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Save the Date | Tech Savvy for Girls in Grades 6-9 is May 9

Girls race the cars they built in the Fuel Cell Car workshop.Girls in grades 6-9 are invited to Tech Savvy, hosted by Ohio University on May 9, 2020. A full day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities with scientists runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Walter Hall. The cost is $10 for the day’s activities, including continental […]

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Posted on 01/15/2020

Sigma Xi Chapter Wins Excellence Award

Sarah Wyatt, portraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University’s Sigma Xi chapter was honored with a Chapter of Excellence Award for 2018-19 during Sigma Xi’s 120th Assembly of Delegates. Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, focuses on and honors science and engineering research. The society was founded in 1886, with OHIO’s chapter […]

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Posted on 12/27/2019

Alumni News | Summit Metro Parks Honor 99-Year-Old Naturalist, Bert Szabo

Bert Szabo, portraitAkron’s Summit Metro Parks honored its first naturalist, Ohio University alum Bert Szabo, by naming Dec. 4, his 99th birthday, “Bert Szabo Day” and temporarily renaming a parkway for him, according to an Akron.com. story headlined “Summit Metro Parks recognizes first naturalist for 62 years of service.” Szabo earned two […]

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Posted on 12/27/2019

Bishop Provides Valuable Community Outreach and Fungi Education

Martha Bishop, portraitAn example of excellence in community outreach and plant and fungi education, Martha Bishop goes above and beyond as lab coordinator for the Environmental & Plant Biology Department. In addition to coordinating the teaching labs, Bishop teaches two courses, Medicinal Plants of Ohio and Biology of Fungi, at Ohio University. […]

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Posted on 12/17/2019

Graduate Students Work to Preserve Prairie-like Sites in Athens County

PGSA Outreach Coordinator Sam Lockhart at Stouds Run State ParkAthens County has prairie plants? Strouds Run State Park is home to three small prairie-like openings that host grassland species. Persistence of this unusual community may be threatened by encroachment of trees and shrubs that can shade out herbaceous plants. That’s why members of the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association […]

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Posted on 12/17/2019

Meet the 2019-20 NQPI Graduate Student Fellowship Awardees

Talha Furkan CananBy Kate NicholsNQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter Up to six graduate students receive a one-semester stipend which is bestowed annually on a competitive basis by the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. Talha Furkan Canan Electrical Engineering Faculty Adviser: Dr. Savas Kaya Canan uses engineered Schottky […]

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Posted on 12/04/2019

4 Plant Biology Graduate Students Earn $1,000 Research Grants from Arts & Sciences

Allison Paolucci, portraitFour Ohio University graduate students from the Environmental & Plant Biology Department received $1,000 grants from the College of Arts & Sciences Fall 2019 Graduate Student Research Fund. One of the students also is associated with the Molecular and Cellular Biology program and the Nanoscale Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI). Anne Sternberger, […]

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Posted on 12/03/2019

Eyitayo Named Insight Data Science Fellow

Damilola Eyitayo in labOhio University graduate student Damilola Eyitayo was invited to participate in the prestigious Insight Data Science Fellows program for his exemplary research on the effects of human landscape modification on plant community composition and function. Insight fellows complete intensive seven-week post-doctoral training on how to use data science to solve […]

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Posted on 12/03/2019

Students Plan to Raise the Green Roof

Johnny Murray and John Corcella with models they built to demonstrate how water runoff is slowed on a green roof, reducing flooding. Photo by Jack Hall.From Ohio University News By Hope Roberts Thirty-one Ohio University students—both graduate and undergraduate, from seven colleges and 14 different majors—got together Nov. 7 to share information about their past involvement in green roof-related projects and brainstorm ideas for building, researching and promoting the green roof project planned for the […]

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Posted on 12/02/2019

New Plant Club Officers Planning a Diverse Set of Activities

The Plant Club put in more than 160 plants on Sunday, Oct. 20th to help with a prairie restoration project at the Ridges. From left: Sierra Flynt, Ostin Kirkpatrick, Maura Linthicum, Avie Kalmar, Ridge Cook, Sarah Maracz, Becca Wagenknecht and Katy Campbell. Photo by Dr. Rebecca Snell.By Hope Roberts This year, Ohio University’s Plant Club has a lot of fun, educational activities and other plans in store, as well as new officers to welcome for its 2019-20 run. New officers include President Alberta Dempsey, Vice President Laura Wimer, Secretary and Social Media Chair Sarah Maracz, and […]

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Posted on 11/13/2019