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Nov. 29, 2023 — The first carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Kansas is slated to be located at 鶹ƽ State University, improving internet access, affordability and speed for WSU, Innovation Campus and Shocker Neighborhood users and for users across much of Kansas.

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Nov. 6, 2023 — Two 鶹ƽ State University organizations have established a solid presence in Alabama’s largest metropolitan area.

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Oct. 19, 2023 — The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) has awarded 鶹ƽ State’s Innovation Campus with the 2023 Emerging Research Park Award at its annual international conference held this week.

鶹ƽ State and Knowmadics members sign the collaboration agreement

Oct. 11, 2023 鶹ƽ State University and Knowmadics are entering into a new collaboration aimed at enhancing the security, and resiliency of satellite constellations and satellite-based communications. The endeavor is intended to strengthen the security of data collection and transfer among space-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Sept. 28, 2023 — Kansas home values will continue to appreciate in the coming year, according to the 2024 Kansas Housing Markets Forecast series published by the 鶹ƽ State University Center for Real Estate.

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Sept. 19, 2023 — Through the inaugural Student Practical Architecting Challenge (SPARC), FirePoint Innovations Center at 鶹ƽ State University awarded nearly $40,000 to two student-based teams for their novel innovations in devising future-ready, modular and adaptable software systems to support the Department of Defense's (DOD) Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) initiative.

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July 20, 2023 - As 鶹ƽ State University’s Innovation Campus approaches its 10th anniversary, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is recognizing the Innovation Campus’ role in cultivating research and innovation. The APLU today named 鶹ƽ State University as one of five finalists for its 11th annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards.

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May 17, 2023 - The existence of life on other planets, especially Mars, is a question pondered in literature, movies and imaginations. 鶹ƽ State University’s Dr. Mark Schneegurt is working on that issue with the assistance of a $377,000 grant from NASA to examine the toughness of microbes isolated from spacecraft assembly facilities.

Will Johnston shows a 3D printed owl feather.

April 27, 2023 — A student-led research team is attempting to replicate owl feathers in its quest to create silent drone propellers. Now NASA has invested in the project with a potential award of up to $82,000.

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April 27, 2023 Ayshea Banes has only just begun her educational career as she plans to pursue her doctorate after graduating from 鶹ƽ State University.

Maggie Schoonover

April 25, 2023 — Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program has named 鶹ƽ State University’s College of Innovation and Design faculty member Maggie Schoonover as a recipient of its 2023 Partnership Development Grant for her proposal, “Familiarization Training Game for Extended Reality Spacesuit User Interface.”

A graphic with photos of the three 2023 John A. See Award recipients.

April 21, 2023 — Three 鶹ƽ State researchers have been awarded the John A. See Innovation Award. The award is given each year as a way to recognize novel ideas that have the potential to meet a market need and attract further funding once they have advanced through the early prototyping phase.

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April 14, 2023 — 鶹ƽ State University’s Environmental Finance Center is one of 17 locations selected to establish an Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center. This new center will promote environmental and energy justice in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and adjoining Indigenous nations.

鶹ƽ State's Molecular Diagnostics Lab

April 6, 2023 — With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, 鶹ƽ State University’s Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory will soon be expanding its focus to become a full microbiology laboratory.

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March 30, 2023 — The Great Plains has often been overlooked in the history books of North America, but recent discoveries made by a team of 鶹ƽ State University archaeologists are rewriting the history of where the beating heart of North American actually was in the pre-historic era before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.