Division of Research and Sponsored Programs

Several Kent State University professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have been selected to receive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU grants are designed to provide faculty with funding to create research positions and experiences specifically for undergraduate students....

Kent State University faculty and students in the Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently played a key role in using a new silicon detector technology to examine nuclear collisions that recreate the Big Bang on a tiny scale in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, on Long...

Kent State and MRRI will conduct studies to advance treatments for aphasia. When someone suffers a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumor, one of the common symptoms is aphasia, a disorder that arises from damage to portions of the brain, usually the left side, that are responsible for language. It impairs the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing.  About 1 million people in the...

Visiting Researchers to Discuss Study of Communication Between Humans, Robots on April 21 The School of Communication Studies will host a robotics demonstration on the third floor of the Kent State Library, Rm. 330, Friday, April 21, from 2:30-4 p.m. Chad Edwards, Ph.D., and Autumn Edwards, Ph.D., will discuss the role that perception plays in human-robot interactions. The team investigated the relationships between humans and social...

PBS to highlight Kent State Stark professor Spring is in the air and soon the butterflies will be, too.  Their exquisite colors and graceful flight are a welcomed sight from the cold and barren landscape of winter. As they float from flower to flower, they are contributing to more than cross pollination, the butterflies are helping researchers study new ways to deliver medicine to humans. ...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, an associate professor in Kent State’s Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. */ /*-->*/ Research shows that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men by a 3-to-2 margin. Some scientists believe this is because when women reach menopause, their bodies cease to produce estrogen, and the pituitary gland begins over-producing another hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), to try to jump-start the...

Kent State receives grant to help move inventions to the commercial market. Kent State University is among the institutions and businesses in Ohio to share $10 million in grants from the state’s Third Frontier Commission. Kent State will share $400,000 with Cleveland State University to help commercialize the inventions that they create through research. The grants are used to give a boost to the state’s economy...

School of Digital Sciences

Six Conference Speakers Represent Each School and College at Inaugural University-wide Event EVENT UPDATE: In front of a sell-out crowd of nearly 1,000 people, professors, entrepreneurs, administrators, students and community members gave short, dynamic talks around the theme “Rewind, Rethink, React.” Check out online conversations using @tedxkentstate and #tedxkentstate. Also, KentWired reporters wrote synopses on each of the...

Professor Nichole Egbert, Ph.D., is an expert in health communication and teaches in the School of Communication Studies. The School of Communication Studies will host the first research colloquium in its Spring 2017 series at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Rm. 109 of the Art Building. The session, entitled “Identity and caregiving: Negotiating what it means to be a cancer caregiver,” will be presented by Nichole Egbert, Ph.D., a professor and graduate coordinator in...

School of Communication Studies

Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., is an associate professor of communication in the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information. School of Communication Studies associate professor Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., was recently named editor of the Journal of Family Communication. In this role, Child will manage submissions and publications for issues published from 2018 through 2020. He will begin his work mid-2017. As editor, Child will select reviewers for journal article...