Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization created
The Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization (OCEC) builds and expands long-term relationships with industry, leading to new research and development funding and innovative technologies for commercialization and economic development. OCEC works with faculty and solicits input from industry on research, technology development, and workforce training needs in order to inform university research investments and curricular development. OCEC partners with regional economic development organizations and national trade groups, collaborating in major research areas. Results:
- 190 active patents for faculty research
- 9 biosensor patents in U.S.
- 5th in US/Canada for number of companies formed per $1 million in research expenditures
- 5th in US/Canada in number of patents per $1 million in research expenditures
For the 10th time, Kent State University is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The program recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a nearly $1.2 million, five-year TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program grant. The program is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.
Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16.