep of economic, behavioral, and environmental factors, including the diversity of watersheds and possible choices by farmers. Read more.

When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die

09/20/17 – Community management slows deforestation, study finds Read more.

Chasing 400

09/20/17 – This week, a 20-member student team is preparing—and hoping—to propel the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 to reach 400mph and beat their own record for the fastest electric vehicle in the world. Read more.

Buckeye Couple Uses Art to Underscore Our Throwaway Culture

09/13/17 – Husband and wife Nathan Gorgen and Molly Burke believe that behavior change toward sustainability starts at home, and they use an art series as a means of addressing their own practices with the hope of influencing others. Read more.

'State of the Science' Algal Bloom Conference Is Sept. 14

09/12/17 – More than a dozen Ohio scientists studying harmful algal blooms will discuss their latest findings at the second State of the Science: Understanding Algal Blooms Conference on Thursday in Toledo. Read more.

Blend Burgers at Traditions Locations Are a Sustainable Success

09/12/17 – Mushroom and beef burger combination uses less saturated fat and fewer calories. Read more.

Coca-Cola Student Sustainability Grants Now Open!

09/11/17 – Thanks to the generosity of Coca-Cola, the Office of Student Life is proud to offer the Student Sustainability Grant for student-led initiatives that support The Ohio State University’s goal to reduce greenhouse gases, conserve resources and promote sustainability. Read more.

Engineering Professor Longya Xu to win 2018 Nikola Tesla Award

09/07/17 – Ohio State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Professor Longya Xu is known for his “contributions to design and control of efficient electric machines for wind power generation and electrified vehicles.” Read more.

Got Milk? Buckeyes Do.

09/05/17 – The majority of milk used by University Dining Services is sourced, pasteurized and transported by Ohio-based companies. Read more.

STEM Faculty Receive National Awards for Energy Research

08/30/17 – Two researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more.

Energy Department Chooses Ohio State for Nuclear Energy Research

08/30/17 – The University's Nuclear Reactor Laboratory is now a Nuclear Science User Facilities partner, enabling researchers to access Ohio State's lab and experts in their quest to understand the complex behaviors of nuclear fuels and materials. Read more.

Energy Partnership Invests in Ohio State Academic Programs

08/29/17 – ENGIE North America and Axium Infrastructure announced $200,000 in academic support to Women in Engineering, student sustainability programs and The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. Read more.

‘Local’ Rules the Roost in Ohio State Chicken Supply

08/29/17 – Student Life Dining Services obtains all of its fresh chicken for the Columbus campus from Ohio. Read more.

With Changing Climate, Farmers Should Prepare

08/14/17 – Climate change may trigger images of polar bears falling off melting ice slabs in the Arctic, but the changes are relevant for Ohio farmers as well. Read more.

Professor and researcher in pollutant emission control honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

08/03/17 – For more than 30 years, Professor Ahmet Selamet has served as a leader in the mechanical engineering field. Read more.

Ohio State Student Farm Test Drives Irrigation Scheme For African Smallholder Farmers

08/01/17 – When Peter Ngimbwa, a Tanzanian student in The Ohio State University Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, defended his Master’s thesis and returned to Tanzania, it seemed possible that a drip irrigation planning tool he had developed along with faculty member Andy Ward might be destined for oblivion, as too often happens with student projects. Read more.

Ohio State Students Help Sustain Tanzania

07/31/17 – 35 Ohio State students traveled to Tanzania this year as part of a program to help a village obtain clean water. Read more.