Research, Grants and Innovation


Aquaponics




As the heat index hovered in the mid-90s in August, PSU students built a greenhouse for Southeast High School, applying what they have been learning in their degree programs.  
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CAS Moving Forward




The College of Arts and Sciences is working through the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare for the upcoming fall semester.
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High School Research Students




Area high school students spend the summer doing scientific research in plastics and polymer chemistry at Pittsburg State University.
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NP Residency 1




In June 2020, the first nurse practitioner residency program began under the direction of the Irene Ransom School of Nursing. The collaboration is funded by a $2.3 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
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Possums



Dr. Christine Brodsky and biology major Caleb Durbin, are collaborating on the project called #SnapshotUSA, it's an effort to analyze the diversity of mammals that exist in communities in all 50 states. PSU was chosen to represent Kansas after Smithsonian personnel found Durbin&'s research via PSU's Digital Commons.
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RN to BSN




The RN to BSN program at Pittsburg State University has earned the distinction from RegisterdNursing.org of being the No. 1 Online RN to BSN in the state.
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Social Work Students




Members of Dr. Humphrey's Advanced Social Work Practice III course carried out their planned community service projects in the midst of a pandemic.
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Media Production



Students and faculty in Pittsburg State University’s media production program, part of the Department of Communication, captured 23 awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the statewide broadcasting contest.
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Nancy Brooker



PSU alumna and former professor Nancy Brooker, now director of lab quality at Abbott Toxicology Labs, shares the method her colleagues developed to test patients for COVID-19.
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Recycling Polymer



Recycling polymers and plastics presents challenges. A solution may come from Pitt State; Associate Professor Ram Gupta received a grant of approximately $100,000 to research recycling polymers/plastics for value-added application.
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