Kent State University is ranked among the nation’s top 74 public high-research universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. A&S faculty and students are at the heart of the university’s ground-breaking research and scholarly activity generating more than 50 percent of all extramural funding in the university.  

Research and scholarship within the College is both comprehensive and in-depth, encompassing the humanities, social sciences, natural and mathematical sciences through 16 academic departments and several centers and institutes. Our dedicated faculty and students conduct exciting, original research, which not only translates to the Kent State classroom, but addresses some of our most pressing global challenges.

Featured below are some of our recent research and scholarly activities:

A&S Research News

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:20am

Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems. 

“When they do present themselves, they are an opportunity to test the approximation schemes (algorithms) that are used to make progress in modern physics,” said Michael Strickland, Ph.D., associate professor of physics at Kent State University.  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 3:46pm

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Kent State University a $300,000 grant for three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members to study how human dynamics across social media and social networks can be modeled. The grant is part of a $999,887 collaboration with San Diego State University and the University of Arkansas.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:27am

While most can agree that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences outside of school can be exciting and engaging for young people, there is much that isn’t known about its impact on short-term and long-term learning. How can it best be connected to what students are learning in school? How can young people have equitable opportunities to access quality informal science education? How do you measure this kind of learning?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Kent State University hosts its inaugural Water Research Symposium, titled “Human Impacts on Water: Ohio’s Most Important Natural Resource” and co-sponsored by the Cleveland Water Alliance, on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7-9:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. The purpose of this symposium is to provide opportunities for scholarly interactions between regional and international aquatic scientists and for the general public to learn more about the importance of water.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

A Kent State University neurobiologist is one of four researchers in the U.S. awarded grants by the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation for projects to improve cognition in individuals with Down syndrome.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

A research group at Kent State University has described the structure of a new type of liquid crystal that had been predicted theoretically but never seen.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Kent State University’s fashion school is leading the academic runway with the creation of a master of fashion degree that is the first of its kind in the nation. The university’s Board of Trustees formally approved the path-breaking graduate program today (March 13), allowing the university’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to begin enrolling students for fall semester 2013, pending approval by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Three Kent State University faculty members were recognized during a ceremony on March 19 as the university honored its Outstanding Research and Scholar Award recipients. The recipients of the 2013 award are Michael Loderstedt, School of Art; Katherine Rawson, Department of Psychology; and Carrie Schweitzer, Department of Geology, Kent State University at Stark.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

 

Kent State University and the Holden Arboretum will use a recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact people have on vital organisms living in places where water and land meet in Northeast Ohio.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

 

Kent State University will host the annual 2013 European Society for Research on Adolescence (EARA)/Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Summer School from June 16-22. The summer school brings together established researchers, who are recognized for their expertise and teaching abilities, and doctoral students from around the globe for six intensive days of research training.

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