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New Kansas initiative to advance resilient infrastructure research

New Kansas initiative to advance resilient infrastructure research

17 state colleges and universities are partnered in a new $24 million, five-year effort to advance research on resilient and socially equitable infrastructure in Kansas. The National Science Foundation EPSCoR initiative is led by Dr. Belinda Sturm, Professor of Civil,...

Kansas NSF EPSCoR invests in young faculty with First Awards

Kansas NSF EPSCoR invests in young faculty with First Awards

This April, Kansas NSF EPSCoR announced its 2022 First Award winners: Assistant Professors Tania Kim and Zak Ratajczak. Both work at Kansas State University, conducting research related to the microbiomes of aquatic, plant, and soil systems in Kansas as described...

Four students receive awards for lightning talks

Four students receive awards for lightning talks

Four graduate students from two Kansas universities have been named winners of the lightning talk competition at the 2022 Kansas NSF EPSCoR Research Symposium. With just five-minutes to present, each of these students wowed the judges with engaging visuals and...

Mobile Microbe Exhibit Visits Independence, Kansas

Mobile Microbe Exhibit Visits Independence, Kansas

When a large green tent showed up on April 2 on the lawn of the public library, residents of Independence, Kansas, found more than books to check out. A slew of specimens—from bones to biofilms, twigs to taxidermy—sat on display inside the tent that sunny Saturday as...

Celebrating champions on the court (and in the lab)

Celebrating champions on the court (and in the lab)

The month of madness is finally over, and two teams stand victorious: one by fiery comeback; the other never giving up its lead. On April 4, the University of Kansas Jayhawks nixed a double-digit deficit to win the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. Their win came a...

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