Facilities Operations and Development recently partnered with five Ohio State students on their 15-week EEDS (Environment, Economics, Development and Sustainability) Capstone project. The students created a multi-purpose Smart Street Light, designed to assist with security and sustainability. Read more about this partnership and project in the latest A&P Newsletter.
The Ohio State University is the lead research partner for the Smart Columbus program, but it’s not just faculty leading the way. Students are also working to make Columbus a smarter city. Students from the School of Environment and Natural Resources showed off their senior projects at the Environmental Professionals Network breakfast on Tuesday and the Smart Columbus program was the focus of nine of the projects.
Columbus’s technology-intense Smart Columbus project, which last year beat out ideas from 77 other cities to win the U.S. Department of Transportation’s $40 million Smart City Challenge, is the focus of an April 18 event at The Ohio State University. Aparna Dial, who’s a staff member with the project and the deputy director of Columbus’s Department of Public Service, will present “Columbus: One Smart and Sustainable City — Using Innovative Technology to Improve People’s Access to Opportunity” as part of the Environmental Professional Network’s (EPN) public Breakfast Club series.
Nine student research teams from The Ohio State University presented their final capstone projects at April’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast held at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on April 12, 2016. The teams developed and presented projects specifically to support Ohio State’s new sustainability goals. The breakfast program focused on sustainability success with Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther presenting the city’s 2016 GreenSpotLight Awards and featured an Expo with projects by nine teams of students in the “Assessing Sustainability: Project Experience” capstone course