‘The perfect match of technology and education’

CFAES’s recent, really big (more than 700 students) Environmental Science Student Symposium showed its participants, among other things, the hows and whys of the peer review process. In doing so, it also added some new technology to make the process simpler and faster. Learn more in a new YouTube video by Ohio State’s Office of Distance Education and eLearning (2:23).

Nov. 25: 700-plus Ohio State students to share their environmental science work

picture of student symposium 3 for GBMore than 700 Ohio State environmental science students will present posters on their final course projects — featuring such timely topics as climate change, water quality, renewable energy and more — at the third annual Environmental Science Student Symposium. The event goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Ohio State’s Ohio Union in Columbus. All the students are enrolled in Introduction to Environmental Science, taught through CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Read more. (Photo: A scene from last year’s symposium; Molly Bean, SENR.)

Certainly getting his feet wet

CFAES student Ben Rubinoff, a junior in the School of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Science Honors Program, is interning this summer with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on Chesapeake Bay. From a story called “Seeking Life in the Mud” on the center’s website:

Once the math is done, they head to the field. Either from inside a jon boat or up to their knees in murky water along the shore, they use a tool called a “petite ponar” to snatch sediment from the bottom surface. “It’s like big salad tongs,” said Rubinoff.