Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

Get to know Big 12 research: Kansas State University


This weekend, the Baylor football team closes out their regular season with a home contest against Kansas State University. Anticipation for the game is high, as both teams have a chance to claim at least a share of the conference title with a win!

Before the Bears and Wildcats take the field, we’re bringing you the final entry in this season’s “Get to know Big 12 research” series.  Dr. Karen Burg, the vice president for research at Kansas State, answered a few questions to help us learn a little more about our friends in Manhattan (Dr. Burg frequently shares news and information on the @KState_RSCAD account, so she’s provided her answers in tweet format!).


Tell us about some of the most exciting research projects your faculty are working on right now.


#KState researchers are keeping astronauts healthy and mission-ready.

#KState research is making a difference! Read all about it at

#KState faculty help define #TheWildcatWay with internationally recognized research and passion.

Hear from @KState football coach Snyder on how #KState research is helping to fight cancer.

Students from across the U.S. discuss their experiences in the #NSFPhysicsREU program hosted by @KState

#KState research is keeping animals and humans safe from tick-borne diseases. Learn more at

#KState fosters international partnerships all over the world. Learn about a recent partnership in Australia at

Did you know: Over 70% of wheat varieties grown in #Kansas were developed by #KState researchers? #globalfoodsystems

What’s the most interesting element of KSU’s campus culture that people outside the community might not know about?

An undeniable element of the @KState culture is the family atmosphere!

An undeniable element of the @KState culture is the family atmosphere!

Just 12 miles away from Ft. Riley military base, #KState is proud to help soldiers and their families further their education.

K-State is offering more undergraduate research opportunities than ever before. Read how students are getting involved at

What’s the latest with the K-State Olathe campus?

Learn about sustainable water research @KStateOlathe‘s Urban Water Institute at

Industry and academia scientists work together @KStateOlathe researching real life issues and training the workforce.

Thanks to Dr. Karen Burg and the Kansas State University Office of the Vice President for Research for participating in our “Get to know Big 12 research” series. Check out their website at and follow Dr. Burg on Twitter at @KState_RSCAD.

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