In preparation for Spring Semester 2015 class registration, the AEDE undergraduate program will offer walk-in advising sessions for students enrolled in the Agribusiness and Applied Economics major on Oct. 29, Nov. 3, Nov. 5 and Nov. 14. Students enrolled in the major are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions.
Ohio State’s Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) program began its third academic year with the start of the Autumn 2014 semester. We recently sat down to speak with one of the first graduates of the program, Alexandra Kueller, who took a job with the Virginia-based Strategic Sustainability Consulting (SSC) after graduating from the program in Spring 2014.
Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is one of the largest and most interconnected colleges at one of the biggest universities in the U.S. Despite its scope, CFAES also provides students the advantages of a small-college experience: small classes, interaction with faculty, substantial student support, undergraduate research, and study abroad and service projects.
SUSTAINS (Students Understanding Sustainability and Taking Action to Improve Nature and Society) is targeted at undergraduates studying or interested in the environment and focuses on helping students to explore and engage with sustainability topics. The community was developed through a partnership between Ohio State University Housing, AEDE, SENR, and CFAES.
AEDE’s Student Service Center, located in Suite 249 of the Agricultural Administration Building, recently welcomed a new staff member with the hiring of Holly Hall as the Center’s Office Associate. Holly recently sat down to tell us more about her background, her interests, and how she’ll help to guide AEDE students through their educational curriculum.
Destiny Allen and Celina Laframboise, students in Ohio State's EEDS program, will spend one week this summer on Andros Island, located in the Bahamas, studying the island environment due to the generosity of several local green-business owners. Steve Grossman, President and CEO of Creative Green Marketing, and Meg MacLeod, from IndustrialBags.com, recently gifted the trip to Ohio State.
As part of the $3.8 million in scholarship funds awarded by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to its students each year, this year AEDE offered more than $56,000 in scholarship money to 24 Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergrads. AEDE scholarship funding is provided by a wide array of generous organizations and individuals.
Students in the Ohio State chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recently returned from the 2014 National NAMA Conference, held in Jacksonville, FL, feeling inspired by the many learning opportunities offered at the gathering. AEDE Agribusiness and Applied Economics major Ashley Christman shares her experience.
During the Spring 2014 semester, Columbus-based Momentive, a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, partnered with Dr. Neil Drobny’s sustainability in business class for Ohio State EEDS (Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability) majors to provide students with hands-on business experience.
Students in “Assessing Sustainability: Project Experience” (ENR 4567), which is co-taught by Elena Irwin and Gregory Hitzshusen, recently presented their research to the City of Columbus’ Mayor’s Green Team. The work conducted by the students will contribute to the development of the Green Team’s “Green Memo III” which is the city’s next five-year plan for sustainability that the Mayor will unveil in 2015.