CBEC Building Officially Opens
The new Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building will begin a new era with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 10. The first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) laboratory building on campus, CBEC is developed to cultivate interaction, collaboration and discovery between two premier departments. The 225,000-square-foot facility, located in the Academic Core North on West Woodruff Avenue, will better prepare students for careers in research within academia or the private sector. Many university supporters (Gary Booth, profiled here, for one) have contributed to make the project a reality.
Circle of Friends: Gary Booth
Gary Booth has served as a committee chairman for the CBEC building project and, with his wife, Jane, has established scholarships for future chemists. Now retired, the President's Club donor gives credit for his successful 31-year career in research and development to his doctorate in organic chemistry from Ohio State.
Campus Visit by Veteran Affairs' Robert A. McDonald Now Set for April 8
Ohio State is hosting Robert A. McDonald, the eighth U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs, for an intimate presentation and reception April 8 at Drinko Hall's Saxbe Auditorium. McDonald previously served as chair, president and chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble.
Script Ohio from DNA Origami Recognized by Guinness Book of World Records
The 2016 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records will recognize achievement in a new category — using biological materials to create the smallest logo ever made. Mike Hudoba, a two-time Ohio State graduate earning his doctoral degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering in May, will be recognized for his work creating Script Ohio from DNA origami, viewed with a transmission electron microscope. Read more about Hudoba's work.
Buckeye Voices: A Denman Success Story
With the 20th anniversary of the Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum in March, Associate Professor Rob Siston reflected on how the forum helped launch his career: “Because of completing my undergraduate research project, I knew that I loved research and that I loved biomechanics.” Read more about Siston's journey — and the experiences of five students who presented their work this year.
The Denmans are long-time members of the Ohio State community and founders of a professorship for clinical research in epilepsy. Richard was an Ohio State Foundation Board Director (1985-2003) and is now an emeritus board member and President’s Club donor.