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Oleg Lavrentovich is a trustees research professor in the department of material sciences. 

Kent State professor conducts research study on microorganism’s energy extraction in relation to liquid crystals

Morgan Boyd Reporter February 21, 2021

Oleg Lavrentovich, who is a trustees research professor in the department of material sciences, used liquid crystal as a medium to extract energy from swarms of swimming bacteria and control their movements...

Navigating science, politics: a rocky relationship

Colleen Carroll Sciences reporter December 6, 2019

Science and politics, though they seem very separate subjects, have actually been an interconnected system that has recently seen more tension, causing dissent between the two communities. Gabriella Paar-Jakli,...

Sex in the Dark answers students’ anonymous questions

Colleen Carroll Sciences reporter October 24, 2019

“Blue balls are not life threatening,” sex educator Marshall Miller said. “Your partner will survive if they just take matters into their own hands.” This was just one of the many sex-ed brain...

What’s new with the Flu

Colleen Carroll Science reporter October 15, 2019

Flu season is just beginning to rear its ugly head and clinics are arming themselves with arsenals of vaccines. Influenza’s annual assault falls in October and can last through early spring, and it’s...

Bathroom decor to encourage chemistry lab safety

Colleen Carroll Science reporter October 4, 2019

A few of Kent State’s science buildings have recently updated their bathroom decor, and the running theme is lab safety.  Students may have noticed interesting comic strip-style posters in the Integrated...

A close up of the Microcystis cyanobacterial bloom in Maumee Bay, August 2019. Courtesy of Joseph Ortiz. 

Kent State researchers develop new way to observe Lake Erie algal blooms

Colleen Carroll Sciences reporter September 16, 2019

Scientists at Kent State have developed a new way of observing Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms that could help improve studying the lake’s health.A team of graduate and undergraduate students led...

Professor receives research grant for liquid crystal study

Colleen Carroll September 5, 2019

Two liquid crystal studies conducted by a professor and a team of seven graduate students at Kent State University have been awarded a combined $990,000 in grants by the National Science Foundation. Liquid...

Sophomore Holly Chesnick tries breaking free with the ball during the Kent State womens rugby game against Central Michigan at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent state won big against Central Michigan with a final score of 81-10.

Women’s rugby faces Maryland in season finale

Kyle Samec November 4, 2015

As Kent State women’s rugby club team travels to Maryland this weekend for its season finale, sophomore Colleen Carroll can’t wait for another reason.“I’m excited to face a team from my home state...

Sophomore Holly Chesnick tries breaking free with the ball during the Kent State womens rugby game against Central Michigan at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent state won big against Central Michigan with a final score of 81-10.

Women’s rugby moves to new conference

Kyle Samec October 28, 2015

Facing tougher competition helps any team gain valuable experience, no matter what the sport is. The Kent State women’s rugby club team is joining the Mason-Dixon Conference next fall in order to do...

The Kent State Womens Rugby Club run around the field outside of Taylor Hall to warm up in the rain on October 7, 2014.

Women’s rugby gets first victory of season

Kyle Samec September 27, 2015

Going into the week, head coach Jeff Horton spoke about being more of an attacking team and focusing on fundamentals. That’s exactly what the Flashes did today in their 42-19 victory over the Panthers...

The Kent State Womens Rugby Club Team practice in the rain in front of Taylor hall on September 7, 2014.

Women’s rugby earns first victory of season

Kyle Samec September 27, 2015

Going into the week, head coach Jeff Horton spoke about being more of an attacking team and focusing on fundamentals.That’s exactly what the women's rugby team did on Saturday in their 42-19 victory...

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