October 31, 2018
K-State's Higgs, Jankowiak selected for Higuchi-KU research awards
Two distinguished Kansas State University researchers are recipients of the prestigious Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, which are presented for scholarly excellence. Winners will be recognized at a Nov. 29 ceremony.
Stephen Higgs, university distinguished professor, associate vice president for research and director of the Biosecurity Research Institute, is receiving the Dolph Simons Award in the Biomedical Sciences.
Ryszard Jankowiak, university distinguished professor of chemistry and ancillary professor of physics, is receiving the Olin K. Petefish Award in Basic Sciences.
This is the 37th annual presentation of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, which were established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at KU from 1967 to 1983, and his wife, Aya. The awards recognize the exceptional long-term research accomplishments of faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Each award includes a citation and a $10,000 award for ongoing research efforts. The money can be used for research materials, summer salaries, fellowship matching funds, hiring research assistants or other support related to research.