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‘Little guys’ on the prairie

‘Little guys’ on the prairie

Kansas scientists recently reported that precipitation, not land-use, determines the makeup of certain plant and fungal communities across the state. “I like to think of plant and microbial ecology as looking out for the little guys,” said Hannah Dea, graduate student...

Recruiting Rural STEM Teachers

Recruiting Rural STEM Teachers

2022 STEM For All Video Showcase features efforts at Ft. Hays State University to recruit rural STEM teachers. This short video is just one of 267 showcased this spring. All of the videos describe federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology,...

Is that a science story I hear? Tell me more!

Is that a science story I hear? Tell me more!

Doing science is hard. Talking about it can seem even harder—especially for young researchers. But a little training—and a lot of practice—can help. That’s why I facilitated two, 100-minute workshops this summer for undergraduate students at the University of Kansas....

Happy World Microbiome Day!

Happy World Microbiome Day!

In 2018, a group of researchers in Ireland set June 27 as World Microbiome Day. That same year, Kansas NSF EPSCoR supported research on the microbiomes of aquatic, plant, and soil systems in our state—and the work continues today. After peering into the hidden habitat...

Konza Prairie Field Trip

Konza Prairie Field Trip

Konza Field Trip for REU Students Wednesday | June 29, 2022 For participants in the 2022 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)  program funded by Kansas NSF EPSCoR 8:30AM: Undergraduate students and their mentors from the University of Kansas conducting MAPS...

Learning Time for Teachers

Learning Time for Teachers

This summer nine Kansas high school educators spent a week learning about ecosystems with ecological researchers at the University of Kansas. Now in its fifth year, the Ecosystems of Kansas Summer Institute is funded by the National Science Foundation Established...

Chasing Rain-Flows

Chasing Rain-Flows

Kansas scientists recently uncovered variations in how rainwater flows into streams across the state. Their findings are critical to understanding and managing impacts of climate change and land use on the quality and quantity of water resources. “By examining...

Research Experiences for Undergrads

Nine undergraduates are gaining research experiences this summer with funding from Kansas NSF EPSCoR, a National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (award #1656006). Their projects focus on microbiomes of aquatic, plant, and soil...

30th Anniversary Celebration

30th Anniversary Celebration

Commemorating Research that Connects People and PlaceCelebrate with us! Thursday | June 16 | 5:00 - 6:30 pmSpencer Museum of Art1301 Mississippi, St., Lawrence, KS Please RSVP    Free and open to the public Since 1992 the National Science Foundation has invested in...

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