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Defense STEM Consortium (DSEC)
STEM Academy Summer Program
Central State University

The STEM Academy Summer Bridge Program is free of charge for incoming freshman and, is designed to give program participants the best start in a degree or career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In the STEM Academy Summer Bridge Program, students will work with CSU faculty and staff to learn and practice basic research skills, enhance their critical thinking skills, and improve their communication and presentation skills.

The selected students will be housed in a dorm on the campus of Central State University, 1400 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384, from June 19th – July 1st , 2022.
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30th Annual Plant Extravaganza
May 3, 4, 5
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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WILBERFORCE, OH-Central State University College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture announce 30th Annual Plant Extravaganza, May 3, 4 and 5 in the CSU Greenhouse located on US 42 in Wilberforce, OH from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. A minimum donation of $10 per tray-mix or match. Donations support the CSU Foundation to assist with student supplies provide mini-scholarships, and campus beautification. The Plant Extravaganza was started in 1992 by Professor Cadance Lowell, Ph.D., with assistance from Researcher Marcus Nagle, Ph.D., as a way to provide outlet for plants grown as part of research, coursework, and labs. Students, faculty, staff, and community volunteers work together each year to help ensure that this wide range of vegetables, flowers and houseplants are available to the public.
Bee hives with keepers in the field.
New Research Paper Published
February 28, 2022
The special collection "Honey Bee Research in the United States: Investigating Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Honey Bee Biology" is now available online in the Journal of Insect Science: Click Here.

You can also find all the information about the Special Issue on the AAPA website: Click Here.

Dr. Hongmei Li-Byarlay from Agricultural Research and Development Program/Land Grant Research Unit is one of the three co-editors for this special collection. CSU research students Kilea Ward and Xaryne Cleare are co-authors of a new paper titled "The Life Span and Levels of Oxidative Stress in Foragers Between Feral and Managed Honey Bee Colonies" in Volume 22, Issue 1, January 20, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieac002.
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2022 Research Symposium Series Featuring Dr. Sakthi Subburayalu
February 25, 2022 (PDF)
Join Dr. Sakthi Kumaran Subburayalu, Researcher and Assistant Professor of Soil Science and Agronomy at Central State University as he discusses Targeted Implementation of Agricultural Conservation Practices Using ACPF for Improved Soil Health and Water Quality.

The Weekly Research Symposium Series is designed to provide an overview of various research projects taking place at Central State University. Each week will focus on a different topic. The Series begins Monday, February 28, 2022 and runs through May 2, 2022
photo: Winning Central State University Marauder Battalion Cadre. Pictured from Left to Right are: Front Row—CDT Justice Bassette, CDT Caleb Kowalewski, David Abraham, CDT Hayden Stokes, CDT Ethan McCall (Squad Leader), CDT Moriah Barber
Back Row — LTC Samuel Dallas Jr, MSG John Meyer, CDT Enoch Flint, CDT Caleb Arreguin, CDT Skyler Arny, CDT Cynthia Stokes, CDT Daniel Heiple, CPT Devan Cureton, and the current Cadre Officer in Charge, on the far right, 1LT Harald Juergens.
Central State University ROTC Marauder Battalion Among Winning Teams Selected to Compete in Historic Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point
February 16, 2022 (PDF)
Each year, hundreds of Military Science students from across the nation as well as international teams gather to compete in a grueling 48-hour contest that tests endurance, military preparedness, leadership and unit cohesion. This year the Central State University ARMY ROTC—Marauder Battalion, will be counted among these elite groups of competitors.
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CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY 1890 LAND-GRANT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND RESEARCH SCIENTIST JOINS NATIONWIDE CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING
January 28, 2022 (PDF)
Brandy Phipps, Ph.D., Central State University Assistant Professor and Project Leader for a recent historic $10 Million grant, joined notable leaders such as Senators Cory Booker and John Cornyn to discuss the need to invest in Sustainable Nutrition Science!

WILBERFORCE, OH –Our Health, Our Planet, Our Future: The Urgent Need to Invest in Sustainable Nutrition Science congressional briefing, hosted by the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), was held via a live virtual teleconference on January 26, 2022 from 10–11 a.m.
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APPLY NOW FOR UP TO A FULL RIDE TO ATTEND CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY! Scholarships Available for Students Majoring in Agriculture and STEM Fields
January 21, 2022 (PDF)
Thanks to the USDA-NIFA, Central State University, Ohio’s only 1890 Land-Grant Institution, is able to offer scholarships for students who choose to major in STEM and agriculture related fields at Central State University. Funds for the scholarship came from the $100 million awarded to the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities in the United States as a result of the Build Back Better Act.
photo: Dr. Michelle Corley addresses US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Chief Cosby at Ag Roundtable.
Central State University Participates in Agricultural Industry Roundtable with National and State of Ohio Representatives
December 23, 2021 (connect.extension.org)
Agriculture is vital to the State of Ohio and is the number one industry contributing more than $100 billion to the state’s economy and for that reason, representatives from across the nation and the State of Ohio met with Central State University and The Ohio State University to discuss issues affecting farming and agriculture in Ohio.

The Ag Roundtable took place on Friday, December 10, 2021, at The Ohio State University and featured representatives from the US Department of Agriculture, the State of Ohio, and agri-business leaders from throughout the State.


Central State awarded $10M USDA grant for sustainable hemp research project
October 6, 2021 (Dayton Daily News)


Central State University scores historic $10M federal grant
October 6, 2021 (Dayton Business Journal)


Central State awarded $10M USDA grant for sustainable hemp research project
October 6, 2021 (Springfield News Sun / Yahoo News)


Weed for feed: hemp and algae projects land $10 million grants
October 7, 2021 (The Fish Site)


Central State lands $10M grant to study sustainable agriculture systems
October 7, 2021 (Cincinnati Public Radio)


USDA grants $20 million for hemp research focused on sustainability, diversity and equity
October 7, 2021 (Hemp Industry Daily)


College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter
August 13, 2021 (PDF)


Central State University installs new Dean of the College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) and Director of 1890 Land Grant Programs
July 20, 2021


Central State University Scholarship Applications Open Now for Students Majoring in Agriculture and STEM Fields
July 7, 2021

Firefighters with foam.
Bill outlawing use of firefighting foam with ‘forever chemicals’ clears House - Springfield News-Sun
May 19, 2021
The foam is often used for extinguishing fuel-base fires, such as car and airplane fires. House Bill 158 passed in the House by a vote of 95-1.


CESTA Ranks First
March 2, 2021 (PDF)


STEM Micro Turbine:
Feb. 16, 2021 (PDF)


CESTA Newsletter:
Spring 2020 (PDF)


CESTA:
Faculty News (PDF)