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Andrew Curtis, Ph.D., geography professor and co-director of Kent State University’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Health & Hazards Lab, is recognized as a leader in his field. But, his work transcends the classroom.

The greenhouse effect is one of the most widely known causes of global climate change. It is currently caused by an excess of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere due to burning of fossil fuels. Some natural processes can help slow climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. For example, plants filter CO2 out of air and transfer carbon into soil where it can be sequestered for decades to centuries.

Veronica Dexheimer

Kent State Astrophysicist Wins NSF Grant to Search for Exotic Matter in Neutron Stars
Kent State University’s only theoretical astrophysicist just landed a grant that will help her to better understand dense stars while encouraging young female scientists to reach for them.

Beth Herndon

Kent State Geologist Wins Grant to Study Climate Change Factors & Inspire Young Scientists
The Greenhouse Effect is one of the most widely-known causes of global climate change. It is currently caused by an excess of carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere due to burning of fossil fuels. Some natural processes can help slow climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
One of these factors is the focus of a new study by Dr. Elizabeth Herndon, Assistant Professor of Geology in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Björn Lussem

NSF Grant to Study Organic Transistors Also May Help Students to Better Understand Physics

While wearable technology is all the rage among high school and college-aged Americans, the average student may not know much about the science behind their high-tech apparel.
A grant from the National Science Foundation will help a Kent State physics professor make progress on both fronts.

While wearable technology is all the rage among high school and college-aged Americans, the average student may not know much about the science behind their high-tech apparel.

The School of Peace and Conflict Studies is proud to announce the publication of Local Peacebuilding and Legitimacy, edited by SPCS Associate Professor Landon Hancock and Christopher Mitchell, Professor Emeritus of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

George R. Newkome, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D., have pledged $1 million to fund a first-ever professorship in materials science in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Newkome is a two-time Kent State alumnus.

Nearly a half century ago, sparks from a passing train not only set fire to oil-slicked debris on the Cuyahoga River, which sent flames five-stories high, it ignited the river’s reputation as one of the most polluted in the United States. Since then, clean-up efforts have helped return the river to its natural state, and now visitors will have the opportunity to give it a voice, thanks to a grant awarded to the Wick Poetry Center in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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