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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.