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Released: 25-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
FirePoint’s Future Innovators internship brings underrepresented students into DoD’s talent pipeline
Wichita State University

The FirePoint Innovations Center at Wichita State University has welcomed the first class of students into its Future Innovators Program, a new engineering internship opportunity aimed at introducing historically underrepresented students into the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) technical talent pipeline.

Released: 25-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Acting for Digital Arts now offered at Wichita State
Wichita State University

Whether their goal is to be Gollum in “Lord of the Rings” or a character in the next version of “Call of Duty,” Wichita State University students now have the option to specialize in motion-capture acting through a new concentration within the School of Digital Arts.

Released: 19-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
NASA awards $2 million for Wichita State professor to study the sun
Wichita State University

Wichita State University’s Dr. Nick Solomey, professor of physics, has been awarded a $2 million grant from NASA for his work on developing a neutrino detector to work in space and close to the sun.

Released: 22-Feb-2021 8:00 AM EST
Wichita State University rises in all National Science Foundation R&D expenditures lists
Wichita State University

The National Science Foundation has released its latest comparison of research and development expenditures among the nation’s universities, and Wichita State University has risen in all categories, increasing expenditures by $47 million.

Released: 19-Feb-2021 8:00 AM EST
U.S. News & World Report ranks Wichita State University online business program No. 7 in the nation
Wichita State University

Wichita State University is tied for No. 7 nationally in Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Released: 13-Nov-2020 9:45 AM EST
NIAR receives $13.7 million from Air Force for advanced composites research
Wichita State University

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) has received another $13.7 million contract from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to extend the Modeling for Affordable, Sustainable Composites (MASC) research program.

Released: 11-Nov-2020 9:35 AM EST
Game-based learning platform will make education accessible to refugees
Wichita State University

There are more than 70 million forcibly displaced refugees worldwide. A team of Wichita State University researchers is working on making education more accessible to refugee learners. The Education for All project is creating an interactive, game-based learning platform for K-through-12 students.

Released: 28-Oct-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Army awards Wichita State-NIAR additional $13.5 million for high-speed missile materials research
Wichita State University

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University announces a new $13.5 million award from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC) for continued applied research on emerging materials for high-speed missile applications.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Wichita State doubles output of engineering grads ahead of schedule
Wichita State University

In 2011, Wichita State University vowed to double the number of engineering grants as part of the state's University Engineering Initiative Act. One year ahead of schedule, the College of Engineering has surpassed its goal.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Game-based learning platform will make education accessible to refugees
Wichita State University

A team of Wichita State University researchers is working on making education more accessible to refugee learners.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:00 AM EDT
Personal choice regarding health risks will dictate demand for air travel at the holidays
Wichita State University

With holiday travel season on the horizon, a just-released annual forecast from Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, offers new insights into making travel plans in these extraordinary times.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Deloitte and Wichita State University join forces to launch new Smart Factory
Wichita State University

Deloitte and Wichita State University today announced the launch of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, a groundbreaking and immersive experiential learning environment that will accelerate the future of manufacturing as innovation and new technologies continue to reshape operations and the modern enterprise.

Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Wichita State takes suicide-prevention campaign national
Wichita State University

As a way to promote suicide prevention, Wichita State University is expanding the #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope campaign throughout the country in hopes of creating positive change in communities regarding mental health and suicide prevention.

Released: 27-Aug-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Wichita State joins prestigious national research institute to boost artificial intelligence field
Wichita State University

Wichita State University has been named a founding member of a newly formed AI Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning (IFML), established by a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Released: 24-Aug-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Professor examines COVID-19's effect on democracy
Wichita State University

The first talk in Wichita State’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences “Perspectives on the Pandemics: Part II” series will feature Dinorah Azpuru. A professor of political science, Azpuru researches issues related to democracy. Her talk, “Democracy in the world in times of COVID-19,” will explore how the pandemic has affected democratic societies globally.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Anthropology professor finds evidence of wine, caffeine in 500-year-old pottery
Wichita State University

From suburbia to cities across the globe, caffeine and wine are often a source of collective comfort: the first for a morning pick-me-up, the latter to unwind. Now a Wichita State University professor has discovered evidence to suggest that even our ancient ancestors enjoyed these drinks.

