CFAES has big plans for its Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory in Columbus. Dean Cathann A. Kress says those plans include becoming “a university hub for leading science and public engagement related to our food system, agriculture, and natural resources; as well as a center where many of our partners can join us to advance knowledge and industry, communicate about science, and prepare future leaders.” Read all about it.
Stone Laboratory’s 2019 volunteer Spring Work Weekend—which helps the lab prepare for its busy spring and summer, including its courses for college students—is April 12–14. Overnight accommodations are wait-list only now, but helpers are welcome for the day on Saturday, April 13. Participation is free, and breakfast and lunch are included. Find out more and register.
The monthly Wooster Science Café series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, with “Anti-Science in a Post-Truth World” by Mark Wilson, geology professor at the College of Wooster.
The annual Evening with Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory benefit event is set for Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Columbus. The two affiliated programs—Ohio Sea Grant is based at Ohio State; Stone Lab, located at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie, is part of CFAES—conduct research, teaching, and outreach aimed at helping Lake Erie and water quality.
The event will feature a silent auction and the sale of Stone Lab merchandise, with the proceeds going to support student scholarships; and presentations by some of the faculty, staff, and students from the programs (such as CFAES student researcher Harrison Fried).
Admission is free and open to the public, but you’re encouraged to RSVP.
Find out more. (Photo: Stone Lab’s R/V Bio-Lab at Lake Erie, by Daniel Combs, Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr.)
Classes and workshops at Stone Laboratory are helping educate the next generation of Lake Erie water quality scientists, says an article in the latest issue of Ohio Sea Grant’s Twine Line newsletter.
Stone Lab, part of CFAES, is located at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. (Photo: 2018 Introduction to Aquatic Biology course, Stone Lab, Daniel Combs, via Flickr.)
Secrest Arboretum, part of CFAES’s Wooster campus, will host the popular Whiz Bang Science Show on Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. The event, starring CFAES systems engineer “Dr. Dave” Lohnes, is fun and free for kids and their families. Find out more.
Click the link in the tweet below to read about the working solar energy system at CFAES’s Stone Lab. (The system? Cool. The water it heats? Hot.) The lab is on Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor in western Lake Erie.
During the summer, we get much of our electricity and almost all the hot water for the dining hall from solar energy. It's a great way to become more sustainable, and the visible set-up encourages visitors to learn about clean energy. #howgreenthycampus https://t.co/nsqN6hAgY4 pic.twitter.com/ORoFYb1M7A
— Stone Laboratory (@stonelab) April 5, 2018
— Mažeika Sullivan (@STRIVElab) August 4, 2017
The STEM-promoting, multi-university Ohio LSAMP Alliance is housed in Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Mazeika Sullivan’s STRIVE Lab is in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Stone Lab’s next summer guest lecture program — featuring Matthew Child, physical scientist with the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario, and Jeanine Refsnider of the University of Toledo’s Department of Environmental Sciences — is this Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m.
Stone Lab is Ohio State’s water science-focused campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Its summer guest lecture series continues on Thursday evenings through Aug. 3. (Photo: Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr.)