Science & Engineering
Wed, 03/26/2014 — University of Kansas students are invited to share their entrepreneurial ideas and translational research – and compete for $4,500 in prize money – at the second annual Innovation Fair at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

Tue, 03/25/2014 — Ryan Limbocker, University of Kansas junior from Overland Park, has been awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The awards are the nation’s premier undergraduate award to honor academically gifted students in science, technology,

Tue, 03/25/2014 — Two University of Kansas School of Engineering students are headed to Europe later this month for the finals of an international competition sponsored by Henkel AG & Co. Jeff Hoffman, Overland Park, and Emily Thompson, Sandpoint, Idaho,...

Mon, 03/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – One outcome of research at the University of Kansas is the potential for discoveries that become products. Over the years, KU researchers have produced numerous inventions – including pharmaceuticals and software – that benefit people while having an economic effect. The latest example is Galileo, a medical device designed and manufactured by a Kansas company, Epic Medical Concepts & Innovations Inc. (EMCI), for use with fMRI machines and other diagnostic imaging tools. Using air pulses at near-hypersonic speeds, instead of electrical signals, it evokes a response in the brain when attached to the face or hands. This allows for precise analysis of

Fri, 03/21/2014 — The search committee for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity at the University of Kansas has named four finalists for the post. Over the next two weeks, each candidate will give a public presentation and take questions from KU...

Thu, 03/13/2014 —  If you’ve ever suffered the misery of food poisoning from a bacterium like Shigella or Salmonella, then your cells have been on the receiving end of “nanoinjectors” — microscopic spikes made from proteins through which pathogens...

Thu, 03/13/2014 — The University of Kansas continues to move innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, four KU research projects that are near the commercialization stage have been awarded $50,000 each through the university’s...

Thu, 03/13/2014 — John Gaunt, dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning for the past 20 years, has announced he plans to step down from his post at the end of the spring 2015 semester. Gaunt announced his decision earlier this month in an email...

Tue, 03/11/2014 — An inside look at the policy and politics of complex technological issues and a search for real-world solutions to the water challenges of tomorrow are the focus of a prestigious internship awarded to a Shawnee senior from the University of...

Thu, 03/06/2014 —  Sea-level rise is likely to be among the harshest consequences of global climate change. Higher oceans would spell catastrophe for coastal habitats and hundreds of millions of people around the world. But the rate and extent of sea-level rise...

Wed, 03/05/2014 — Beginning Monday, March 10, visitors to the KU Natural History Museum will see a research team conducting a major evaluation of the historic Panorama of North American plants and animals. As part of a monthlong assessment of the Panorama’s...

Tue, 03/04/2014 — You could consider this University of Kansas multidisciplinary research team the modern day “Monuments Men (and Women).” Instead of George Clooney leading a band of scholars behind enemy lines into Nazi Germany to save artistic masterpieces,

Mon, 03/03/2014 —  The future of agriculture in Kansas could be daunting as global climate change and resource depletion stemming from industrial farming take hold over coming decades. Now, researchers for the interdisciplinary, National Science...

Fri, 02/28/2014 — An interdisciplinary team of students from the University of Kansas schools of Business and Engineering is working to revolutionize the wind turbine as they prepare for a prestigious national competition this spring. KU is one of 10 colleges in...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — A team of researchers at the University of Kansas, including T. Chris Gamblin, associate professor of molecular biosciences, and Berl Oakley, Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology, has shown that some fungal natural...

Tue, 02/25/2014 — K. Christopher Beard, the Mary R. Dawson Chair of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and a world-renowned paleontologist, is joining the University of Kansas as its latest Foundation Distinguished Professor. Beard...

Fri, 02/21/2014 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is among 16 finalists participating later this month in a national competition that could lead to sustainable and innovative design of retaining walls around the world. Xiaohui Sun, of...

Wed, 02/19/2014 — University of Kansas School of Engineering junior Ryan Endres has an impressive list of activities and accomplishments. From Engineers Without Borders and the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program, to a summer internship at NASA’s Jet...

Tue, 02/18/2014 —  It’s time for some levelheaded talk about that ostensibly endless stretch of flatness some denigrate as “flyover country” and others respectfully call “Kansas.” The alleged monotony of the Sunflower State’s terrain is referenced...

Tue, 02/18/2014 — An annual event to showcase the wonders of engineering will provide K-12 students a chance to test their design and analytical skills Feb. 20-22 at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. KU Engineering Expo is expected to draw more...


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