Science & Engineering
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...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — This fall, the University of Kansas welcomed six students from around the world as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program as well as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Russia. Representing diverse academic fields, the Fulbright students...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — An outstanding opportunity to explore the wonders of engineering awaits hundreds of high school students from around northeast Kansas. The University of Kansas School of Engineering’s annual High School Design competition is set for 9 a.m. to...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — Farming communities across the U.S. are struggling. They face challenges such as low prices for agricultural products, high prices for energy and fertilizer, pollution from runoff and waste, and depleting water supplies. They also have...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — The nearly 1,800 new oil and natural gas fields named in Kansas between 2009 and early 2019 are now featured — along with more than 6,000 fields discovered earlier — on an updated series of maps available from the Kansas Geological...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — Four candidates for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus are scheduled to visit the University of Kansas in late October and early November. Names and other details about the candidates will be announced...

Mon, 10/14/2019 — After attending the Global Grand Challenges Summit in London, University of Kansas School of Engineering student Gyasi Talib knows one thing: He can go toe-to-toe with some of the top students in the world and hold his own. “There were Ivy...


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