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Study abroad Japan: Geology & Human Health

December 6, 2018
Students at Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Last May, Ohio State students from Earth Sciences and Public Health traveled to Japan as part of a unique interdisciplinary study abroad opportunity led by Professor Motomu Ibaraki.

Presidential Fellowship awarded to Samantha Carter

November 21, 2018
PhD candidate Samantha Carter at work in the lab

Samantha Carter was awarded a Presidential Fellowship by the Ohio State Graduate School. The Presidential Fellowship recognizes outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of doctoral students and provides a full year of support towards completion of their dissertations.

Orton Hall welcomes new dinosaur

November 1, 2018
Visitors admire cryolophosaurus at open house. Photo Credit: Mark Schmitter

Visitors welcomed a new permanent installation in the Orton Geological Museum, Cryolophosaurus ellioti, at an open house on October 7. The 7-foot dinosaur replica was brought to Ohio State largely through generous donations from the community during a crowdfunding campaign last spring.


October 16, 2018
Professor Berry Lyons and student Melisa Diaz posed with NSF program director Elizabeth Rom at SACNAS

Professor Berry Lyons and graduate student Melisa Diaz recently attended 2018 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference, where they participated in a session on Arctic and Antarctic sciences.

Professor Howat's team produces stunning map of Antarctica

September 10, 2018
Topography of glacier south of Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Earth Science Professor Ian Howat and collaborators have produced a new high resolution terrain map of Antarctica, called the Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, or REMA. Previously, we knew more about the topography of Mars than our own icy continent of Antarctica.