Science and Technology

Elves in College of Technology create toys for children 

Monday, November 19, 2018 — The North Pole has temporarily relocated to the Kansas Technology Center, and about 15 elves came along.  This week, they were putting finishing touches on 96 wooden toys — gluing, sanding the edges, ensuring wheels moved ...

Electrical students learn field work during volunteer project at Ronald McDonald House

Thursday, November 08, 2018 — As 23 Pittsburg State University students wearing toolbelts and hardhats used the glow of their cellphones to work in darkened hallways this week, two things were happening.  The students, who came to ...

Federal nursing grant to pay for 26 PSU scholarships, technology

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 — A $537,393.00 grant awarded to the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing at Pittsburg State University will provide tuition scholarships, iPads, and MacBooks to 26 registered nurses who enroll at PSU to complete an online ...

Bat biology: how the outdoors becomes a classroom

Monday, October 22, 2018 — It has all the makings of a would-be Halloween movie: bats fly out of storm tunnels starting at sundown. Clouds move in front of the moon.   The bats flutter this way and that, their numbers increasing as the hour grows ...

PSU’s GIT program accredited as one of top 12 in the nation

Monday, October 15, 2018 — Pittsburg State University’s Graphics & Imaging Technologies program has received accreditation as one of the 12 top programs in the country, making it official what students like Blake Broaddus already knew. "For the GIT program to ...

Longtime conservation expert volunteers for new position at PSU 

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 — Jim Triplett has dedicated some 30 years to just about every conservation-related activity he could find.   Although he officially retired from Pittsburg State’s Department of Biology in 2014, he stayed on as ...

Louisiana company invests in PSU program 

Sunday, September 23, 2018 — Chad Foster never got to finish college. But he knows the value of the degrees that students earn in Pittsburg State’s Architectural Manufacturing Management & Technology program: He’s now the president and CEO of ...

Companies say quality of graduates keeps them recruiting at PSU

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — Paul Porter and Bill Newbanks found exactly what they were looking for on Tuesday at the Kansas Technology Center. Or rather, they found who they were looking for.  “PSU students are who we ...

More than 200 companies coming to Pittsburg

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — One of the largest recruiting events in the area is planned for next week, with more than 200 companies scheduled to arrive in Pittsburg with an eye toward finding students to fill positions across the U.S.  Called “Company ...

NSF awards PSU herbarium $307,000

Friday, September 07, 2018 — A $307,000 grant awarded by the National Science Foundation will allow the PSU Department of Biology to expand the Sperry Herbarium, already one of the region’s largest and most diverse collections of plant species and a valuable ...

Nature Reach to celebrate World Wildlife Day locally

Friday, August 31, 2018 — Nature Reach Director Delia Lister will be celebrating World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the most appropriate way she can think of: surrounded by critters large and small, as well as the humans who believe in the power those ...

Newly renovated lab impacts students, recruitment

Thursday, August 23, 2018 — Senior Carter Stohlberg transferred to Pittsburg State to pursue a degree in Technology & Engineering Education for a reason: the reputation of the program. His choice of degree was inspired by teachers in the Kansas City area, where he grew ...

PSU Mars rover makes a landing at Cosmosphere

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 — Any of the 110,000 visitors to the Cosmosphere International Science Education & Space Museum might be captivated by the Apollo 13 command module, the Odyssey, on display there.  Perhaps they’ll marvel over the Apollo 11 ...

South Korean students learn at local companies

Thursday, July 05, 2018 — This year, Pittsburg-based Pitsco Education will serve 3.5 million K-12 students in 70 countries, including South Korea, with unique curriculum, products, and materials designed for hands-on ...

KC youth visit campus for STEM activities

Sunday, June 24, 2018 — The 80 students who came to the Kansas Technology Center to learn last week were much younger than those who typically take classes there. By several years, in fact.  But it's never too early to introduce ...

Nature Reach provides teachers unique training

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — Bridgett Walker was learning how to be a better teacher in an unlikely way on Tuesday: dressed for the outdoors and with hair up in a ponytail, she was hurrying from hula hoop to hula hoop on a large grassy ...

Casting institute draws professionals from around the world  

Thursday, May 31, 2018 — Max Kew is a sales professional from Singapore. Ewald Eder is a technician from Italy. Maria Walkner is an engineer from Austria. And Daniel Conklin is a supervisor from Monett, Missouri. But what they all have in common this week and next is ...

Two brothers bring Baja full circle

Thursday, May 17, 2018 —   The Kansas SAE Baja Competition follows roughly the same schedule each year: teams arrive, prepare their cars, present to judges, and compete in endurance and technical events in front of cheering spectators.  But this year's ...

Baja provides unparalleled opportunity for students

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — Trent Lindbloom can't guarantee how the Pittsburg State University Baja team will place in this week's Kansas SAE Baja — the fourth to be held at PSU since 2011 — but there is one thing of which he is ...

Team brings home five national awards in technology education

Friday, April 27, 2018 — For Carter Stolberg, a junior in PSU's Technology & Engineering Education program, competing nationally this month against other universities was important for two reasons: his team came home with the most top three finishes of any school in ...

