An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University professors has come together to explore the different ways virtual reality (VR) technology can help those with developmental and cognitive impairments. “We found that we are able to blend our expertise together to create a project that will improve the health opportunities for people with cognitive impairments,” said Mary Ann Devine, Ph.D., director for the Disability Studies and Community Inclusion minor/graduate certificate.
Students (left to right) Meredith Paskert, Hyunjae Jeong. Alfred Shaker, Xiangxu Lin test the VR equipment
The phenomenon of multitasking across three or four internet-connected devices simultaneously is increasingly common. Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., and Aryn Karpinski, Ph.D., of Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services were curious to know how often this happens during online education.
A Kent State University student multitasks by simultaneously using her desktop computer, laptop computer, smartphone and headphones.
Kent State University senior Ashley Foster has known since third grade that she wanted a career as a chef.
The 20-year-old hospitality management major got a little closer to her dream over the summer when she spent a week training with celebrity chef Cat Cora at the chef’s headquarters in Santa Barbara, California.
Kent State University hospitality management senior Ashley Foster (right) spent a week working with Food Network celebrity chef Cat Cora (left). (Photo provided by Ashley Foster)
Recent rankings have recognized Kent State University for its autism initiatives. Kent State is ranked No. 5 in the “Best Colleges for Students With Autism for 2017” from College Choice, No. 10 in the “Top 20 Best Online Colleges for Students With Autism” from Online College Plan, No. 20 in the “20 Best Value Colleges for Students With Autism 2017-2018” from Best Value Schools.
Members of Autism Connections Kent, a student organization created by Kent State University students with autism spectrum disorder and their allies, pose for a photo at the Kent Student Center during their first meeting last fall.
Kent State University’s Exercise Science/Physiology Program was awarded a $248,000 grant by i-Health Inc. to conduct a study relating to the use of probiotics and physical exercise. Kent State faculty and students are interested in combating heat-caused complications during exercise, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
Kent State University’s Adam Jajtner, Ph.D., and Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., stand in their research lab. The two exercise science/physiology faculty members will lead a study related to the use of probiotics and physical exercise.
School administrators from Shaker Heights, Painesville, Akron’s Firestone cluster and Westlake delved into understanding leadership through a contextual and cultural lens in a recent four-day institute.
School administrators from Shaker Heights, Painesville, Akron and Westlake participated in the Creating Global Mindedness Leadership Institute sponsored by Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services.