Research News

Revving Up: Buckeye Bullet Team Boosts Automotive Technology

11/22/17 – The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 team has accelerated automotive technology and won the hearts of supporters across the United States. Read more.

First Two “Sustainable Village” Projects Underway in Tanzania

11/22/17 – Two villages in the Singida region of Tanzania are collaborating with Ohio State's Global Water Institute and other partners to begin implementation of two pilot Sustainable Village Water Systems. Read more.

Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas: Results suggest more methane may be released into atmosphere than thought

11/19/17 – A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result, today’s global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere. Read more.

Students Honored for Campus, Community Sustainability Efforts

11/16/17 – The Student Sustainability Council received the Green Collaborative Achievement Award from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission for successes during this spring's Time for Change Week. Read more.

Sustainability Fund Supports Regional Campus Projects

11/15/17 – Construction of big sustainability projects such as The Ohio State University at Mansfield micro-farm and The Ohio State University at Marion solar array were made possible by The Ohio State Sustainability Fund. Read more.

New partnership links datasets to improve food systems

11/15/17 – Ayaz Hyder, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, and Casey Hoy, InFACT faculty director and professor and Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystem Management, are co-principal investigators on a new NSF-funded project entitled “Developing an Informational Infrastructure for Building Smart Regional Foodsheds.” Read more.

Energy Partnership Brings New Sustainability and Educational Opportunities to Campus

11/13/17 – The Comprehensive Energy Management Project has been the talk of campus since the university announced 50-year public-private partnership in April. Read more.

​Researchers, students, community reduce food waste

10/30/17 – Food waste is a big issue; specifically, a 133-billion-pound issue that often goes unnoticed in everyday life. Read more.

$700,000 gift to Ohio State CFAES Helps Create Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community

10/19/17 – A new program will encourage holistic study and community engagement to address food security issues thanks to a $700,000 gift from The Columbus Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Pat and Bobby Moser. Read more.

Where is YOUR cup?

10/18/17 – Use your MYCup and keep plastic bottles out of the waste stream. Read more.

Faculty Spotlight: Mahesh Illindala

10/09/17 – Mahesh Illindala, electrical and computer engineering, examines power electronics, microgrids and sustainable energy, and he works with students in grades K-8 to give them an early start in engineering research. Read more.

Signs of progress emerge as construction continues in historic Mirror Lake District

10/02/17 – Construction cones and chain link fences may obscure some of the view of the historic Mirror Lake District , but the pace of progress is moving fast at the iconic setting on The Ohio State University campus. Read more.

​Ohio State to cover full cost of tuition for Ohio Pell families

10/02/17 – The Ohio State University will increase aid to provide an unprecedented affordability commitment for in-state students. Read more.

Ohio State Leads Effort to Prep Students for Biobased Careers

09/26/17 – Students at The Ohio State University and Central State University, a historically black university in Wilberforce, will soon benefit from a $2.8 million grant designed to develop leaders for the bioeconomy industry in Ohio and nationwide. Read more.

Australia Trip Motivates Students to Apply Sustainability at Home

09/25/17 – Ohio State students learned about one of the biggest issues humanity is facing today, the effects of climate change, during a study abroad trip to Australia this year. Read more.

Alexandra Bringer is helping to advance the technology behind climate science

09/25/17 – Leading up to the official 75th anniversary celebration of the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) at Ohio State, September is focused on highlighting Alexandra Bringer, who is helping to advance the technology behind climate science for future generations as an electrical and computer engineering (ECE) senior research associate. Read more.

As nations tilt toward deglobalization, Ohio State will study how food, energy and water systems in the Great Lakes region might be affected

09/20/17 – Ohio State researchers will examine a wide sweep of economic, behavioral, and environmental factors, including the diversity of watersheds and possible choices by farmers. Read more.

When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die

09/20/17 – Community management slows deforestation, study finds Read more.

Chasing 400

09/20/17 – This week, a 20-member student team is preparing—and hoping—to propel the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 to reach 400mph and beat their own record for the fastest electric vehicle in the world. Read more.

Buckeye Couple Uses Art to Underscore Our Throwaway Culture

09/13/17 – Husband and wife Nathan Gorgen and Molly Burke believe that behavior change toward sustainability starts at home, and they use an art series as a means of addressing their own practices with the hope of influencing others. Read more.