Source: Dr. James A. Guikema, Associate vice provost for Research
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WRAP 1: K-States research on national security issues come from a wide variety of campus disciplines.
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SUGGESTED INTRO: WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE WORKS, K-STATE IS DOING ITS PART IN HELPING TO KEEP THE UNITED STATES SAFE. LANICE THOMSON REPORTS.
K-STATE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LEADER IN RESEARCH AND THE UNIVERSITY IS STUDYING A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS RELEVANT TO HOMELAND SECURITY. DR. JAMES GUIKEMA IS K-STATES ASSOCIATE VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH AND THE ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. HE SAYS K-STATE HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONCERNED WITH THE SAFETY OF THE COUNTRY LONG BEFORE THE EVENTS OF 9-11. GUIKEMA SAYS CURRENT RESEARCH ON HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUES IS NOT CONFINED TO THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES, BUT ENCOMPASSES A WIDE VARIETY OF DISCIPLINES FROM ALL OVER THE UNIVERSITY. . .
(Guikema :28 We have research in a number of areas at K-state ranging from plant biology to animal disease health. We have crisis communications discussions with our colleagues in law enforcement and in the first responder community. We have extremely important research programs in other areas -- not just in hard science, but in social sciences, in economics, impact of diseases such as mad cow disease on the economic viability of our state.)
LANICE THOMSON, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY.