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.
Research finds mandatory meat labels economically not worth the fight
When you pick up a pound of meat from the grocery store, have you noticed the label indicating where the meat originated? According to new research, most shoppers have no idea the label exists—but that little label is causing ...
Researchers introduce a macrosystems approach to study stream ecology
Kansas State University scientists and collaborators have developed a new method for studying a variety of streams—including tropical, prairie or forested streams—across continents.
Biochemists find new treatment options for staph infections, inflammatory diseases
Two Kansas State University biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could lead to better treatments for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that can cause more than 60,000 potentially life-threatening ...
Study finds that employees who are open about religion are happier
It may be beneficial for employers to not only encourage office Christmas parties but also celebrate holidays and festivals from a variety of religions, according to a Kansas State University researcher.
Child development expert says parents must set the tone when it comes to children's Christmas lists
The best gift parents can give their children for Christmas may be helping them understand less can be more, according to a Kansas State University child development expert who has advice on what gifts are best to give young ...
Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning
Why does the word "dog" have meaning? If you say "dog" to a friend, why does your friend understand you?
Using unmanned aerial systems to detect emerging pest insects, diseases in food crops
Kansas State University is leading an international, multimillion-dollar project that is looking at unmanned aerial systems—or UAS—as a quick and efficient method to detect pest insects and diseases in food crops before ...
Engineers make golden breakthrough to improve electronic devices
(Phys.org) —A Kansas State University chemical engineer has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices.
Physicist builds useful light source from harmonic generation
A Kansas State University physicist's proposal may lead to a new way of creating tabletop light sources in the laboratory.
By studying twins, psychologist researches proactivity in the workplace
A Kansas State University psychological sciences professor is using twin studies to understand the nature versus nurture debate of the workplace: Do genetic factors or environmental factors influence employee proactivity?