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Research at UA

The University of Akron seeks to increase relevant knowledge for its stakeholders, including students, industries, governments and educational institutions. The University sees its research as a driver for finding meaningful solutions to advance the region.


Working with UA and its Research Foundation

The University of Akron's research services offer support for:

  • Industry:
    • Providing access to research expertise
    • Facilitating testing and research services
    • Licensing UA technology
    • Providing graduate student interns
  • Entrepreneurs and startups:
    • Conducting customer discovery and market research
    • Mentorship by experienced UARF Senior Fellows
    • Providing paths to funding
    • Adding student interns to supplement your team
  • Faculty:
    • Supporting grant applications
    • Helping with technology commercialization
    • Partnering to reach out to customers and learn about markets
    • Patenting and licensing new technologies
  • Students:
    • Providing internships and unique opportunities
    • Forming teams to learn what its like to launch a product through I-Corps Sites
    • Making investment recommendations on real companies through NEOSVF
    • Supporting area businesses through internship partnerships

Research News

Geosciences professor awarded NSF CAREER grant for earthquake-related research

Graduate and undergraduate students will work with Dr. Caleb Holyoke on the research project, which has been awarded a grant of more than $512,000.
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Is spider silk stronger than steel? Biologist disentangles fact from fiction on ‘Mythbusters Jr. ’

Biology professor Dr. Todd Blackledge and several students gathered nearly 10 miles of silk from 40 golden silk orb-weaver spiders for some on-camera myth-busting on the Science Channel show.
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Skeleton keys: Scientist to study effects of opioid addiction on bones

The National Institute of Justice awarded a grant to Dr. Janna M. Andronowski, a forensic anthropologist, to research the effects of one of the costliest and fastest-growing epidemics in U.S.
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