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​MEDIA ADVISORY: Coyotes to climate change

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Reporting on topics ranging from astronomy and autos of the future to coyotes and climate change, 13 Ohio State University faculty experts will share research updates in the coming days with hundreds of science writers in Columbus for a national meeting.

Ohio State is host this year to ScienceWriters2014, the combined annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW). More than 400 writers from across the United States are attending the meeting, which includes professional development workshops and two days of science briefings by top researchers from Ohio State and other institutions.

The writers also will tour numerous university research facilities, including the Byrd Polar Research Center, Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Sports Health and Performance Institute, Center for Automotive Research and Driving Simulation Laboratory, and the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. A daytrip to The Wilds will feature lectures about Ohio State research at the conservation center east of Columbus, and those branching away from science will tour the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

In addition to the science briefings, another 22 Ohio State faculty will offer informal research presentations in the popular Lunch with a Scientist program at the Ohio Union on Sunday.

Science briefings on Sunday and Monday take place at the Hilton Downtown Columbus, 401 N. High St. A full schedule of events is online here.

Ohio State faculty presenting New Horizons in Science briefings are:

  • Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology
  • Stanley Gehrt, associate professor of wildlife ecology and Extension wildlife specialist
  • Per Sederberg, assistant professor of psychology; associate director, Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Allison Snow, professor of evolution, ecology and organismal biology
  • Giorgio Rizzoni, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; director, Center for Automotive Research
  • John Beacom, professor of physics and astronomy; director, Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics
  • Maura Gillison, professor of medicine, epidemiology and otolaryngology
  • Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professors, Byrd Polar Research Center
  • Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research; Martha Belury, professor of human nutrition
  • Josh Goldberger, assistant professor of chemistry
  • Carlo Croce, Distinguished University Professor and chair, molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics


Media wishing to cover the meeting: Call Jeff Grabmeier, 614-439-9033, or email Grabmeier.1@osu.edu