News & Notes

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ScienceWriters 2014

Science Writers

Ohio State hosted more than 400 science writers from around the country October 17-21 for the ScienceWriters 2014 conference. The annual conference is a joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Briefings on the latest scientific research going on around the globe included presentations by arts and sciences faculty John Beacom, professor of physics and astronomy and director, Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics; Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology; Josh Goldberger, assistant professor of chemistry; Ellen-Mosley Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of geography and director, Byrd Polar Research Center; Per Sederberg, assistant professor of psychology; Allison Snow, professor of evolution, ecology and organismal biology; and Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor, Earth sciences.

Graduate Students' Computer Game Wins People's Choice Award

Web-based computer game, Moon Rush.

The web-based computer game, Moon Rush, a 3D computer game featuring a virtual moon race, spacecraft landing and lunar buggy, conceived by graduate students Cheng Zhang (design/computer science engineering) and Sherri Larrimer (design), won the People’s Choice Award in the “Shoot the Moon Game Design Challenge,” a competition sponsored by Games for Change and Schusterman Philanthropic Network.


ASC 2.0 Rediscover the Arts and Sciences 2015 takes place the weekend of April 24, 2015. Friday: We honor our Alumni Awards winners and many dedicated supporters at our annual Alumni Awards and Donor Recognition Dinner. Saturday: We learn, engage and discover with outstanding faculty and students in the arts and sciences. Mark your calendars!