FEATURED RESEARCH » STEM EDUCATION The impact of Ohio STEM high schools on student achievement Glenn School professor Dr. Stéphane Lavertu and Dr. Jennifer Gnagey, Weber State University, have a new Ohio Education Research Center report that presents the results of their study estimating the impact of six inclusive Ohio STEM high schools on the academic achievement of the students who attended them.
FEATURED RESEARCH » FUNDING OF ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Volatility in federal funding of Energy R&D Dr. Beth-Anne Schuelke-Leech has a new publication in Energy Policy, "Volatility in federal funding of Energy R&D." The paper looks at the funding of R&D for different types of energy from 2000 to 2012. The results show that R&D funding has been inconsistent and extremely erratic, leading to problems for both individual researchers and the advancement of knowledge in different energy areas. The paper also shows that large increases in funding can be as problematic as cutbacks, leading to implications for an understanding of government budgeting in general.
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FEATURED RESEARCH » ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TERRORISM The potential impact of an anthrax attack on real estate prices and foreclosures An anthrax attack on a major American city would have devastating consequences, not the least of these would be the decline in property values and the number of foreclosures in the attack area. Glenn School Assistant Professor Noah Dormady and his colleagues, Thomas Szelazek of Point C Partners and RideAmigos Corp, and Adam Rose, Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC, looked at the consequences of such an attack on the real estate market in Seattle. »Click here to learn more
FEATURED RESEARCH » ORGANIC FOODS Where does our organic food come from? For many, the organic milk in their grocery store is linked with the idea that the cows are raised locally, but a new study by Dr. Neal Hooker, professor of food policy at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, has found the U.S. organic food market becoming increasingly more like its conventional food counterpart, and if the trend continues, more and more organic food won’t be local. »Click here to learn more
FEATURED RESEARCH » GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Firm-fixed-price contracts aren’t always firm A new study by Dr. Trevor Brown, associate professor at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, and Glenn School graduate Dr. Yong Woon Kim, has found that short-term, fixed-price contracts for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services are often dramatically extended or modified, risking cost overruns, delivery delays and diminished product quality even for simple products and services. »Click here to learn more