Research & Science

Imagine a poet working with an endocrinologist or a neuroscientist working with a sociologist. What breakthroughs might result from their collective study as they try to learn more about how the brain works or to research cures for neurodegenerative diseases? These are the kinds of cross-departmental collaborations that Michael Lehman, the...

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...

What makes a person pursue a reward? And what makes one give up, when that reward becomes too much of a challenge? What causes that burnout? Researchers from the University of Washington and Washington University, along with other collaborators, are seeking answers to those questions. They studied the brains of...

After years of remote sensing work, Joseph Ortiz, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Geology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, and his research team recently shared their development of new cost-efficient methodologies that may lead to much safer drinking water for people in Ohio and other municipalities affected by...

Food allergies can be as dangerous as firearms for children who don’t have the skills to react responsibly to when they’re exposed to them. A Kent State University researcher with a background in safety training models — and a very personal motivation — has devised a method to help some children with food allergies stay safe, and the...

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...

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...

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...

Studies suggest that the most effective way to demonstrate the value of science is putting it to work in local communities in a way that has an immediate and obvious impact. Bridget Mulvey, Ph.D., associate professor of science education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services; and David Singer, Ph.D., associate professor in the...

Studies suggest that the most effective way to demonstrate the value of science is putting it to work in local communities in a way that has an immediate and obvious impact. Bridget Mulvey, Ph.D., associate professor of science education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services; and David Singer, Ph.D., associate professor in the...