Science & Engineering
Thu, 07/25/2019 — When Jude Kastens was developing a new floodplain mapping model more than a decade ago as part of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Kansas, he aimed to address a critical information gap that often hindered officials during major...

Tue, 07/23/2019 — Candan Tamerler, Wesley G. Cramer Professor in Mechanical Engineering, has been named as the associate dean for research (ADR) for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The ADR’s primary responsibility is to promote the highest...

Tue, 07/16/2019 — Imagine printing electronic devices using a simple inkjet printer — or even painting a solar panel onto the wall of a building. Such technology would slash the cost of manufacturing electronic devices and enable new ways to integrate them...

Mon, 07/15/2019 — On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 became the first crewed mission to land on the surface of the moon. Considered one of mankind’s most historic achievements, the U.S. mission turned science fiction into reality. This Saturday marks the 50th...

Thu, 07/11/2019 — Susan Williams, professor of chemical & petroleum engineering, has been named as the associate dean for academic affairs (ADAA) for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The ADAA leads the school’s academic affairs at the...

Tue, 07/02/2019 — Three University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards in May from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU’s West District. Sarah Morton Rupert, a doctoral candidate in civil engineering and master’s candidate...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — High school teachers from across Kansas are gathered at the University of Kansas for six weeks this summer to participate in research and learn skills they’ll take back to their classrooms this fall. The School of Engineering’s Center for...

Wed, 06/26/2019 — Growing up in Liberia during that country’s brutal 14-year civil war, Benedictus Freeman and his family fled into the rainforest, where they survived for years eating bush meat and foraging. The rainforest provided Freeman sustenance and...

Thu, 06/20/2019 — New research from the University of Kansas shows machine learning is capable of identifying insects that spread the incurable disease called Chagas with high precision, based on ordinary digital photos. The idea is to give public health...

Fri, 06/14/2019 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships as recipients work on mentored research and creative projects. “Every day across campus, KU undergraduates work with...

Fri, 06/14/2019 — If your car has an electronic parking brake, you’re asking for trouble. “There are measures we should build into the design of computerized systems,” said John Symons, professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas. “A manual...

Thu, 06/13/2019 — Homes torn apart, outbuildings shattered, trees uprooted and power lines ripped from poles. The tornado that developed in southwestern Douglas County on May 28 strengthened into an EF4 with peak winds of 170 mph as it skirted the city of...

Thu, 06/13/2019 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation named two University of Kansas students as Astronaut Scholars for the 2019-20 school year. Both of the recipients also earned Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships this year. The recipients of the award: Tyler...

Wed, 06/12/2019 — At the 234th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of physics & astronomy at the University of Kansas, will announce her discovery of “cold quasars” — galaxies featuring an...

Wed, 06/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – Sunflower. Meadowlark. Ad astra per aspera. Most Kansans are familiar with the state’s official symbols and motto. But as the summer road trip season kicks into high gear, a new resource from the Kansas Geological Survey invites travelers to dig deeper. The mobile-friendly “Highways & Byways to Kansas Geology” website leads users on a geological tour of the state’s roadways with a scrolling format known as a story map. It explores what natural features like rock formations, wetlands and colorfully layered roadcuts reveal about the evolution of the ground beneath our feet and the cultural history of the people who settled and passed through the state

Mon, 06/10/2019 — Just about everybody loves peanut butter. We put it on sandwiches and in candy. We use it to trick our dogs into taking their heartworm pills. When we have to, we bait mouse traps with it. But, as scientists learned when trapping rodents in the...

Wed, 06/05/2019 — Papers by two University of Kansas engineering students ranked among the top entries in a worldwide competition hosted this spring by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Charles Mohr, doctoral student from Wichita, took second place in...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Erik Perrins, professor of electrical engineering & computer science at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, will assume the role of department chair July 1. Perrins replaces Victor Frost, who will return to research and teaching...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — A clutch of marine fossil specimens unearthed in northern Portugal that lived between 470 and 459 million years ago is filling a gap in understanding evolution during the Middle Ordovician period. The discovery, explained in a new paper just...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 52 faculty members at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus: ...


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