The 5th Ave low-head dam was removed from the Olentangy River last summer, and the lower water levels have revealed a lot of trash and debris. OSU’s Ecological Engineering Society and the Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed have helped clean up the debris. The last clean up in November (on the west bank) removed over 40 tires, 15 shopping cars, a bike, and dozens of bags of trash.
Join them this Saturday (8/24) to clean up the Olentangy River at Tuttle Park at 9 a.m. Registration will be located at the Rec Center just north of the ball fields.
Congratulations to Dr. Norman R. Fausey for being named a Fellow of ASABE at the Annual International Meeting in Kansas City. Dr. Fausey leads the ARS Soil Drainage Research Unit on the OSU, Columbus campus.
Aquaponics is a technique for sustainable food production that utilizes the combination of aquaculture with hydroponics to grow fish and vegetables without soil. It offers an affordable and sustainable system that families and communities can use to supplement their diets with fresh, inexpensive fish and vegetables. Andrew Stratton, an undergraduate student in our department spent the 2012-2013 school year building a prototype aquaponics system and planning its implementation in Honduras.
Dr. Ward's "two-stage" ditch design earned him the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) 2013 Innovator of the Year Award. The award honors innovation and entrepreneurship by OARDC scientists.