News from Kansas State University Olathe
March 2016
Researchers develop 3-D printed diagnostic device that can rapidly detect anemia

Kansas State University researchers are using 3-D printers to develop a low cost, point-of-care device that can quickly detect anemia from a drop of blood. 

Experience K-State Olathe through food, fun and education on April 16

Join K-State Olathe on Saturday, April 16, for the its open house as part of the All-University Open House at K-State. The day features hands-on demonstrations, entertainment, food, exhibits, tours and more for all ages.
SORA tapping K-State for health care improvement

SORA Medical Solutions LLC is using K-State's engineering expertise and Olathe campus to improve health care with its clinical decision support software called ApolloMED.
One Health summer course offered to high school students

From June 1-22, K-State Olathe is offering a  free, noncredit course for high school juniors and seniors interested in the biosciences. It is designed to introduce the students to the One Health concept and related careers as well as online learning.

Upcoming events

  • DigiGirlz, March 22 -- K-State Olathe has partnered with Microsoft Corp. to welcome more than 125 girls in grades 8-12 to campus for a DigiGirlz event. The day spotlights women in computer science and STEM fields in an effort to encourage high school aged girls to think about careers in the related fields. Students will participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops, compete in a "Shark Tank" style wearable gadget pitch session, and visit with K-State Olathe researchers and Microsoft employees.
  • Presidential Social, 5:30 p.m., March 23 -- K-State President Kirk Schulz and Dr. Ralph Richardson, interim dean and CEO of K-State Olathe, will host a social hour on March 23. Hear updates about the university and campus, including key initiatives.   
  • Info session for academic programs -- Thinking about going back to school? Join
    K-State Olathe at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, for a short information session about our academic programs.
    Register or get more information.
  • Discover the veterinary medicine profession -- "Critical Care for Calves" and "Cancer Treatments for Our Pets" are the upcoming topics in the "Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine" lecture series hosted by K-State Olathe and the university's College of Veterinary Medicine. The series is an opportunity for high school students and community members to learn about careers and research in veterinary medicine. The series is free.
    See a list of the upcoming sessions and register for a session.
  • Petfood Innovation Workshop, April 18 -- The global Petfood Forum is April 18-20 in Kansas City. As part of the forum, K-State Olathe is hosting the Petfood Innovation Workshop: Meat and Novel Proteins on April 18. The workshop will feature hands-on learning and activities, using the test kitchens in the Food Innovation Accelerator at K-State Olathe to showcase the use of novel protein products in pet foods and treats. 
    Register now. 
  • Central Federation CHRIE Conference, April 22-23 -- The Olathe campus is hosting the Central Federation Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education conference in the Greater Kansas City area of Kansas. The conference is for educators, researchers, industry professionals, and graduate students in the hospitality industry to network, present research and discuss teaching and industry trends. Register now.
  • Urban Food Systems Symposium, June 22-25 -- K-State Olathe is hosting the 2016 Urban Food Systems Symposium on June 22-25. The international conference focuses on urban agricultural production, local food systems distribution, urban farmer education, urban ag. policy, planning and development, food access and justice and food sovereignty.
Around campus

On March 4, Dr. Ralph Richardson, interim dean and CEO of K-State Olathe, delivered the 2016 Recognition Lecture at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. This is an annual honor presented by the AAVMC to an individual whose leadership and vision has made a significant contribution to academic veterinary medicine and the veterinary profession. Richardson has nearly 50 years of service in veterinary medicine, including 17 years as dean of K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

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