Science & Engineering
Fri, 02/16/2018 — Elementary and middle school students will flood the University of Kansas School of Engineering complex in March for Engineering Expo, a two-day event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM disciplines. “It is our main goal and sincere...

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Tiny organisms could hold the key to safer, more sustainable agricultural practices. A University of Kansas distinguished professor will explain how the microbiome – the microbial communities associated with plant roots and leaves – may...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 15th year, the annual summit...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Madison Sargent has always had an eye on the stars. Now she may achieve her goal of reaching out to them before she even graduates from college. Sargent, a junior in aerospace engineering at the University of Kansas, is leading an effort to put...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Groundwater levels during 2017, on average, rose slightly or nearly broke even in western Kansas but fell in the Wichita area, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. This was a reversal from 2016 when overall...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — From Puerto Rico to Missouri to California, Americans in recent years have confronted disasters that have disrupted communities and destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure. Today, one researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — It took two days of driving and a special permit for Emily Arsenault and her research team to reach their destination: a spectacular protected area on the 275-mile Delgermurun River, deep within the northern Mongolian wilderness.“Our guides...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — The University of Kansas has nominated four outstanding juniors for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college...

Fri, 02/09/2018 — The University of Kansas Office of Research seeks nominations for the 2018 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, which are the highest honors for faculty accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activity.  In 1981,...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — This spring marks the 12th semester of Red Hot Research at KU. This series for KU researchers features five short presentations from across the university in an effort to share work among colleagues. Through this series, 218 faculty members and...

Mon, 02/05/2018 — An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, has been discovered in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), of mid-Cretaceous age, around 100 million years ago. The finding is described in a paper appearing in Nature...

Mon, 02/05/2018 — More than 100 companies and agencies will attend the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair, set for noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Kansas Union. Students should review the complete list of employers and study those of...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — On a ho-hum day some 12,800 years ago, the Earth had emerged from another ice age. Things were warming up, and the glaciers had retreated. Out of nowhere, the sky was lit with fireballs. This was followed by shock waves. Fires rushed across...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — In a 17-mile circular tunnel underneath the border between France and Switzerland, an international collaboration of scientists runs experiments using the world’s most advanced scientific instrument, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). By...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — More than $250,000 in externally fundraised research support has been awarded to more than 100 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences through the new Research...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — Sure, there have already been 3-D printed houses. And you can pick up a Nest Thermostat with artificial intelligence at your local hardware store. But a new book co-written and co-edited by Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Sandy Rech was recently participating in a biology lab when it became clear she had a big advantage over her fellow students: She knew how to use the computer software that tracked the results of class experiments — and her classmates did not.

Mon, 01/29/2018 — The Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department at the University of Kansas has received approval to offer a certificate in RF Systems Engineering — a move that will strengthen the university’s ongoing partnership with Garmin...

Fri, 01/26/2018 — The KU Natural History Museum kicks off expanded programs for families, scouts, KU students, home-school groups and adults starting this weekend with an event dedicated to celebrating Kansas wildlife, plants and fossils. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m....

Fri, 01/26/2018 — Shelby Peterie, research geophysicist at the Kansas Geological Survey, has received the fifth annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. As a member of the KGS Exploration Services section, Peterie plays a key role in the detection...


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