Research and Sponsored Programs

Four School of Communication Studies (COMM) graduate students were named first place award winners at Kent State University’s 32nd Graduate Research Symposium April 21, 2017.

Master’s students Daniel Socha, Kelsey Husnick and Kelsey Phillips and doctoral student William Kelvin shared their research in an oral presentation or as a poster. Each of the students plan to present or publish their research outside of Kent State in the future.

Prolific playwright Tennessee Williams once said, “America has three great cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.”

These words served as inspiration to illustrator Christopher Darling as he completed one of many special projects he has worked on in the past year. Darling, assistant professor in the Kent State University School of Visual Communication Design, has recently been nationally recognized for the work he has done both inside and outside the classroom.

A group of researchers in Kent State University's College of Arts and Sciences have published a breakthrough article on new properties of liquid crystals in the May 27 issue of Physical Review Letters. The article, which describes some recent surprising results involving nematic liquid crystals induced by a high magnetic field, is currently featured on the American Physical Society website as an “Editors’ Suggestion.”

We have all seen them explode on social media. They are the posts that feature the outlandish, the cute and the funny messages that go viral.

 

 

But how does one message catch on and others do not?

ResearchKent State has set its sights on becoming one of the top 200 research universities in the country.

Rick Armon, from the Akron Beacon Journal, reports on how Kent State wants to double the amount of research money coming into the school in the next five years.

Researchers from Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising and College of Podiatric Medicine have teamed up to create a fabric that could ultimately save the feet of diabetics.

Like mood rings, the fabric uses liquid crystals to change color when it detects a change in body temperature, due to an infection, swelling or poor circulation.

Have too much stress? There is an app for coping.

Researchers from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences worked together to develop an app that not only measures stress levels in teenagers, but also teaches them how to manage anxiety.

The app gathers data in real time using two teen favorites: technology and music.