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EEDS Students Present to Mayor's Green Team
Learn about how the students received hands-on training on preparing and presenting research to policymakers. Photo credit: Ann Hitzhusen
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SENR Student Ambassador and EEDS major Rachel Metzler has learned a lot during her time here at OSU. She has studied abroad in Queensland, Australia, interned at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center and the City of Columbus Mayor's Office of Environmental Stewardship, where she contributed to the city's five year development plan.
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EEDS capstone students present their research to the Mayor's Green Team

Students in “Assessing Sustainability: Project Experience” (ENR/AEDE 4567) received hands-on training this semester on preparing and presenting research to policymakers. The class, co-taught by Gregory Hitzhusen and Neil Drobny, with additional contributions by other EEDS faculty and community partners, recently presented research findings to the City of Columbus’ Mayor’s Green Team. The work conducted by the students will contribute to the implementation of the Green Team’s “Green Memo III” which is the city’s five-year plan for sustainability that the Mayor unveiled in January 2015.

2015 CFAES Recognition Banquet

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, faculty, staff, students and their families gathered together to celebrate and recognize achievements at the 62nd Annual College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Recognition Banquet held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University. Themed, "Should Have Seen It In Color," the banquet highlighted the important role of shared experiences, relationships and memories made at Ohio State. Many SENR students were recognized at this year's celebration.

Spent foundry sands are safe for certain soil-related uses, such as in soil blends for use around homes, a recent risk assessment has found. The sands are a byproduct from the metal casting industry. (Photo: iStock.)

A study by scientists at The Ohio State University played a key role in a recent public health and environmental risk assessment of reusing spent foundry sands, or SFS, in certain soil-related uses. The sands are a byproduct from the metal casting industry.  Nicholas Basta, professor of soil and environmental science, and Elizabeth Dayton, research scientist, both in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, did an intensive analysis of SFS in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. The school is part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.


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Jennifer Malpass, a doctoral student specializing in fisheries and wildlife science, received the Best Student Paper Award from the American Ornithologists’ Union for "Nest Survival of Urban-adapted Songbirds in Residential Yards and Adjacent Forest Parks" at this year's joint meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists held in Estes Park, CO. Read more about this research here.
Congratulations to Dr. Jack Vimmerstedt who was recently recognized for his research and inspirational teaching in forestry and forest soils by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources!  Read more about this honor here.