INNOVATE-O-thon participant Jen Schlegel’s efforts to improve accessibility featured in the Washington Post

mhuson General, Students

Jen Schlegel, a graduating senior in biomedical engineering, was featured in a Washington Post article shining a light on efforts to improve the accessibility of autonomous vehicles.   Schlegel took part in INNOVATE-O-thon with DriveOhio, an innovation event organized by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR). There, students were challenged to help shape DriveOhio’s technology strategy by imagining a future …

Jen Schlegel receives 2020 President’s Prize

mhuson General, Students

The Ohio State University has selected graduating senior Jen Schlegel as one of two recipients of the 2020 President’s Prize for her dedication to improving people’s lives through the power of accessible educational experiences.   Schlegel is a fifth-year student in biomedical engineering set to graduate from Ohio State in Spring 2020. She and senior Simone Bacon will each receive …

Girl Scouts join Ohio State engineers for sustainable energy event

ORISadmin Discovery Themes Initiative, Events, Facilities, Students

  Some members of the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland recently explored the science behind sustainable energy with engineering staff and students at The Ohio State University.   Girl Scouts attending “Scoping Out Solar Energy” at Ohio State’s Institute for Materials Research (IMR) Nanotech West Lab and Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) took part in discussions and hands-on …

Top 10 posters showcasing research at Ohio State awarded during 2018 OSU Materials Week

ORISadmin Awards, Events, Students

Click a thumbnail to view awardees with Ohio State Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce McPheron. More than a hundred student and postdoctoral researchers at The Ohio State University came together to share their work in materials-allied fields with researchers from across the country at a two-day series of poster sessions during 2018 OSU Materials Week, held May 8 to …

Ohio State researchers compete in Three Minute Thesis at 2018 OSU Materials Week

ORISadmin Awards, Events, Students

  How much time would you need to explain your dissertation, from the painstakingly crafted proposal to collected data, findings, and conclusion? According to the University of Queensland, an 80,000-word thesis requires about nine hours to present.   Master’s and doctoral students from The Ohio State University who took the stage May 8 during the opening of 2018 OSU Materials …

Sustainability and student engagement intersect at INNOVATE-O-thon

ORISadmin Events, Students

  The Ohio State University’s energy partner ENGIE challenged students to help achieve one goal: improve energy efficiency through positive behavioral changes on campus.   The students accepted.   During the latest INNOVATE-O-thon event, nearly 50 undergraduate students from varying disciplines came together, from Feb. 9 to 11 at the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) Innovation Lab on Kinnear Road, …

Did you miss out on OSU Materials Week?

ORISadmin Awards, Events, General, Students

  Don’t worry! Check out the “Materials Week in Review” to see the highlights of Materials Week. And if you couldn’t make it to the Three Minute Thesis competition, check out the awesome student finalists who presented during Materials Week. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) whereby PhD students have …

Plotting a Path to Innovation

ORISadmin Discovery Themes Initiative, Students

The Materials Innovation space debuted during our annual IMR External Advisory Board meeting. The winners of a student design competition discussed their design process and demonstrated the large scale plotter – the highlight of the space’s unique feature wall.