Science & Engineering
Fri, 03/29/2013 — Two University of Kansas juniors have been chosen as recipients of prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The awards are the premier undergraduate recognition to honor academically gifted students in science, technology, engineering and...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — The University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has been awarded funding for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program through the National Science Foundation. The program, titled “Models in Evolution,...

Tue, 03/26/2013 — The director of environmental performance for Boeing Commercial Airplanes will speak with students at the University of Kansas in April. Jeanne Yu, a 24-year veteran of Boeing, will share her perspectives on developing aircraft systems that are...

Tue, 03/26/2013 — The University of Kansas continues to support the commercialization of university research. As part of this effort, the KU Center for Technology Commercialization is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Jim Baxendale Commercialization...

Mon, 03/25/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to move innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, five KU researchers have been awarded $50,000 each through the university’s new Proof of Concept Fund for projects that are near the commercialization stage. The Proof of Concept (POC) Fund supports KU projects that have the potential to produce new products, technologies and cures that improve lives in the near future. The POC Fund supports projects for one year to make the technologies more attractive for private investment, ideally within 12 months of being awarded funding. The fund supports all areas of technology, including

Fri, 03/22/2013 — Students at the University of Kansas School of Engineering are helping cement KU’s reputation as a nationwide leader in concrete research and education. The KU chapter of the American Concrete Institute was recently named an ACI Excellent...

Fri, 03/22/2013 — An out-of-the-box approach to a competition held entirely within a sand-filled container earned a group of University of Kansas School of Engineering students high honors at a national geotechnical conference. Graduate students Jun Guo, Shenzhen,

Fri, 03/15/2013 —  Several University of Kansas faculty members will appear on the episode “Gamma-ray Burst,” which is the second episode in the new Weather Channel series “Forecasting the End.” This episode is presently scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. CDT...

Fri, 03/15/2013 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering assistant professor landed a statewide award for leading innovative research with a focus on real-world design and sustainable methods for powering vehicles. Chris Depcik, assistant professor of...

Wed, 03/13/2013 —  Just what is a species? It’s a surprisingly difficult question of biology. One University of Kansas researcher, Jenny Archibald, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore definitions of species and better...

Wed, 03/13/2013 — The fifth Red Hot Research event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at The Commons in Spooner Hall. In a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines, and in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations, The...

Mon, 03/11/2013 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter will present his inaugural lecture as a Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Vitter’s...

Mon, 03/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – It is one of the most popular consumer electronics gadgets in U.S. history, and now with the help of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) at the University of Kansas, the iPad may one day change the way students take standardized tests. This winter 1,423 students in fourth and seventh grades used the iPad to take their formative assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics, which marks the first time CETE delivered a test on the iPad.  School participation was voluntary, and 15 schools across Kansas participated during the eight-week testing window.   “This recent small-scale tryout of our iPad test delivery is part of our

Thu, 03/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – An international organization dedicated to furthering the development of applied mathematics and computational science has recognized a professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas for his contributions. Tyrone Duncan, a professor at KU since 1974, is the recipient of the 2013 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The award honors individuals for their research or contributions to differential equations and control theory. Duncan will give the Reid Prize Lecture this July at the SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego. The selection committee noted Duncan has made “fundamental contributions to nonlinear

Thu, 03/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas recognized some of its most productive researchers recently, conferring the Leading Light Award on 40 faculty and staff at the Lawrence campus. The 40 are principal investigators or co-principal investigators on externally funded grants of  $1 million or more awarded during the 2012 fiscal year. Recipients were recognized at a luncheon, where each received an inscribed bronze sunflower symbolic of Kansas and their leadership in research. This is the second year of the Leading Light Award program.  It was established at KU by Jeff Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor. “By contributing to the research enterprise at KU in

Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Engineering has celebrated several achievements recently, including completion of the new Measurement, Materials and Sustainable Environment Center and groundbreaking for the second phase of the Learned Engineering Expansion. The latest cause for celebration is today’s announcement of new Dean of Engineering Michael Branicky. Branicky currently serves as professor and chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland. He will join the School of Engineering as dean on July 1.  He replaces Stuart Bell, who served as dean for 10 years prior to

Wed, 02/20/2013 — Say “La Brea Tar pits,” and most people imagine the saber-tooth cats and woolly mammoths that were trapped on sticky asphalt (now in modern-day Los Angeles), only to have their bones preserved for the ages. But other forms of life were also...

Tue, 02/19/2013 — EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the heightened threat of a major winter storm on Thursday, the Advanced Computing Facility dedication ceremony has been postponed to a later date. LAWRENCE – Researchers at the University of Kansas now have access to a new facility capable of supporting 24 times more high-performance computing power, thanks to completion of a two-year renovation and improvement project funded by a $4.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Advanced Computing Facility, located in Nichols Hall, began operation last fall and will be dedicated formally at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. A brief ceremony will be followed by a ribbon-cutting and

Tue, 02/19/2013 — The University of Kansas will stage a screening of Patrick Sammon’s docudrama “Codebreaker” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. It will follow with a question-and-answer period with the producer. Alan...

Fri, 02/15/2013 — Persistent Kansas droughts and their consequences are the subject of an upcoming symposium at the University of Kansas. Beyond the Long Hot Summer: The Future of Water in Kansas, will take place Friday, Feb. 22. The event will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,


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