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  1. Associate Professor Kristi Lekies collecting data in Germany in 1999.

    Faculty Member Awarded Academic Enrichment Grant

    May 7, 2018

    Kristi Lekies, an associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was awarded an Office of International Affairs Academic Enrichment Grant for travel to Germany in Autumn 2018.  She will be working with the Institute for Applied Research on Childhood, Youth, and the Family (IFK) at the University of Potsdam, visiting research centers, and networking with higher education programs in the natural resources field.  In the mid-1990’s, Kristi conducted her dissertation research on rural youth in the state of Brandenburg, which was part of the former East Germany.  Her work with IFK will focus on a 20-year follow up study to understand changes in rural communities and life opportunities for youth over time.    

    Thirty Ohio State students and faculty are the recipients of the 2017-2018 Academic Enrichment Grants, enabling them to conduct research over the next year in a variety of international locations. The grant competition, with separate tracks for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty, is supported by the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Research and the Office of Undergraduate Education. Read more about the grant and awardees.

  2. Assistant Professor Suzanne Marie Gray.

    Faculty Member Recognized for Distinguished Teaching

    May 3, 2018

    Suzanne Marie Gray, an assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources has received the 2018 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching at The Ohio State University.  Honored for their superior teaching, faculty members are nominated by present and former students and colleagues and selected by a committee of alumni, students, and faculty.

  3. Jeremy Brooks, a faculty member in the SENR receives BETHA Endowment Grant.

    Faculty Member Receives BETHA Endowment Grant

    Apr 30, 2018

    Monitoring Social and Economic Impacts of Green Infrastructure: Blueprint Columbus, a project led by Jeremy Brooks, a faculty member in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was awarded  funding through the Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment annual grant competition. The Endowment supports projects that examine the complex relationship between science and technology on society and cultural issues. A record number of 37 proposals were submitted for the 2018 competition and six were selected for funding.

    Blueprint Columbus aims to improve water quality using green infrastructure (GI), but GI may also improve mental health, physical health and social relationships. Previous research has produced mixed results about whether and in which contexts GI can produce such benefits and has largely ignored whether the planning and implementation process affects perceptions of GI in a way that affects these impacts. This project will use interviews and focus group meetings in two Columbus neighborhoods to address these gaps by capturing local perceptions of the process and outcomes associated with GI installation.

  4. "Our Common Home: A Youth-Based Approach to Food Security" has earned the Emerging International Engagement Award.

    Project earns Emerging International Engagement Award

    Apr 30, 2018

    "Our Common Home: A Youth-Based Approach to Food Security" has earned the Emerging International Engagement Award.  The award was established by Ohio State's Office of International Affairs and the Office of Outreach and Engagement to recognize faculty and staff who have engaged in exceptional international outreach and community service projects.  Recipients of the Emerging International Engagement Award have demonstrated outstanding promise in international outreach and engagement with the development of a relatively new initiative that has shown short-term results and has the potential for long-term impact, achievement, and scholarship.

  5. Bird-based Habitat Conservation Workshop with the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture Science Office.

    Joint Venture Launches New Conservation Strategies

    Apr 23, 2018

    The Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory (TWEL) hosted Greg Soulliere and Mohammed Al-Saffar from the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes (UMR&GLR) Joint Venture science office in early April 2018. Greg and Mohammed, along with Drs. Chris Tonra (TWEL) and Robert Gates (TWEL) rolled out the Joint Venture's new waterfowl and waterbird conservation strategies, and discussed the biological foundations of all-bird habitat conservation planning, including the current land bird and shorebird conservation strategies.  There was lively discussion about incorporating human dimensions and ecosystem goods and services goals into the biological planning of bird conservation at the landscape scale during an afternoon session held at the 4-H center on the campus of The Ohio State University.  

  6. View scientific posters on environmental topics of interest to students at The Ohio State University.

    6th Annual Environmental Science Student Symposium

    Apr 16, 2018

    The 6th Annual Environmental Science Student Symposium is in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union. In its sixth year, the symposium will feature three sessions with approximately 385 student presenters from ENR 2100, who will be sharing their posters on important topics in the field of environmental science. The event is free and open to the public. Students in the online section of the course will be engaged in a Virtual Environmental Science Poster Symposium through Carmen.

  7. Current students and Director Sharp with Dr. Suzanne Gray, who was surprised on March 1 with an announcement she is a 2018 recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award.

    Faculty Member Surprised for Distinguished Teaching

    Apr 9, 2018

    Suzanne Gray, an assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was paid a surprise visit this semester.  While teaching her capstone course on local and global water quality and aquatic issues on March 1, Gray was surprised by leaders from across the university with an announcement that she is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award honors faculty members at The Ohio State University for superior teaching. The awards ceremony will take place April 30.

  8. SENR Students Presenting at the Denman

    Mar 30, 2018

    The 2018 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, put on by the Undergraduate Research Office and with support from Martha and Richard Denman gives students the opportunity to showcase their research, scholarships, and other creative activities to Ohio State.

    This years' forum will be held on April 3rd, from 8am-5pm at the Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom.

  9. CFAES Outstanding Senior Ashlee Balcerzak with Dean Cathann A. Kress.

    Environmental Science Major Recognized as Outstanding Senior

    Mar 30, 2018

    Ashlee Balcerzak, an Environmental Science major in the SENR was recognized as a 2018 College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Outstanding Senior.  The 2018 Outstanding Senior Awards were presented during the CFAES 2018 Outstanding Senior Awards Dinner on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the OSU Fawcett Event Center.

  10. Catch up on the latest podcast: Between the Green ep. 5

    Mar 27, 2018

    new podcast for The Lantern is available for listeners interested in environmental topics and sustainability. This weeks episode was created and hosted by Ris Twigg, an undergraduate student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Twigg is also an assistant photo editor for The Lantern. This is the fifth episode, about the upcoming event: Time For Change Week!

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