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.
Economics, physics are roadblocks for mass-scale algae biodiesel production, study finds
Companies looking to engineer an eco-friendly diesel fuel have more red lights in their path. According to Kansas State University researchers, making petroleum diesel completely green would not only bend the laws of physics, ...
Research prevents zoonotic feline tularemia by finding influential geospatial factors
A Kansas State University epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by studying feline tularemia and the factors that influence its prevalence.
Alternative energy patent issued to Kansas State University
Kansas State University was recently granted a U.S. patent for a material that helps convert straw and other grasses into a cleaner substance for alternative energy and fuel.
Early childhood educator recommends better toys
When it comes to Christmas gifts for young children, Anna Nippert, instructor of early childhood education at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, recommends parents be more focused on fostering imagination ...
Intrusive advising boosts student persistence, class performance
(Phys.org) —Getting intrusive could increase student support at universities.
Math theories may hold clues to origin, future of life in universe
How did we get here and where are we headed? These are some of life's biggest questions. To get the answers, one Kansas State University professor is doing the math.
Companies turning to customer relationship management to make the sale
Excited, surprised or annoyed when those holiday catalogs or promotional offers start coming in the mail or via email?
Developing next generation of batteries for improved mobile devices, electric cars
Sometimes even batteries can use a boost of energy, according to the focus of a Kansas State University graduate student's research.
New research looks at pathogenic attacks on host plants
Two Kansas State University researchers focusing on rice genetics are providing a better understanding of how pathogens take over a plant's nutrients.
Study finds renewable energy could power more of electricity-scarce Afghanistan
(Phys.org) -- Afghanistan's growing economy is spurring more industrialization, but a severe energy shortage in the country threatens that progress.