1. To Be the Force it Could Be in Sustainability, Academia Needs to Build Bridges Faster

    Jul 25, 2018

    Academic institutions have the opportunity to play a far bigger and much-needed part in helping society solve global sustainability challenges, according to an Ohio State University researcher and her colleagues.

  2. Ohio State’s STEAM Factory Receives NSF Funding to Advance Informal STEM Learning

    Jul 23, 2018

    Universities are the largest repositories of domain-specific expertise, diverse talent and human capital. Whereas formal structured coursework typically progresses linearly, innovation occurs through unexpected connections across different concepts that occur largely outside formal structured environments. A new collaborative project that brings together The STEAM Factory, OHI/O Informal Learning in Tech Program, and Center of Science and Industry (COSI) has been awarded $1.2M from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program to advance innovative and creative STEM learning.

  3. Algal Bloom

    Algal Blooms 101

    Jul 20, 2018

    The harmful algal blooms that manifest on Lake Erie in the summer can be as murky a concept to understand as they look.

  4. Graduate Studies in AEDE Creates Career Path Focus

    Jul 19, 2018

    Dr. John Newton credits his time as a graduate student in AEDE, working on decision tools to mitigate agricultural’ risk as the catalyst for his itch to serve the agricultural industry and work on ag policy.  He was recently appointed Chief Economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, the largest farm organization of independent farmers in the United States.

  5. AEDE PhD Candidates, Post Doctoral Researchers and Faculty to Present at Economics Conference

    Jul 9, 2018

    AEDE PhD Candidates, Post Doctoral Researchers and Faculty to present at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meeting in Washington D.C. in August.

  6. Recent EEDS Graduate Pursues Career in Sustainable Energy

    Jun 27, 2018

    Sarah Fischer, a spring Ohio State graduate, became interested in sustainable international development as a high school student, when she learned that her French teacher’s husband was a former child slave in Haiti. Working with the nonprofit organization that he started to free other child slaves, she learned how deforestation and lack of environmental education contribute to poverty in developing countries such as Haiti.

    “At some point, I realized that it doesn't really make sense for us to go into other countries to tell them how to do things when we have so many environmental problems in the United States,” says Fischer, who received her degree in environment, economy, development and sustainability (EEDS). “So I began researching what our largest challenges were, and that’s how I got interested in promoting sustainability, specifically in the transportation and energy sectors.”

  7. In Surveys, People Say They'll Pay Twice What They're Actually Willing to Spend

    Jun 27, 2018

    ‘Hypothetical bias’ study finds big gap between speculation and reality.

  8. AEDE Agricultural Outlook Summer 2018

    Jun 26, 2018

    The AEDE Agricultural Outlook Summer 2018 Newsletter edition contains summarized information from larger bodies of research by the Department of Agricultural, Enironmental, and Development Economics within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.  If you have a topic you would like AEDE to research, please lmail or

  9. Dr. Chen

    Discussion Identifies Ways The Ohio State University Can Better Prepare Female Students for Leadership Roles

    Jun 5, 2018

    Academic achievement does not buoy girls from the confidence crisis that begins in 5th grade.  This insight was gleaned at last week's roundtable discussion at The Ohio State University. Hosted by Dr. Joyce Chen, an associate professor with Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), the event called Creating Confident Girls, Cultivating Women Who Lead, brought together groups 50 businesses and organizations around Central Ohio to discuss findings from The Girls’ Index—a groundbreaking study released last year by Columbus nonprofit ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences)

  10. Feng-An Yang Awarded Bernie Erven Teaching Award

    May 15, 2018

    Dr. Allen Klaiber and the graduate program committee would like to ask you to share in their congratulations of the 2017-2018 winner of the Bernie Erven Teaching Award, Feng-An Yang.  This award is presented annually to the graduate student who best exemplifies the tradition of teaching excellence that Bernie Erven achieved throughout his distinguished career as a professor in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.