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Educators from across the globe will convene at Kent State University’s Florence campus June 21-23 for an international symposium where participants will use design innovation principles to create a framework for the future of education.

An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University faculty will participate in a $13.3 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve educational outcomes for Nigerian children.

In its 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kent State University in the top 100 of Best Graduate Education Schools.

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.

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.

On November 30, the Kent State University Library hosted the Girls4Steam hackathon-style event, which brought together over 80 local high school students.

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.

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.

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 students continue to feel the impact of Hurricane Harvey on their education and families.

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