Research

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.

A senior pursuing degrees in both English and vocal performance, Rosemary Heredos is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that provides a perfect fusion of her two areas of study.

Photo of Maxim DzeroMaxim Dzero, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been granted $302,796 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project titled “Spins and Knots: The Rise of Topology in F-Orbital Materials.” The focus of this project is to conduct theoretical research aimed at better understanding electron-

Reminder: Summer/Fall 2016 Practicum Orientation Sessions on

Wednesday, February 24th at 9:00 AM & 4 PM (200 White Hall, Read Room)

For additional information, please contact Kathy Bergh (kbergh@kent.edu or 330-672-5380)

Scholar of the Month
Ye Zhao
Associate Professor of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
2006-present

Ye Zhao is associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on physically based simulation and visualization, natural phenomena modeling, general purpose computing using graphics hardware, and information visualization and visual analytics.

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