“Script Ohio” Gets Its Own Monument at OSU

Script Ohio. It’s a standout among the most notable conventions in school sports. Presently a monstrous, rock statue to respect that convention has been divulged at The Ohio State University.

The 20,000-pound landmark lays on the edge of Buckeye Grove, south of Ohio Stadium. Its area is neighboring the fields where the marching band trains.

The statue stands 8 feet tall and 14 feet wide and is purposely missing a spot where the ‘I’ should rest.

It’s presumable the new statue will turn into a favored area for selfies. Students said they as of now snapped a photo of himself behind Script Ohio. Financing for the model originated from the offer of stadium seat pads.

Ohio Staters were helped by the college’s Office of Facilities Operations and Development. Venture chief Karin Murillo-Kirlangitis helped direct the undertaking from plan to development and worked with Ohio Staters and Columbus Art Memorial to assemble the landmark.

Student Athletes Travel to Puerto Rico to Do Community Service

14 Ohio State understudy competitors, alongside three staff individuals, are heading out to Puerto Rico from Aug. 3 through 9 for an administration learning background. The Ohio State University Department of Athletics along with alley organizations SASSO and Buckeyes Go International are joining forces with Soles4Souls. This will be the sixth time the organizations worked together. Past teamed up trips have included goals of Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Jamaica.

Buckeye understudy competitors will encourage shoe circulations at nearby schools and networks in the San Juan territory. Notwithstanding the administration, the Buckeyes are likewise slated to take an interest in an assortment of social submersion exercises and instructive chances.

Soles4Souls is a non-benefit association devoted to battling neediness through the appropriation of shoes and dress.

OSU and Partners Break Ground on Driverless Vehicle Testing Grounds

The Ohio State University, ODOT and Gov. John Kasich joined together with other organizations to break ground on the Transportation Research Center’s new SMART Center in East Liberty, bringing the unique testing ground for driverless vehicles closer to fruition.

The 540-acre testing grounds, when complete, will be the largest of its kind in North America. The site will offer year-round testing in all different kinds of weather conditions. Part of the proving ground is slotted to open later this year.

Last year the University announced a $45 million investment to build the new SMART Center. The College of Engineering has committed to spending $24 million over five years to help the SMART Center hire staff and faculty to support research into driverless vehicle technology.

Many at the University believe the SMART Center will be a great advantage to students preparing for careers in computer science and engineering. The previously built portions of the SMART Center have already seen a lot of use by students and faculty.

Buckeye Creates Mobile Invention Studio to Support Would-Be Inventors

On the campus of OSU, in the main lobby of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, there is a workspace intended to help bring innovative ideas to life. In fact, it is called the Innovation Studio. It’s mission—to use collaboration to solve health care issues. Chief innovation officer, Tim Raderstorf, conceived the idea for the studio.

The portable setup includes 3D printers, laser cutters and a multitude of hand tools. There is also assistance available in product design and pitch development. The studio will remain in the James until the end of July, but will also visit the College of Nursing and Thompson Library.

Innovation Studio also provides two more critical elements—funding and validation. Teams working in the studio can enter competitions in which top collaborations get funding to continue to develop their ideas.

Coach to Cure MD Weekend

College football coaches nationwide will join together in support of the Coach to Cure MD (muscular dystrophy) program. It will be held during the games on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

The American Football Coaches Association members will wear a logo patch denote their support. Fans will be asked to donate to research projects. You can also donate by going to CoachtoCureMD.org or texting CURE to 90999 to make a $5 donation added to your next phone bill.

Ohio State plays Cincinnati at home this weekend. This will be the 16th time the two teams meet. The Bucks have only lost to them twice – in the 1800s! They haven’t played against each other since 2006.

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Go Bucks!
Jody Victor