Hands planting a soil sensor

Seek magazine

Seek is Kansas State University’s flagship research magazine and invites readers to “See” “K”-State’s research, scholarly and creative activities, and discoveries.

Vaccine development

From research to reality

A closer look at vaccine development

Vaccines truly are critical, and K-State is turning into a leader for their development. From the existing biosecurity level-3 laboratories at the BRI to the new Biologics Development Module that will expand vaccine research, the university is enhancing its capabilities for this important line of work.

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Bits and bytes boost agriculture

Computer circuitry helps study soils



Building resilience

Global resilience is needed now more than ever — and it starts by understanding the issues. That’s the goal of Kansas State University researchers who are working to provide context and solutions in the areas of politics, oil and food.

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Pawsitive results

Programs focus on pet nutrition and health



Annual report graph

Notable numbers

K-State research funding on the rise

Total extramural funding and support garnered by Kansas State University now exceeds pre-pandemic funding levels and is on the rise. FY 2022 total represents a $29.3 million increase in sponsored research support relative to FY 2021 for a net increase of 27% over the past five years and 41% since FY 2016. In 2022, our researchers obtained 1,276 awards — an 8% increase over FY 2021 and a 43% increase over the past five years. The FY 2022 awards totaled $181,647,775, including a 32% increase in federal funding.

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New company on the block

Scorpion Biological Services brings research opportunities to state and university community


From the VPRDavid Rosowsky

I am both excited and proud to share this latest issue of Seek magazine with you, highlighting just some of the research, scholarly work and creative activity at Kansas State University. K-State is a leading land-grant university, a public research university with rich history of exceptional teaching, research and service to Kansans and to Kansas. It is through our research and discovery that we make our greatest impact. We create new knowledge and new understanding. We change minds and we change the world. We facilitate learning, discovery and engagement through our research. And we help to shape a future that is more secure and more sustainable.

— D. Rosowsky, vice president for research

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