Released: 31-Jul-2020 5:35 PM EDT
Digital Twin program brings new life to old aircraft
Wichita State University

Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)'s Digital Twin program is using two Blackhawk helicopters and a B-1 Bomber to help the military maintain and repair similar aircraft.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Grant fuels digital transformation, applied learning opportunities
Wichita State University

Wichita State University was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, to build a workforce development database.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Research firm Navatek to open Wichita State office; partnership will greatly grow military research
Wichita State University

Navatek LLC, a contractor focused on technology research for U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Defense and NASA, is opening an office on the Wichita State University campus in fall 2020.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Criminal justice professor fights for prisoners' families
Wichita State University

The odds of Breanna Boppre ending up in the correctional system were astronomically higher than the odds of her becoming Dr. Breanna Boppre, assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University.

Released: 20-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Wichita State University technology breathes new life into aging Army helicopter fleet
Wichita State University

The US Army is turning to “digital-twin” technology from Wichita State University to resolve challenges and boost efficiencies for its enduring fleet of Black Hawk helicopters.

3-May-2020 7:00 PM EDT
Allegiant has top performance in 2020 Airline Quality Rating; overall airline industry posts declined performance numbers
Wichita State University

The 30th annual Airline Quality Rating results show an industry that had a performance decline for 2019. Results released today (Monday, May 4) reflect poorer industry performance in all four of the criteria tracked for calendar year 2019.

Released: 1-May-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Historian compares COVID-19 with past pandemics
Wichita State University

George Dehner, associate professor of history at Wichita State University, might take exception to those who say the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Ad Astra Coalition created to help in the fight against COVID-19
Wichita State University

A coalition of businesses and government partners, the Ad Astra Coalition has joined together to answer some of the challenges being created in Wichita and Kansas by the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition is co-led by Airbus Americas Engineering, Spirit AeroSystems, Textron Aviation, Wichita State University and WSU Tech.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 10:50 AM EDT
New economic tool breaks down COVID-19 vulnerability on the service industry state
Wichita State University

The novel Coronavirus has likely created an indelible mark on the global economy. But understanding how it has affected industries and occupations remains somewhat elusive, although more clarity is revealed daily, according to Jeremy Hill, director of Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR).

Released: 1-Apr-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Wichita State works with WPD to produce face shields for first responders
Wichita State University

A relationship that started with friendship and drones is now helping produce face shields for first responders, a critical piece of equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 11:15 PM EDT
Wichita State University chemist working to develop antiviral drugs in fight against COVID-19
Wichita State University

Up until recently, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) may have been a relatively new phenomena to the general public, but Wichita State University medical chemist Bill Groutas, two virologists from Kansas State University, and a physician/virologist from the University of Iowa have been working on a cure for coronaviruses for more than three years.

Released: 19-Mar-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, comments on airline industry financial outlook
Wichita State University

Here's an op-ed by Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating from Wichita State University.

Released: 2-Mar-2020 2:20 PM EST
National airline quality expert comments on potential impact of COVID-19 on air travel
Wichita State University

Dean Headley, co-author of the national Airline Quality Rating from Wichita State University, says public concerns over COVID-19 will mostly negatively affect air travel internationally, but will certainly have some impact on domestic air travel as the virus spreads.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 5:50 PM EST
Wichita State licenses wind turbine protection technology to Lightning Diversion Systems
Wichita State University

Wichita State University and WSU Ventures have entered into a new strategic partnership with California-based Lightning Diversion Systems (LDS), a Ducommun Company. The partnership involves the exclusive licensing of a lightning strike protection system for rotor blades in the wind turbine industry, the product of several years of research and development by LDS and Billy Martin, senior research scientist for WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research, and his team in NIAR’s Environmental Test Lab.

Released: 20-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
Political science professor seeks to slay gerrymandering through art and research
Wichita State University

Brian Amos, assistant professor of political science at Wichita State University, has dedicated numerous papers and conferences to gerrymandering research.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
Aira Access provides free, on-campus visual aid to blind and low-vision Shockers
Wichita State University

Blind and low-vision Shockers and campus visitors now have a high-tech option for free visual aid on campus offered through an Aira Access agreement with the Wichita State University Office of Disability Services.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST
Gift will fund solar panel, electrical research
Wichita State University

Thanks to a generous gift from utility company Evergy, students in the College of Engineering at Wichita State University can learn about and conduct research on solar power technology, as well as how to protect an electric grid from short circuiting.

