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Innovation InsiderApril 2012   
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Looking Back
On April 26, 2011: (l-r) Dan Richardson, Ed Eilert, Provost April Mason, President Kirk Schulz, Governor Sam Brownback, Congressman Kevin Yoder and Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland cut the ribbon to officially open K-State Olathe! 
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Calendar of Events 
April 2-3
King Arthur Flour Life Skills

April 4


April 12

K-State Brew & BBQ (KC area K-State Alumni Gathering)
April 18
Olathe North/KSU Science Lecture Series

April 28
Willie and the Beanstalk soybean judging 


May 2 and 9 
Olathe North/KSU Science Lecture Series 

Have you ever wanted to try foods or other products before they go to market? Have you ever wanted to tell consumer goods companies what you think of their products? The Sensory & Consumer Research Center at K- State Olathe is looking for consumers of all ages to test and give their feedback during day and evening studies. If you are interested, please contact the Sensory & Consumer Research Center at (913) 307-7355 or by email at consumerresearch@ksu.edu. Be sure to "like" and follow the Facebook page for upcoming studies.

Kansas State University Olathe is celebrating our one-year anniversary this month on April 26.  We have had an outstanding first year, with over 10,000 people through our doors.  Many thanks to Olathe, Johnson County taxpayers, our alumni and friends for a year full of partnerships and progress.
Activity Highlights 

Click through the links to read more about these activities:

  • The US-China Center and the Urban Water Institute are populating their labs. The website for the Urban Water Institute will launch this month.
  • Masters programs will begin roll out this month, with enrollment already in place for the Masters of Adult Education.  These programs will be announced on our first anniversary, April 26. Watch our website and the news for details!
  • The Johnson County Research Triangle & K-State Olathe was featured in a major story in the Kansas City Star in March.  Click through to take a look.

  • The Summer Teacher Workshop, presented by One Health Kansas, will offer a unique, graduate level experience to 20 Kansas teachers, who will also receive scholarships to attend. Read more here
  • The Life Science Lecture Series has reached over 175 area students and teachers so far this spring, with four more yet to come. Slides and videos from past lectures are here.
    Life Science Lecture Series
  • Educators planning curriculum for the coming academic year should be sure to check out our K-12 outreach programs, which build on the STEM curriculum.  There are numerous opportunities to have you at K-State Olathe, or K-State can come to your school.
Lego League Pioneer Trails
  • K-State Olathe is on Facebook.  Please "like"the page, push it out to your friends and colleagues and follow all of the excitement!
Food Programs & Services
BryanK-State Olathe will be teaming with the Olathe Parks & Rec Department to offer two series of culinary classes this spring and summer (April through August): Farmers Market Food Fun and Food Fun with Kids.
Click here (jump to page 40 & 43) for details and to register - space is limited! Contact Bryan with questions.
Sensory & Consumer Research
MarianneMarianne Swaney-Stueve, manager of the new Sensory & Consumer Research Center, is working diligently to build a database of consumers interested in being panelists in upcoming studies of both human and pet nature.  If you're interested in being a paid participant, please contact Marianne. The center also has a new page on Facebook.  "Like" the page to get all the updates, and information on upcoming studies.
We're proud to be at home in Olathe - take a look at our town - and watch for some great footage of K-State Olathe, too (at :24 and :37)!

Olathe, Kansas: Founded on Partnerships. Fueled by Innovation.
Olathe, Kansas: Founded on Partnerships. 
Fueled by Innovation.

Kristi Northcutt
Kansas State University Olathe
Marketing Communications Coordinator