Division of Research and Sponsored Programs

A Kent State University student conducts research in a lab during spring 2018. The state of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Higher Education announced Monday, April 5, that Kent State University has been awarded Choose Ohio First grants totaling $3.5 million to support students in the critical fields of science (including health professions), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Among the 57 Ohio colleges and...

A Kent State University student conducts research in a lab during spring 2018. The state of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Higher Education announced Monday, April 5, that Kent State University has been awarded Choose Ohio First grants totaling $3.5 million to support students in the critical fields of science (including health professions), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Among the 57 Ohio colleges and...

Kent State University sign Jonathan V. Selinger, Ph.D., professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar in Kent State University’s Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific...

Kent State University sign Jonathan V. Selinger, Ph.D., professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar in Kent State University’s Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific...

8th Annual Neuroscience Symposium banner image The 8th Annual Symposium of Neuroscience at Kent State University: A Celebration of Brain Health Research successfully showcased the depth and breadth of ongoing brain health research by Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) members. This first virtual symposium spanned two full days (October 8-9, 2020) of scientific sessions, trainee...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Man wearing a virtual reality headset Two Kent State University sociology researchers are moving toward gaining insight into how people’s brains react in a variety of threatening situations using innovative virtual reality (VR) technology funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Army.  Josh Pollock, Ph.D., assistant professor, and William Kalkhoff, Ph.D.,...

Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative

Man wearing a virtual reality headset What was even more of a departure than taking classes remotely? Many summer research experiences were moved online this year as well. Fortunately, with creativity and an open mind, there are lots of opportunities to do important scientific research using online tools and data. In summer 2020, the Environmental Science and Design Research...

Torsten Hegmann, director of Kent State Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI) soon will be home to a new X-ray scattering instrument capable of examining materials in scales from as small as a fraction of a nanometer to as large as several micrometers. The state-of-the-art machine, with unique capabilities and options, is one of just a...

Photo of Jim Tudhope The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded a $1.5 million, three-year grant to Kent State University College of Nursing research faculty member Jim Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC (principal investigator) and his team, Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate...

A black and white print of North American Lobelia species, made by Kent State student Jaret Arnold Scientists have long recognized that biodiverse ecosystems are more stable and productive. What makes ecosystems diverse is having many species living together in the same place. But what factors allow for the success of the species in diverse communities? Are there some species that just can’t live together while others can? A pair of Kent State...