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Science teacher Richard Dudley of Coventry Local Schools’ Coventry High School is the $20,000 Ohio winner of the 2015-16 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Dudley and his STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) elective students designed an innovative STEM project that they are bringing to life through a video and website. Contest winners were announced for each state.

Scholar of the Month
Willie H. Oglesby III
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
College of Public Health
2009-present

Willie Oglesby is a member of the founding faculty at the College of Public Health. He is an associate professor of health policy and management and also serves as the assistant director of the Office of Public Health Practice and Partnerships.

Anne Jefferson, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was one of 15 climate change researchers to be named a 2016-17 Public Engagement Fellow of the Leshner Leadership Institute at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Scholar of the Month
Cassandra Storlie
Assistant Professor  
College of Education, Health and Human Services
2013-present

Cassandra Storlie is an assistant professor in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences at the College of Education, Health and Human Services. She has built a research program that addresses important diversity issues.

Photo of Kent State graduate student in labLiquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), essentially rubbers with liquid crystal properties, can do a number of fascinating things, especially in the fields of optics, photonics, telecommunications and medicine.

Scholar of the Month
Danielle Sarver Coombs
Associate Professor  
College of Communication and Information
2007-present

Danielle Sarver Coombs is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the College of Communication and Information. Her research focuses on sports, politics and the politics of sport.

A senior pursuing a bachelor of science in architecture, Adam DeChant is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that explores material connections not covered in the standard curriculum.

For his project, DeChant is utilizing various metals such as steel, wood and other common architectural modeling materials to create a physical model that demonstrates the various material connections in the formulation of a baseball stadium scheme.

We have all seen them explode on social media. They are the posts that feature the outlandish, the cute and the funny messages that go viral.

 

 

But how does one message catch on and others do not?

Scholar of the Month
Brian Peters
Assistant Professor  
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
2013-present

Brian Peters is an assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. His research and teaching focuses on digital technologies in architectural design, including digital fabrication, parametric design and 3D printing.

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