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Leading minds in research work to improve lives

Perspectives is Kansas State University's award-winning research magazine and the external communications flagship of K-State 2025 — our strategic plan to be recognized nationally as a Top 50 public research university by 2025. Each issue explores how some of the leading minds in research and scholarship are working to improve lives in Kansas and around the world.

Current issue

Fall 2015 Perspectives Magazine

Accelerating Experience in food researchAccelerating Experience in Food Research, Education

University's Global Food Systems Initiative gains momentum. 

Food For AllFood For All 

An update on the university's four Feed the Future Innovation Labs.

Robert FraleyRobert Fraley discusses mitigating global challenges in inaugural Henry C. Gardiner Lecture

Scaling UpScaling Up

University and city developing North Campus Corridor for research, training, education.


Researcher explores plant genomes to breed improved wheat varieties. 

Talk of the TownTalk of the Town

Rural Grocery Initiative feeds small communities. 

Experiential LearningExperiential learning takes students to a new frontier

Beef TransportationBeefing Up the Beef Transportation

Multidisciplinary team tackles how to improve the livestock transportation process. 

Budding OpportunitiesBudding Opportunities

University tapping public, private industry to help meet increasing food demands.

Food TechnologiesFood Technologies require consumer acceptance

Researchers study RNA interference in plants and animals to improve food efficiency while unlocking public perception. 

Early DetectionEarly Detection

Researchers develop detection test for subclinical mastitis in dairy cows. 

Good to the Last DripGood to the Last Drip

Kansas State researchers are evaluating irrigation technologies to help farmers. 

Have your cake and eat it tooHave your cake and eat it, too

Novel starch makes processed foods healthier