Kansas State University, (K-State) was founded in 1863. K-State has 60 academic departments in nine colleges. K-State has a student body of 23,500 in the undergraduate and graduate programs. K-State is noted for its Physics Department and the James R. MacDonald Laboratory for research in atomic, molecular and optical physics. Also, notable research institutes include, The Natural Gas Machinery Lab, TRIGA Mark II Nuclear Research Facility and S.M.A.R.T. Laboratory.
Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline
A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in 2006. Its use is projected to decrease by roughly 50 percent in the next ...
Study provides insights into the mechanisms of fine-tuning of wheat to diverse environments
A Kansas State University wheat geneticist is part of a breakthrough study that identifies one of the wheat genes that controls response to low temperature exposure, a process called vernalization. Natural variation in vernalization ...
Study uncovers new approaches for sorghum breeders
A study on a sorghum population at Kansas State University has helped researchers better understand why a crop hybrid often performs better than either of its parent lines, known as heterosis.
Research shows that genomics can match plant variety to climate stresses
A new study led by a Kansas State University geneticist has shown that genomic signatures of adaptation in crop plants can help predict how crop varieties respond to stress from their environments.
Study finds recent agricultural pest stems from one fly generation's big genetic shift
A new study involving a Kansas State University entomologist reveals that the genes of a fruit fly that has plagued American apple producers for more than 150 years is the result of an extremely rapid evolutionary change.
Swine researchers say feeding amino acids cuts costs, benefits environment
In human nutrition, amino acids are considered the good guys. As the building blocks for protein, they are a key ingredient in improving muscle.
Researchers studying ways to combat deadly swine virus
Kansas State University is flexing its research muscle in swine nutrition and grain science in hopes of taking out a deadly virus that is said to have a 100 percent mortality rate in piglets less than 7 days old.
Genes may influence leadership in the workplace, research finds
The right genes may help you become an organization's next president or CEO. But the same genes may also hinder your leadership path, according to Kansas State University psychological sciences research.
Sweeping study of US farm data shows loss of crop diversity the past 34 years
U.S. farmers are growing fewer types of crops than they were 34 years ago, which could have implications for how farms fare as changes to the climate evolve, according to a large-scale study by Kansas State University, North ...
Designing enhanced treatment options for animals using 3-D printing
A research project by an interior architecture & product design student at Kansas State University is one that could get some tails wagging.