Science & Engineering
Fri, 04/21/2017 — The concrete canoe team at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is making its final preparations for the annual Concrete Canoe Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and hosted this year at the...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — Students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will participate later this month in the Mid-Continent Conference Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The competition, set for April 20-22,

Thu, 04/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – A question that has eluded scientists for 200 years will be the object for study for a University of Kansas chemistry professor who received a prestigious award from the National Science Foundation. Marco Caricato, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for his research proposal “First Principles Evaluation of Optical Activity in Solids.” The award is the highest honor given by the NSF to young researchers. Caricato will focus on chiral solids and their interaction with light, an effect known as optical activity. Chiral molecules and solids are

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The University of Kansas Postdoctoral Association (KUPA) will host the fifth-annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The symposium, supported by the Office of Research, will feature a keynote talk, research...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Mary Hill, a professor in the Department of Geology, has established the Mary C. Hill Research Fund for Women in the Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The fund will provide...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating glaciers in a new paper, “Savor the Cryosphere,” appearing in GSA Today, a peer-reviewed publication of the Geological Society of America. Along...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — Tomas Green, a junior from Lynnwood, Washington, is the latest University of Kansas student to earn a Udall Scholarship for his work in environmental policy and sustainability efforts on and off campus. Green is majoring in chemical engineering...

Fri, 04/14/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Petrohawks, a team of geology, geophysics and engineering graduate students, won the regional competition for the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA), an oil exploration competition, for the first time ever last month.  The Imperial Barrel Award is an annual competition focused on oil and gas exploration. To compete, teams of graduate students from universities around the world are given eight weeks to analyze a real dataset in order to develop drilling prospects. Each team then delivers a 25-minute presentation to a panel of industry experts at one of 12 regional competitions. The winners of each region advance to the final, which

Wed, 04/12/2017 —  Findings offered by a University of Kansas researcher, identified as one of 20 ‘Must See Presenters’ at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in early April, suggest a possible therapeutic intervention for “chemobrain,”...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Taylor Zabel’s biology lab on Tuesday was going normally until Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little showed up with balloons and a congratulatory certificate. She was there to notify Zabel, a University of Kansas junior from Smith Center studying...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 17th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Wed, 04/05/2017 —  The University of Kansas is recognizing the work of graduate students to the university with a range of events during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 3-7, and throughout the month of April. “Graduate students bring so...

Wed, 04/05/2017 — Two University of Kansas juniors are the latest KU students to earn Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the nation’s top undergraduate award for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Marilyn Barragan, a junior from...

Mon, 04/03/2017 — Six students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Mon, 04/03/2017 — From the song “Downtown,” written by Tony Hatch, 1964 LAWRENCE — The dynamism of cities is the stuff of song and story, and it has been studied from an almost infinite number of angles and disciplines – from urban planning to...

Fri, 03/31/2017 — Oil and natural gas production in Kansas declined significantly in 2016 as prices for both stayed down, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. Statewide, production of oil dropped about 17 percent...

Fri, 03/31/2017 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, will receive the Outstanding Service Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC),

Wed, 03/29/2017 — Experience has been called a great teacher. On April 6, a University of Kansas distinguished professor will share observations on what entrepreneurial experience has taught him. Cory Berkland, the Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor in...

Wed, 03/29/2017 — One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme seesawing between drought and flood, a phenomenon dubbed “weather whiplash.” Now, researchers at the University of Kansas have published findings in the journal...


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