Kent State University is committed to growing research through collaboration, creating opportunities for scientists and scholars to work together toward bold new pursuits and innovations.
To that end, Vice President for Research, Dr. Paul DiCorleto, initiated the RASP Research and Innovation Forum speaker series in Spring 2016 as a way to let faculty become more familiar with their colleagues' work.

To date, RASP has hosted five forums, giving 15 KSU faculty the chance to highlight their research, and giving countless other faculty members the chance to interact with the speakers and each other, and begin dialogues that may just lead to the cutting-edge discoveries, scientific revelations and technological innovations of tomorrow.

You can always find the flyers for upcoming or past forums here, as well as video links for our most recent forums. If there is no video, contact RASP Marketing and Public Relations Communictation Specialist, Dan Pompili at ext. 20731 or dpompili@kent.edu, to obtain the slides from previous speakers' presentations, or to learn if and when video will be available.

Research and Innovation Forum V (VIDEO)

VIDEO FROM THE Feb. 22, 2017 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FORUM

PRESENTATIONS BY:

Margarita Benitez: Associate Professor of Fashion Technology
"Research and Collaboration in an Art Design Practice."

Antal Jakli: Professor of Chemical Physics
"Biomimetic Robots Using liquid Crystal Rubbers."

Angela Ridgel: Associate Professor, Exercise Science & Physiology
"Can Exercise Promote Rewiring of the Injured Brain?"

VIDEO COMING SOON

Research and innovation Forum IV (VIDEO)

VIDEO FROM THE Dec. 8, 2016 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FORUM

PRESENTATIONS BY:

Heather Caldwell: Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
"The Chemistry of the Social Brain."

Cynthia Stillings: Acting Assoc. Dean & Professor, College of the Arts
"Lighting for the Theatre: Image, Form, and Collaborative Creating."

Sheryl Chatfield: Asst. Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences
"The Value of Critical Reflection."

WATCH THE VIDEOS HERE

Research and innovation Forum III (VIDEO)

VIDEO FROM THE SEPT. 27, 2016 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FORUM

PRESENTATIONS BY:


 

Mark Bracher: Professor of English; Director, Neurocognitive Research Program
for the Advancement of the Humanities
"How to Teach for Social Justice (Without Imposing Norms
or Inculcating Values."

Katherine Rawson: Professor, Psychological Sciences
"Enhancing Student Learning with Effective Study Strategies."

Yanhai Du: Assistant Professor, CAEST
"Can Fuel Cells Make Our World Cleaner?"

WATCH THE VIDEOS HERE

Research and Innovation Forum II

Research and Innovation Forum I