BETHA 2019 Call for Proposals

Full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) are invited to submit proposals to be considered for 2019 Battelle Endowment funding. The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Emphasis is placed on educational and public …

2019 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program Call for Nominations

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announces the second President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program competition. This program, sponsored by the Office of the President, seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program provides funding to support further scholarly training of PhDs and …

Inaugural cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars selected

Ohio State has named 11 scholars as the inaugural cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars. The recipients were selected from a diverse and highly competitive pool of 103 national and international applicants. Their research ranges from a mathematical examination of complex biological patterns, to the cumulative nature of depressive syndromes, to the history of fiction reading in the United States, to the …

Deploying drones to monitor highway traffic

DriveOhio, the state’s new center for smart mobility, is investing $5.9 million for a three-year project to study the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, to monitor traffic and roadway conditions from the air along the U.S. 33 Smart Mobility Corridor. Led by The Ohio State University College of Engineering, the research will include both air and ground vehicles …

Improving children’s kindergarten readiness

A new $3.4 million five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to researchers at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) will examine impacts of specific kindergarten-transition practices on children’s academic and social-behavioral development during preschool, their adjustment to kindergarten and their trajectories from preschool to the end of first grade. Over 1,000 children will be followed …

Rikihisa wins prestigious international veterinary award

Yasuko Rikihisa, University Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, won the coveted International Prize in Canine Health.  The international award is part of one of the largest and most distinguished veterinary awards in the world, the International Canine Health Awards. The awards recognize and reward innovative researchers, veterinary scientists and students who are significantly impacting the health and wealth-being of …

Defense funding enables procurement of essential R&D tools

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently announced awards to 175 university researchers at 91 institutions in 36 states, totaling $53 million through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). DURIP augments research capabilities at universities conducting cutting edge research for DoD, through the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment. David McComb, professor of materials science and engineering, and director of The Ohio …

U.S. Army funded research aims to save wounded soldiers’ lives

To date, there are no effective treatments for addressing massive blood loss on the battlefield other than blood transfusion, which is logistically not feasible during field casualty care. Andre Palmer, professor and chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has secured a $2.4 million U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command grant to develop a resuscitation therapy to treat life-threatening …

Ringel named Distinguished University Professor

Steven Ringel, Neal A. Smith Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, associate vice president in the Office of Research and executive director of the Institute for Materials Research, was named a 2018 Distinguished University Professor. The Office of Academic Affairs awards the permanent, honorific title of Distinguished University Professor on a competitive basis to full professors who have truly exceptional records …

Engineering physics student named Goldwater Scholar

Kyle DeBry, an Ohio State engineering honors student, has been named a 2018 Goldwater Scholar, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate researchers in science, math and engineering. He plans to conduct research in the the field of quantum information science, particularly in the area of quantum computing. Since the award’s inception in 1986, Ohio State has produced 56 Goldwater …