This Friday, join Environmental Studies students Dimas Aditya Philipanto, Taylor Burchett, and Taylor Snelick for a lunch and learn presentation from noon-1 p.m. at the Ridges, Bldg. 22, Room 221.
This student-led panel will offer an inside look at the MSES students’ current research and thesis projects.
Dimas Aditya Philipinanto will present his thesis work, “Comparing Efficiency of Electricity Generation from Anaerobic Digestion Using Different Methods for Biogas Storage.” Converting food waste from Ohio University and the surrounding region into energy is an effective method to recycle waste that also generates a renewable energy mix through the anaerobic digester process. Dimas will discuss how the high feedstock variation characteristic and the environmental conditions have an impact in determining biogas quality.
Taylor Burchett will discuss her thesis project, “Green is Gold: Sustainability in Sports.” Since about 1994, the sports industry has become more aware of its environmental impact and has been working to lessen it on many levels. This talk will cover why the sports industry should be a champion for sustainability and what it is already doing to protect the environment.
Taylor Snelick will present her work, “Arthropod Abundance and Diversity in Miscanthus x giganteus, Panicum virgatum, and Other Land Covers in Southeastern Ohio.” Novel biofuel crops may contain relatively understudied arthropod groups whose life histories and impacts must be researched to proceed successfully in sustainable crop management. The research presented here examines the impact of four land cover types (miscanthus, switchgrass, abandoned agriculture, and woodland edge) on the diversity and abundance of arthropods including insect families and arachnid groups.
Future installments in the lunch and learn presentation series will take place at The Ridges this spring, rotating between buildings 21 and 22 on the following Fridays from noon-1 p.m.
Pizza will be provided, but participants should bring their own water bottles, as this is a zero waste event. For additional information about the series, contact Joe Wakeman, manager of enrollment and student success, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740.593.2133.