Research News

How does climate affect violence? Researchers offer new theory

06/24/16 – Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain why. Read more.

Ohio State to play a central role in implementing Smart City Challenge

06/24/16 – Researchers and facilities at The Ohio State University will play a central role as the collaborative Smart City team comes together under an unprecedented $140 million program to transform Central Ohio into the nation’s premier transportation innovation region. Read more.

Columbus, Ohio State Await Smart City Challenge Results

06/14/16 – The university is a major contributor toward the city's submission, which is a finalist in the federal competition to become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network. Read more.

John M. Horack Joins Ohio State as Inaugural Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy

06/06/16 – The aerospace innovator and leader has connections with NASA and the world’s leading space agencies that will strengthen the role of earth-observation data in the university’s Energy and Environment Discovery Theme. Read more.

Polar Weather and Climate Week June 4-8

06/06/16 – The Ohio State University Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center will host event. Read more.

$1.7M DOE award will advance Ohio State bioenergy technology

06/06/16 – The Ohio State University engineering researchers who pioneered chemical looping as a clean coal energy-producing technology have received a federal grant to apply a similar process for the thermochemical conversion of biomass to methanol. Read more.

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.

Want to eat better? Sorry, we're closed

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.