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!

Sophie Manaster presents at Denman forum

Undergraduate student Sophie Manaster presented her Research Distinction project, “Gender differences in pro-environmental behaviors and carbon footprint feedback response”, at OSU’s prestigious Denman Forum. Congrats Sophie on your excellent work!

Nicole and Lee present at BECC!

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Nicole and Lee attended the Behavior Energy & Climate Change conference in Washington DC a couple of weeks ago. Lee gave two presentations, sharing results from the Energy Interactions and Time-of-Use projects. Nicole was on a Department of Energy-led panel focused on similarities and differences in consumer decision-making regarding energy efficiency vs. renewables, in which she shared insights from several of the lab’s projects. As always, BECC was a delightful event for learning about exciting new work, meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends, and even some running and yoga. Looking forward to next year’s BECC in Sacramento!

Fall 2018 lab retreat

The lab was 1 step away from finding the cure to the zombie slime outbreak at Trapped Columbus, but the clock ran out and we got #mutated!