Discovery at Ohio State

Accelerating Discovery, Solving Complex Problems

Discovery at Ohio State is the way in which we connect diverse ideas and people across disciplines and communities. It's the way that our outstanding faculty, devoted university campuses, and engaged partners connect to form and scale teams that translate knowledge into solutions. It is a passion to ask questions yet to be asked and tackle problems yet to be solved.

The Discovery Themes Initiative embodies this attitude. Building on the full strength of Ohio State's teaching and research, with the support of the Office of Research, we are further expanding our capacity to address complex problems at a pace and scale few others can match.

Chronic Brain Injury

Advancing the prevention, detection, and treatment of brain injuries to relieve the human and economic burdens they cause.

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Foods for Health

Integrating food, nutrition and metabolomics for a healthier future.

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Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT)

New thought for sustainable systems to produce and distribute food as we confront climate change, shrinking resources and a growing population.

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Global Arts and Humanities

Addressing the complexity of today's problems first means understanding their human and social dimensions

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Infectious Diseases

Toward a world free from the threat of infectious diseases.

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Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability

New materials and manufacturing innovation accelerating global sustainability.

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Sustainable and Resilient Economy

Integration of science, engineering, humanities and the arts to enable a global transition to an equitable and prosperous society.

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Translational Data Analytics

Connecting complex data sets to advance education, business, and communities.

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News

  • Student opportunity to develop TED-style speaking

    January 31, 2019 As a subject matter expert in infectious disease and as someone trained in the TED-like communication style, you may have the opportunity to participate in t...

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  • Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program: Mary Robinson

    January 24, 2019 The Discovery Themes Provost's Lecturer Program presents Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first woman President and leader of The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate ...

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  • Hesford Named Ohio Eminent Scholar

    January 15, 2019 Professor Wendy S. Hesford, Department of English, and Faculty Director for the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme has been named Ohio Eminent Scholar ...

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Events

Mar 21 | Making Your Science Accessible (Workshop)

This introductory workshop is designed specifically for researchers, scientists, data analysts and others who want to share their research succinctly with their audiences. The workshop will occur on Thursday, March 21 from 2:00-3:30pm at the Research Commons (3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library).

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April 16 | Making Your Science Accessible (Workshop)

This introductory workshop is designed specifically for researchers, scientists, data analysts and others who want to share their research succinctly with their audiences. The workshop will occur on Tuesday, April 16 from 2:00-3:30pm at the Research Commons (3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library).

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May 29 | Making Your Science Accessible (Workshop)

This introductory workshop is designed specifically for researchers, scientists, data analysts and others who want to share their research succinctly with their audiences. The workshop will occur on Wednesday, May 29 from 2:00-3:30pm at the Research Commons (3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library).

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