Science & Engineering
Thu, 06/30/2022 — Creating more secure and resilient communities, harnessing the power of big data to discover disease-fighting drugs, unlocking the secrets of genomes for the benefit of life on our planet, and transforming understanding of and support for...

Wed, 06/29/2022 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Engineering faculty member with a track record of helping colleagues build successful research programs is joining the Office of Research as associate vice chancellor. Candan Tamerler, Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will begin her duties July 10. As a member of the senior leadership team, Tamerler will help oversee a number of areas that support the KU research mission, including research centers, core labs, strategic planning, research development, research administration, research compliance and related topics. Tamerler has served as associate dean for research in

Mon, 06/27/2022 — For years, physicists from the University of Kansas have played a major role conducting experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider — hunting for new fundamental particles, supersymmetry and extra dimensions. Two of these researchers are...

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Fri, 06/24/2022 — Ten years after the Large Hadron Collider’s Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment contributed to the discovery of the long sought-after Higgs boson, University of Kansas physicists who contributed to that work are inviting the public to join...

Fri, 06/24/2022 — A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage agricultural and water resources today and prepare for potential...

Tue, 06/21/2022 — Colleges and universities across the U.S. have seen a decades-long push for scholars to carry out “multidisciplinary” research — academic work that combines experts from different fields who mix know-how to work on a certain...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — Every day, Americans see more battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) on the road. According to Fortune Business Insights, the market for electric vehicles in the U.S. is expected to grow from $28.24 billion in 2021 to $137.43 billion in 2028. The...

Wed, 06/15/2022 — The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas recognized the academic, research and teaching achievements of department majors by awarding over $170,000 in awards and scholarships at the Awards and Graduation Recognition Ceremony on...

Fri, 06/10/2022 — The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas has been awarded $1.5 million for a two-year project to study the feasibility of recovering minerals critical to advanced and defense manufacturing as well as the clean energy...

Tue, 06/07/2022 — This summer, nine University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Wed, 06/01/2022 — A University of Kansas student entering his final year of undergraduate study has earned a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Kade Townsend, a microbiology major from Topeka, will receive the award of up to $15,000. The...

Fri, 05/27/2022 — When researchers at the University of Kansas wanted to test a new, environmentally friendly “chiller system” for large buildings, they didn’t have to go far — they chose Watson Library on the KU Lawrence campus. “It just makes it...

Tue, 05/17/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kansas currently ranks ninth in federal disaster declarations per capita. Amid changing climate patterns and frequent extreme weather events, historically underserved communities often receive less aid and recover slower from weather disasters. Now, a new statewide initiative leveraging $20 million from the National Science Foundation and $4 million from the state of Kansas will address this disparity by developing tools that help communities with limited resources prepare for and bounce back from disasters. The project aligns with the Kansas Science & Technology Plan, which was developed in 2021 and endorsed by the Kansas Board of Regents, who

Mon, 05/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – A home designed for state-of-the-art energy efficiency that shelters people fleeing from domestic violence, fills an inner-city “orphan lot” and simultaneously trains architecture students in construction? That is the quadruple play that a Department of Energy award to the University of Kansas’ Dirt Works Studio will catalyze over the next year in Kansas City, Kansas. Dirt Works Studio, run by Chad Kraus, associate professor of architecture, received word that it was one of 14 applicants winning approval to proceed and an associated $50,000 in award funding in the Build Challenge portion of the DOE's 20th annual Solar Decathlon. A year from now, the

Fri, 05/13/2022 — Over 215 undergraduate students participated in the 25th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium this year at the University of Kansas. The symposium was entirely online and features oral and poster presentations as well as artist talks and...

Thu, 05/12/2022 — A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke and COVID-19 recently earned $6.6 million in continued funding over the next five years from the...

Thu, 05/12/2022 — In early May, the University of Kansas Center for Undergraduate Research honored the winners of the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence and the Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards. Courtwright Award for Undergraduate...

Thu, 05/12/2022 — LAWRENCE – Nineteen students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students from KU who will transition into a full-time master’s or doctoral program at KU in the fall semester. Students who were selected demonstrated achievement in leadership and scholarship and possess the ability to envision and attain goals that require energy and tenacity. The Self Memorial Scholarship provides each recipient with a $10,000 scholarship award that is applied to tuition and fees,

Wed, 05/11/2022 — University of Kansas students have tested their mathematical prowess at local, state and national events. KU Math Prize Competition The 39th annual event, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, took place in April. Open to all KU...

Tue, 05/10/2022 — Emily Witt, associate professor of mathematics, has been awarded the 2022-2023 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize from the Association of Women in Mathematics and Cornell University. Witt was selected for her research accomplishments in commutative...


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