Drones above, student success, smart paint and more.
Issue 23 | Autumn 2018
Introducing drones to infrastructure
Engineering researchers will lead a $5.9 million study of the use of drones to monitor traffic and road conditions. They’re also developing an unmanned traffic management system to enable safe flight of drones beyond operators’ vision. Learn what’s taking off.
Student teams soar to success
The Buckeye Space Launch Initiative landed first place in the Spaceport America Cup for the second straight year, while the Lady Buckeyes finished second among collegiate teams in the Air Race Classic. Get the scoop on these and other high-flyers.
Leading the way with smart paint
A ceramic paint additive could help the blind and visually impaired safely cross streets. But that’s just the tip of its potential to improve mobility for those who can’t see, said Professor John Lannutti. Read more about this pioneering technology.
Forging a strong community for women engineers
As one of only 12 women students in the college in 1969, alumna Carrie Gordon ’74, ’79 didn’t have a community of female peers for support. Inspired by how things have changed, she and husband Skip pay forward to help women engineers pursue their dreams. Learn about their impact.
Engineering education PhD program launches
A PhD program at Ohio State bridges two of the institution’s core missions: educating future engineers and conducting world-class research. Graduates will emerge as experienced researchers in how engineering is best taught, learned and practiced. Find out what the program covers.
A purpose shaped by Ohio State
Doris Korda ’82 grew up surrounded by Buckeye engineers who not only inspired but encouraged her to pursue a career in the male-dominated tech field. Watch her story.
Wired to win
NCAA national champion Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger and Prof. Betty Lise Anderson spark up a conversation about fencing’s electrical scoring system in our latest Athletics Engineered video.
From Dean Williams: Built to succeed
Doors are opened and ground is broken for new facilities that bolster Ohio State research and learning strengths. Read more.