From renewable energy to the link between health and food, Ohio State faculty are tackling major societal issues that affect everyday lives.
How can we eat to live longer? What does it take for a student to graduate college? How do we sustain earth through climate change?
Ohio State faculty are answering these questions. Their innovative research, which is breaking ground in areas like energy, sustainability, and health and wellness, is essential for a better future. Several of our faculty superstars shared their ideas at TEDxColumbus, so you can listen to the answers firsthand—then share the knowledge.
Of 19 million current college students nationwide, only 55 percent will graduate. Analyzing what students need to succeed, Strayhorn discovered that a sense of belonging in college is critical. Ultimately, he says, "We all want to belong."
"Renewable Energy: Is the Future in Nuclear?"
Prof. Gordon Aubrecht, Department of Physics (Ohio State at Marion)
Aubrecht is building a bridge to the future--and that bridge is nuclear energy. “The future is solar," he says. "But first we've got to get there."