Innovation & Discovery

Research in
Arts and Sciences

All across the arts and sciences leading experts and students are taking on the big challenges of our time, seeking solutions through multidisciplinary, collaborative, innovative research. Making connections and forming partnerships with colleagues worldwide, they are making discoveries in high-impact areas and their work is recognized, and funded, by all major federal and state granting agencies and attracts support from business, industry and international organizations.

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Departments & Centers

In College of Arts and Sciences departments, schools, centers and institutes, some of the world’s best minds are hard at work: learning, teaching, questioning, discovering. Building collaborations with colleagues across the globe, research groups and teams of leading experts, along with outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, exceptional postdoctoral fellows and technical staff, are tackling the most critical problems of our time.

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Business Engagement

Businesses of all sizes, from major corporations to small businesses and start ups, can benefit from partnerships with the College of Arts and Sciences. The breadth and depth of talent, expertise and innovation make the Arts and Sciences a unique community and partner for exploration and discovery. There are a number of great engagement opportunities between businesses, industry, corporations and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Community Outreach

Arts and Sciences researchers are energetically creating and spearheading a wide variety of activities and events that excite, inform and engage the public — of all ages — about the relevance of science in our daily lives. On campus and off, they proactively address the growing need for scientists by designing learning opportunities for children of all ages that not only show them science is cool, but allow them to do it.

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Introducing the new CBEC Building

Introducing the new CBEC Building

CBEC, Ohio State’s only LEED-certified research facility, at 151 W. Woodruff, in the heart of the science and engineering community, is the culmination of more than 15 years of careful thought, strategic planning and lots of difficult, meticulous work.
It shows. This is not just another research facility; it was designed specifically to change the ways we do research.

CBEC Video

Interested in finding out more about research in
the College of Arts and Sciences?


Andrea Ward Ross
Assistant Executive Dean for Research
College of Arts and Sciences
114 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210 | (614) 688-4216