Student Colloquium

Kent State University at Tuscarawas is pleased to offer students the opportunity to expand their academic involvement through funded projects in research, scholarship, and creative activity. All Kent State Tuscarawas students are eligible to apply for awards and participate in the Student Colloquium.


The Student Colloquium offers students an opportunity to learn the skills and methodologies of their discipline while exploring an area of personal interest. Students work closely with faculty members to generate ideas, create proposals, conduct the activities associated with the project, and present their findings. Students who participate in the colloquium learn skills that are important for furthering their education and gaining employment in their respective fields. Some students have presented their Colloquium projects at local or national conferences.    

Recent research topics have included subjects as diverse as popular culture and comic icons, conscientious objectors during WWII, hydrogen fuel cells, rendering 3D images and video, digital camera colorimetry, and antibiotic sensitivity.

Important Dates:

Student Colloquium Deadline: The proposal is due November 16, 2018, and the date of the Colloquium is April 15, 2019 at 7:00PM.

Student Travel Deadlines: Applications for Fall are due November 2, 2018; for Spring/Summer the due date is March 15, 2019.

Student Conference Presenter Deadlines: Applications for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 are due November 9, 2018; for Spring/Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 the due date is April 12, 2019.


Student Colloquium Application Form 

Student Conference Application   

Student Travel Fund  

View Student Research Projects

For more information, contact: Dr. Ashley Galati, chair of the Student Affairs Committee, at or 330-308-7443.

Student Affairs Committee:
  • Dr. Ashley Galati (Chair), Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

  • William Auld, Associate Professor of Theatre Studies

  • Tony Dallacheisa, Lecturer of English

  • Dr. Wensheng Kang, Associate Professor of Economics

  • Dr. Dhruba Panthi, Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology

  • Dr. Roshinee Perera, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

  • Chitra Rajagopal, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology

  • Dr. Joe Vanfossen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

  • Dr. Kyle Winkler, Assistant Professor of English



"Hello Dr. Gerbig, I've been adjusting to the college life at OSU long enough to try my hand at getting involved in research. I contacted a professor who wants to meet with me this coming Monday, the 13th. His name is Dr. Wood, and here's the link to his laboratory website. I was just wondering if you knew what I might be getting into if you could look at his lab/studies. Normally, freshman aren't even considered, so I'm really hopeful that he is even meeting with me. But I want to know what I may be getting involved in.  Also, I've been thinking of switching my major to microbiology, and wondered what your thoughts on that might be. Is it a good major/job security? I really enjoyed the work I did with you at Kent and feel like that is something I could see myself getting much more involved with, looking at different pathogens/bacteria and trying to find more efficient/new cures.

Thanks, David Marshall