Welcome to Spring 2015 at the School of Environment and Natural Resources!
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The many faces of the School of Environment and Natural Resources invite you to discover our extension and outreach programs, our multiple research locations, the academic programs our students are engaged in, and the research being conducted by our faculty. Let this site be your guide in your discovery through this amazing school- it is our passion to help you find your fit at The Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources and make your SENR experience exceptional.

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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.

Splurge and have ice cream at breakfast. Especially, according to Time magazine, “the best ice cream in America.” The next Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program features Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. The Columbus company, which is expanding nationally, last year earned B Corp certification for its sustainability practices, one of only eight Ohio businesses to hold that distinction.

Career Counselor Trish Raridan Preston with Director Archuleta

Trish Raridan Preston, a career counselor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, had the opportunity to meet with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for the federal government, Katherine Archuleta. This is the office behind USAJobs that many students may be familiar with during their job searches. Director Archuleta was visiting with career advisors at Ohio State to talk more about opportunities in federal service for both internships and recent graduates. She discussed the over 3000 jobs posted on March 24 with the FAA and over 1000 jobs with the FBI. She mentioned in particular there is demand for students and graduates in STEM areas, which of course, ENR students represent.


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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.