Post Tagged with: "environmental and plant biology news"

Save the Date | Tech Savvy for Girls in Grades 6-9 is May 9

Girls race the cars they built in the Fuel Cell Car workshop.

Girls in grades 6-9 are invited to Tech Savvy, hosted by Ohio University on May 9, 2020. A full day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities with scientists runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Walter Hall. The cost is $10 for the day’s activities, including continental […]

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January 15, 2020 at 12:00 pmAnnouncements News

Sigma Xi Chapter Wins Excellence Award

Sarah Wyatt

From Ohio University News Ohio University’s Sigma Xi chapter was honored with a Chapter of Excellence Award for 2018-19 during Sigma Xi’s 120th Assembly of Delegates. Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, focuses on and honors science and engineering research. The society was founded in 1886, with OHIO’s chapter […]

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December 27, 2019 at 12:03 pmNews

Alumni News | Summit Metro Parks Honor 99-Year-Old Naturalist, Bert Szabo

Summit Metro Parks today announced it will formally name December 4 “Bert Szabo Day” in honor of the park district’s first interpretive naturalist. Photo from Summit Metro Parks,

Akron’s Summit Metro Parks honored its first naturalist, Ohio University alum Bert Szabo, by naming Dec. 4, his 99th birthday, “Bert Szabo Day” and temporarily renaming a parkway for him, according to an Akron.com. story headlined “Summit Metro Parks recognizes first naturalist for 62 years of service.” Szabo earned two […]

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December 27, 2019 at 11:28 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Bishop Provides Valuable Community Outreach and Fungi Education

Martha Bishop

An example of excellence in community outreach and plant and fungi education, Martha Bishop goes above and beyond as lab coordinator for the Environmental & Plant Biology Department. In addition to coordinating the teaching labs, Bishop teaches two courses, Medicinal Plants of Ohio and Biology of Fungi, at Ohio University. […]

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December 17, 2019 at 3:34 pmNews

Graduate Students Work to Preserve Prairie-like Sites in Athens County

PGSA Outreach Coordinator Sam Lockhart at Stouds Run State Park

Athens County has prairie plants? Strouds Run State Park is home to three small prairie-like openings that host grassland species. Persistence of this unusual community may be threatened by encroachment of trees and shrubs that can shade out herbaceous plants. That’s why members of the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association […]

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December 17, 2019 at 2:54 pmNews

Meet the 2019-20 NQPI Graduate Student Fellowship Awardees

Talha Furkan Canan

By Kate NicholsNQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter Up to six graduate students receive a one-semester stipend which is bestowed annually on a competitive basis by the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. Talha Furkan Canan Electrical Engineering Faculty Adviser: Dr. Savas Kaya Canan uses engineered Schottky […]

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December 4, 2019 at 5:02 pmNews Research

4 Plant Biology Graduate Students Earn $1,000 Research Grants from Arts & Sciences

Allison Paolucci from Dr. Rosenthal's Lab

Four Ohio University graduate students from the Environmental & Plant Biology Department received $1,000 grants from the College of Arts & Sciences Fall 2019 Graduate Student Research Fund. One of the students also is associated with the Molecular and Cellular Biology program and the Nanoscale Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI). Anne Sternberger, […]

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December 3, 2019 at 1:14 pmResearch