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Patent awarded to Kansas State University preclinical cancer detection test platform

Stefan H. Bossman, professor of chemistry; Deryl L. Troyer, professor of anatomy and physiology; and Matthew Basel, former graduate student in chemistry and postdoctoral fellow in anatomy and physiology, have developed a technology that enables early detection of cancer cells and tumors. Read more.

engineering researchGenes may influence leadership in the workplace, research finds

Recent research done by Wendong Li, assistant professor of psychological science in the College of Arts & Sciences, has found that the dopamine transporter gene DAT1 can influence an individual’s leadership development. Read more.

engineering researchUniversity engineers design systems to help children with special needs

Engineering students and faculty developing technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities. Read more.

Geosciences BuildingA Closer Look: The Geosciences Building (VIDEO)

Energy, finite natural resources, clean water, soil conservation, climate change — global challenges that affect us all. These are also global issues being addressed by geoscience faculty and students right here at Kansas State University. Watch a video.

Seaton HallA Closer Look: The Seaton Complex Renovation and Expansion

Seaton Hall, known to many students for the late nights spent in studios, is receiving renovations that will create new design labs, more exhibition and gallery spaces and an outdoor teaching amphitheater. Read more.

MOOCK-State Global Campus sees significant outreach with no-cost open online course

A highly popular, no-cost online course from Kansas State University has boosted global outreach, one of the cornerstones of becoming a top 50 public research university by 2025. Read more.

alternative textbookInnovative learning will save students thousands

K-State professors are teaming up to create innovative learning materials that will replace textbooks in several courses, saving students an estimated $423,000 each year. Read more.

CruzK-State Salina welcomes Brazilian students

This year, the K-State Salina campus welcomed 55 Brazilian exchange students through the Scientific Mobility Program. The elite program selects 28 out of every 100,000 Brazilian students to study engineering at American universities. Read more.

UPD awardsGraduate students earn awards from University Distinguished ProfessorsThree graduate students recently received scholarships from University Distinguished Professors to support their research and graduate studies.  Read more.
gleanStudent excels in undergraduate research fellowship 

Angela Glean spent her summer researching nitrate-based strategies to improve heart function alongside two K-State professors of exercise physiology. Read more.

bulk solidsA Closer Look: Bulk Solids Innovation Center

K-State Salina will soon be home to the only Bulk Solids Innovation Center in all of North America. Read more.

cargillTwo K-Staters named Cargill Global Scholars

Sierra Lekie and Kylie Hardman were two of only 10 students nationwide named 2014 Cargill Global Scholars, a prestigious award that provides students with mentorship, leadership training and networking with Cargill businesses. Read more.


College of Education recognized for supporting the education of local military children

The Military Child Education Coalition recently presented the College of Education with the LTG (Ret) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award. Read more.

CBA building

Students collaborate to blow away the competition 

A group of engineering and business students recently entered a competition with a prototype of a miniature wind turbine that powers electricity for small devices. Read more.

CBA building

A closer look: College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration will soon have a new home that will be a catalyst in producing top-notch business professionals. Read more.

K-State Welcome Center

A closer look: K-State Welcome Center

When you ask people why they love K-State on their first visit, there is one thing that always comes up—the welcoming feeling and the sense that people truly care about you. The new K-State Welcome Center will provide just that. Read more.

Charlie Wilks

Marching with a purpose

Losing his eyesight didn't stop this ambitious K-State student from achieving his dreams. Read more.

Philanthropy goes to the dogs

Philanthropy goes to the dogs

A group of K-State students participated in Homes for Hounds, an event that raises funds for nonprofit animal welfare organizations in Kansas. Read more.

Phase iv

A closer look: The College of Engineering Phase IV Expansion
The College of Engineering will soon have a building as innovative as the minds of its students and faculty. Read more.


Ross Allen is K-State’s 34th Truman Scholar
Ross Allen recently became K-State’s 34th Truman Scholar. Allen was one of 59 students nationwide who received the scholarship out of 655 who applied. Read more.


Two students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Two of K-State’s outstanding students, Christine Spartz and Max Goering, have received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Read more.


Harnessing talents to improve K-State
Tyler Lewis, a senior at the K-State Salina campus, is striving to create meaningful change that affects not only the current students, but students to come. Read more


Student rows to success, inside and outside the boat
As captain of the rowing team and in her senior year of dietetics, Meggie Murray has a lot on her plate — but she is up for the challenge. A senior in dietetics and captain of the women’s rowing team at K-State, Murray has managed her hectic schedule while maintaining an astonishing 3.93 GPA and leading the team to another successful season this year. Read more.

Zev Allen

A summer well spent
Zev Allen, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, is working with Community CORE all summer, which is a not-for-profit organization that creates spaces to live, work, play and grow in communities. Read more.


Student body president credits scholarships for success
Reagan Kays attributes much of his accomplishments and ability to be involved on campus to scholarships — and he's dedicated to providing the same opportunities for future students. Read more.


K-State’s outstanding seniors leave lasting impact
Almost all 18 seniors received some sort of private scholarship that has given them the chance to spend more time investing in campus organizations. Read more


Student leaves legacy of investing in others
If we can learn one thing from Marcus Bragg, it is that there is a difference between being involved and being invested. Read more.


Student promotes leadership abroad
 “My experience with the DeBoer Fellowship Program is simple proof that all good things come from K-State football,” said Hope Faflick, junior in political science at Kansas State University. Read more.


