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In its first decade, JCERT returns more than $64M per year in economic impact

Jcert 10 year impact

The Johnson County Education Research Triangle marked its 10-year milestone by announcing significant economic returns for the Kansas City area.

Rita Blitt

International award-winning artist Rita Blitt
talks with KU Edwards staff, students and community members about her art.

Rita Blitt, an international award-winning painter, sculptor and filmmaker, was recognized by the KU Edwards Campus for her recent gift of more than 100 pieces of original artwork.

International award-winning artist Rita Blitt talks with KU Edwards staff, students and community members about her art.

KU Edwards student Valery Villarroel (L) and Roxanne Sabatino (R),
recruiting senior manager at CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., connected at CareerUP.
That meeting resulted in two internships and job opportunities for Valery.

When Valery Villarroel attended a networking event last year, she had no idea it would lead to two internships and job opportunities.

dennis ridenour

By Dennis Ridenour, CEO, BioNexus KC

Collaboration. Innovation. Education. Much can be gained by working together for a common purpose and, in the Kansas City region, it’s in our blood. Our ability to be extremely effective at working together has been and will continue to be essential.

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A 15 percent increase in JCERT-support degree and certificate programs at KUEC
reflects the area’s rising need for education and advanced knowledge in these fields.

The latest enrollment news from the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) reveals a 15 percent year-over-year increase in its degree and certificate programs supported by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT).

On the KU Cancer Center’s recent Facebook Live series, Dr. Tara Lin and
Mary Birch talked about JCERT’s 10-year history and its contribution to
improving cancer research through clinical trials.

Some 15 years ago, two friends playing tennis had an idea that eventually would lead to one of the most unique cancer clinical trial facilities in the country – right in Johnson County.

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Konstantinos Batziakas earned his K-State Olathe doctorate degree in horticulture
and natural resources thanks to JCERT scholarships, and now he’s using his
education to help improve the area’s food systems.
 

olga khalova

Olga Khakova leveraged her Master's degree to land a job with an international
think tank and public policy group, The Atlantic Council. 

IIT Team

Dedicated clinical trials teams are key to groundbreaking research at the KU Cancer Center.

Students in the 2018 Fun with Food Science camp cook fresh vegetables and chicken
from Kansas City River Market as they prepare to feed their family and friends. 

This summer, Kansas State University’s Olathe campus is offering a week-long Fun with Food Science day camp for area junior scientists and foodies.

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