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Kent State University, in collaboration with Ohio’s public universities, has pledged support for Lt. Gov. Jon Husted’s “Ohio Intellectual Property (IP) Promise,” a collaborative effort to strengthen Ohio’s innovation economy, attract innovative researchers and serve as a magnet for investors and entrepreneurs.   “Kent State and...

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Kent State Kent State University is pleased and proud to announce the return of “We the People,” a photography exhibition that shines a light on our common humanity. The exhibition will return to the Kent Campus, on the Lefton Esplanade, from Sept. 6-30, overlapping with the Kent Creativity Festival, and will include featured events like speakers,...

Karl Kosko, Ph.D., and his colleagues use virtual reality goggles and 360 videos to help train future teachers. A trio of Kent State University researchers has landed a large federal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to apply a novel video technology to train future teachers. The agency recently awarded a three-year, $1.48 million grant to Karl Kosko, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education; Richard Ferdig, PhD., professor of...

A man in a chef Science is complex, and it’s difficult to discuss it with children under the best circumstances; it’s even more difficult when they are hungry.   Two Kent State University researchers may have cooked up a way to solve both of those problems, and the National Science Foundation just awarded them a three-year, $1.3 million grant to determine...

Oleg Lavrentovich, Ph.D. (second from left), works in a microscopy lab with a colleague and Kent State students. Some researchers almost make the funding process look easy, and one of Kent State University’s most prolific and consistently funded scientists is at it again.   Trustees Research Professor Oleg Lavrentovich, Ph.D., a chemical physicist in Kent State’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI), just received nearly $1 million...

Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., talks to the crowd about some of the things he would like to accomplish as director of Kent State’s Advance Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute. Think about liquid crystals and a flat screen television may be the first item that comes to mind. Yet the future of liquid crystal science will see it pairing more strongly with biology than displays, predicts the new head of Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute. Torsten...

Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., talks to the crowd about some of the things he would like to accomplish as director of Kent State’s Advance Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute. WHAT: Kent State University President Todd Diacon will introduce the new director of the university’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute on Tuesday, July 16. The birthplace of liquid crystal displays, the institute embraces all materials research on campus with an initial emphasis on materials that respond to changes in their...

Photo of the "K" atop of Prentice Gate Many students in the Middle East learn basic English, but applying their language skills to professional life can be challenging. A grant from the U.S. Department of State will allow some Palestinian students to take their English to the next level with the help of Kent State University professors. The grant, administered through the U.S. Embassy...

Kent State University researchers Elda and Torsten Hegmann pose with one of the sensors they created that detects toxic gases. Their project was supported by a grant from the TeCK Fund.  State of Ohio officials have renewed a $600,000 technology commercialization partnership between Kent State University and Cleveland State University. The Ohio Third Frontier Commission recently approved Round 2 of the TeCK Fund, a $600,000 hybrid commercialization and faculty startup accelerator program that assists university faculty and startup...

Kent State University The Brain Health Research Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences will host the Seventh Annual Neuroscience Symposium on April 4-5 at the Kent State University Kiva Auditorium. This year's topic is "The Neuroscience of the Addicted Brain," with Elise Weerts, Ph.D., as our keynote speaker on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Dr. Weerts is a...