Top 13 Buckeye Engineering Stories of 2013

Posted: December 31, 2013
As 2013 comes to a close, take a look back at The Ohio State University College of Engineering's 13 most popular Buckeye Engineering stories from the past year, as determined by webpage views. 
Usha Ahuja, Dean David Williams and Monte Ahuja celebrate Williams
Monte Ahuja, Ohio State alumnus and founder of Transtar Industries in Cleveland, has donated $3.5 million to The Ohio State University to support student success and create the Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair, which will be used to move the College of Engineering toward eminence.
The Ohio State University’s student-led EcoCAR2 and Buckeye Current motor sports teams showed their engineering prowess and earned third place honors in two prestigious competitions this spring. Competing in motorsports is more than an adrenaline rush for engineering students, it provides a unique opportunity to solve real engineering challenges in an environment like no other. 
In Siete de Mayo, a small, rural neighborhood in Choluteca, Honduras, human health and nutrition are constant concerns. Alternating wet and dry seasons commonly lead to limited harvests, often resulting in a shortage of fresh produce. But a group of Ohio State seniors set out to fix this problem by integrating their student aquaponics project into the community.
Researchers at The Ohio State University hope to save lives and reduce the severity of human injuries in auto accidents by looking closely at what happens in the final seconds before vehicle collisions.
Jackie Marshall DiMarco, chief engineer for the longtime best-selling Ford F-150 pickup, downplays being the first woman to hold the position in the truck’s 60-plus years of production.
When Ohio State engineering students and educators team up in middle school classrooms something special happens. Translating Engineering Research to K-8 (TEK8), a new course that debuted this autumn in The Ohio State University College of Engineering, prepares and enables the college students to teach public school pre-teens a little bit about engineering. In the meantime, they learn a lot about giving back.
Jessica Winter, associate professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering and biomedical engineering, was named 2012 Inventor of the Year by TechColumbus. 
The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and Pompano Beach, Florida-based Cyclone Power Technologies will begin collaborating on an eco-friendly engine development and testing program. 
At a research-scale combustion unit at Ohio State University, engineers are testing clean coal technology
A new form of clean coal technology reached an important milestone recently, with the successful operation of a research-scale combustion system at Ohio State University. The technology is now ready for testing at a larger scale. 

4. OncoFilter student team earns another honor, more funding
An Ohio State University student team has notched another accomplishment—and more funding—on its way to commercializing a novel cancer diagnostic technology. 
A $5 million gift from Honda R&D Americas, Inc. to The Ohio State University has launched a center for virtual simulation and modeling of product performance and manufacturing processes in the College of Engineering.
Buckeye Current electric motorcycle racing team and rider Rob Barber after their third place finish at the Isle of Man TT Zero
The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s Buckeye Current electric motorcycle team finished third in their first-ever appearance at the world-famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races. The only U.S. collegiate team to compete in the TT Zero, Buckeye Current steered to a podium finish with an average speed of 90.4 mph, besting both professional and collegiate competitors.
According to a new report from financial research firm NerdWallet, starting salaries of Ohio State University College of Engineering graduates are among the best in the nation.