July 29, 2021
Barrett Upton enjoys staying ahead of the game. He arrived at Kennesaw State in 2018 with college credits in hand through a dual enrollment program. By the end of his sophomore year, he realized that, with diligence, he could finish his undergraduate degree ahead of schedule and get an early start on becoming a chiropractor.
July 12, 2021
Aside from the rush of traffic from Interstate 75, European starlings could think they’ve found a nice spot in the country as they build their nests around Kennesaw State University’s Field Station on Hickory Grove Road. Nearby, KSU assistant professor of biology Sarah Guindre-Parker strolls up to one of the 100 or so nest boxes she built for her research on the starlings’ physiology and behavior, hoping to find signs of life—eggs, nesting materials and maybe an adult bird incubating the eggs. She sets up a ladder, climbs the two steps, lifts the lid to the nest box and peers inside.
July 02, 2021
Kennesaw State University associate professor of biochemistry Michael Van Dyke has received a renewal of a grant from the National Science Foundation worth more than $300,000 over three years. This grant also includes funding to engage undergraduate researchers in the process.
July 01, 2021
From a young age, Emily Bagwell knew she wanted to be a scientist — to work in a laboratory, to wear a white lab coat every day, and to be an expert on her topic. At Kennesaw State University, she picked up the wide range of skills that helped her achieve that goal, earning a recent promotion to firearms technical leader at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, five years after joining the GBI as a firearms analyst.
June 16, 2021
Diagnosed with hypertension at a young age, Ami Eho sought to educate herself about cardiometabolic health issues that afflicted her and her family. Now she is immersing herself in research at Kennesaw State this summer, thanks to a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.
June 02, 2021
Kennesaw State University has been awarded a three-year, $809,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen the University’s research and diversity infrastructures in the biomedical fields. The Office of Research will manage this institutional grant, which comes from the Sponsored Programs Administration Development (SPAD) program administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences on behalf of NIH.
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.