Biological Sciences

Gracen Gerbig (left) and Hayley Shasteen (right), both Kent State University students in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Gracen Gerbig and Hayley Shasteen, both Kent State University students in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, considered the nation’s premier undergraduate award in the natural sciences, math and engineering. They were recognized by President Beverly Warren at the Kent State Board of Trustees...

Raissa Mendonca gets a sample of the water at West Branch State Park as part of a biogeochemistry project at Kent State University. (Photo taken by Jim Maxwell) Though she had an interest in science at an early age, Raissa Mendonca had no idea she would end up over 4,000 miles away from her hometown of Recife, Brazil studying and doing award-winning ecological research in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She probably did not expect to be wearing a bug net over her...

Kent State senior Erin Shattuck (left) travels to the Netherlands where she took classes in sustainable development. Kent State biology student rescues excess food for educational feast Imagine planning a dinner party for 500 of your closest friends and not knowing what you will serve until almost the last minute. It might sound stressful, but for Erin Shattuck it is a privilege. Ms. Shattuck is passionate about using every last morsel of food to prevent waste....

Kent State senior Erin Shattuck (left) travels to the Netherlands where she took classes in sustainable development. Several Kent State University professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have been selected to receive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU grants are designed to provide faculty with funding to create research positions and experiences specifically for undergraduate students....

Kent State senior Erin Shattuck (left) travels to the Netherlands where she took classes in sustainable development. On October 24, six Kent State educators (five from the College of Arts and Sciences) were honored for their achievements in the classroom during the 21st annual Celebrating College Teaching Conference. Three faculty members received the Kent State University Alumni Association's Distinguished Teaching Award for demonstrating extraordinary teaching...

Kent State senior Erin Shattuck (left) travels to the Netherlands where she took classes in sustainable development. On Friday, October 17 (at 12 noon) Dr. James Woodgett, Director of Research & Senior Investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, will present, "Genetic analysis of an over-achieving protein kinase (GSK-3) and what it reveals about cellular communication." The talk will be held in 101 Cunningham Hall, the...