Research & Science

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.

Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., was named the new director of Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, effective July 1, having been selected for his research accomplishments, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for social impact.

Mary Ann Raghanti, Ph.D., anthropology professor and chair in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, is involved in a collaborative research project to examine heart disease in gorillas.

According to an economic impact study on the 2018 event conducted by Kent State University College of Business Administration Associate Professor of Economics Shawn Rohlin, Ph.D., the annual Twins Days Festival provides a substantive positive economic impact to the city of Twinsburg and surrounding areas.

A Kent State University professor is conducting a collaborative research project to study how ballroom dance can help to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Throughout her time at Kent State University, Ya'el Courtney completed a Senior Honors Thesis/Project, authored several published peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at several national and international conferences. As she continues her education at Harvard University, she intends to conduct a significant amount of research focusing on psychiatric diseases. 

Emmaleigh Given recently spent three summers and two winters in a remote biological reserve in the middle of the rainforest in the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica, where she has and will spend several months conducting research on community ecology, and she has one more trip planned. Being hunted by unseen predators isn’t the way most researchers conduct their work. But for some, it’s just part of the day.

State of Ohio officials have renewed a $600,000 technology commercialization partnership between Kent State University and Cleveland State University.

Gracen Gerbig and Hayley Shasteen, both Kent State University students in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, considered the nation’s premier undergraduate award in the natural sciences, math and engineering. They were recognized by President Beverly Warren at the Kent State Board of Trustees meeting on May 9.

Two Kent State University undergraduate students have been awarded prestigious 2019 Goldwater Scholarships from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The foundation awards the scholarships annually to students studying mathematics, natural science or engineering.