National Science Foundation

A bonobo stares back at the camera while another walks away A new federal grant will help Kent State University expand an international relationship and provide invaluable opportunities for some graduate students. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Kent State a three-year, $298,000 International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant that will allow graduate students to travel to...

A bonobo stares back at the camera while another walks away A new federal grant will help Kent State University expand an international relationship and provide invaluable opportunities for some graduate students. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Kent State a three-year $298,000 International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant that will allow graduate students to travel to...

Military personnel in camouflage put on ventilator masks before an exercise involving airborne toxins Toxic air pollutants such as chlorine and ozone are hazards for civilian workers and public service employees like firefighters, police and military personnel. Some airborne chemicals can be difficult to detect at low levels with high specificity, though, and relevant technologies like wearable sensors have been slow to catch up.  Now a...

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...

Close up image of an Eastern Red Cedar branch with berries. (Photo by Sheila Brown, publicdomainpictures.net) The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $914,000 grant to Kent State University to lead a collaborative research project to study how and at what rate the geographically most widespread native conifer in the eastern United States, the Eastern Red Cedar tree species (Juniperus virginiana), spreads across the landscape. Originating...

Kent State University researchers Elda and Torsten Hegmann pose with one of the sensors they created that detects toxic gases. The sensors can be made any shape or size and require no power to function. Many homes today include safety devices like smoke, radon and carbon monoxide detectors to warn us of threats our senses might not pick up in time. For those whose jobs regularly place them in harm’s way, though, advanced sensing technology is not as readily available.  Thanks to a rare Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry...

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....

Kent State University Assistant Professor of Physics Björn Lüssem, Ph.D., (right) works with a graduate student (left) in a lab at the Integrated Sciences Building. 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 (NSF) will help a Kent State University physics professor make progress on both fronts. ...