Newsletter, May 2020

Special Greeting from Research Vice President Paul DiCorleto

Paul DiCorleto

Our newsletter always highlights some of Kent State’s most recent notable accomplishments in research and creative activities, but much has changed since our last newsletter.
I first want to wish you and your loved ones health and security during this difficult time. 
Like other universities, COVID19 has forced Kent State to change its approach, but we’re proud of the way our faculty and student researchers have adjusted. While we have worked to keep them safe, they have worked to show that Kent State’s dedication to top-tier research has not waivered. 
Though our campus was closed mid March with only essential research activities permitted, we saw leadership and devotion that kept our Environmental Science and Design Symposium alive with well-attended on-line conference activities in place of the conventional format. Our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium was held with on-line posters prepared and posted by students and then judged by faculty for awards. Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program attracted our largest ever cohort with students and faculty defining projects that could be pursued remotely. I want to personally thank every member of the Kent State community for displaying such perseverance and composure in these unprecedented circumstances. This is what it means to be a Golden Flash.
I hope the stories in this newsletter will emphasize how Kent State University, already a national innovator in many fields, is committed to expanding its research culture and engaging an ever-increasing number of students in generating knowledge to better the world — no matter what the world throws at us.
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