Science & Engineering
Thu, 12/05/2019 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. The annual awards...

Wed, 12/04/2019 —  A gorilla putting a stick in a termite mound to get a meal, a house cat learning how to open a door and a pensioner inventing a product for safe walking that goes on to earn millions in sales may not seem similar on the surface, but they all...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — More and more, the internet connects to devices in our homes, our offices and even to critical infrastructure that supports the American way of life. Yet, this snowballing interconnectivity of devices and systems — dubbed the “Internet of...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Three faculty members committed to the growth and success of the University of Kansas research enterprise are joining the Office of Research as associate vice chancellors. Professors Kathleen Lynne Lane, Erik Lundquist and Belinda Sturm will begin their duties Jan. 1. As members of the senior leadership team, the trio will help oversee a number of areas that support the KU research mission, including research centers, strategic planning, research development, research administration, research compliance and related topics. Lane, Lundquist and Sturm have served as interim associate vice chancellors for research since summer 2018 and were selected for

Tue, 11/26/2019 — Allard Jongman, a professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas, is among the latest group of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows announced today. He is among 443 new members awarded the honor this year...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — After he finishes his work at the University of Kansas this year, senior Alex Murray will be headed to Ireland to pursue a graduate degree after receiving word on Saturday that he had won the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Murray, a senior who...

Thu, 11/21/2019 — Last month a new projection of sea-level rise by the year 2050 spurred headlines showing more coastal cities around the world will be submerged than earlier models have predicted. Just how fast and how high sea levels rise globally will be...

Wed, 11/20/2019 — LAWRENCE – On the cusp of a major expansion, the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned two federal grants to help fuel business acceleration, innovation and economic growth in northeast Kansas. For the fourth time in five years, the BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration through the agency’s Growth Accelerator Fund competition, which supports outstanding business accelerators, incubators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models that are playing major roles in their region. A second grant, from the Economic Development Administration, will fund a feasibility study for a STEM-

Tue, 11/19/2019 — Noninvasive seismic techniques developed at the Kansas Geological Survey to locate abandoned mines in Kansas also have been used to detect drug runners’ tunnels in the Southwest, clandestine tunnels in war zones and other subsurface structures.

Mon, 11/18/2019 — The interdisciplinary computing program at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has received accreditation — the first program of its kind to be so recognized. Officials with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.

Fri, 11/15/2019 — A University of Kansas doctoral student in physics was selected as one of 49 students nationwide to take part in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. As part of the program, Sam Lane will...

Fri, 11/15/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering professor will be appointed by the president of the United States to serve on a national science and technology advisory board. Shannon Blunt, professor of electrical engineering and computer science,

Thu, 11/14/2019 — Three students from the University of Kansas have advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Alex Murray is a finalist for the Mitchell Scholarship, Sam Steuart is a finalist for the...

Tue, 11/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – In a new paper published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, a University of Kansas researcher disputes almost everything about a 2018 special edition of the same journal that all but absolves an energy-exploration company of responsibility for triggering an environmental disaster. It’s already gotten some attention in the field, with several scientists expressing surprise at a researcher with an English background publishing in a geology journal. “I’ve never had this type of response to an article before,” said Phillip Drake, associate professor of English and environmental studies, just days after the paper went live online. He’s not sure whether the

Fri, 11/08/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering is launching a four-course cybersecurity certificate program that will provide undergraduate students with the expertise to fortify digital networks in workplaces, schools and at home. Bo Luo,...

Tue, 11/05/2019 — A popular U.S. brand of potato chips once promoted itself with the slogan “betcha can’t eat just one!” Maybe that’s because potato chips, like so many foods in the American diet, can pack a mix of ingredients apt to light up people’s...

Tue, 10/29/2019 — At the Oct. 25 annual meeting of the KU Endowment board of trustees, the board elected M.D. Michaelis as vice chair and Lorie Bowman as a trustee. M. D. “Mike” Michaelis, of Wichita, received a bachelor’s degree in business...

Thu, 10/24/2019 — University of Kansas aerospace engineering students won three awards at the most recent aerospace design competition held by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), extending a long run of KU excellence at AIAA...

Fri, 10/18/2019 — In less time than it takes to listen to a favorite pop song, University of Kansas graduate students will explain their cutting-edge research in a unique competition called the Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT. Nearly 50 graduate students will...

Fri, 10/18/2019 — Six alumni will receive the University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award for their contributions to the university, their profession and their communities. The award is named...


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