Research News

Buckeyes defend title, win second year of EcoCAR 3 competition

05/31/16 – ​The Ohio State University team was crowned the Year Two winner of the EcoCAR 3 – Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition. Read more.

Thompsons Receive The Garden Club of America’s Margaret Douglas Medal

05/31/16 – Professors Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson received the Margaret Douglas Medal from The Garden Club of America (GCA) in recognition of their notable service to the cause of conservation education. Read more.

University Battles Food Waste Amid Sustainability Efforts

05/24/16 – The student-run, Ohio State magazine AgriNaturalist outlines Ohio State's actions toward staying "Scarlet, Gray and Green." Read more.

Sustainability Capstone Students Share Research with Professionals

05/23/16 – Watch this video to learn more about student participation in the Sustainability Capstone Course at Ohio State. Read more.

How to Make America’s Infrastructure Safer, Stronger, Greener: June 7

05/23/16 – The next breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network, a statewide professional group based at The Ohio State University, will look at improving America’s roads, bridges, water systems and more while also making them greener. Read more.

​New Third Pole Environment (TPE) Program: First in the Western Hemisphere

05/19/16 – The TPE program will provide a critical boost to the number of researchers with expertise in the Tibetan Plateau and will further strengthen Ohio State’s connections to its counterparts in Asia. Read more.

Ohio State Earns Gold Status in Sustainability Rating System

05/10/16 – The Ohio State University achieved a Gold rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Read more.

Buckeye Students Bring Light to Haiti School with Solar Project

05/06/16 – Twelve Ohio State students and two advisers spent nine days in Fauge, Haiti, this spring to continue the installation of a 2.6 Kw solar electric system at a grade school. Read more.

Student Team Examines Wind Turbine Efficiency

05/05/16 – Vertical axis wind turbines are favored for their small size for use in urban environments. But their downfall is efficiency. Students study whether that could be improved. Read more.

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05/04/16 – Getting more nutritious meals on the tables of low-income Americans could depend on the hours the stores in their neighborhoods keep. Stores likely to sell fresh produce aren’t open as long in areas with more socioeconomic struggles, and that problem is more pronounced in neighborhoods where many African Americans live, new research from The Ohio State University has found. Read more.

​Ohio State Scores Big in RecycleMania Competition

05/04/16 – During Spring Semester, Ohio State participated in RecycleMania, a national competition that involves universities competing in several categories to increase recycling and promote its awareness. During this eight-week competition, Ohio State provided recycling information and awareness on campus through marketing and outreach, as well as programs directed toward students, staff and faculty. Read more.

Ohio State Recognized by EPA as 2015-2016 Top Green Power User in Big Ten Conference

05/03/16 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ohio State as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2015-16 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Big Ten Conference. Read more.

‘We’re Downright Obsessive’ About Energy Efficiency. Hear How You Can Be, Too

04/25/16 – Green is good. Renewable rocks. But don’t forget energy efficiency, says the organizer of an upcoming event at The Ohio State University. Read more.

Ohio State to Host Workshop for Businesses on Measuring Sustainability

04/18/16 – Faculty in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University would like to help your organization learn to better implement, measure and evaluate sustainability efforts at a workshop on May 19 at Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Read more.

​Ohio State and SARTA Unveil Fuel Cell Bus, Embracing Sustainability, Research

04/18/16 – Ohio State and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) will unveil a new hydrogen fuel cell-powered, zero emission bus at the Ohio Statehouse on April 19 at 11:00 a.m. The new hydrogen fuel cell bus will be used to collect data for use by researchers at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and will operate on the university’s Columbus campus for one year thanks to a partnership with SARTA. Read more.

Making your lab Green Buckeye Certified for Earth Week

04/15/16 – ​Students, faculty and staff have a significant influence on sustainable practices at Ohio State. As part of Earth Week April 18-22, the university is encouraging laboratories on campus to become Green Buckeye Certified. Read more.

​Travel Opportunities Provide New Insight for Students

04/13/16 – Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment offers financial assistance to Ohio State students to attend or participate in conferences or seminars related to energy, the environment or sustainability, as well as to conduct research in sustainability issues. Read more.

Seeds of Service Event Brings Improvements to Olentangy River

04/12/16 – Students volunteered for a cleanup and planting event Sunday to improve the Olentangy River and to contribute toward meeting the university sustainability goal of doubling the campus tree canopy. Read more.

Faculty Receive University Innovators Award for Energy Research

04/11/16 – The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering announced research associate professor Chi-Chih Chen and associate professor C. Emre Koksal won the 2016 Innovators Award for their Smart RF Energy Harvesting Concept for Mobile Devices. The technology ultimately led to the creation of the Nikola Labs Harvest cell phone case, which wirelessly recharges cell phones using its own lost energy. Read more.

IMR and M&MS Strengthen OSU-India Programs

04/11/16 – During the first week of March, the Institute for Materials Research Executive Director and Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Faculty Lead Steve Ringel and College of Engineering Dean David Williams visited India to meet with university and government officials, private industry, and alumni in Mumbai and New Delhi. Read more.