Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is an annual celebration of Ohio State staff members to recognize their contributions to the university. Throughout the week of July 24-30, 2016, several campus-wide events and activities are planned for the thousands of Ohio State staff members to thank them for their dedication to advancing the university’s mission.

Many Staff Appreciation Week events and activities are planned, including exclusive tours of university landmarks like Ohio Stadium, special promotions, discounts and ticket offers for local sporting events, and other special offerings for Ohio State staff.

A full list of university-wide events is at

Introducing STAR Lab

Service Testing and Research Laboratory (STAR lab) is a research oriented inorganic chemical analysis lab based in Williams Hall on the OARDC campus in Wooster; however, services are available to all OSU researchers and associates.

STAR Lab follows standard or generally accepted chemical analysis procedures and techniques to analyze sample materials including soils, plant tissues, animal tissue, composts, and water samples (analysis for other types of samples can be arranged as well).  The main focus is on the elemental analysis of samples for mineral and nutrient content.

STAR Lab poster 2015

For more information, go to


SERC Seed Grant Opportunity

The Ohio State University Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC) was

established to advance and disseminate our understanding of energy from

underground sources and the intertwined environmental and socioeconomic issues.

The current pace and scope of subsurface energy development require an integrated

research approach to encourage the safe and sustainable harvesting and usage of

subsurface resources.  For more information, please see the below flyer.

SERC seed grant solicitation summer 2016