Division of Research and Sponsored Programs

Workers install a green roof onto the lower roof of Taylor Hall at Kent State University. The plants will help insulate the building, control water runoff and provide less glare. At the 16th Annual CitiesAlive Conference recently held in New York City, a consortium of Ohio universities was selected as one of the first four North American regional centers of living architecture by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Green Infrastructure Foundation.  Faculty from Kent State University will join colleagues from the...

Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative

Workers install a green roof onto the lower roof of Taylor Hall at Kent State University. The plants will help insulate the building, control water runoff and provide less glare. The Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative (ESDRI) was excited to be able to offer competitively awarded seed grant funding to research teams in Spring semester 2018.  ESDRI was established in 2017 to support faculty efforts to achieve continued scholarly success in areas of research concerning both natural and built systems. The...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (left) meets with Kent State University professors whose research is being funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation. U.S. Rep. Ryan visited Kent State’s campus on Sept. 10. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has announced $3,723,765 in federal research grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation to be awarded to Kent State University. “Kent State University has been at the forefront of academic research and education,” U.S. Rep. Ryan said....

Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D, assistant professor of geology in Kent State University, received a five-year, $487,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. 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...

Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D, assistant professor of geology in Kent State University, received a five-year, $487,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The Kent State University School of Communication Studies has named communication scholar Paul Leonardi, Ph.D., the L. Leroy Cowperthwaite Communication Lecturer. Professor Leonardi will visit campus Sept. 17-19 to meet one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty to review their research agendas; to visit classes to discuss his...

Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D, assistant professor of geology in Kent State University, received a five-year, $487,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Kent State University’s University Teaching Council (UTC) awarded Aaron Bacue, an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), a 10-week Summer Teaching Development Grant (STDG) to test two software applications aimed at improving student-learning outcomes in COMM’s basic communication course, Introduction to Human...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D, assistant professor of geology in Kent State University, received a five-year, $487,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. 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. Dr. Veronica Dexheimer, an assistant professor of physics in Kent...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D, assistant professor of geology in Kent State University, received a five-year, $487,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. 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...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D, assistant professor of geology in Kent State University, received a five-year, $487,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. 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...

Kathryn Hannum Headshot The Society of Woman Geographers (SWG) Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research is made possible by a generous bequest from Ms. Evelyn L. Pruitt. Ms. Pruitt was a research geographer with the United States Navy whose work from the 1940s into the 1970s greatly advanced the study of coastal environments, the use of remote...