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Back to an EPN Tradition - Capstone projects on display

Nov. 30, 2021
Past EPN Capstone Posters on display

We're back to an EPN Tradition

A tradition of the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) is to provide a venue for students to meet and network with environmental professionals. A highlight of each semester at Ohio State is to feature ENR Capstone projects and this semester will be no different!  Nearly 70 students at Ohio State will share their final semester-long work via a poster session on December 7.

the ENR Capstone Experience over the years 

ENR Capstone projects over the years have focused on a number of sustainability projects seeking to improve the local and university environment and educate about critical environmental and natural resource topics. Projects have addressed Monarch Conservation and Pollinator Habitat via a StoryMap, sustainability at Ohio State, wetland quality and disturbances, and the creation of a multi-purpose Smart Street Light to name a few.

Through the years the Capstone teams have had the opportunity to partner with a variety of non-governmental and governmental organizations, including Facilities Operations and Development at Ohio State, Blueprint Columbus and Smart Columbus to apply their knowledge, address and make an impact on real world issues. Some teams have also had the opportunity to present their projects with community leaders at venues beyond the Environmental Professionals Network breakfast. 

About this year's event

"This semester, we are excited to bring back this opportunity for students and professionals," said Joe Campbell, director of the EPN in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

"It’s been great to get back into the tradition of hosting EPN Breakfasts – live and in-person – at the 4-H Center this semester" - Joe Campbell, director, EPN

"We love the opportunity to feature the work of senior capstone project teams to working environmental professionals and enthusiasts from across the region. This year we’ll host three autumn Capstone courses focused on various aspects of “real world” natural resource management, environmental decision-making, and sustainable development issues and clients."

The EPN will welcome nearly 70 students displaying 18 unique team project posters. The students will interact with and informally present to dozens of environmental professionals at the December 7 program during a networking session prior to the formal program, Restoring Streams and Wetlands – Whose Job Is It Anyway? 

View the list of capstone projects at 

Register and learn more about the December 7 EPN program.