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Brittany Wojciechowski

Dec. 05, 2023 Brittany Wojciechowski is currently working for Jacobs Space Exploration Group doing contract work for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. She was also a featured guest in the May 2023 episode of President Rick Muma’s “Forward Together” podcast. While at WSU, Brittany conducted numerous research projects, including as part of the AeroFeathers team. She will receive her Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering this fall as a first-gen student.

Innovation Campus aerial

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.

Greg Heiman and Murphy Ownbey hold a FireaPoint sign in front of a yellow background with black letters that spell out

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.

Kathy Downes

Aug. 28, 2023 - Kathy Downes, dean of University Libraries since 2017, came to 鶹ƽ State in 1979 as a biomedical librarian. She will retire this fall semester. Downes played a central role as Ablah Library expanded and the digital services of University Libraries grew in number and importance.

Dr. Shuang Gu

Aug. 3, 2023 — Bolstered by a $2 million National Science Foundation grant, a group of 鶹ƽ State researchers is hoping to create a paradigm shift from the use of harmful nitrous oxide-based fertilizers to more eco-friendly nitrogen fertilizers that would reduce greenhouse gases.

Christen Brouillette, Derek Landwehr and Darbee Chard

June 30, 2023 — A group of graduate students from 鶹ƽ State University’s Department of History is chronicling the history of the LGBTQ community in 鶹ƽ.

NIAR Sustainment team

June 1, 2023 — Through a new collaboration with McFarland Research and Development, 鶹ƽ State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) will expand its burgeoning military fleet sustainment research and development capabilities.

Delta Airlines image

June 1, 2023 — Flight problems and customer complaints filed against major U.S. airlines continued to be concerns for travelers in 2022, according to the annual Airline Quality Rating, released today by 鶹ƽ State University.

Mars

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.

Photo of Ayshea Banes in her regalia.

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.”

鶹ƽ State Campus

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.

Blakeslee inspects an artifact while on-site in Etzanoa.

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.