Research

Michelle Bebber sprays an air freshener in a bathroom. It’s not a Nobel Prize, but it’ll make you laugh, and then think. It’s the Ig Nobel Prize, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University would like to congratulate the 2020 Ig Nobel Prize winners for Materials Science: a team of researchers in its Department of Anthropology. In 2019, the team published...

Eunice Foote Most would agree that the main goal of science is to work toward better understanding by sorting out competing hypotheses to find the underlying theories. So, isn’t it ironic that the history of science is sometimes quite messy, for a variety of reasons? When you add decades of systemic oppression of women scientists to the mix, getting at the...

A student uses a computer. Women occupy just 28% of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs and account for only 17% of computer science majors and 21% of engineering majors. A group of researchers from Kent State University and North Carolina State University want to know what can be done to broaden participation in STEM fields and improve the...

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

MP Armstrong at PRIDE! NYC Meet Moira Armstrong. Moira is a student at Kent State University pursuing a double major in English and History, with minors in Italian Studies, Ancient Medieval Renaissance Studies, and LGBTQ Studies. Moira shares their story of the time they have spent at Kent State thus far and the importance of remaining hopeful. The narrative below was...

Inner vertex components of the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (righthand view) allow scientists to trace tracks from triplets of decay particles picked up in the detector Nuclear physics researchers at Kent State University and all over the world have been searching for violations of the fundamental symmetries in the universe for decades. Much like the “Big Bang” (approximately 13.8 billion years ago), but on a tiny scale, they briefly recreate the particle interactions that likely existed microseconds into the...

(Left) Dr. Mary Dozier, a developmental psychologist at the University of Delaware; (Right) Dr. Jamil Zaki, a social neuroscientist at Stanford University The Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, in partnership with the national public radio affiliate WKSU 89.7 FM and the KSU Brain Health Research Institute, will host the first of a two-part distinguished speaker series “How Science Can Help: Fostering Connection in a Fractured World”...

College of Education, Health and Human Services

Kent State University archway on the esplanade with architecture building in the background Dr. Na'Tasha Evans School of Health Sciences Dr. Na’Tasha Evans is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion in the School of Health Sciences for the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. Her research agenda is centered on examining health...

Kent State University archway on the esplanade with architecture building in the background 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...

Gartner is now available at Kent State University Free access to Gartner is now offered through Kent State University for students, faculty, and staff across its eight campuses. Gartner is a research and advisory company that provides technology-related information and insights to help clients make informed decisions. Its website offers access to accurate and current research on information...

Yuxiang Wei and (Daisy) Xia Xiang assess the complexity of translator The Department of Modern and Classical Languages (MCLS), in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently hosted the Second MEMENTO Boot Camp 2019 – a one-month research camp gathering 20 interdisciplinary researchers from 10 countries and regions, who worked together on the innovative translation research project: ‘Modelling...