Science & Engineering
Mon, 08/19/2019 — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids targeted poultry plants that relied on immigrant labor earlier this month. But mass roundups and incarceration of Mexican workers have been going on for decades. And the tactics for doing this have...

Mon, 08/19/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering has named its first group of undergraduates to the Multicultural Scholars Program. Twelve students were named to the program, which includes a $1,000 scholarship and expanded opportunities to...

Mon, 08/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – The term “research” gets bandied about these days. People use it to mean anything from a few minutes Googling a subject from their couch to rigorously testing a hypothesis in a laboratory. For Joey Orr, the Spencer Museum of Art’s Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research, the exhibition opening Aug. 24 called “knowledges” demonstrates that artistic practice is a form of research. As director of the museum’s Integrated Arts Research Initiative since 2017, Orr has worked with museum staff and professors across the University of Kansas on a variety of research investigations, some of which end up as exhibitions. One show in 2017 focused on ecology (“Terra

Tue, 08/13/2019 — Researchers from the University of Kansas have described three genera and 17 new species of water scavenger beetles from the Guiana and Brazilian Shield regions of South America, areas seen as treasure houses of biodiversity. The beetles from...

Tue, 08/13/2019 — Efforts to attract and retain an increasingly diverse student population have earned national recognition for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in July announced KU is one of...

Wed, 08/07/2019 — This summer, nine students from the University of Sonora, Mexico, participated in the KU-Sonora Summer Research Program in Global Perspectives, an eight-week program designed to provide research opportunities for students and introduce them to...

Wed, 07/31/2019 — Eight faculty members at the University of Kansas are being recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. The eight award recipients will be honored Aug. 22 at the KU Teaching Summit. This year’s winners are as...

Tue, 07/30/2019 — A University of Kansas aerospace engineer has earned the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young faculty to design, build and fly a radar suite and integrate it on a helicopter-based unmanned aerial system (UAS) to...

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...


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