Ohio State News published a story, "A deadly strike for migrating birds" on efforts by students and faculty at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative to learn more about and prevent deadly collisions for migrating birds. The story informs and describes student engagement in Lights Out Buckeyes, a project launched last year by School of Environment and Natural Resources students Kandace Glanville1 and Tyler Ficker and sponsored by the Ohio State Ornithology Club, that aims to learn more about window collisions and assess the scope of the problem on the Ohio State campus. The project seeks to answer questions such as: How many birds are victims of these collisions? Are some buildings attracting more collisions? And, is there any way to help prevent these usually deadly window strikes?
Kandace graduated in May 2019 with a degree in wildlife science, but is still an active Lights Out Buckeyes volunteer.
The US Environmental Protection Agency recently opened registration for the 2017 iteration of its Campus RainWorks Challenge. The challenge is a design competition in which student teams, along with faculty advisors, are tasked with improving stormwater management on their campuses in a way that reduces environmental impacts while improving campus aesthetics and usability. Past projects have recommended installing permeable pavement, rainwater harvesting, building rain gardens, and more.
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.
Students from many majors at The Ohio State University presented their research at the 22nd Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. The Denman Forum is a competitively judged opportunity for students to share outstanding research with the Ohio State community and public. Several students from the School of Environment and Natural Resources were selected to present their research at the Denman Forum.
Please join us for the second annual Environmental Science Student Symposium in the Ohio Union’s Archie Griffin Ballroom on the campus of The Ohio State University. Students from ENR 2100 – Introduction to Environmental Science will present scientific research findings through a poster to their peers and the public. This year, the symposium will feature over 600 student presentations ranging across hundreds of topics in environmental science.