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Newswise: Professor using VR to aid learning among students with autism
Released: 10-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Professor using VR to aid learning among students with autism
Kennesaw State University

Using virtual reality (VR) technology and a custom-built computer program, Kennesaw State University professor Chao Mei is developing an innovative method of therapy for children with autism and attention deficit disorder.

Newswise: Survey Reveals Georgia Construction Industry Outlook
Released: 5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
Survey Reveals Georgia Construction Industry Outlook
Kennesaw State University

The third annual Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that labor shortages and reliability from sub-contractors continues to be a looming concern for 83 percent of the state’s privately-held construction companies.

Newswise: Engineering Team Designs Finger Support to Correct Deformities
Released: 15-Jan-2019 4:55 PM EST
Engineering Team Designs Finger Support to Correct Deformities
Kennesaw State University

A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor function.

Newswise: Kennesaw State University researcher awarded NIH grant to improve gene-editing technology delivery
Released: 13-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Kennesaw State University researcher awarded NIH grant to improve gene-editing technology delivery
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University researcher Daniel Morris recently received a three-year $403,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the delivery of protein therapeutics and the CRISPR/Cas gene-editing technology to living cells.

Newswise: Kennesaw State associate professor of exercise science conducts extensive CrossFit injury study
Released: 1-Dec-2018 6:05 PM EST
Kennesaw State associate professor of exercise science conducts extensive CrossFit injury study
Kennesaw State University

The popular fitness program CrossFit is a safe training method for most people but could result in injuries for those who are new to it or don’t participate often, according to a four-year analysis conducted by Kennesaw State University associate professor of exercise science Yuri Feito.

Newswise: Group Acquires Patent for Retrofit Blind Spot Detection System
Released: 29-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
Group Acquires Patent for Retrofit Blind Spot Detection System
Kennesaw State University

A team of Kennesaw State University alumni are aiming to make roadways safer after inventing a blind spot detection system that can be retrofitted to older vehicles.

Newswise: Research on bats funded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Released: 27-Nov-2018 9:35 AM EST
Research on bats funded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State microbiologist Chris Cornelison is among a collaborative team of researchers awarded a $365,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to combat white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease causing the rapid decline of tricolored bats in Texas.

Newswise: Engineering team seeks patent for low-cost, 3D-printed lab equipment
Released: 23-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Engineering team seeks patent for low-cost, 3D-printed lab equipment
Kennesaw State University

Looking to replace expensive lab equipment used by engineering students, a team of Kennesaw State University researchers have developed a series of take-home educational devices that can be made for as little as $30 using 3D printing technology.

Newswise: Students Develop Method to Create Indoor Virtual Maps Using Behavior Data
Released: 9-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Students Develop Method to Create Indoor Virtual Maps Using Behavior Data
Kennesaw State University

In a recent study, students sought applications for a self-updating virtual map that could guide users through a space that experiences frequent changes to its layout, such as a museum or grocery store.

Released: 27-Sep-2018 7:50 AM EDT
Kennesaw State University: Finding New Clues
Kennesaw State University

Black holes are mysterious, but new research into black holes may shed light on the origins of life in the universe. David Garofalo, Kennesaw State University assistant professor of physics, co-authored a paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The findings: the breaking up or ripping of magnetic fields near black holes may explain the way jets of energy come from black holes or contribute to that understanding.

Newswise: Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1 million grant to Kennesaw State
Released: 20-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1 million grant to Kennesaw State
Kennesaw State University

Led by the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), Kennesaw State University was awarded a $1 million grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) diversity and inclusion, with a focus on increasing science degree success for African-American and Hispanic students.

Newswise: Researchers Developing Smaller, More Cost-Effective White Blood Cell Counter
Released: 12-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Researchers Developing Smaller, More Cost-Effective White Blood Cell Counter
Kennesaw State University

A thin copper wire wrapped around a channel slightly thicker than a strand of hair could be the key to manufacturing a compact electronic device capable of counting white blood cells from the comfort of one’s home, a Kennesaw State University researcher says.

