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More than 140 researchers honored at faculty recognition program

Mon, 27th March, 2017

President Michael Drake and Senior Vice President for Research Caroline Whitacre hosted a Faculty Recognition Program on March 27, 2017, honoring Ohio State faculty members who received national or international awards during the period 2016-2017. Faculty members whose achievements reached outside or across academic disciplines were also recognized.

Among the honorees were winners of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, Fulbright Scholars, Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

See the full list of honorees.

View photos from the event.

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Watch the State of Research address and Innovator of the Year presentation

Tue, 24th January, 2017

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Dr. Caroline Whitacre, senior vice president for research, delivered the annual state of research address on January 25, 2017. This year’s address was titled “Creative Partnerships, Meaningful Impact.”

When mathematics meets biology, dance meets science or astronomy meets philosophy–researchers can begin to look at the world in a different way. And sometimes, the most amazing results come from unexpected partnerships. Learn more about the surprising collaborations taking place at the university that don’t involve the “usual suspects.”

At the end of the address, the 2016 Innovator of the Year, Early Career Innovator of the Year and Student Innovator of the Year were named.

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If you have questions, please contact Beth Haas.

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Save the date: Whitacre to deliver state of research address Jan. 25

Mon, 31st October, 2016

Annual State of Research Address

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
8:30 a.m.
U.S. Bank Conference Theater
Ohio Union

Dr. Caroline Whitacre, senior vice president for research, will deliver the annual state of research address and present the 2016 Innovator of the Year awards. Learn more about the breadth, scope and excellence of Ohio State’s research programs. Be one of the first to find out who will be this year’s Innovator of the Year, Early Career Innovator of the Year and Student Innovator of the Year.

Join us for a reception honoring the 2016 Innovators in Woody’s Tavern immediately following the announcement.

RSVP.

Contact Beth Haas at haas.23@osu.edu or 614-688-4725 with questions.

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Call for Nominations: 2016 Innovator of the Year

Mon, 3rd October, 2016

As Ohio State continues to expand its role in the commercialization of research, it is important that we create an environment that facilitates and rewards research creativity and entrepreneurship. To support and stimulate entrepreneurial activity, Caroline Whitacre, senior vice president for research, and Matt McNair, vice president of economic and corporate engagement, will be presenting three university-wide awards to Ohio State’s most successful entrepreneurs in January 2017.  Nominations are sought in the following categories: Innovator of the Year, Early Career Innovator of the Year and Student Innovator of the Year. One award will be given in each category.

The Innovator of the Year and Early Career Innovator of the Year awards are intended to recognize an Ohio State researcher who is working actively to promote commercialization of university intellectual property through invention disclosures filed, patents applied for and/or received, technologies licensed or spinoff companies formed. These activities support economic development in the central Ohio region, and serve to attract companies that create a base of operations within the state. The creation of separate award categories for more established researchers and for early career researchers allows cultivation of an entrepreneurial spirit among all of our investigators.

The Student Innovator of the Year award is intended to recognize innovation and entrepreneurship that has contributed to the development or commercialization of a new technology. This award, which is open to undergraduate or graduate students, may recognize a student start-up company whose success is a result of entrepreneurial talent, creativity and energy.

We are requesting a maximum of TWO nominations from each college for each category (a total of six nominations per college). A nomination should consist of a letter from the college dean and a summary of the relevant commercialization activities from the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume. These activities include invention disclosures, patents (applied for and/or awarded), licenses generated and companies formed.

The nominees for the Innovator or Early Career Innovator need not be faculty members, allowing for the recognition of commercialization activities by staff members as well as faculty. For the Early Career Innovator category, a candidate must be either an assistant or early associate professor (if a faculty member), or have been at Ohio State no more than 10 years (if a staff member). For the Student Innovator category, nominees must be undergraduate or graduate students who are currently registered or recent Ohio State graduates (within the last year).

Nominations, and questions prior to nomination, should be submitted to:

Caroline Whitacre
Senior Vice President for Research
Office of Research
208 Bricker Hall
190 North Oval Mall
whitacre.3@osu.edu

Nominations must be received by November 21, 2016. They will be reviewed by a committee composed of individuals both internal and external to the university.

The awards for Innovator of the Year, Early Career Innovator of the Year, and Student Innovator of the Year will be presented as part of the State of Research address on January 25, 2017, at the U.S. Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union.

2016 Innovator Call for Nominations

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Get Connected: Attend the 2016 Research Expo

Mon, 1st August, 2016

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Opening Reception
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Expo
9:30 a.m. – noon

Research Commons
18th Avenue Library (3rd floor)
175 W. 18th Avenue

Attend the opening reception and meet representatives from the Office of Research, the colleges, research centers, etc. This is a great opportunity to have all of your research-related questions answered. Hear remarks from Caroline Whitacre, senior vice president for research, and Alison Armstrong, associate director for research and education, University Libraries.

