Biological Sciences Faculty Receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Congratulations to Mark Kershner, 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient. He was chosen from a group of more than 250 nominations for this year’s 48th Annual Kent State University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award. The three recipients of the award receive a $1,500 cash prize and a crystal apple. They also will be honored at the University Teaching Council Conference luncheon on Friday, Oct. 23.
The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to call Thai Nguyen one of our top students. He is currently a junior pursuing a degree in biology with a concentration in pre-medical studies.
His “Three-Minute Thesis” presentation on “The Potential of Developed Nanoparticles to Target Glioblastoma Cancer Stem Cells” won first place in the Student Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program this past fall.
Over half of the described species in the world are insects. Although many people think of insects as pests, they play vital roles and have a big impact on our invaluable ecosystems, as pollinators, helping break down wastes, and as an essential food source for many other organisms.
When she receives her doctorate degree in cellular biology on May 14, Amber Rose Titus will enter an exclusive group: She will become one of just seven Kent State University graduates to earn her doctorate at the age of 25 or younger.