Newswise:Video Embedded fighting-extinction:-kennesaw-state-researchers-work-to-save-bat-population-from-deadly-fungal-disease
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Released: 23-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Fighting Extinction: Researchers Work to Save Bat Population From Deadly Fungal Disease
Kennesaw State University

North American bats, crucial to our ecosystems, are dying in unprecedented numbers, and their rapid decline – and the invasive microorganism killing these fragile mammals – has drawn the attention of researchers in Kennesaw State’s BioInnovation Lab.

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Released: 23-Feb-2018 3:25 PM EST
Kennesaw State Classroom Puts Learning in Motion
Kennesaw State University

Kinesthetic classroom steps up student engagement

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Released: 11-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST
Artificial Intelligence Used to Limit Collision-Prone Roadways
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) are nearing completion on a two-year study to develop an image-based system for monitoring and assessing the safety of intersections that could potentially prevent fatal crashes.

Released: 15-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Coca-Cola Donates $1.25 Million to Support Kennesaw State Scholarship Program
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University has received a $1.25 million donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation for the creation of a scholarship program supporting first-generation students.

Newswise: Four Grants in Four Days
Released: 8-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Four Grants in Four Days
Kennesaw State University

ZOWEEEE!! Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research recorded a big first: 4 DIFFERENT researchers garnered 4 NSF grants over 4 days. “This is a really cool story for us,” said Jonathan McMurry, associate vice president for research. “It was almost surreal, every day a new grant coming in!”

Newswise: Drone Delivery
Released: 6-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Drone Delivery
Kennesaw State University

When delivery companies like FedEx, Amazon and UPS launch drones to deliver packages in the near future, one Kennesaw State computer science professor may be at the crux of solving one of its most complicated problems.

Newswise: Student Wins Regional Data Challenge for Ocean Acidification Visualization Tool
Released: 12-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Student Wins Regional Data Challenge for Ocean Acidification Visualization Tool
Kennesaw State University

Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association recognizes undergraduate for computer application.

Newswise: Kennesaw State Ranked Among Top 50 Schools for Game Design
Released: 5-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Kennesaw State Ranked Among Top 50 Schools for Game Design
Kennesaw State University

Computer Game Design and Development program cited for strong academics, facilities.

Newswise: Kennesaw State University Scientists Conducting Cutting-Edge Research
Released: 15-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST
Kennesaw State University Scientists Conducting Cutting-Edge Research
Kennesaw State University

Two Kennesaw State University scientists have received a total of $737,364 in National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grants for developmental biology research into autism and birth defects.

Newswise: Executive Director Named for IgniteHQ
Released: 10-Feb-2017 7:05 AM EST
Executive Director Named for IgniteHQ
Kennesaw State University

IgniteHQ, north Georgia’s premier business incubator and accelerator, is pleased to announce that Mark Hubbard has been named its new Executive Director, effective today, February 6, 2017. The selection was made after a regional search conducted by a committee assembled by the IgniteHQ Board.

Newswise: Kennesaw State Hosting Second Cohort of Young Southeast Asian Leaders
Released: 9-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST
Kennesaw State Hosting Second Cohort of Young Southeast Asian Leaders
Kennesaw State University

The 22 participants in the federally funded Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Institute on Civic Engagement met with foot soldiers of the civil rights movement and toured critical sites in Selma and Birmingham

Newswise: Three Degrees for Kennesaw State Graduate
Released: 7-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
Three Degrees for Kennesaw State Graduate
Kennesaw State University

Cole Daniel will graduate from Kennesaw State University with not one degree, but three. With bachelor’s degrees in biology, economics and finance, he will become Kennesaw State’s first Honors Scholar to earn three degrees simultaneously.

Newswise: School-Based Dental Sealant Programs for Children Reduce Cavities and Costs
Released: 26-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
School-Based Dental Sealant Programs for Children Reduce Cavities and Costs
Kennesaw State University

New research findings demonstrate that school-based dental sealant programs, in which students receive preventative oral care while at school, are cost-effective in protecting at-risk children’s permanent teeth from decay.

Newswise: Engineering Researchers Explore New Concept to Reduce Traffic Congestion
Released: 4-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Engineering Researchers Explore New Concept to Reduce Traffic Congestion
Kennesaw State University

With millions of daily commuters, and nearly 80 percent of them driving alone to work each day, suburbanites and city dwellers may soon have a new alternative to get them out from behind the steering wheel.

