Newsletter, February 2019

Volume 3, Issue 1

Kent State to Host Environmental Science & Design Symposium

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University

Kent State University will host its Environmental Science and Design Symposium on March 20 and 21 at the Kent Student Center. The annual conference — previously known as the Water and Land Symposium — will mark its sixth year in 2019, while its new title demonstrates the first major event led by the University’s newly-formed research initiative of the same name.

AMLCI Partners with Podiatry College to Design New Device

A person stands on the "dynamic plantar shear sensor," which sends an image of measured forces to a mobile phone app.

Foot ulcers are one of the most prevalent and dangerous problems facing diabetic patients, but new technology developed at Kent State University may soon help doctors better understand and treat them.

The device, called a “dynamic plantar shear sensor,” represents a breakthrough for physicians to understand how plantar ulcers form.

Gerontologist Recruiting Custodial Grand-families for Study

STOCK PHOTO: Depicts a custodial grandmother spending time with her grand daughter, perhaps in the kitchen.

Custodial grandparents and their grandchildren are a unique and little-understood population, as are the physical and social health challenges they face. A Kent State University researcher has designed a program that could help to assess the well-being of families and provide resources to help them thrive.

Anthropology Grad Student Breaks the Mold with a Novel Experiment (VIDEO)

A woman's hands work a clay pot on a turntable


The Eren Lab at Kent State University’s Department of Anthropology is among the University’s busiest and most prolific. Unlike the very inanimate objects he studies, Dr. Metin Eren, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of Archaeology in the College of Arts and Sciences, seems to be in a state of perpetual movement, and his students are no different.

One of Dr. Eren’s graduate students, Ashley Rutkoski, is just among the most recent to conduct a novel experiment to answer some of archaeology’s oldest questions.

NSF GOALI grant funds sensor research partnership with Merck

Drs. Elda (left) and Torsten (right) Hegmann show off a liquid crystal nanoparticle sensor they're designing with Merck Materials

Many homes today include safety devices like smoke, radon, and carbon monoxide detectors to warn us of threats our senses might not pick up in time. For those whose jobs regularly place them harm’s way, though, advanced sensing technology is not as readily available.