KCCTE approved as third-party mentor for teachers

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — The Kansas Center for Career and Technical Education has been approved by the Kansas State Department of Education as a third-party mentor for Career and Technical Education teachers across Kansas. It will have a big impact not just on teachers, ...

Grads assume leadership roles in regional trade groups 

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 — Two graduates from Pittsburg State's School of Construction have risen to the top in their fields, and they're both on campu this week as part of the annual Construction Expo. Scott Casebolt, vice president of Key Construction in Wichita, has ...

Great Gorilla Games planned for Tuesday

Friday, March 30, 2018 — The 5th Annual Great Gorilla Games will kick off at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, with more than 400 students from 16 schools fanning out across the John Lance Arena in the Weede Physical Educational Buliding to compete in 42 different STEM-related ...

School of Construction gearing up for large expo 

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — What began as a small event a few years ago has grown to a large expo featuring live demonstrations, student competitions, more than 60 venders from across the nation, and an anticipated 600 guests from across the Four State region. It also ...

Summit Homes solidifies relationship with PSU 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — Shortly after, a recent PSU graduate joined the Summit team, and the relationship began to grow, as did Summit — now the largest new home builder in the Kansas City market as well as an emerging land development leader in the area. Last ...

Plastics students land prestigious internships

Monday, March 26, 2018 — When then-high school senior Lexington Peterson took a tour of the Kansas Technology Center at Pittsburg State, Assistant Professor Jeanne Norton handed her a plastic water bottle and sealed the deal on her future career field: Plastics ...

National foundation picks Pittsburg State students for scholarships 

Friday, March 16, 2018 — Five students from Pittsburg State's School of Construction have been chosen to receive $2,500 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year from the Associated General Contractors of America Education and Research Foundation. There ...

Program partnership is win-win in technological literacy

Thursday, March 15, 2018 — Students from local elementary schools and students from Pittsburg State have been learning together, thanks to a minor in technological literacy. The degree program, started in Fall 2015, is a joint effort between the College of Education and ...

Automotive program preps for biggest day of the year 

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 — Scott Norman is more excited about Thursday than just about any other day of the year. It's Automotive Orientation Day at the Kansas Technology Center, which is, in Norman's words, "a very big deal."  "It's the biggest, most ...

Two-day health careers competition taking place on campus

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 — An estimated 300 students from across Kansas are gathered at Pittsburg State today and tomorrow for the annual Kansas HOSA conference and competition, an event especially for students who have their sights set on health-related occupations. It's ...

Science Day to draw more than 700 students

Monday, February 19, 2018 — When Dixie Smith taught high school science, her students had many questions about not just what it's like to attend a university, but what soecific degree programs are all about. "They wanted to know what careers were ...

Wood Tech Companies to visit campus in search of hires

Monday, February 19, 2018 — More than 32 companies from across the country will visit campus on Thursday and Friday for Pittsburg State's Wood Tech Company Day in search of interns and full-time hires, as the industry is thriving. "There's an overwhelming ...

Broadcast program provides experience, brings home awards

Thursday, February 08, 2018 — When Cameron Molina was a senior at Maize High School, he tried his hand at broadcasting by announcing games. He fell in love with it. "I came to PSU to major in broadcasting, full of hope and aspirations that one day I could broadcast games on ...

Contest open to young builders

Thursday, January 18, 2018 — Young builders will have the chance to put their creativity and skills to the test using Lego bricks and other materials on Saturday, Jan. 27, when the PIttsburg State University School of Construction holds its annual "Block Kids" building event ...

Rider‚ to receive statewide award‚ for mentoring efforts‚

Monday, January 08, 2018 — Mallory Gibson, a junior in biology, wants to become a medical scientist. Ashleigh Elbert, a graduate student, hopes future generations will benefit from what she and classmates ...

PSU to recognize four faculty with special designation

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 — This year’s University Professors are Dr. Julie Allison, Psychology; Dr. Craig Fuchs, Honors College/Music; Dr. Mark Johnson, Technology and Workforce Learning; and Dr. Khamis Siam, ...

KRPS Public Radio begins online streaming

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — Listeners now can hear KRPS through the “Listen Live” link at krps.org and by downloading the TuneIn app on their smart devices or computers. “89.9 KRPS has provided news, information, classical music and ...

High school students get hands-on help with decision making

Friday, October 27, 2017 — Several hundred high school students from across eastern Kansas, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas had a much different classroom than usual on Friday. Abigale Smith, from Parsons High School, sat in the driver's seat of a Bobcat as she ...

New Legacy Program recognizes alumni for efforts

Monday, October 23, 2017 — Frontenac High School teacher Eric Grudde is among numerous Pittsburg State alumni who ensure their students know what PSU's technology and engineering education program has to offer. “I always encourage my students to attend ...

$900,000 grant to benefit teachers across Kansas

Monday, October 02, 2017 — A nearly $900,000 grant awarded to Greenbush - The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center aims to help those teachers at public schools across Kansas by partnering with the Kansas Center for Career ...



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