Research News

Ohio State Awarded $5.7m ARPA-E Grant for Sorghum, Guayule Research

06/19/12 – Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will play a key role in the engineering of a novel plant-based fuel, funded by a $5.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more.

OSU, Toledo Win Clean-Coal Technology Cash

06/07/12 – Normal steel is no good to build a boiler capable of operating at 1,400 degrees so Ohio State Professor Ji-Cheng Zhao will get a chance to try an alloy he co-invented, thanks to a federal grant awarded to Ohio State University yesterday. Read more.

Ohio State’s 400th Commencement to be Zero Waste Event

06/07/12 – Ohio State's Spring 2012 graduation ceremony, with the largest number of graduates in its history, will also be distinctive by attempting the university's first Zero Waste Commencement. Read more.

Ohio State to Host Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Conference, Aug. 3-5

06/01/12 – The Ohio State Office of Energy and Environment is co-sponsoring the “Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Conference,” an international gathering on how basic principles of behavior change can help in the fight to preserve our environment, to be held August 3-5, 2012 at the Ohio Union on the Columbus campus. Read more.

University Offers New Major in Sustainability

05/31/12 – The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has introduced a new undergraduate major in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS). Read more.

Ohio State EcoCAR 2 Team Takes Second Place in Competition’s First Year

05/29/12 – The Ohio State University EcoCAR 2 team placed second out of 15 collegiate teams competing in Year One of a three-year challenge to re-engineer a GM-donated 2013 Chevy Malibu. Read more.

Ohio State University Adds Director of Student Services for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Issues

05/24/12 – Ohio State's Office of Energy and Environment has hired Paul Laurent as the new Director of Student Services and Programs, a new position created to enhance connections between university sustainability efforts and our student population. Read more.

Statistical Analysis Projects Future Temperatures in North America

05/24/12 – For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics - to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America. Read more.

Ohio State’s EcoCAR Team Featured in New York Times

05/20/12 – LIKE many college students, Katherine Bovee, a master’s degree candidate at Ohio State University in Columbus, struggled to find a focus for her undergraduate studies. Read more.

Ohio State Celebrates Earth Day with a Week of Events

04/11/12 – The Ohio State community is hosting many events to celebrate Earth Day 2012, including the 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit: A Changing Climate at OSU and Beyond (4/18), 5-7pm, Great Hall Meeting Room (Ohio Union); Think Before You Throw (4/19) 3pm-6pm, Ohio Union West Plaza;and the Green Buckeye Office Certification Information Session (4/19) 3:30pm, Central Services Building Room 270. Read more.

Clean Fuels Ohio Offers Student Intern Positions

04/10/12 – Clean Fuels Ohio, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of alternative fuels in Ohio, is offering student internships. Read more.

Ohio State Celebrates Sustainability and Earth Day

04/02/12 – Students, faculty and staff are joining together to celebrate Spring, sustainability and Earth Day in lots of ways at Ohio State. Read more.

An Environmental March Madness

03/29/12 – The School of Environment and Natural Resources has qualified in the second round of the Enviance and Environmental Leader's March Madness as one of the "Environmental Eight." Read more.

Obama Visits Center for Automative Research, Talks Energy

03/26/12 – President Barack Obama visited with OSU students to see their projects at the Center of Automotive Research (CAR) facility Thursday. Read more.

Obama Visit All About the Energy

03/23/12 – President Barack Obama finished off a two-day, four-state tour touting his energy policy at Ohio State’s Recreation and Physical Activity Center, hoping to deflect attention from rapidly rising gasoline prices that hit $4 a gallon this week in the Columbus area. Read more.

President Obama to Visit Ohio State for Energy Address

03/22/12 – President Barack Obama will visit the Ohio State Columbus campus on Thursday (3/22) where he will deliver remarks about American Energy to a crowd at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). Read more.

Summer Workshop on Sustainable Energy

03/21/12 – Middle- and high-school STEM teachers are encouraged to apply for the “Summer Workshop on Sustainable Energy,” to be held Monday (6/18) through Wednesday (6/20) at Ohio State University. Read more.

Ohio State Chemical Looping Process to Advance Clean Coal Technology

03/13/12 – Chemical Looping Gasification Demonstration Pilot Plant to Begin Construction Read more.

The Center for Applied Plant Sciences hosts "Biofuels & Sustainable Energy Practices," Feb. 27

02/16/12 – The Winter Quarter CAPS Morning Gathering will be Monday, 2/27, beginning at 8:00 am at the Ohio Union, featuring the topic of “Biofuels and Sustainable Energy Practices.” Read more.

Ohio State’s CAR receives TechColumbus' Outstanding Technology Team Award

02/14/12 – Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research received the 2011 Outstanding Technology Team Award at TechColumbus' Innovation Awards celebration on February 2, 2012. Read more.