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Shooting for Mars

How engineering at NASA is evolving - Spotts Lecture Feb. 17

Julie Grantier of NASA Glenn Research Center will discuss “Shooting for Mars: How Engineering at NASA is Evolving” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at Ohio Northern University.

The talk, which is part of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering Spotts Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

The event is good for one CPD hour. RSVP for CPD attendance to Laurie Laird at l-laird@onu.edu or 419-772-2421.

Grantier, a 1988 ONU mechanical engineering graduate, is currently the senior technologist for systems engineering and integration at NASA Glenn Research Center. 

Opioid crisis discussion is a brown-bag event on Monday

Cuyahoga  County (Ohio) Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas  Gilson will provide an update on the current state of the opioid crisis in Ohio during a brown-bag seminar at noon Monday, Feb. 10, in the McIntosh Center Wishing Well at Ohio Northern University.

The event, which is sponsored by the Northern Opioid Alliance, is free and open to the public.

Gilson has been the director of the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner and Crime Laboratory since 2011. He has previously served as chief medical examiner for the State of Rhode Island as well as a deputy chief medical examiner for the City of New York, state of New Hampshire, and state of Connecticut.

It's more than just the winter blues

This is a specifier for major depression disorders, and the farther a person lives from the equator, the more likely is the occurrence of SAD

The gray hues of winter can cause people to suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder), which is more than just a case of the winter blues.

“This is a very real condition, and the seriousness to sufferers is undeniable,” said Hannah Stokes, assistant professor of psychology at Ohio Northern University.

“This is a specifier for major depression disorders, and the farther a person lives from the equator, the more likely is the occurrence of SAD.”

ONU surplus property sale Feb. 7

The Ohio Northern purchasing department is holding a surplus sale on Friday, Feb. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the University Warehouse on 4611 St. Rt. 235. This sale is open to the public. Items will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Items for sale include:

  • dorm wardrobes
  • file cabinets (various sizes)
  • classroom tables
  • chairs (various types and conditions)
  • desks
  • miscellaneous decor and glassware
  • televisions

Additional items will be added leading up to the sale. 

Items must be removed at the time of purchase and all sales are final.  

$20,000 PPG Foundation grant expands ONU's TEAMS competition

Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science

Ohio Northern University has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the PPG Foundation on behalf of its coatings services facility located in Lima.

The funds will support the ONU Smull College of Engineering’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities by expanding participation in the TEAMS competition hosted by the college. 

With the grant funding, PPG will become the primary sponsor of the annual TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition.

Meet ONU's Innovation Fellows

Four engineering students selected for prestigious award

Four Ohio Northern University students have been selected as University Innovation Fellows (UIF) by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.

The students, who are enrolled in ONU’s Smull College of Engineering, are Andrew Bergmann of Grandview Heights, Ohio; Katelyn Keckler of Brunswick, Ohio; Matthew Opara of Findlay, Ohio; and Cassandra Stuber of Lima, Ohio.

The University Innovation Fellows program is designed to encourage student participants to further develop the design-thinking, innovation and creativity to make the most of their college experiences and succeed in their career pursuits.