Science & Engineering
Fri, 04/19/2019 — You could have a lithium-ion battery in your pocket right now, powering your mobile phone or e-cig. If you have a laptop computer in your backpack, it probably runs on a lithium-ion battery. Or you might drive a Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt or Tesla...

Fri, 04/19/2019 — Four academically talented University of Kansas students will be competing for scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s Astronaut Scholarship was founded in 1984 by the six surviving...

Mon, 04/15/2019 — Groundwater levels during 2018, on average, rose slightly or remained about even throughout most of western and central Kansas, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. “By and large, 2018 was a good year for...

Wed, 04/10/2019 — Cold, foggy and remote, the climate of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands makes them a daunting place for people to live. Couple the unforgiving environment with often-brutal practices on the part of Western colonizers, and it becomes clear that the...

Tue, 04/09/2019 — A Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar will examine economics' influence on science during a lecture at the University of Kansas. Paula Stephan will present "How Economics Shapes Science" at 5:30 p.m. April 15 at 1111 Capitol Federal Hall....

Tue, 04/09/2019 — Student-led teams from the University of Kansas School of Engineering are participating in a number of intercollegiate competitions this spring, designing and building everything from remote-controlled airplanes to drones to concrete canoes and...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – The university community is invited to attend public presentations by three finalists for director of the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas. The finalists will give public presentations over the next two weeks. The Office of Research, as the administrative home of the Kansas Biological Survey, is overseeing the search process. The finalists are:› Sara Baer, professor and chair, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University. Baer’s research expertise is in grassland, soil and restoration ecology. She previously served as a conservation technician at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, where she developed an interest in

Wed, 04/03/2019 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive an award in recognition of their significant achievements in scholarly or research contributions in their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes...

Tue, 04/02/2019 — Four 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...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — The University of Kansas will recognize and celebrate graduate students during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 1-5, and throughout the month of April. Graduation Student Appreciation Week highlights the contributions of...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — A study to be published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers a scientific first: a detailed snapshot of the terrible moments right after the Chicxulub impact — the most cataclysmic event known to have befallen...

Tue, 03/26/2019 — Two University of Kansas professors have been named fellows in an organization of the nation’s top medical and biological engineering researchers. KU researchers Steven Soper, a Foundation Distinguished Professor with appointments in the KU...

Mon, 03/25/2019 —   First-year engineering students who gravitate toward progressive ideas, including about gender equity in the workplace, tend to drink less alcohol, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. The findings could inform efforts to...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — More than 140 University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2018 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students from...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — The Department of Mathematics has announced the speaker for its spring Distinguished Lecture Series, set for later this month. Lawrence Craig Evans, professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and member of the National...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — It’s cliché to describe something very noisy as “louder than a jet engine.” But supersonic jet engines, like those powering fighters flown by the U.S. military, are so much louder than regular jet engines that scientists have a special...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — Three assistant professors at the University of Kansas School of Engineering each received a prestigious grant designed to support junior STEM faculty members establish a lifetime of leadership in their respective field. The recipients of the...

Tue, 03/19/2019 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Mon, 03/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – A paleontologist chronicling the prehistoric origin of bird flight and a chemist creating new technologies for personalized cancer treatment are the recipients of the inaugural KU Research Achievement Awards. David Burnham, preparator of vertebrate paleontology at the KU Biodiversity Institute, received the Staff Achievement Award; and Matt Jackson, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemistry, received the Postdoctoral Achievement Award. They will be honored during a ceremony April 23. The awards were established in 2018 to recognize the numerous contributions of unclassified professional staff to the research mission of the University of Kansas

Tue, 03/12/2019 — The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 48 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, released today. Last year, the university had nine top 10 and...


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