January 2023

During the snow season, maintaining road surface quality is job #1 for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). If truck drivers with insufficient training plow snow on busy Ohio roads under adverse weather and traffic conditions, serious safety issues can result. To make sure that plow drivers are ready for these challenging situations, Dr. Hongkai Yu, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), has been awarded a two-year, $400,000 grant to develop comprehensive driving simulations customized to ODOT’s needs. Read More »



Meet Dr. Valencia Prentice from the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs

Dr. Valencia Prentice is an assistant professor in Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs. Her research focuses on municipal budgeting and finance, property valuation impacts, property wealth redistribution and the economics of nonprofits. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of North Texas, where she specialized in Public Financial Management. Read More »


Internal Funding Deadline February 1

The Office of Research is pleased to remind CSU faculty that the call for proposals for the following 2023-2024 internal funding programs is currently open:

Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA)
Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA)
Faculty Research and Development (FRD)
Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI)

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U.S. Patent Issuance

On November 22, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent 11,504,311, titled Boron Nitride Nanomaterial (BNNT) Compositions, that names Dr. Geyou (Augyu) Ao, a associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE). Read More »


APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 5, 2023 NSF I-Corps

NSF’s Regional I-Corps program for Ohio is run by the University of Akron and is open to any faculty researcher in the state. I-Corps supports teams with a faculty member and at least one student through a 7-week critical market and commercialization evaluation and provides $1,000 of funding. Read More »


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