Kean researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a sustainability study that helps to develop alternative, more sustainable methods of cultivating fresh vegetables for consumers.
The $170,000 grant will fund a two-year Life Cycle Assessment that will compare and analyze aquaponic and hydroponic vegetable production, two alternative water-based growing techniques, at facilities on three New Jersey commercial farms. The team is led by Assistant Professor Dongyan Mu, Ph.D., and Executive Director Daniela Shebitz, Ph.D., both of the School of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences. Three Kean students will be hired to work as part of the research team.
Kean University is introducing Recovery Housing, dedicated sober-living residential housing with comprehensive counseling and other support services, for students in drug or alcohol abuse recovery. The program is supported by a $300,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services to Kean’s Office of Residential Student Services.
A prestigious Google grant is supporting Kean researchers who are working to break language barriers for Hispanic students in high school computer science classes. The $113,000 grant is one of only six Computer Science and Education Research (CS-ER) grants awarded this year by Google.
Kean’s Supplemental Instruction program has received a $1.5 million federal grant to fund a major expansion of the program, which offers specialized, peer-to-peer academic support to students enrolled in traditionally difficult gateway courses such as chemistry and mathematics.
Two Kean history professors took their academic expertise overseas this summer as Fulbright Specialists at universities in China and New Zealand.
A computer science student’s daily commute to Kean put him on the road to Capitol Hill and the prestigious Posters on the Hill conference when he decided to research the effectiveness of Google Maps.