Science and Technology

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 — It's the third year for Pittsburg State to host the event, which is drawing schools from as far away as Salina and Tonganoxie and as near as Riverton, Columbus, Parsons, Coffeyville, and Parsons. Partnering on the event is Pittsburg ...

Science Day to draw more than 700 students

Monday, February 19, 2018 — "They wanted to know what careers were available, and what degrees they should seek if they wanted those careers," she said.  For 40 years, Pittsburg State has been offering an event for high ...

Wood Tech Companies to visit campus in search of hires

Monday, February 19, 2018 — "There's an overwhelming demand for graduates," said Assistant Professor Charlie Phillips, who organizes the annual event.   When he was a student at Pittsburg State, one company came ...

Broadcast program provides experience, brings home awards

Thursday, February 08, 2018 — "I came to PSU to major in broadcasting, full of hope and aspirations that one day I could broadcast games on air," Molina said. "I wanted that to be my career."  Little did he realize that at PSU, he wouldn't have to wait.  "I ...

Contest open to young builders

Thursday, January 18, 2018 — Partnering with the school for the 11th year is the National Association of Women in Construction Chapter No. 382.   Registration begins at noon the day of the event and is limited to the first 100 ...

Rider‚ to receive statewide award‚ for mentoring efforts‚

Monday, January 08, 2018 — Ashleigh Elbert, a graduate student, hopes future generations will benefit from what she and classmates are researching.  Both are among the many enrolled in PSU's premedical ...

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 — Abigale Smith, from Parsons High School, sat in the driver's seat of a Bobcat as she worked the controls to pick up a soccer ball and deliver it to a trashcan — nothing she expected she'd be doing when she got on a school bus to head to ...

New Legacy Program recognizes alumni for efforts

Monday, October 23, 2017 — “I always encourage my students to attend PSU,” Gudde said. “I tell them all the time, and I truly mean it, that the technology program at Pitt State is the best in the ...

$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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