Student Energy and Environment News

January 22, 2018

Sustainability News and Updates

Welcome back Buckeyes! Here are your updates for this week on all things energy and environment at Ohio State.


MyCup Promotion Ends January 28th!

A limited-time promotion on MYCups will be available until Jan. 28 or until supplies lasts. The promotion includes unlimited refills for Spring Semester of just $19.99 if you already have a MYCup or $24.99 if you need a new MYCup. This promotion is available for purchase at: Curl Market, Courtside Cafe (RPAC), Marketplace on Neil, and the Union Market. You can redeem the unlimited fills at all campus dining locations that have freestyle machines or fountain units. Do your part for sustainability! Use MYCup on campus!

Students announce 'Energy@OSU; a lecture series'

Students on the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) sustainability committee at Ohio State are planning a lecture series about energy. Speakers at these events will discuss sustainability, innovation and the new energy projects popping up around Columbus and the university campus. The first event will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in CBEC Room 130. The evening's speaker is Tyler Bagdasarian, an account executive at energy efficiency company Ameresco.

Student Research Awards Announced

The Office of Energy and Environment and the Office of Student Life Energy Management and Sustainability are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 Student Research Project Grants and the Coca-Cola Project Grants, offered to students interested in researching a particular energy, environment, or sustainability-related issue on or near campus. Five student teams were selected to receive funding to conduct research in a variety of topic areas.

2018 Leadership Awards – Applications and Nominations Open

Apply or nominate a fellow Buckeye for an Ohio State Leadership Award! Each year we are proud to recognize students and student organizations for their good work in a variety of categories. Applicationswill close Feb. 5 at 11:59 p.m. Contact with questions.

Stone Lab Seeks Science Majors for 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program

This program is a competitive comprehensive research internship that attracts students from across the country to learn how to conduct real, in-the-field research alongside top scientists. Students selected for the REU program receive a full scholarship, including lab fee, room, meals and in-state tuition for the two-credit research experience and a four-credit, five-week course at Stone Laboratory, Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie. Applications are due Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.

2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Applications Open!

Ohio Sea Grant is accepting applications for 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, a federal program sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. The Knauss program offers a unique fellowship experience to graduate students interested in marine, ocean and Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting them. Applications are due Feb. 23. To apply, contact Kristen Fussell at

In addition, applications are open for the 2018-2019 International Joint Commission – Ohio Sea Grant Fellowship at the IJC Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 23. Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing a master’s, doctoral or professional degree before Feb. 10 to be eligible.


Energy@OSULecture Series, Jan. 24

First in a planned series of lectures, this event will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in CBEC Room 130. Speaker Tyler Bagdasarian, an account executive at the energy efficiency company Ameresco, will discuss all things energy. He works to analyze energy consumption and utility spending to implement energy efficient solutions and renewable energy solutions for school districts, cities, universities, counties and non-profit organizations

The Art and Science of Flexible Sheet Metal Forming, Jan. 24

In this talk, various forms of incremental sheet forming currently conducted at the Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory of Northwestern and its collaborators will be presented to illustrate the fundamental mechanics and great potentials of these processes, as well as the challenges in modelling, control and design of this kind of highly flexible forming processes.

February 2018 EPN Breakfast, Feb. 13

Ohio pioneered the river conservation movement when it passed the first Scenic River Act in February 1968. The National Scenic River Act followed in October of the same year. Fifty years later, 14 rivers have been officially designated as Ohio state wild, scenic and recreational rivers. Learn more about the success of this program. Register here.

Jobs/Internships/Service Opportunities

Ohio State Peace Corps Club

Are you looking for weekly service opportunities? Join Ohio State Peace Corps Club (OSUPCC) for an amazing volunteer experience. The club hopes to be a platform for students who have a passion for serving and helping those who are less fortunate, while creating a friendly and constructive environment. Contact for more information.