Research

A pair of Kent State University geographers have teamed up to secure two research grants totaling more than $550,000 for separate projects to study climate change and weather patterns.

Jonathan Maletic, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, has received a three-year, $290,610 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help support basic research on how programmers write and develop large-scale software systems.

His project “An Infrastructure That Combines Eye Tracking Into Integrated Development Environments to Study Software Development and Program Comprehension,” or more simply, iTrace, will help grow the applications of eye-tracking software.

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) held its September 2017 “Super-Regional” BEA On-Location conference at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Penn.

 

The conditions in Lake Erie continue to pose several health risks to Ohioans in coastal communities, making it difficult to maintain good water quality for citizens, state and local policymakers.

The Ohio Communication Association hosted the 81st annual Ohio Communication Association Conference on Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7 at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio.

Several School of Communication Studies graduate students presented their research at the conference, which was themed “Communication of Discourse: Education, Application and Innovation.”

Pet or person, caregiver’s burden is similar, Kent State researcher finds

The mental and physical stress on individuals caring for elderly loved ones with chronic and terminal disease is well-documented and known as caregiver burden. It is linked to depression, anxiety and poor quality of life. There are ways to prevent and treat it. But what about caregivers of pets with chronic and terminal diseases? Do they carry the same level of stress and burden?

Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’”

Members of Kent State University’s scientific community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art Integrated Sciences Building on Sept. 15, and they are hoping to hear many more “Hmm … that’s funny” comments coming from their labs, classrooms and hallways for decades to come.

Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’”

As members of Kent State University’s scientific community gather to celebrate the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art Integrated Sciences Building on Sept. 15, they’re hoping to hear many more “Hmm … that’s funny” comments coming from their labs, classrooms and hallways for decades to come.

Kent State researchers build optical illusions into plates to see how they can help us choose smaller portions and ultimately lose weight. 

Liquid Crystals Professor Robin Selinger helps develop new material that propels itself forward under the influence of light.

Pages