Science & Engineering
Fri, 10/26/2018 — The inaugural cohort of Self Graduating Senior Fellows started their graduate degrees this semester at the University of Kansas thanks to outreach from two late KU benefactors – Madison “Al” and Lila Self. The Self Graduating Senior...

Wed, 10/24/2018 — In 2002, a team of scientists unearthed mysterious fossil remains in a landfill in Catalonia, Spain. At first, researchers supposed the unidentified fossil could be a form of primate. “That area is very rich in fossils,” said Oscar...

Tue, 10/23/2018 — A $335,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable geologists and engineers at the University of Kansas to better understand the processes that produce earthquakes and to help people in earthquake-prone Nepal build safer structures.

Tue, 10/23/2018 — This fall, 13 KU students received an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). Recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research proposal...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — A top researcher recognized for his work to apply magnetic resonance techniques to chemistry, physics and biomedical research is the recipient of this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award at the University of Kansas. Justin...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — As many as 400 students from around northeast Kansas are expected to participate later this month in the annual High School Design competition sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Self Engineering Leadership...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — More than 30 graduate students at the University of Kansas were selected as University Graduate Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Office of Graduate Studies distributed approximately $1 million in funding to support domestic and...

Thu, 10/18/2018 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from three students applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Kathryn Ammon and Tracey Funk are applying for the Marshall Scholarship and the Mitchell...

Tue, 10/16/2018 — Headquartered at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, a research team is envisioning what U.S. roads, highways, bridges and supporting infrastructure could look like in coming decades — a time when autonomous vehicles, more traffic...

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The names of 915 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 41 Kansas counties, 40 other states and 24 other countries and territories — have been announced by the University Registrar. Some graduates already have...

Wed, 10/10/2018 — A gift from the E. Eugene Carter Foundation establishes an annual opportunity award fund to benefit female Hispanic students in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas. The award will provide up to $20,000 per student annually to...

Fri, 10/05/2018 — Will robots someday socially engage with kids with special needs? A pioneer in the field of robotics will discuss the possibilities when she kicks off a new lecture series in October at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Ayanna...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Political humorist Mark Russel once joked, “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” Well, there’s no luggage, it turns out. But a new study appearing in Science based...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Julie Pierce, a 1994 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Engineering, will return to campus in October to lecture on “Engineering Your Future With Passion and Purpose.” As vice president and director of Kansas City operations for...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Richard Hichwa, University of Iowa senior associate vice president for research and economic development, will make a public presentation Friday, Oct. 5, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. He is the...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — The public is invited to the fall semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, includes research plantings, a...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — It is a record-setting year for the University of Kansas. KU’s enrollment has grown for the fifth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. Additionally, KU has recruited the most talented freshman class...

Wed, 09/26/2018 — Next spring, researchers and students from the University of Kansas will participate in a project using a new ultra-wideband radar soaring on a plane above the Continental Divide to measure the depth and density of snowpack. Because snow that...

Mon, 09/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – At age 95, author and scholar James Gunn shows no sign of slowing down. The new edition of his 1975 coffee-table book, “Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction,” just out from McFarland & Co., is his fourth book in the past two years. In 2017, his novel “Transformation” (Tor Books, 2017) completed a trilogy that began with “Transcendental” in 2013. That same year, his autobiography, “Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction” (McFarland), recounted a career stretching back to the form’s so-called Golden Age. And this year, McFarland also published a paperback version of Gunn’s 1951 master’s degree thesis, titled “Modern

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Sixty-three new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “There are many reasons to be excited...


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