Kent State Receives State Funds for Expanded Internship and Co-op Programs

Kent State University was selected to receive $500,000 in state grant funds for expanded co-op and internship programs. The funds are part of a state investment of close to $11 million over the next two years with matching dollars from key industries across the state.

The university will use the funds to expand relationships with companies and further support career-related services; create centralized operations to better support decentralized activities; and use best practices to create sustainable programs, support companies, and ensure academic integrity of experiences.

Ohio Third Frontier Funding Could Lead to New Kent State Spin-Off Technology Companies

The State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Program announced on Dec. 13 that Kent State University was awarded three of the nine Phase I awards given through its Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund (TVSF). The goal of the TVSF is to create greater economic growth in Ohio-based start-up companies that commercialize technologies developed by Ohio institutions of higher education and other Ohio not-for-profit research institutions.

Kent State Awarded $1.25 Million to Help Build Research and Education Network in Bangladesh

Pictured: Javed Khan, professor/chair of Department of Computer Science; Ed Mahon, vice president for information services/chief information officer; Satyendra Kumar, associate vice president for research; Grant McGimpsey, vice president for research.

Advanced optical superhighway will connect Bangladesh universities with institutions around the world so scientists, scholars and students can use cutting-edge technology to compute and communicate with colleagues in any country.

An international partnership between Kent State University, the Ohio Academic Resource Network (OARnet) and Ireland’s National Research and Education Network (HEAnet) has been selected to provide advanced technical expertise in building the Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) through an international competition.