Research News

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.

Comprehensive Energy Management Project Update

05/08/17 – Summer and fall plans evolve for sustainability partner transition. Read more.

​Nashville home-energy efficiency at EPN breakfast

05/03/17 – Erik Daugherty, founder of E3 Innovate, will present Technologies and Strategies for Home Energy Efficiencies — Satisfied Homeowners, Sustainable Planet at the Tuesday (5/16) Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) monthly breakfast Read more.

​Ohio State West Campus Science and Technology Festival – May 20

05/03/17 – The West Campus Science and Technology Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, in the courtyard of West Campus, at Carmack Drive. Read more.

Pulping System at Ohio Union Keeps Waste Out of Landfills (Video)

05/03/17 – Sustainability is in action at the Ohio Union. Dining Services helps to operate a pulping machine that breaks down food scraps and compostable containers that are thrown into the trash. The material is picked up by FOD employees and taken to an anaerobic digestion system in Columbus, where it is converted into clean renewable energy. Read more.

Ohio State Boosts Big Ten Champion effort in EPA Green Power Challenge

05/02/17 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized The Ohio State University for helping the Big Ten win the Collective Conference Championship in this year’s Green Power Challenge. Read more.

The giving trees of Ohio State

04/28/17 – Ohio State's leafy giants are more than just appealing to the eye. They have the capability to save the university as much as $1 million each year. Read more.

Conflicting Industries Fuel Amazon Workforce

04/27/17 – Mining is to ecotourism as oil is to water; however, in a region of Peru they intertwine, as local residents shift between the two economies to maintain their livelihoods. Read more.

Ohio State ranks in top 10 in national RecycleMania competition

04/25/17 – Ohio State once again is one of the nation's top schools for recycling. We finished in eighth place among 320 colleges and universities in the total recycling category of RecycleMania, diverting more than 1.1 million pounds of materials from the landfill. Read more.

FOD partners with students on Smart Street Light project

04/25/17 – FOD recently provided assistance to five Ohio State students who developed a Smart Street Light to assist with security and sustainability. Read more.