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Story Ideas for Media 7/30/08


Study: Typhoons bury tons of carbon in the oceans.
A single typhoon in Taiwan buries as much carbon in the ocean – in the form of sediment – as all the other rains in that country all year long combined.
That's the finding of an Ohio State University study published in a recent issue of the journal Geology.
The study – the first to examine the chemistry of stream water and sediments that were being washed out to sea while a typhoon was happening at full force – will help scientists develop better models of global climate change.
Anne Carey, associate professor of earth sciences at Ohio State, said that she and her colleagues have braved two typhoons since starting the project in 2004. CONTACT: Anne Carey, (614) 292-2375. Photographs taken during Typhoons Mindulle and Haitang are available from Pam Frost Gorder or at http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/typhcarb.htm


A summer camp for science teachers – July 31.
Science teachers from around the country are learning at Ohio State this week, as part of the ASM Advanced Materials Camp for Teachers. Media are invited to cover the event when teachers showcase what they've learned at 11 a.m. on Thursday (7/31) in room E100 of Scott Laboratory, 201 W. 19th Ave.
The science of materials, which includes metals, ceramics, composites and polymers, impacts each of our lives every day. From implanted biomedical materials that save or improve lives, to reinforcing our nation's infrastructure and making transportation more energy efficient, Ohio State's materials engineering researchers work to improve our daily lives. During the camp, they are sharing that expertise with high school science teachers from across the nation. Ohio State's ASM Materials Camp is the only professional development workshop of the 22 camps held throughout North America that is focusing on more advanced materials training of teachers. CONTACT: Gina Langen, Ohio State College of Engineering, (614) 688-4423.

OSU Marching Band joins Musicians of the Columbus Symphony for concert – Aug. 2. In lieu of the annual appearance at the Picnic with the Pops, members of the Ohio State University Marching Band will donate their time to perform with Musicians of the Columbus Symphony. The concert, "Light Classics Concerts with The Musicians of the Columbus Symphony," begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (8/2) at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 300 W. Broad St. Tickets, which are $20, are available online at http://www.mcsconcerts.org/vets3.htm or at the door. SEE: http://tbdbitl.osu.edu/

/>The person listed as the CONTACT will have the most current information about the story. Call on our media relations staff for help with any Ohio State story: Liz Cook, (614) 292-7276; Shelly Hoffman, (614) 247-4748; Jim Lynch, (614) 247-4110; or Amy Murray, (614) 292-8385.