KSU receives $3.7 million in research grants

KENT — Kent State University received more than $3.7 million in federal research grants, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland.

Ryan announced Thursday that $3,723,765 in federal research grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation were awarded to the university.

“Kent State University has been at the forefront of academic research and education,” Ryan said in the release. “It’s important we continue to invest in research to further push the boundaries of science and discovery. Our nation benefits greatly when our academic institutions, researchers and students are given the resources to pursue these innovative projects.”

Paul DiCorleto, Kent State’s vice president for research and sponsored programs, lauded faculty for winning grants in “highly competitive times.”

“Not only do these grants show impressive progress toward the university’s goal of increasing its national profile in research and innovation, but the range of projects really highlights the diversity of Kent State’s research strengths,” he said.