CAR news stories rank in top 13 Buckeye Engineering stories of 2013

Posted: January 9, 2014

From the College of Engineering

As 2013 comes to a close, take a look back at The Ohio State University College of Engineering's 13 most popular Buckeye Engineering stories from the past year, as determined by webpage views.


13. Monte Ahuja donates $3.5 million to The Ohio State University

Monte Ahuja, Ohio State alumnus and founder of Transtar Industries in Cleveland, has donated $3.5 million to The Ohio State University to support student success and create the Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair, which will be used to move the College of Engineering toward eminence.


12. Engineering motorsports: Fast track to success

The Ohio State University’s student-led EcoCAR2 and Buckeye Current motor sports teams showed their engineering prowess and earned third place honors in two prestigious competitions this spring. Competing in motorsports is more than an adrenaline rush for engineering students, it provides a unique opportunity to solve real engineering challenges in an environment like no other. 


11. Aquaponics project combines learning, innovation, and community service in Honduras

In Siete de Mayo, a small, rural neighborhood in Choluteca, Honduras, human health and nutrition are constant concerns. Alternating wet and dry seasons commonly lead to limited harvests, often resulting in a shortage of fresh produce. But a group of Ohio State seniors set out to fix this problem by integrating their student aquaponics project into the community.


10. Ohio State researchers to launch $4.3 million center to study vehicle safety

Researchers at The Ohio State University hope to save lives and reduce the severity of human injuries in auto accidents by looking closely at what happens in the final seconds before vehicle collisions.


9. Driven to succeed: Buckeye engineer Jackie DiMarco is behind the wheel of Ford’s F-150 pickup truck

Jackie Marshall DiMarco, chief engineer for the longtime best-selling Ford F-150 pickup, downplays being the first woman to hold the position in the truck’s 60-plus years of production.


8. Engineering a new middle-school experience

When Ohio State engineering students and educators team up in middle school classrooms something special happens. Translating Engineering Research to K-8 (TEK8), a new course that debuted this autumn in The Ohio State University College of Engineering, prepares and enables the college students to teach public school pre-teens a little bit about engineering. In the meantime, they learn a lot about giving back.


7. Engineering professor Jessica Winter named 2012 Inventor of the Year

Jessica Winter, associate professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering and biomedical engineering, was named 2012 Inventor of the Year by TechColumbus. 


6. CAR turns key on engine commercialization partnership with Cyclone Power Technologies

The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and Pompano Beach, Florida-based Cyclone Power Technologies will begin collaborating on an eco-friendly engine development and testing program.


5. Ohio State pushes clean coal technology ahead

A new form of clean coal technology reached an important milestone recently, with the successful operation of a research-scale combustion system at Ohio State University. The technology is now ready for testing at a larger scale. 


4. OncoFilter student team earns another honor, more funding

An Ohio State University student team has notched another accomplishment—and more funding—on its way to commercializing a novel cancer diagnostic technology. 


3. $5 million Honda gift to support growth of Ohio State’s research into virtual engineering methodologies

A $5 million gift from Honda R&D Americas, Inc. to The Ohio State University has launched a center for virtual simulation and modeling of product performance and manufacturing processes in the College of Engineering.


2. Ohio State’s electric motorcycle team finishes third in Isle of Man TT Zero race debut

The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s Buckeye Current electric motorcycle team finished third in their first-ever appearance at the world-famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races. The only U.S. collegiate team to compete in the TT Zero, Buckeye Current steered to a podium finish with an average speed of 90.4 mph, besting both professional and collegiate competitors.


1. Report: Starting salaries for Ohio State Engineering grads rank high nationally

According to a new report from financial research firm NerdWallet, starting salaries of Ohio State University College of Engineering graduates are among the best in the nation.