Research

Kent State University student Andrew Wyatt’s research evolved from flipping through pages of scholarly writing in Kent, Ohio, to viewing the walls of historic museums and libraries in Trieste, Italy. 

With the help of his participation in Kent State’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Wyatt, a senior English major and Italian minor, was given the chance to enhance his research on author Italo Svevo with a study abroad experience in Italy. Svevo was an Italian modernist author whose works take place and involved the city of Trieste. 

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. 

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?

Today’s smartphones are designed to entertain and are increasingly marketed to young adults as leisure devices. Not surprisingly, research suggests that young adults most often use their phones for entertainment purposes rather than for school or work.  

Scholar of the Month Jeffrey T. Child Associate Professor of Communication College of Communication and Information 2007-present

For Robert Twieg, Ph.D., a professor in Kent State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the recent news of his longtime collaborator William E. Moerner winning the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was actually no surprise at all. In fact, he believes that “he’s deserved it for a while.”

Scholar of the Month
Deepraj Mukherjee
Assistant Professor
College of Business Administration
Kent State University at Stark
2012-present

Deepraj Mukherjee is an assistant professor of economics in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University at Stark. His research focuses on international trade, development, macroeconometrics and cross-cultural issues.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration has slowly changed the way Soviet history is taught in Russia, according to Todd Nelson, Ph.D., a recent Kent State University political science doctoral graduate. 

In his recent article, published in Post-Soviet Affairs, Nelson examines how the Putin administration has emphasized Stalin's achievements, downplayed the horrors of his regime, and laid the groundwork for public support of a nationalist, authoritarian political system.

An education-abroad trip to China this past summer got Kent State University student Garmai Matthew started on the path to actualizing her dream of promoting sustainable fashion. Matthew, an economics major with an international business and Chinese minor, along with five other Kent State students collaborated on research projects with students from Hebei Normal University in the Shijiazhuang Province of China during a three-week, field-experience trip.

An education-abroad trip to China this past summer got Kent State University student Garmai Matthew started on the path to actualizing her dream of promoting sustainable fashion. Matthew, an economics major with an international business and Chinese minor, along with five other Kent State students collaborated on research projects with students from Hebei Normal University in the Shijiazhuang Province of China during a three-week, field-experience trip.

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