Education and Technology

Cleveland State University

Office of Research

@CSUresearch is the official research magazine of Cleveland State University. The publication provides an overview of the outstanding scholarship being conducted by faculty and students on campus, as well as the efforts CSU has taken to transfer technology, innovation and knowledge to the marketplace and the broader community.

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Cleveland State University

Washkewicz College of Engineering

In addition to writing grant proposals for the college, I’ve written and edited the College Magazine for the past two years.

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Lorain County Community College

Aerospace Technology Course Takes Students to New Heights

Lorain County Community College’s Aerospace Technology course has students flying high on rocket theory and aircraft technology.

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) market promises to be lucrative. Over the next five years, the demand for U.S. military drone aircraft alone is estimated at $86.5 billion. While UAVs are a key component of the U.S. defense plan, their uses go well beyond military applications.

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Serving Returning Veterans is at Root of College’s Beginnings

To paraphrase an adage, to know where you’re going, you have to remember where you’ve been. As Lorain County Community College celebrates its 50th anniversary, the institution looks to its roots.

In 1947, the Truman Commission called for the establishment of community-based colleges, to meet the needs of returning military, who left an agricultural economy and returned home to an industrial economy.

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The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio

Raising Expectations: The Task of St. Peter’s Tutors

The 20-year relationship between St. Peter’s, Lakewood, and Watterson-Lake Elementary School has been less of a planned ministry initiative than it has been a “divine accident” resulting in one of the church’s central community outreach programs, according to the Rev. G. Keith Owen, II, rector of St. Peter’s.

“To work as a tutor is to come face to face with the crisis conditions of the Cleveland Public School system. It can be a very sobering experience,” acknowledged Owen. In a building he characterized as cramped, noisy and deteriorating, dedicated, hard-working teachers struggle to instill knowledge while managing students’ behavioral problems.

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Cleveland State University

Cleveland State Sets Mobile MBA Program in Motion

Cleveland State University is on the cutting edge of an academic trend, according to the professor who spent three years designing the school’s 100 percent online, one-year MBA program.

Directed by Elad Granot, the Mobile Accelerated MBA program will launch this month. Students enrolled in the program each will receive an iPad, complete with Verizon 4G wireless Internet service, pre-loaded digital textbooks provided by McGraw-Hill, and all course materials.

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Cleveland State Creates History with Mobile App

Cleveland Historical, a free mobile app developed by Mark Tebeau, a history professor at Cleveland State University, may change the way people think about Cleveland.  By offering the opportunity to explore the people, places, and moments that have shaped the city’s history, Tebeau hopes to broaden the user’s perception of Cleveland through storytelling.  “If we can reconnect people to the city’s past, we can create a renewed sense of pride of place,” he says.

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Padua Franciscan High School Alumni Magazine

Dreams Do Come True

Among Jennifer (Melchior ’88) Hansen’s earliest memories is at age four, driving through a snowstorm with her family to see Snow White on the big screen. Today, a figurine of the seven dwarfs sits perched on the bookcase in her office at Radio Disney.

“You wouldn’t say I was fanatical about Disney as a child, but I am now. I love what I do here,” Hansen said. And her career path is evidence of that, having been promoted this year from executive director of sales to vice president of ad sales.

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A Case for Doing Right & Giving Back

In what may be the most publicized legal case Cleveland has seen since the Sam Sheppard trial, Antoinette (Thomas) Bacon ’93 recently became the focus of public attention as the lead prosecutor for the Jimmy Dimora trial. Yet, as the Assistant U.S. Attorney tasked with convicting the former Cuyahoga County commissioner on racketeering charges, Toni remains self-effacing.

Whether she’s prosecuting white-collar criminals or teaching children to swim, Toni remains true to lessons she learned in Key Club at Padua. “It’s all about what you can do to take the talents God gave you and use them to serve others,” she says. The high expectations and strong work ethics she has set for herself are reflected in the public service she has chosen as her profession, as well as in her time spent volunteering.

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Ohio State University Alumni Magazine

Thomas Friedman Receives Fisher Prize

Global warming, the rise of middle class economies worldwide and overpopulation have converged to make our planet unstable and unsustainable – in other words, “hot, flat and crowded.”

That’s the message foreign affairs columnist Thomas L. Friedman brought to a capacity crowd at Mershon Auditorium during the awarding of the 2008 Fisher Prize on Sept. 24.

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Island Time

In the late 1990s, Claire Robertson was looking at the Caribbean island of St. Lucia as a potential vacation spot. What she discovered was a country rich in African heritage that would become her next research project.

Robertson, a professor of history and women’s studies, took a nine-month sabbatical from 2002 to 2003 to research St. Lucia’s oral histories. Through her project, Preserving the Past to Inspire the Future, she hopes to provide future generations with both an individual and a collective sense of identity.

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On the Planet of the Blind

By the time he was seven, Stephen Kuusisto knew he wanted to be a writer. He was drawn to the rhythm of sounds: the rhythm of words in Robert Frost’s poetry, the rhythm of music in the arias of the great tenor Enrico Caruso. “My job [then] was to keep track of sounds,” said Kuusisto, a native of New Hampshire who is now an assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio State.

Kuusisto also remembers bike-riding and bird-watching, activities most people take for granted. Kuusisto, however, has been legally blind since birth. In a time when physical disabilities carried a social stigma, he followed his parents’ lead by denying his condition.

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High Heeled and Hardboiled

The box office success of The Silence of the Lambs in 1991 should have led to a run of formula films featuring smart, determined female characters fashioned after Jodie Foster’s fledgling FBI agent, Clarice Starling. But that didn’t happen, leading Linda Mizejewski to wonder why.

In researching the question, Mizejewski turned her love of women’s detective novels and films into her own piece of investigative work, Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture, published in 2004.

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