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Aira Access provides free, on-campus visual aid to blind and low-vision Shockers

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.
13-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Gift will fund solar panel, electrical research

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...
6-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Wichita State-based cleantech company reaches $2.1 million in seed funding

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...
19-Dec-2019 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Project-based class intended to immerse engineering students in realistic problem-solving situations

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...
18-Dec-2019 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New program will help students grow IP skills

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.
16-Dec-2019 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Student thoughts: Finals are the pits

Wichita State University senior Madison Harris expresses an opinion likely shared by thousands of college students across America at this time of year.
6-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Wichita State University tops national rankings for aeronautical R&D

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...
5-Dec-2019 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Degree to help address nationwide demand for biomedical engineers

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.
21-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Economist predicts impact from Spirit's 2,800 layoffs

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...
10-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST

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Expert available to comment on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

9-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST

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Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Demand is always higher at the holidays,so find a good price and book early

Wichita State's Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, says travelers should book their holiday air travel early this year.
9-Sep-2019 12:20 PM EDT

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Child victims of sex trafficking receive mixed messages: If we aren’t ‘aggressors’ then why are we arrested?

The following joint op-ed was written by Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University, and Linda Smith of Shared Hope International.
12-Mar-2019 1:10 PM EDT

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Airline quality expert explains how government shutdown affects air travel

28-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

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Supreme Court Justices Should Have Term Limits

Life tenure for Supreme Court Justices, combined with increasing partisan polarization, is a toxic combination that is poisoning our democracy, according to Neal Allen, associate professor of political science at Wichita State University.
11-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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Wichita State University Professor Co-Authors Third Book in Personal Development Series

Ray Hull, professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University, understands that the ability to learn is imperative for every person seeking a goal. This is why he included "The Art of Learning and Self-Development" in...
21-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST

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Back to the Future -- One Airport Will Let You Get Past Security Without a Plane Ticket

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, Pittsburgh International Airport will become the first U.S. airport to allow non-fliers regular access into it gate-side terminal areas since security measures changed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Dean...
31-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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