Science and Technology

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 — It will have a big impact not just on teachers, said KCCTE Director Greg Belcher, but indirectly on the students they teach.  State regulations require that each new teacher in Kansas receive support from a mentor for a minimum of two ...

Grads assume leadership roles in regional trade groups 

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 — Scott Casebolt, vice president of Key Construction in Wichita, has assumed the role of president of Associated General Contractors of Kansas (AGC-Kansas). And Shawn Burnum, a division manager with Performance Contracting Group, has ...

Great Gorilla Games planned for Tuesday

Friday, March 30, 2018 — The day-long event is one of the largest technology-related competitions in the region, pitting teams in competitions like designing and building an autonomous robot, mass producing miniature cars on an assembly line, and constructing ...

School of Construction gearing up for large expo 

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — It also serves as a vital link between a growing industry — construction — and prospective hires as young as high school.  The School of Construction Expo, now in its sixth year, is planned for April 3-4 at the ...

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 — "I was really attracted to the 100 percent placement rate," said Peterson, of LaCygne, Kansas. "I've always excelled at math and science. And I knew coming into it that when I graduate I wouldn't have to worry about a ...

National foundation picks Pittsburg State students for scholarships 

Friday, March 16, 2018 — There were 400 applicants for the scholarships, which were announced at the recent AGC National Convention.  "They gave out 140 scholarships from 170 student chapters around the ...

Program partnership is win-win in technological literacy

Thursday, March 15, 2018 — The degree program, started in Fall 2015, is a joint effort between the College of Education and the College of Technology.  The goal? To better equip future teachers with the skills and strategies to implement Science, ...

Automotive program preps for biggest day of the year 

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 — 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 important day in our department for our 250 students," he ...

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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