Student Energy and Environment News

February 14, 2018

Sustainability News and Updates

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


Travel Grants Available for Students in Sustainability

The Office of Energy and Environment is accepting travel grant applications for students interested in presenting the results of their research or scholarship at an academic conference, meeting, or symposium. Open to all full-time, degree-seeking Ohio State students. Consideration for this travel grant opportunity will continue until available funding is exhausted.

Ohio State Joins International Coalition To Accelerate Local Climate Action

The Ohio State University today joined the newly launched University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, an alliance of 13 leading North American research universities that will create a collaborative model to help local communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.

Ohio State named Big Ten Diversion Rate Champion for 6th straight season

The Ohio State University was named Big Ten Conference champion in the annual 2017 Game Day Recycling Challenge. Ohio State earned the title after achieving the highest diversion rate for a single home football game during the 2017 season: 94.2 percent in its game against the University of Maryland on Oct. 7 — the highest single-game percentage of waste diverted from the landfill in the Big Ten.

Stone Lab Offers Scholarships for Summer Science Classes on Lake Erie Island Campus

You can apply now for scholarship support to attend Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers more than 25 college credit courses and workshops each summer on topics from algae identification to zoology, and credits are transferable to most colleges. In 2017, Stone Lab awarded over $41,000 in scholarships ranging from $200 to $2,500 per application. The deadline for college students to apply for scholarships is March 1.

Sustainability 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.


Water and Cities in Ohio: Are We Prepared for Climate Change?, Feb. 16

A panel of experts will discuss climate change in Ohio at 12 p.m. in Thompson Library, Room 165. The panel consists of Kristen Atha, vice president, AECOM; Maria Conroy, professor, Knowlton School; Jay Martin, professor, College of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Keith Myers, vice president, Planning and Real Estate, Office of Administration and Planning; John Stark, Ohio Freshwater Conservation, director, The Nature Conservancy. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP here.

CAR Is Taking Us To The Future, Feb. 20

Join this Ohio State University Alumni Association lunch-and-learn to hear about the great work happening at The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR) with Maryn Weimer, senior associate vice president. Her talk will include details on Ohio State’s efforts to improve transportation and sustainability through the Smart Columbus program. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Call 800-762-5646 to register.

Energy@OSU; A Lecture Series Part 2, Feb. 21

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 second event will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in CBEC Room 130. Catering will be provided by Acre.

March 2018 EPN Breakfast: Flooding - A National, State and Local Issue - We Are All Part of the Solution, March 6

From the near failure of the Oroville Dam, California, to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, to flooding impacts within Ohio communities, our country faces challenges in dealing with land use planning for flood risk reduction. This combined Environmental Professionals Network and Water Management Association of Ohio breakfast program will address the issue of flooding from a national, state and local perspective. Register here.


ENGIE Technical Services Engineering Internship/Co-Op

This position is responsible for supporting ENGIE North America’s Business Development, Technical Services team. The ideal candidate has an interest in obtaining practical experience working for a large Independent Power Producer focused on growing its renewable energy and decentralized energy platforms in North America. The position is located in Houston, and the work term will be from May to August. Apply through BuckeyeLink to posting 25330592.