April - June 2010 news archives

The Story of K-State Olathe

June 22, 2010

From the beginning, K-State Olathe is an improbable story. In one of the worst economic periods in United States history since the Great Depression, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas petitioned Johnson County citizens to vote for an increased sales tax to fund a K-State Olathe Innovation Campus, the KU Edwards campus and KU's medical school. Incredibly, this tax passed.

A Look at the Life of the Leader - CEO Dan Richardson

June 22, 2010

When Dan Richardson did an internship at Auburn University after graduating from K-State’s veterinary medicine program, he hated standing in front of a class and lecturing. Interns had to give a lecture, and afterwards a student approached Richardson and said, “It was obvious – you didn’t like teaching, did you?”

After three years, during which he completed his residency in surgery at the University of Tennessee, Richardson discovered quite the opposite was true.

K-State researcher leads field research camp for Olathe high school students

June 22, 2010

Teresa Woods is a unique individual. She is both a scientist and a teacher. Three years ago she earned the 2007 Sigma Xi Research Award by the K-State Chapter for her botanical research, and this summer she led a field research camp for students finishing ninth grade.

Setup allows K-State Olathe to partner with Animal Health Corridor companies

June 22, 2010

With an Animal Health and Food Safety and Security program comprised of approximately 160 faculty experts across six colleges and over a dozen departments, K-State has all kinds of expertise to offer the bioscience community. With companies whose revenue accounts for nearly a third of total sales in the $19 billion global animal health market, the Kansas City area – home to America's Animal Health Corridor – has use for K-State's research. K-State Olathe Innovation Campus will bring the two together.

Researchers create Adaptive Primary Literature (APL) for high school students

June 22, 2010

For the average high school student, or even an above average high school student, reading a scientific article can be a daunting task. With plenty of vocabulary words, detailed mathematical models and complex tables, organization never looks as complicated as it does in a scientific article. K-State researchers are working on making such articles more accessible.

K-State Breaks Ground for Olathe Innovation Campus

June 7, 2010

OLATHE - Ground was officially broken for the first building on Kansas State University's Olathe Innovation Campus at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Kansas Bioscience Park. The park is at the intersection of Valley Road and College Boulevard.

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