Welcome, Stephen!

Stephen Mattson is a 4th-year undergraduate student majoring in music education. He’s working with the lab on his honors research distinction project, which examines the effectiveness (and possible rebound effects) of meatless Monday efforts in reducing meat consumption on Mondays as well as later in the week. He spent the summer interning at Cleveland-based Sprinly, a plant-based food delivery service. Welcome, Stephen!

Students land summer internships

Undergrad RAs Sophie Manaster and Renna Wittum are both taking part in exciting internship programs this summer! Sophie is working at Corporate Accountability in Boston, MA doing research focused on increasing clean water access in communities. Renna is working at the Ohio EPA as a Storm Water/Permitting Intern in the Division of Surface Water.

Nicole’s Award

In the latter part of Spring semester, Nicole was awarded with Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring from OSU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry. Undergrad RA Sophie Manaster, who nominated Nicole for the award, said, “Nicole is an amazing mentor and role model, our lab is so lucky to work with her and learn from her.” The rest of the lab shares the same sentiments J. Congrats, Nicole!

Quinn’s graduation

Ohio State’s Annual Spring Commencement was held on May 5th, where Undergrad RA Quinn Weinberger received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Decision Making. Way to go, Quinn! The lab is lucky to have Quinn stay on over the summer before she heads on to her next steps.

End-of-year lab party

The end-of-semester lab party was held on Sunday, April 21st. We enjoyed an outing to the Scioto Audubon Park for a bit of rock climbing and refueled after with Condado Tacos. It was a great end to an excellent semester of hard work!

Congrats, Master Ian!

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Congratulations to Ian Adams on the successful defense of his master’s thesis, entitled “Pride, Guilt, and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Role of Experienced Self-Conscious Emotions in an Individual’s Response to Carbon Footprint Feedback”. We’re proud of you!

Ian Presents at Decision Sciences Collaborative

Graduate team member Ian Adams presented his poster on Carbon Footprint Feedback Framing Influences the Cognitive and Emotional Pathways to Pro-Environmental Behavior at the Decision Science Collaborative’s sixth annual research forum on March 26th. Congrats Ian, we are lucky to have you on our team!

Byrd Center Symposium

On March 22nd, two of our students presented their research at Ohio State’s Byrd Center Symposium. This event centers around all facets of climate change research. Vicky presented her poster, How I see myself behind the wheel: Effects of symbolic attributes, social identity, and social norms on EV adoption, and Sophie presented her poster as well, titled Gender Difference in Pro-Environmental Behaviors and Carbon Footprint Feedback Response. Congrats to both Vicky and Sophie on a very successful poster session! See Vicky below 🙂