Released: 10-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
Economist predicts impact from Spirit's 2,800 layoffs
Wichita State University

Spirit AeroSystems has announced plans to lay off 2,800 workers due to uncertainty of production of the Boeing 737 Max. All 2,800 employees work in Wichita, Kansas. Jeremy Hill, director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University, discusses the economic impact of the layoff.

Released: 9-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST
Expert available to comment on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Wichita State University

Karen Countryman-Roswurm, founder and director of the center of the Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University, is available to discuss issues related to human trafficking.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 11:35 AM EST
Wichita State-based cleantech company reaches $2.1 million in seed funding
Wichita State University

Creating eco-friendly refrigeration and cooling technology is one of the top concerns when it comes to fighting climate change. Thanks to resources and knowledge at Wichita State University, a Wichita company is one step closer to finding a solution to that problem. HyperBorean announced that it closed its pre-seed angel round of financing totaling $2.1 million.

Released: 18-Dec-2019 11:15 AM EST
Project-based class intended to immerse engineering students in realistic problem-solving situations
Wichita State University

Wichita State University students interested in assistive technology and service learning will be able to perform projects through an “Accessible Design” class offered for the first time in spring 2020. This fall, students in a project-based class developed technology to help a nonverbal individual communicate.

Released: 16-Dec-2019 11:45 AM EST
New program will help students grow IP skills
Wichita State University

A key component in the advancement of innovation is protecting intellectual property. WSU Ventures recently initiated a new program to place Wichita State University students at the forefront of this field.

Released: 6-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
Student thoughts: Finals are the pits
Wichita State University

Wichita State University senior Madison Harris expresses an opinion likely shared by thousands of college students across America at this time of year.

Released: 5-Dec-2019 12:55 PM EST
Wichita State University tops national rankings for aeronautical R&D
Wichita State University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released updated rankings for university research and development (R&D) expenditures, and Wichita State has held its position as the top university in the country for industry-funded aeronautical R&D with a total of $39 million in fiscal year 2018.

Released: 21-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST
Degree to help address nationwide demand for biomedical engineers
Wichita State University

As nationwide demand for biomedical engineers continues to grow, Wichita State University is moving forward with a plan to create a doctoral program that would help fill that need.

Released: 11-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Engineering dean gets creative with his LEGO city
Wichita State University

Dennis Livesay, dean of the College of Engineering at Wichita State University, has constructed a 75-square-foot LEGO city in his basement over the last six years.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 4:20 PM EST
Pediatric feeding group helps picky eaters and problem feeders
Wichita State University

Local children are learning how to enjoy eating during the first Pediatric Feeding Group at the Wichita State University Speech-Language-Hearing (SLH) Clinic.

Released: 31-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Jay Golden named 14th President of Wichita State University
Wichita State University

Wichita State University’s new President, Jay Golden, is a leading researcher in environmental sustainability and an advocate for applied learning and economic development. Golden will become Wichita State’s 14th President in January 2020 during a period of rapid growth for the university and changes in higher education. He brings a background as a leading thinker and national leader on environmental sustainability, applied learning and economic development.

Released: 8-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
2020 Kansas Housing Forecast Series released
Wichita State University

Tight inventories caused Kansas home sales to fall last year for the first time since 2011. Sales are expected to drop another 2.3 percent this year before rebounding slightly in 2020, rising 1.2 percent to 40,290 units.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 9:50 AM EDT
2020 updated Kansas Employment Forecast released
Wichita State University

Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research has released an updated Kansas Employment Forecast.

Released: 18-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Intersectionality in Action: Gun Ownership and Women's Political Participation
Wichita State University

Gun‐owning women exhibit levels of political participation about gun policy and a greater willingness to engage in political discussions about gun control than nonowning women, according to Alexandra Middlewood, assistant professor of political science at Wichita State University.

Released: 9-Sep-2019 12:20 PM EDT
Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Demand is always higher at the holidays,so find a good price and book early
Wichita State University

Wichita State's Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, says travelers should book their holiday air travel early this year.

Released: 6-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Quinn the Goose Dog Enrolls in College
Wichita State University

Say goodbye to the poop-covered walking paths on campus and hello to the newest member of campus, Quinn, the mighty goose dog.

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