Environmental Science and Design Research Institute News

Kent State Uses Geospatial Technology to Map Violence
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 9:13am
Principal Investigator Cameron C. Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Geography (within the College of Arts and Sciences) at Kent State University, was recently awarded a three-year, $387,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) C...
Metin Eren from Kent State University's Department of Anthropology
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:45am
They have gone above and beyond to keep Kent State University moving forward during the pandemic, and now they are being honored for their dedication and hard work. Kent State President Todd Diacon recently notified nine faculty members and 14 staff members that they have receive...
Monday, May 23, 2022 - 10:16am
Global Change main image
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 11:13am
Climate change is a complex problem with no easy answers—and everything at stake.
2022 Biodesign Challenge Group Members
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 10:34am
Two significant environmental issues our nation faces today include invasive plant species and a lack of sustainable materials. Invasive plant species are detrimental to host environments for multiple reasons. Kent State students are working to turn invasive plant species into a...
Grind2Energy System
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 10:45am
The central component of the Grind2Energy systems at Kent State University are larger versions of the in-sink garbage disposals found in many homes. The difference is that at Kent State, these units aren’t disposing of food waste, but processing it with a purpose - as the first p...
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 11:21am
In Fall 2021, Kent State University once again offered its collaborative Biodesign Challenge course sponsored by the Environmental Science and Design Research Institute (ESDRI) in partnership with Design Innova...
Geography Students at Kent State
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 4:55pm
Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Geography, in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was recently selected to become an inaugural American Geophysical Union (AGU) LANDInG (Leadership Academy and Network for Diversity and Inclusi...
Grass after first frost
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 4:50pm
Many wonder if climate change is the reason we’ve had 'weather whiplash' or day-to-day dramatic changes from hot to cold or cold to hot. As a climate scientist, Cameron Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State, gets...
An aspen woodland/sagebrush shrubland ecotone. Photo by Tim Assal
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 11:27am
Timothy Assal, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Geography, was awarded a grant as a co-principal investigator on a multi-institutional project, “Vulnerability of lower-ecotone aspen forests to altered fire regimes and climate dynamics in the northern Great Basin” (...