Top prize goes to hands-free GPS navigational backpack
Student participants from Parsons The New School for Design, SUNY Buffalo, Stephens College and Kent State place in top 3 teams
Despite a powerful snow storm that temporarily closed down the campus, students from around the U.S. descended upon Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to develop wearable technology prototypes during the weekend of Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 in the only collegiate wearable technology hackathon in the nation.
The recent measles outbreak in the United States has stirred up a lot of debate about getting children vaccinated. Kent State University associate professor Tara Smith in the College of Public Health shared her views with CNN on what does and does not influence parents to vaccinate their children.
Two Kent State University faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2014 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for their “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.” Fellowship in the APS is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers and is limited to no more than one-half of 1 percent of APS membership for a given year.
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
JAN. 30 – FEB. 1
Fashion-Technology Overlap Subject of Symposium and “Hackathon” at Kent State
Events organized by Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad, Fashion School and TechSyleLAB
Academic conference on digital textile design and production
Friday, Jan. 30 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Rockwell Hall, Kent State University
Lance Grahn, Ph.D., has been selected as the new dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Trumbull. Grahn was chosen following a national search. He currently serves as a professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. Grahn begins his new appointment at Kent State Trumbull on July 1, 2015.
Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, executive director of employee engagement, climate and outreach in Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources, has been named president of the Portage County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Portage County Auditor Janet Esposito swore her in at a ceremony earlier this month.