Science & Engineering
Mon, 01/24/2022 —  Four University of Kansas faculty members on the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses are this year’s recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — University of Kansas researchers increasing understanding of crustaceans, coronaviruses and drug design have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards. The...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — Researchers at the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas have teamed with colleagues at three other institutions to investigate what makes some groundwater conservation programs more effective than others. The project,...

Thu, 01/13/2022 — On Thursday, two University of Kansas astronomers announced the probable discovery of water vapor on exoplanet TOI-674 b, a “Warm Neptune” some 150 light years from Earth in the constellation Antlia. Jonathan Brande, a doctoral student in...

Thu, 01/06/2022 — It turns out San Francisco has been a destination for lovers of imported delicacies since its earliest Gold Rush days. According to results published recently in the peer-reviewed Journal of Anthropological Research, an excavation at...

Thu, 12/16/2021 — How might human-driven climate change trigger food shortages, water scarcity, armed conflict or future pandemics? Conversely, could a changing environment strengthen bonds of community in some places? A group of scientists recently delivered a...

Wed, 12/08/2021 — The human body contains trillions of cells at any given moment, each doing highly specialized work to help us function — but they don’t operate in isolation. Imagine a sophisticated FedEx or UPS delivery network empowering communication...

Mon, 12/06/2021 — A major report will be made public today by the Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research on autism. One of its key authors, Brian Boyd, associate professor of applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas and...

Thu, 12/02/2021 — When the James Webb Space Telescope is blasted into orbit in December, it will be partly due to groups of astronomers and astrophysicists, organized by the National Academies of Sciences, who decided years ago that creating a next-generation...


Mon, 11/29/2021 — Kade Townsend, a junior from Topeka at the University of Kansas, has been awarded the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence through KU’s Center for Undergraduate Research. Townsend is majoring in microbiology and is being...

Fri, 11/19/2021 —  University of Kansas School of Engineering students will experience a new education abroad program through a $15,000 start-up grant from IES Abroad.  Kyle Camarda, associate professor of chemical...

Thu, 11/18/2021 — Meshing wasn’t always at the center of University of Kansas engineering professor Suzanne Shontz’s research. She wasn’t even familiar with the concept when she enrolled in graduate school at Cornell University. Now, she’s the first...

Wed, 11/17/2021 — The world-renowned mammalian research collections at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute are undergoing a major upgrade thanks to a $646,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Pest-compromised wooden cabinets and drawers...

Thu, 11/11/2021 — Three seniors at the University of Kansas have advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom. Anton Barybin, Joseph Hartung and Erin Sturd are finalists for Marshall Scholarships, which provide funding...

Tue, 11/09/2021 — Climate change, driven by human activity, will alter temperatures and rainfall in Kansas in the coming decades. But predictions about the timing and severity of the shift remain inexact. Now, researchers at the University of Kansas School of...

Mon, 11/08/2021 — A gift from the estate of University of Kansas alumnus Dean Frisbie provides $1 million to the School of Law and $1 million to the School of Engineering. Frisbie, who earned degrees from both schools, took what he learned at KU to build a life...

Thu, 11/04/2021 — LAWRENCE – Four alumni from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will receive the school’s highest award in a ceremony set for 6 p.m. Nov. 4. Jill MacDonald Boyce, Christine-Ehlig Economides, Ronaldo T. “Nick” Nicholson and Richard E. Smith will receive the Distinguished Engineering Service Award (DESA), which is awarded to individuals who have maintained close association with the school and have made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and to society. Boyce and Smith won the award in 2020 but will be recognized along with the 2021 winners after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s ceremony. “Our four awardees

Tue, 11/02/2021 — Aerospace engineering students at the University of Kansas have once again brought home multiple awards in international design competition, continuing a 40-year tradition of excellence. Three KU teams were recognized for their aircraft and...

Mon, 11/01/2021 — The University of Kansas has received federal funding to host a series of summer camps that will offer high school students short preparatory courses in aerospace engineering, artificial intelligence and computer science. The project is part of...


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