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  • Betsy Barron

    KSU student incorporates cultural background into research project

    June 20, 2024

    Betsy Barron is a senior elementary education major whose research project aims to engage students based on their cultural background in subjects such as literacy and mathematics. Barron is conducting her project, “Culturally Relevant Math Lessons and Motivation in Elementary Education," under the mentorship of professor of mathematics education Paula Guerra and through the Office of Undergraduate Research's Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).

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  • Research

    Hooty Hoo's Doing Research?

    June 12, 2024

    Follow along as the Office of Research highlights undergraduate students engaged in research through the First-Year Scholars Program.

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  • Spring Symposium showcases impactful research of KSU students

    Spring Symposium showcases impactful research of KSU students

    April 24, 2024

    The Spring 2024 Symposium of Student Scholars drew more than 1,000 attendees last week, providing a stage for undergraduate and graduate students at Kennesaw State University to present their impactful research projects.

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  • Ayse Tekes

    KSU researcher creates environment that allows students to thrive

    April 22, 2024

    Ayse Tekes is a decorated researcher who has racked up an impressive collection of awards in her life. None are more meaningful to her than the 2024 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, given annually by the Office of Undergraduate Research to a KSU faculty or staff member who exhibits sustained exceptional mentoring of undergraduate researchers at KSU.

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  • Christina Scherrer

    Kennesaw State researcher applies mathematical modeling expertise to health care systems

    April 15, 2024

    If she hadn’t become an engineer, Christina Scherrer might have chosen to be a medical doctor, dentist or other type of health care provider. Instead, she has worked for years to apply her expertise in industrial and systems engineering in areas that improve the delivery of health care. She loves helping others, whether it’s collaborating on health-related research, teaching new generations of engineers at Kennesaw State or volunteering in the community.

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  • Audrey Morgan

    Kennesaw State Academic Learning Center named for longtime family benefactors

    February 08, 2024

    Kennesaw State University’s Academic Learning Center, home to student honors and research facilities, now bears the name of the University’s largest family benefactors. In front of an audience of KSU deans, faculty and scholarship recipients who have benefited from the gifts of Audrey Morgan and her late sister Bobbie Bailey, KSU leaders unveiled on Tuesday the newly named Morgan and Bailey Academic Learning Center. Philanthropic support from Morgan, Bailey and the Bobbie Bailey Foundation totals more than $17 million, making the family the largest family donors in KSU history.

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  • Paul Lee

    Kennesaw State receives grant to help children with sickle cell disease

    January 17, 2024

    Most of the estimated 300,000 babies born every year with sickle cell disease, an inherited red blood cell disorder, live in sub-Saharan Africa in nations where there are few resources to treat them. Kennesaw State Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Paul Lee said it is his life’s mission to reduce the likelihood that children born with sickle cell disease will die from strokes, one of the most common complications. Lee has received $426,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a three-year study aimed at developing a more economical testing device to determine an affected child’s risk of stroke.

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  • Calculus grant

    Kennesaw State receives $2.5 million grant to foster student success in calculus

    January 02, 2024

    The brainchild of three Kennesaw State University professors will introduce concepts of calculus into high school math earlier to help students be more successful when they get to college. The National Science Foundation awarded Kennesaw State a $2.5 million interdisciplinary grant for a project being called “Calculus for All.” The thought behind it is relatively simple – if students are exposed to concepts of calculus in high school, they stand a better chance of passing calculus classes in college and can pursue STEM-related careers.

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  • NIH grant

    Kennesaw State receives $2 million grant to boost doctoral education

    November 28, 2023

    Weeks after finishing his undergraduate degree in biology, Tyler Hill opened his email to a notice of a master’s degree program at Kennesaw State University that would serve as a stepping stone to a doctoral degree. The email told him about the Peach State Bridges to the Doctorate Program at Kennesaw State. Hill’s success highlights the effectiveness of the Bridges program. Thanks to stories like Hill’s, the program recently received a new five-year training grant renewal worth $2 million from the National Institutes of Health, with professors Melanie Griffin, Martin Hudson, and Kojo Mensa-Wilmot serving as co-principal investigators on the renewal.

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  • Carol Chrestensen

    Kennesaw State professor receives grant to study enzymes linked to cardiovascular disease and cancer

    November 13, 2023

    A decade-long effort to study protein and enzyme binding could be the key to understanding and preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer. Equipped with a three-year, $405,650 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Kennesaw State University professor Carol Chrestensen will further investigate the binding process with the help of undergraduate researchers.

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