Creative Endeavors: Research, Grants and Innovation


Polymer Center visitors

A program that still flies under the radar locally has attracted national attention, bringing to the Pittsburg State University campus this month a U.S. congressman, the head of the National Science Foundation, and a top state official.   
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Gupta and student

Pittsburg State University Associate Professor Ram Gupta has been named to the list of the top 2 percent of scientists in the world, a list released by Stanford University this fall. While he’s flattered by the honor and loves being in a research lab, what makes him most proud, he said, is the success of his students.   
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students walking on Oval

Grants awarded to three programs for which Pittsburg State University is known will help those programs better serve students by preparing them for the workforce. A $1 million grant from the HRSA, the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention — Registered Nurse Training Program will provide a total of 20 scholarships per year for the next three years in the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing.   
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Andrew George

Wildlife viewing is one of the fastest growing wildlife-related recreation activities in the U.S., and those who live within driving distance of PSU will have opportunities to learn more about it this fall, thanks to a continuing partnership between the Biology Department and the Sperry-Galligar Audubon Society.   
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materials advancement students

 


The region's economy took a significant step forward with the announcement of a $3 million federal grant by U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.),
 to find ways to use sustainable materials to create products that can be commercialized.  Full story

 

 

 

vet

 


Sure, GPA matters when you’re applying to veterinarian school. A decent GRE score also helps. But it’s equally important to have experience working with animals in a professional setting and networking with those in the field.  
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clean energy study

 


As experts across the nation continue to grapple with environmental challenges, students right here in Pittsburg are conducting research that could provide clean energy solutions.  
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Marissa Vail

 


Marissa Vail has been accepted by the KCU Partners Program — a competitive early admission program for KCU Medical School that allows selected students at PSU to streamline their education.  
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healthcare simulation

 


Pitt State is offering a new emphasis in the Bachelor of Integrated Studies that will prepare graduates to lead innovation in healthcare systems.  
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comm students

 


For the first time, students in the Department of Communication at Pittsburg State University will graduate with professional certifications in social and digital media in addition to their degrees.  
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simulation hospital

 


A groundbreaking ceremony for a building that will help usher in a new era of nursing education was held Thursday at Pittsburg State University.  
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media production at sporting event

 


Media production students from Pittsburg State University have been honored with nine Kansas Association of Broadcaster’s Awards in various categories during this year’s state competition.  
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Computer Science students

 



As demand grows for developers, new degree and local partnership provide pipeline.  
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Wheat

 


Scientists, farmers, and county extension agents from across the region will gather in Southeast Kansas for three days in February to uncover the details of every challenge, large and small, that producers face from sunup to sundown.  
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Tiger Mural

 


The mural movement in Pittsburg continues with the latest one to be completed on a business: a 12-foot by 29-foot tigress created by Pittsburg State students that has drawn a great deal of attention on social media and in traditional media. 
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