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School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

Educators, scientists, and technologists from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Kent State University and Cleveland Metroparks have partnered to develop a new learning app that is now live and freely available on iTunes. 

Photo of Cassandra StorlieWhat keeps some students in low-income, ethnically diverse school districts from succeeding?

A Kent State University researcher suggests it may have a lot to do with their ability to envision bright future career pathways.

Photo of 2016 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award RecipientsThree Kent State University faculty members were honored with the 2016 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony that took place on April 5 in the University Library.

Photo of Kent State's 2015-16 Early Intervention Certificate Program cohortStudents to receive full tuition for one year, monthly stipend and iPad

Scholar of the Month
Cassandra Storlie
Assistant Professor  
College of Education, Health and Human Services
2013-present

Cassandra Storlie is an assistant professor in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences at the College of Education, Health and Human Services. She has built a research program that addresses important diversity issues.

Gina Cortese is an inspiration to everyone she meets.

On her road to graduation at Kent State University, Cortese not only overcame homework, exams and projects, she also overcame two bouts of brain cancer, endless surgeries and paralysis that forced her to relearn how to walk and talk.

Scholar of the Month
Gregory Smith
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
College of Education, Health and Human Services
2001-present

While most can agree that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences outside of school can be exciting and engaging for young people, there is much that isn’t known about its impact on short-term and long-term learning. How can it best be connected to what students are learning in school? How can young people have equitable opportunities to access quality informal science education? How do you measure this kind of learning?