Science & Engineering
Wed, 01/29/2014 — Pancreatic cancer rates in the U.S. have been rising over the past decade, and the disease takes a very heavy toll. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the last year alone about 45,220 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,...

Tue, 01/28/2014 — Twenty University of Kansas sophomores have been selected for the 33rd class of the University Scholars Program. Administrated by the University Honors Program, this competitive opportunity is for students selected on the basis of academic...

Tue, 01/28/2014 — This spring, 50 KU students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) program, coordinated by the Center for Undergraduate Research. Recipients will receive $1,000 to fund their projects, which encompass...

Mon, 01/27/2014 — A new initiative that brings research into the classroom is giving seniors at the University of Kansas a chance to develop technology for NASA. The program, which pairs undergraduates with a graduate student mentor, will expose students to...

Fri, 01/24/2014 — The Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the company XRI Geophysics to improve on technologies used to detect underground voids and faults, to determine the fitness of earthen dams and levees,

Wed, 01/22/2014 —  It’s unlikely that another human being has such a long, vital and multifaceted relationship with the Hubble Space Telescope as does former NASA astronaut Steven Hawley, who today serves as a professor of physics and astronomy at the...

Wed, 01/22/2014 — This week the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning is sponsoring the Water Charrette. A charrette is defined as an intense period of work by a group of designers prior to a deadline, typically involving both a...

Tue, 01/21/2014 — Conjure out of thin air a cutting-edge transportation system for a city: That’s the challenge for hundreds of middle school students participating in the 2014 Future City Great Plains Regional Competition, set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan.

Fri, 01/17/2014 — The Hill Engineering Research and Development Center received two important accolades during the first week of January. The building, sometimes known by its informal name, the EcoHawks Research Facility, was designed and constructed by the...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — A study from the University of Kansas School of Engineering sheds light on a potential safety hazard that could affect hundreds of airports across the country and calls for updated guidelines to improve aviation safety. At issue is the proximity...

Tue, 01/14/2014 — Streamlining communication and improving intelligence-gathering capabilities are the goals of a grant to the University of Kansas from the U.S. Department of Defense. Along with improving troop safety and military operations, KU researchers are...

Wed, 01/08/2014 —  Once upon a time, a Jurassic spider fossil was an extremely rare find. The first was discovered in Russia and described in 1984 — another was found three years later. But that remained the totality of the fossil record. Then, in the...

Tue, 01/07/2014 — A hidden aquifer the size of Ireland recently discovered within the ice layers of a glacier in Greenland could hold the key to better understanding how annual melting at the ice surface could affect sea level rise. The Dec. 22 issue of the...

Fri, 12/20/2013 —  A national listing of the top 100 influential analytical scientists includes a University of Kansas professor of chemistry who researches methods to improve the efficiency of drugs in treating a variety of diseases. Susan Lunte, Ralph N. Adams...

Fri, 12/20/2013 — The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas will change its Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BS ARCE) degree program from a five-year curriculum to a four-year program,...

Thu, 12/19/2013 —  The widespread distribution of insects across all ecological niches on Earth is due in large part to the amazing properties of their exoskeletons. Lightweight, waterproof and durable, exoskeletons are made of “cuticle” — the second-most...

Thu, 12/19/2013 — The Center for Undergraduate Research is launching a pilot program this spring to assist instructors interested in incorporating research into their undergraduate classes. Nine graduate research consultants will pair with faculty members in a...

Wed, 12/18/2013 — Crews from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in the western part of the state in early January measuring groundwater levels. The KGS and the Division of Water Resources (DWR) of the Kansas Department of...

Tue, 12/17/2013 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, attended the roundtable UNESCO/IGU Workshop on Women in Africa and the Arab States at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris earlier...

Fri, 12/13/2013 — LAWRENCE – The annual National Science Foundation (NSF) survey of federally funded university research expenditures placed the University of Kansas 38th last year among national public research universities. This was up one place from 2011 and up 17 places since 1996. KU expenditures at all campuses exceeded $171 million in this specific category in 2012, up from $162.7 million in 2011. The NSF survey included 655 public and private institutions. “National public research universities” is a sub-group of the entire list. It includes comprehensive universities such as KU but excludes stand-alone medical research centers. Among all institutions on the survey, KU


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