Research News

University launches sustainability and energy innovation partnership

07/17/17 – Ohio State has entered a new era of sustainability and energy management. Read more.

Ohio State University researchers are hitting harmful algal blooms from multiple angles

07/11/17 – Experts pursue improvements to water quality, prevention strategies, food safety. Read more.

Scientists make “squarest” ice crystals ever

07/10/17 – The ability to study this cubic ice in the lab could aid climate change models. Read more.

Buckeye Current places first at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

07/05/17 – Buckeye Current and their professional rider, Rob Barber, finished with a time of 10:55.500. Read more.

Luo part of winning team for automotive lightweighting innovation

06/27/17 – An Ohio State University materials scientist was part of a team that earned accolades for design and manufacturing of a new car part that will save weight and improve vehicle performance. Read more.

Staying Grounded: Research Helps Power Plants Reuse Coal Combustion Products

06/26/17 – Ohio State researchers collaborate with American Electric Power and state agencies to reclaim coal mine lands. Read more.

$1.5M will elevate Ohio State’s nuclear engineering research

06/26/17 – This month, three researchers from The Ohio State University were awarded a total of $1.23 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance nuclear energy research and technologies. Read more.

Wetland plant training is the newest addition to skill-enhancing workshops at Ohio State’s Stone Lab

06/26/17 – Job seekers, working professionals and hobbyists can gain valuable skills by enrolling in workshops at Stone Laboratory. Read more.

Ohio State’s enCORE an inspiration to budding 4-H environmentalists

06/21/17 – 4-H adviser Joe Boehm led two kindergartners and one second-grader, otherwise known as “Golden Explorers Cloverbuds,” to compete in a state-wide STEM focused competition earlier this month. Read more.

Widespread snowmelt in West Antarctica during unusually warm summer

06/15/17 – Strong El Niño played a major role in warming the air above the ice, researchers report. Read more.

A better, high-efficiency solar cell

06/09/17 – Engineers at The Ohio State University may have found a way to harness the sun in a more efficient, more affordable way that can grow with America’s energy needs. Read more.

The Smith Lab "Pop-Garden" Project

06/08/17 – Collaborating on a new direction for productive land on Ohio State's main campus Read more.

Where climate change is most likely to induce food violence

06/08/17 – While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests that the strength of a country’s government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings. Read more.

Connecting Farmers to Real-Time Weather

06/06/17 – The new State Climate Office of Ohio (SCOO), a team of researchers, educators, climatologists and meteorologists with more than 25 years of experience and expertise from Ohio State’s Department of Geography and the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC), now serves as the steward of climate data and education, research and outreach for the people of Ohio. Read more.

Buckeyes nab victory in EcoCAR 3 competition

05/30/17 – The Ohio State University’s EcoCAR 3 team won its third consecutive EcoCAR 3–Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition Thursday night. Read more.

​Ohio State’s First “West Fest” a Success

05/25/17 – Dozens of families headed to Ohio State’s West Campus in Columbus to check out the first West Campus Science and Technology Festival on Saturday, May 20. Read more.

Ohio State Enters into Sustainability Collaborations with Monaco Foundation

05/18/17 – The partnership between Ohio State and the foundation could include internships at the foundation, research cooperation and conferences, roundtables and symposia. Read more.

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab Release Free Solar Energy Curriculum for Grades 7-12

05/17/17 – A new set of lessons from Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab introduces students in grades 7-12 to the basics of solar energy via hands-on activities. Read more.

New Program in Bioenergy and Biowaste Management Launched

05/16/17 – Starting fall semester, students at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI) will be able to study a new program focused on two key global issues. Read more.

Project Launches to Improve Resiliency of Ohio Farms

05/15/17 – The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation is teaming up with Solutions from the Land on a multiyear project to help Ohio farmers lead the way to an agriculture that preserves the land and adapts to a changing climate, and a food system that takes care of all Ohioans. Read more.