Kent State Research Team Discovers New Phenomenon Involving Liquid Crystals
A team of researchers at Kent State University has discovered a new version of a widely used scientific technique. The technique is electrophoresis, in which an applied electric field is used to move particles dispersed in a fluid, and the new idea is to use a liquid crystal as the carrier fluid.read more
Nominations Sought for Third Year of Faculty Innovator AwardsPosted Oct. 25, 2010
The University System of Ohio is seeking nominations from students, faculty and administrators for its 2011 "Faculty Innovator Awards." These awards will recognize 10 faculty members and/or teams from Ohio's public universities, regional campuses, community colleges and adult career centers (see map) for work they have done to introduce digital course materials in the classroom that enrich learning and make college textbooks more affordable for their students.
Last academic year, Joe Murray, associate professor of electronic media, won an Innovator Award for using digital content to adapt the learning process for journalism students. Read more about Murray's work here.
Created in 2009, the Faculty Innovator Awards are part of Ohio's effort to stimulate the creation of affordable, innovative instructional materials for students throughout the University System of Ohio. Winning faculty have used digital content (video, simulations, e-texts and journals, visualizations, etc.) into their courses in a wide array of ways, all while lowering the out-of-pocket cost of course materials for students and enriching the classroom experience. The 2010 awardees were congratulated in Columbus by First Lady Frances Strickland and Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut, recognized on the floor of the Ohio Senate, and also by House Speaker Armond Budish.
Nominations for Ohio's 2011 Faculty Innovator Awards must be received by the University System of Ohio no later than noon on Nov. 23, 2010.
For more information, visit http://OhioTextbookHQ.ning.com.