Kansas State University

Education
11:31 am
Mon July 28, 2014

KSU Considers $150M Food Systems Research And Education Facility

Kansas State University is considering a $150 million research facility that would focus on food and complement the planned National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility adjacent to the university.

K-State President Kirk Schulz has requested $5 million in state funding for next year to begin planning the Food Systems Research and Education Facility.

They discussed the proposal briefly at a Kansas Board of Regents budget session Thursday. Schulz says the project might be years down the road, but he wants to get legislators and other state officials familiar with the request.

Education
11:05 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Construction For KSU's Bulks Solids Innovation Center Begins

Construction is underway in Salina on a new research center devoted to the science of moving and mixing bulk solids such as pellets, granules, powder and grain.

The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will be among only a few in the world. It’s a partnership of the city, the university and two Salina-based companies that design and make equipment for handling bulk materials.

Energy
9:51 am
Fri January 17, 2014

KSU Patents Substance That Converts Straw Into Cleaner-Burning Fuel

Kansas State University has received a patent for a substance that helps convert straw and other grasses into a cleaner-burning fuel.

The patent was issued to the university's research foundation.

Kansas State says two former faculty members developed a substance that can be used in the production of syn-gas.

Syn-gas can be burned for energy and used to generate electricity.

However, converting biomass to syn-gas creates tar.

Research foundation vice president Marcia Molina says the newly developed substance is more effective at removing that tar.

Science
8:35 am
Mon December 2, 2013

KSU Helps Develop Self-Sustaining Spacesuits

Kansas State University researchers are working on a spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics.

A team of students and professors are working with a model space suit.

It's made of several layers of material, including metalized fabrics, to model the layers in suits that protect astronauts and keep them warm.

University researchers say batteries are too dangerous to place in a spacesuit's oxygen-rich environment, so the team is developing new energy harvesting methods to gather energy.

Health
7:29 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Study: Working Overtime Could Harm Your Well-Being

A Kansas State University researcher says working overtime may cost people their health.

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NBAF
5:57 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Senate Subcommittee Approves NBAF Funds

A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday approved $404 million in federal spending for the construction of a federal research laboratory at Kansas State University.

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Education
6:22 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Will A College Education In Kansas Cost More This Fall?

Some public university students in Kansas could see their tuition jump by almost 9 percent this fall.

The state board of regents expect to vote Wednesday afternoon on new tuition rates proposed by the universities.

The tuition hike would partially offset state funding cuts legislators made this year, while allowing for faculty salary increases.

The changes would raise an additional $34 million dollars over the next fiscal year.

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Environment
6:18 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Sierra Club Irked At Ozone Monitor Shutdown

Range burning on the Konza Prairie.
Credit Courtesy / USDA NRCS

The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club says it's a mistake for the EPA to stop monitoring ozone pollution on the Konza Prairie, near Manhattan. Ozone concentrations there have been consistently higher than the level allowed under federal air quality standards.

The monitor four miles south of Manhattan has been collecting data since 2002. The EPA says their monitors operate at the discretion of the landowner.

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Department of Agriculture
3:54 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

KDA Move Suggested By K-State

The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced last week that it would move its offices from Topeka to Manhattan. Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman said officials at the Kansas State University Foundation made the suggestion.

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