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  • Alyssa Venn

    Kennesaw State's School of Data Science and Analytics offers opportunity for all levels of students

    May 26, 2021

    Kennesaw State University student Alyssa Venn considers herself an early adopter of data science. While working toward an bachelor’s degree in computational and applied mathematics, she picked up an undergraduate minor in applied statistics and analytics hoping to gain a bit of exposure in one of the nation’s fastest growing fields. At the time, she didn’t anticipate the amount of doors the minor program would open. Today, Venn is one of 4,200 students who are served at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the School of Data Science in Analytics.

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  • Anjie Adeyemo

    Kennesaw State graduate selected for prestigious Harvard summer research program

    May 25, 2021

    Anjie Adeyemo wants to play a role in boosting the health of children and reducing infant deaths, an area she researched while studying at Kennesaw State University. She’s taking another step toward that goal as one of just 12 people selected for this year’s Harvard Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology.

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  • Postdoctoral researchers

    Postdoctoral researchers create opportunities for growth at Kennesaw State

    May 21, 2021

    Kennesaw State University is building its research muscle through the addition of postdoctoral researchers — non-faculty staff who work to advance the institution’s scientific investigation in a wide range of disciplines. Since 2020, Kennesaw State has added 10 postdoctoral researchers across five colleges, including several postdoctoral researchers who are the first for the departments and colleges they serve. It’s a natural part of KSU’s growth as a research university, according to Bill Diong, associate vice president for research.

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  • Trae Dunn

    Kennesaw State student honored by Board of Regents

    May 12, 2021

    Kennesaw State University senior Trae Dunn has been named a recipient of the Georgia Board of Regents 2021 Academic Recognition Award. The Board bestowed the honor on one student from each of its colleges and universities for classroom academic achievements. Dunn, of Alpharetta, Georgia, is a biology major with a 4.0 grade-point average.

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  • Advanced Majors Program

    Kennesaw State's Advanced Majors Program provides support for STEM education

    May 07, 2021

    When it came to selecting a university, Basirat Olorunlambe said her main criterion was to find a school with a strong science program, where she also had a supportive community. Now a senior biochemistry major who is set to graduate this month, Olorunlambe said that Kennesaw State’s Advanced Majors Program (AMP) was exactly what she had in mind. Olorunlambe is part of the inaugural cohort of graduates in AMP, housed within the College of Science and Mathematics.

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  • Ants research

    Kennesaw State researcher's study of ant brains might lead to understanding changes in human brains

    April 14, 2021

    Among most species of ants, there can only be one queen. In the case of Indian jumping ants, however, multiple workers can ascend to the throne with a bit of neurological flexibility—which could have implications in the study of regenerating brain tissue in humans. Kennesaw State assistant professor of biology Clint Penick and his co-authors published these new findings today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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  • Kojo Mensa-Wilmot

    NIH awards $3.3 million grant to tropical disease researcher

    April 09, 2021

    Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, professor of molecular and cellular biology in Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics, has received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue his work on human African trypanosomiasis, a disease found in sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • Anton Bryantsev

    Developmental biologist receives NSF grant

    February 26, 2021

    Kennesaw State University professor Anton Bryantsev has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study organization of the cell nucleus. The grant, more than $400,000 over three years, will help fund Bryantsev’s research focused on making gene manipulations safer and more efficient while also examining how proteins concentrate in isolated bodies within the nucleus of a cell.

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  • Capitol

    KSU Students Selected to Present Research at Georgia State Capitol

    February 24, 2021

    Three undergraduate researchers will represent Kennesaw State University at the Posters at the Georgia State Capitol, a showcase of the state’s best undergraduate research, on Feb. 24 from 1-5 p.m. The event gives selected participants from Georgia’s colleges and universities an opportunity to present their research to state leaders. Sponsored by the Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective, the 2021 poster session will take place as a synchronous online virtual conference.

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  • Mushrooms

    Mushrooms and Microbiology

    February 18, 2021

    Oyster, shiitake, and portobello – these are but a few popular varieties of mushrooms finding their way to cooktops in homes and restaurants in the U.S. and across the world. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the U.S. market for culinary mushrooms includes 900 million pounds of production worth $1.2 billion annually. Yet, these spore-bearing fruiting bodies of fungi are still underutilized in the predominately plant-based agricultural economy. Kennesaw State University researchers Christopher Cornelison and Kyle Gabriel are exploring the possibilities of improving the food supply chain by leveraging technology to expand the opportunities for mushroom production in Georgia.

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