K-State scientist aids in major international discovery
Professor Tim Bolton is one of several K-State physicists and engineers who aided the international collaborative discovery of the Higgs boson through the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Read more.


Student succeeds in pursuing his passion
Joe Kulick, a senior in music education at Kansas State University, has discovered something that truly inspires him — music. Read more.

Alumni Center

Maintaining historic K-State campus
People love K-State for several different personal reasons, but one thing nearly all share is an admiration for the beautiful, historic campus. Read more.


Student creates social change throughout the world
Rebecca Jenkins wants to create social change throughout the world by providing safe homes for women, children and victims of sex trafficking. Read more.


Avionics professor helps students' passions take flight
Raylene Alexander has seen success as a female employed in a historically male-dominated field, and she now works to help female students at K-State Salina do the same. Read more.


Student overcomes the odds
Olivia Pitt-Perez’s family lost their home and all their belongings in a fire, but she didn’t allow herself to become a victim of circumstance. Read more.


International student revels in the challenge of research
Damien Downes is making the most of his international experience in the United States by doing dynamic and much-needed cancer and disease research. Read more.

Susan Sun

The excitement of discovery
What do transparent tape, wood adhesive, high-strength biodegradable plastics and a bio-medical hydrogel all have in common? They were all discovered by Xiuzhi "Susan" Sun. Read more.


Researchers break new ground in cancer fight
Led by Stephan Bossmann and Deryl Troyer, a research team at K-State is developing a diagnostic blood test, as well as less disruptive, more targeted delivery methods for cancer treatment. Read more.


K-State student travels to Panama to give back
Lending a helping hand and sharing knowledge are important to Kansas State University senior in biology and pre-dentistry, Eduardo Acosta. Read more.

Soldier and son

Institute gives military families help and healing
In the wake of back-to-back wars and escalating rates of suicide, violence and substance abuse, U.S. military families are finding the help and hope they need. Read more.


K-Stater is helping to preserve the tallgrass prairie of Kansas
Graduate student Shelly Wiggam is looking for ways to preserve the tallgrass prairie. Read more.

Green roofs on Seaton Hall

Green roofs educate and engage students
What began as a Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences class project in 2008 has blossomed into a research, engagement and educational opportunity in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design. Read more.


K-State graduate studies relatively unexplored topic
During her time at K-State, Jamie Ansley explored the effects of drama therapy on hemodialysis patients. Read more.

Virtual flute choir

Virtual flute choir strikes a chord worldwide
Flutists from around the world, ranging in age from their teens through their 70s, recently came together for one musical performance through the initiative of a K-State flute assistant professor. Read more.


K-State student-soldier is flying high
Not many of us can say that we have made an 830,000-pound hunk of metal fly, but for Bryan Brooks, it is just another day on the job. Read more.


Track athlete prepares for lifelong success
Whether on the track or in the classroom, Cenarda Jackson is continually learning. Read more.


Training better students through research
Lorena Passarelli is one of many K-State professors mentoring undergraduates in the skills of scientific research, molding better students in the process. Read more.

Cats in the Community

Cats in the Community
K-State student-athletes don't just excel in their studies; they also give back to the community. Read more.


A passion for teaching and art
Family ties enticed Jarred Pfeiffer to consider coming to K-State for his master's degree, but it was the opportunities he was afforded that sealed the deal. Read more.

ipads being used in the classroom

iPads in the classroom
Cyndi Danner-Kuhn lead's the College of Education's efforts to make their faculty and students tech-savvy risk takers. Read more.


Graduate student leaves a sustainable mark on K-State
DeeAnn Turpin has made quite a mark during her college career, delivering a message of sustainability to the K-State campus and around the globe. Read more.


Reading, writing and social media
Denise Durham is conducting research that may prove that social media is helping, not hurting, reading and writing skills in students. Read more.


Shaping tomorrow
The number of people being diagnosed with neurodegenerative diseases and cancer is climbing at a rapid pace. Brianne Pierce is doing her part to change this growing trend. Read more.

Anderson Hall

Energy efficiency makeover: historic K-State campus edition
K-State works to update historic buildings to be more energy efficient, saving money and supporting the mission to be a top 50 public research university by 2025. Read more.


Making the world a better place
Ross Allen's passion and dedication to community development has led to his recognition as a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow. Read more.


Setting the standard
With K-State's vision of becoming a top 50 public research university by 2025, Christina Spartz is setting the standard for other undergraduates. Read more.

Students doing service work

Not your average road trip
The student-led Alternative Breaks program partners with established non-profits nationwide for service projects during spring break. Read more.

The Arts of Memories team

K-State students help bring memories back to life
A group of K-State students found a creative way to not only activate an unused space, but also give people the opportunity to share their memories with others. Read more.

Service teams

Learning and serving abroad
International Service Teams is a program for K-State students who work with international partners to plan and implement projects. Read more.


Students lend a helping hand
After an EF5 tornado hit Moore, Okla., K-State student Jerred McKee coordinated a team of students to help with relief efforts. Read more.


K-State students win big
Students like Kylie Harper, Derek Hoetmer and Kevin Cunningham are making K-State's vision of becoming a top 50 public research university by 2025 a reality. Read more.


Fighting for life
Inspired by her father's battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and by the bone marrow donor who saved him, Aileen McDaniel is helping K-State students become registered bone marrow donors. Read more.

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