Newswise: Donors Helping Kennesaw State 'Lead Entrepreneurship in the Southeast'
Released: 19-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Donors Helping Kennesaw State 'Lead Entrepreneurship in the Southeast'
Kennesaw State University

Doug and Robin Shore make major contribution to the entrepreneurship center in the Coles College of Business

Released: 17-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT
Black Holes Are Ubiquitous
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University Assistant Professor of Physics David Garofalo is an expert on black holes and can answer reporter's questions about these.

Newswise: Homeless Students Benefit From Emergency Housing Assistance at Kennesaw State
Released: 16-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Homeless Students Benefit From Emergency Housing Assistance at Kennesaw State
Kennesaw State University

A new door has opened at Kennesaw State – one that will provide emergency housing for homeless students or those at risk of homelessness at the University. The one-bed, one-bath apartment is one of the first in the country.

Newswise: Kennesaw State to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship
Released: 10-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Kennesaw State to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship
Kennesaw State University

Georgia's first entrepreneurship B.B.A. program will begin in fall 2017 at KSU

Newswise: Hard Work Is Kennesaw State Alum's Prescription for Success
Released: 9-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Hard Work Is Kennesaw State Alum's Prescription for Success
Kennesaw State University

After graduating from KSU with a chemistry degree, Myles Robinson earned a $200,000 scholarship to one of the top medical schools in the country

Newswise: Kennesaw State Professor Receives National Leadership Award
Released: 12-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Kennesaw State Professor Receives National Leadership Award
Kennesaw State University

Jennifer Purcell, an assistant professor of leadership studies at Kennesaw State University, received the 2016 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement from the American Democracy Project

Newswise: Engineering Researchers Strive to Create Cheaper, More Efficient Third-Generation Solar Cells
Released: 11-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Engineering Researchers Strive to Create Cheaper, More Efficient Third-Generation Solar Cells
Kennesaw State University

A humming laboratory is birthing tiny solar cells – the first such devices created on campus – as Kennesaw State University researchers strive to develop better photovoltaic technologies.

Newswise: New Grants Allow Kennesaw State’s Addiction and Recovery Center to Expand Services
Released: 10-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT
New Grants Allow Kennesaw State’s Addiction and Recovery Center to Expand Services
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University's Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery responds to a rising number of students seeking help for eating disorders and the increased use of drugs and alcohol by local youth.

Newswise: New Dean Drawn to Kennesaw State's 'Excellent Reputation'
Released: 6-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT
New Dean Drawn to Kennesaw State's 'Excellent Reputation'
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University names Mark Tillman as dean of the WellStar College of Health and Human Services, effective July 1

Newswise: Professor Uses HoloLens for Educational Game Development
Released: 1-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Professor Uses HoloLens for Educational Game Development
Kennesaw State University

Gaming professor is among the first in the U.S. to receive Microsoft's HoloLens, a virtual reality system that enables users to interact with high-definition holograms in the physical world.

Newswise: Grad Succeeds Despite Rare Blood Disorder
Released: 25-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Grad Succeeds Despite Rare Blood Disorder
Kennesaw State University

Dylan Martin wasn’t sure he’d ever be able to graduate from college, but his concern stemmed from something far more serious than how he was doing in his classes.

Newswise: Nicole Junker, Kelly Dumont Named Clendenin Scholars
Released: 25-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Nicole Junker, Kelly Dumont Named Clendenin Scholars
Kennesaw State University

Two Kennesaw State University students – one who aspires to end human trafficking and one who plans to help people in coping with grief – are receiving scholarships toward their altruistic career pursuits.

Newswise: Cell-Penetrating Peptide Delivers Drugs on a Molecular Level
Released: 22-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Cell-Penetrating Peptide Delivers Drugs on a Molecular Level
Kennesaw State University

A team at Kennesaw State University have developed a novel cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) technology capable of carrying other molecular “cargos” directly into living cells, coupling with them and then successfully uncoupling after delivering its payload. Cargos can be therapeutic molecules like antibodies that fight against parasites and diseases, or anti-cancer proteins.


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