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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.

During the camp, students will learn about the science behind food and the way we taste it, as well as the chemistry and packing of processed foods, the five taste groups, food preparation and the myths and facts about genetic-modified organisms.

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Ruskin High School students explore STEM-related careers with faculty from the KU Edwards Campus. 

In the next three years, STEM careers are expected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations. Unfortunately, not enough students are pursuing STEM-based college degrees to fill the growing demand. Biotechnology faculty at the KU Edwards Campus are bridging that gap through outreach programs involving Kansas City-area high school students.

By Anup Kasi, M.D., The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Physician-scientists like me are dedicated to both patient care and research discovery. This combination of skills is frequently found at academic medical institutions and National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated centers such as the KU Cancer Center. Here, Investigator-Initiated Trials (IITs) provide a great opportunity to receive cutting-edge therapies that are not available at other facilities in the area.

By Dr. Ralph Richardson, dean and CEO, Kansas State University’s Olathe campus

As many of you know, it was with mixed emotions when I announced earlier this year that I would retire as dean and CEO of Kansas State University's Olathe campus. My 49-year career has revolved around veterinary medicine and the life sciences. In that time, I've seen the fields blossom and become pillars of strength for Greater Kansas City. 

Spring 2016 was one to remember for Andrew Walter, a recent graduate of the master’s in applied statistics and analytics program at the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC). In January, he began his graduate school journey and come spring break, he and his wife found out they were expecting a new addition to the family.

A cancer diagnosis was never part of Nedra’s plan. But then again, the Kansas City artist, educator and community activist is pretty good at improvising.

Celebrate One Health at Kansas City One Health Day by learning about how the collaborative approach to human, animal and environmental health may help society outsmart antibiotic resistance.

The event, "Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance," is from 3-6 p.m. on Nov. 1 at K-State Olathe and will be livestreamed on Zoom for those unable to attend in person. Activities and speakers will focus on how the One Health approach relates to antibiotic stewardship. 

In response to rising workplace demand and thanks to support from the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT), the KU Edwards Campus is working on two new programs: a professional science master’s with an emphasis in environmental geology and an undergraduate certificate in strength and conditioning.

JCERT fosters business community expansion by bringing academic and research initiatives to the regional economy. Events and programs at partner universities help raise up talented, educated professionals who contribute highly desired science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to the area’s workforce.

Survival rates for all cancers combined have improved over the last four decades. According to an American Cancer Society 2016 report, the cancer death rate fell 23 percent from 1991 to 2012, translating to more than 1.7 million lives saved during this period.

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