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Kansas: Award Highlights

See what exciting research and education has been funded by NSF in each state or U.S. territory.  Award Highlights provide a snapshot about select NSF awards and their impacts.

25 Award Highlights found :: Kansas

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Preserving native history with geospatial technologies

Interactive map models historical geographies of the Cherokee Nation...

Research Areas: People & Society

university of kansas students work with the tsunami laser

A radar gun for electrons

Device remotely detects the speed of electric currents...

Research Areas: Physics, Engineering

most of kansas experiences larger precipitation events than previously predicted

Preparing drainage systems for a deluge

Data from climate change studies help planners adapt stormwater management strategies...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

a shift participant engages in biofuel research in the lab

Biofuel Lessons Inspire Innovation

SHIFT program connects classrooms with biofuel research...

Research Areas: Engineering, Education

structural abnormalities in an insect's shell

Pest Control--One Shell at a Time

Protecting plants by targeting key proteins and enzymes in an insect's outer shell...

Research Areas: Biology

particle splitter

The Quark's the Thing

Research shows quarks are fundamental particles....

Research Areas: Physics

algae cultures in the lab

Treated Water Ups the Oil Yield From Algae

Bioreactors filled with treated wastewater increase growth of high oil-yield algae....

Research Areas: Biology, Earth & Environment

plant fossil

Piecing Together a Picture of Prehistoric Plants

Fossils provide a snapshot of how plants lived at high southern latitudes....

Research Areas: Polar

kansas prairie in winter

Mapping Land Use in Kansas

Highly detailed dataset aids decision-making process....

Research Areas: People & Society, Earth & Environment, Computing

pure spin currents

Measuring the Spin in Spintronic

Laser technique detects the spin currents produced by electrons....

Research Areas: Physics, Engineering, Nanoscience

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Online Tutorials Revolutionize Math Instruction for Students With Disabilities

An Internet-based learning tool which engages students with disabilities in math education while providing teachers with comprehensive, research-based curricula...

Research Areas: Education, People & Society


Harvesting Fuel from Green Algae

Researchers are developing cost-effective ways to harvest algae for alternative fuels. ...

Research Areas: Engineering, Earth & Environment


Linking Species Information across the Globe

Lifemapper links information about species for scientists, teachers, students ...

Research Areas: Biology, Earth & Environment, Computing

shifting gears

SHIFTing Gears to Bring Biofuels to the Classroom

Teachers develop classroom activities related to energy resources....

Research Areas: Education, Earth & Environment

Radars map ice accumulation in Greenland

Multi-Radar Mapping of Polar Ice

Novel radars provide critical data for modeling ice sheets....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Polar

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New Product Decontaminates Dangerous Drywall

A nanomaterial originally developed to fight toxic waste is now helping reduce fumes in homes with corrosive drywall. ...

Research Areas: Engineering, Chemistry & Materials, Nanoscience

Photo of cows in a field

Healthy Cattle Herds from Farm to Market

The vulnerability of the livestock industry to disease outbreaks has raised awareness about the need for animal tracking, animal health assessment, and animal flow control from the farm to the feedlot....

Research Areas: Biology, Engineering

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Is There a Relationship between Global Climate Change and Flowering?

Using Arabidopsis thaliana, a small flowering plant with a relatively short life cycle, the researchers for the first time demonstrated that elevated carbon dioxide can influence the expression of genes involved in the initiation of flowering....

Research Areas: Biology, Earth & Environment

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New Ways to Image Ice Sheets

A group of NSF-supported researchers at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) have been developing new ways to image the base of the polar ice sheets....

Research Areas: Polar, Earth & Environment

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Microbiologists Use GroEL to Study Proteins

Mark Fisher, of the University of Kansas, is putting GroEL to work determining the structure of other, more difficult to observe proteins....

Research Areas: Biology, Chemistry & Materials

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Forming Impressions: Stereotypes and Status Matter

First impressions are based on two types of available information: categorical information, typically about group memberships and related stereotypes, and individual or personal information such as behavior and attitude....

Research Areas: People & Society

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Cyberinfrastructure and Biodiversity

Biodiversity informatics, an emerging interdisciplinary and data-rich discipline, increasingly enabled by network communication and computer-based research collaborations, is transforming the way biologists and ecologists approach science. ...

Research Areas: Biology, Earth & Environment, Computing, Education

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Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets

The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) is developing tools and techniques to determine the effect of climate change on polar ice sheets and the resulting impact on sea-level change. ...

Research Areas: Polar, Earth & Environment

Students engaged in Ice, Ice, Baby! activity in the classroom.

Promoting Climate Science in the Classroom

Middle-school students can experience the excitement of hands-on learning with"Ice, Ice, Baby!"--a series of inquiry-based activities and lessons related to ice and climate....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Polar, Education

Native American undergraduates in Kansas learn about wetlands and watershed management.

Recruiting Native American Students To the Environmental Sciences

Native American students participated in a program on the technical and political issues associated with wetlands and watershed management....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Education

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