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.Learn More
Foods for Health
Integrating food, nutrition and metabolomics to prevent and treat many chronic health conditions.Learn More
Food and AgriCULTURAL Transformation
New thought for sustainable systems to produce and distribute food as we confront climate change, shrinking resources and a growing population.Learn More
Humanities and the Arts
Addressing the complexity of today’s problems first means understanding their human and social dimensionsLearn More
Toward a world free from the threat of infectious diseases.Learn More
Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability
New materials and manufacturing innovation accelerating global sustainability.Learn More
Sustainable and Resilient Economy
Integration of science, engineering, humanities and the arts to enable a global transition to an equitable and prosperous society.Learn More
Translational Data Analytics
Connecting complex data sets to advance education, business, and communities.Learn More
Follow the Tomato: Exploring Community Food Security Strategies to Address Social and Environmental Justice
March 12, 2018 In collaboration with Franklinton Farms, Social Work's Michelle Kaiser, an InFACT Executive Committee member, will offer a summer 2018 service-learning cours...
Seeding Community Conversations about Healthy Food Access
March 12, 2018 Funded by an InFACT Linkage and Leverage Grant, the Food-mapping for Empowerment, Access, and Sustainable Transformation (FEAST) team is researching how the ...
The Burgeoning Internet of Food: Feb. 28
February 28, 2018 On Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m., Dr. Matthew Lange highlights work being conducted at the International Center for Food Ontology Operability Data and Semant...