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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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  • Chesley McNeil

    KSU's Teaching Weatherman

    February 05, 2021

    Best known as the morning meteorologist at Atlanta TV station WXIA, Chesley McNeil also teaches environmental and atmospheric science at Kennesaw State as an adjunct professor. Today is National Weatherperson’s Day, so with that in mind and as part of Black History Month, McNeil reflects on combining his loves of science and television, acknowledging his role models in both television and science, and giving back by teaching and talking about meteorology.

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  • Jessica Reyes

    KSU alum finds success at Equifax

    February 01, 2021

    Only months after earning a degree in computational and applied mathematics, Jessica Reyes is making waves in the data science industry and giving back to the academic program that set her on her path to success. As a data scientist at Equifax, Reyes leverages her skills in data and analytics to understand financial lending trends in mortgage and auto industries and to provide her clients with sound decision-making.

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  • Birla Carbon Scholars

    Kennesaw State Celebrates Birla Carbon Scholars

    January 22, 2021

    Kennesaw State University senior Basirat Olorunlambe’s research on the use of bacteria to reduce infections from MRSA, an infection caused by a type of staph bacteria, in healthcare facilities, won the top award at the College of Science and Mathematics Birla Carbon Symposium. The annual event recognizes 11 student scholars and their research.

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