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March, 2019


A Celebration of Women in Antarctica:

50th Anniversary of the Historic OSU Expedition to the South Pole

Thursday & Friday, October 17-18, 2019
Scott Hall on West Campus
Join us for a symposium that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the first All-Woman Research Team in Antarctica. Led by Dr. Lois Jones, this team of four women from The Ohio State University made polar history when they went to Antarctica in 1969.

Speakers will include polar scientists, historians, explorers, and two members of the original team. The symposium will look at women’s past, present, and future in science, research, discovery, and leadership.
For more information, contact any organizing committee member: Laura KisselAnne GrunowMelisa DiazMichele CookJason Cervenec.
For the most current information:

WestFest: West Campus Sustainability & Outreach Festival


Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Campus Quad of The Ohio State University
Between Scott, Rightmire, Pressey, and Bevis Halls

Join us on the West Campus of The Ohio State University for a free public event showcasing sustainability and outreach at OSU and beyond! This event is open to people of all ages, from children to seniors. Event information is available at


STEAM Exchange | Emilie Beaudon

Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
The STEAM Factory
2nd Floor, at 400 West Rich Street

Emilie Beaudon has been invited to present at the March STEAM Exchange: Ice and Fire.

The STEAM Exchange is a series of colloquia in which speakers from different fields present their interpretation on the same topic. The topic for March is "Ice and Fire." This event will be moderated by Hilary Bussell.

Visit The STEAM Factory for event details.

Seminar by Marta Jarzyna

Speaker Series

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
3:45 - 4:45 pm
The Byrd Center
177 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Road
Implications of climate change for biodiversity: From species to ecosystems

Presented by Marta Jarzyna - Assistant Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

23rd Annual Severe Weather Symposium


Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
U.S. Bank Conference Theater
Ohio Union

From wildfire to hurricanes, the last year has certainly presented many fascinating and impact severe weather events. Join us for another great symposium as we discuss notable events end developments concerning severe weather. All are welcome to attend this FREE event!

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Arctic Smartic Simulation

Wednesday April 3, 2019
4:00 pm
The Byrd Center, 177 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Road

School of Earth Sciences student Karina Peggau will host the game Arctic SMARTIC.

Participate in a role-playing simulation that showcases the rapid changes occurring in the Arctic and features some of the conflicting demands on natural resources. 


Seminar by Dr. Brent Sohngen

Speaker Series

Wednesday April 10, 2019
3:45 pm
The Byrd Center, 177 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Road

Forests, Management, and the Atmosphere

Presented by Brent Sohngen - Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics


March - Public Tour

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 5:30 to 7:15 pm
Each tour lasts approximately 1.5 hrs and includes:
  • Presentation on the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.
  • Description of the research conducted and brief history of the Center as an OSU institution.
  • Tour of the facility, including a look at field equipment, the ice core freezer, and polar rock repository.
Click here for more information and to RSVP
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