Then plan to spend some time at the Research Expo. More than 65 exhibitors – research centers, institutes, core laboratories, shared resource providers and campus vendors – will be on hand to help you navigate your way through the research enterprise. The Expo provides a great opportunity to network with fellow researchers and find collaborators for future endeavors.

The event is open to the entire research community.

Register to attend.

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More than 115 Ohio State researchers honored at faculty recognition program

Mon, 4th April, 2016

President Michael Drake and Vice President for Research Caroline Whitacre hosted a Faculty Recognition Program on April 4, 2016, honoring Ohio State faculty members who received national or international awards during the period 2015-2016. Faculty members whose achievements reached outside or across academic disciplines were also recognized.

Among the honorees were winners of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, Fulbright Scholars, Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

Award recipients received a block “O” lapel pin in recognition of their achievement, provided by The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

See the full list of honorees.

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Watch the 2015 State of Research address and Innovator of the Year awards presentation

Thu, 29th October, 2015

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Caroline Whitacre, vice president for research, delivered the annual state of research address on October 22, 2015. This year’s address was titled From Inputs to Impact: Changing the Conversation. 

Too often, the conversation about higher education and research focuses on numbers. But the full measure of our work is not seen from counting inputs like the amount of funding, or outputs such as the number of data repositories, or outcomes such as the number of publications. While these are important, it is the impact of our research that really makes a difference.

Learn what we can do to help change the national dialogue to one that celebrates the value of research. Hear some amazing ways Ohio State research is making an impact on our communities, the state, the nation and the world.

At the end of the address, view the 2015 Innovator of the Year awards presentation.

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State of Research – 2015 FINAL

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Get connected: Attend the 2015 Research Expo

Wed, 26th August, 2015

Don’t miss the 2015 annual Research Expo.

Thursday, September 24
9:30 a.m. – noon
Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room

More than 60 exhibitors – research centers, institutes, core laboratories, shared resource providers, and campus vendors – will be on hand to help you navigate your way through the research enterprise.

The Expo provides a great opportunity to network with fellow researchers and find collaborators for future endeavors.

The event is open to the entire research community.

View the list of exhibitors.

RSVP to attend the event.

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Research collaborations with Brazil: Information session April 13

Mon, 6th April, 2015

Discover the many programs and resources available to facilitate and support collaborative research projects with Brazil.

Monday, April 13
Noon-1:30 p.m.
E100 Scott Lab
201 W. 19th Avenue

Get information about the upcoming Request for Proposals to support research projects involving the exchange of researchers between the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Ohio State University.

Learn about other Brazil Gateway programs that can help you establish or strengthen your international research collaborations.

Session topics include:

  • Ohio State/FAPESP request for proposals
  • Research Internships Abroad (BEPE)
  • Visiting Researcher Program (VRP)
  • Research Fellowships Abroad (BPE)
  • Brazilian Science Mobility Program (BSMP)
  • Available tools for identifying collaborators

Presenters include Caroline Whitacre, vice president for research; William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs; Luke Barbara, director of the Brazil Gateway; and Robert McKenney, assistant vice president, research administration.

The event is hosted by the Office of Research and the Office of International Affairs. A pizza lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by April 9th to OR-Events@osu.edu.

For additional information, contact Beth Haas at haas.23@osu.edu or 614-688-4725.

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Whitacre to deliver annual state of research address

Tue, 9th September, 2014

New Approaches to Discovery

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
8:30 a.m.
U.S. Bank Conference Theater
Ohio Union

The world is changing rapidly and the environment within which Ohio State research will operate in the future will be very different from the current system. How can the university continue to advance discovery and innovation? Our future will depend on new approaches to discovery – new funding models, new collaborations, new ways of communicating the value of research to the public, new approaches to globalization and more.

Dr. Caroline Whitacre, vice president for research, will explore Ohio State’s new approaches to discovery and take a look at what’s on the horizon during the annual state of research address. Learn more about the breadth, scope and excellence of Ohio State’s research programs.

At the conclusion of the address, Dr. Whitacre will present the 2014 Innovator of the Year awards. Be one of the first to find out who will be this year’s Innovator of the Year, Early Career Innovator of the Year and Student Innovator of the Year.

Join us for a reception honoring the winners in Woody’s Tavern immediately following the announcement.

The event is open to the entire research community. RSVP today.

For more information contact Beth Haas at haas.23@osu.edu.

Unable to attend? Watch the State of Research Address live.

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