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Cube-sat

July 11, 2024 - The arrival of a nanosatellite on campus signals significant progress in 49ͼ’s NASA project to design a solar probe to investigate neutrinos.

Dr. Tom Luhring

July 9, 2024 Wichita State researcher and biologist Tom Luhring earned a $995,327 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of drying and warming on aquatic systems, such as lakes, rivers and streams, and how these changes impact the waterbodies themselves and the organisms that dwell within them.

Group photo

June 6, 2024 — 49ͼ has signed a new admissions partnership agreement with the Kansas Health Science Center-Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KHSC-KansasCOM) that will help address Kansas’ physician shortage.

Nick Solomey and Tyler Nolan with the detector they are studying

May 7, 2024 As humanity begins to return to the moon and farther beyond, new technologies will need to be invented to assist in sustainable, long-term human-helmed missions. To help develop this technology, NASA has awarded a $133,342 grant to 49ͼ to research a more cost-effective detector for harmful radiation from space.

Raúl Alejandro Rangel Fernández

May 6, 2024 — Raúl Alejandro Rangel Fernández learned how to juggle his commitments and his studies while earning a graduate degree in Spanish.

Taylor Wallace

May 6, 2024 - Taylor Wallace, a first-generation student from Oklahoma, considers Wichita State home.

Marco Villela

May 03, 2024 As a first-generation student, Marco Villela had to learn his way around the college life, from enrollment to moving to a new city, but he was able to persist and earn his bachelor’s degree, with plans to continue his education at the Graduate School at 49ͼ.

Jordan Cline

May 2, 2024 - Wichita State’s affordability and location brought Jordan Cline to campus. He will use his major in criminal justice to attend graduate school. Jordan is one of more than 2,400 students eligible for spring 2024 graduation. Learn more about his time at Wichita State and what's next for the grad.

Sophie Martins in her 49ͼ regalia

May 01, 2024 Sophie Martins chose 49ͼ for the opportunities she saw at the university, which turned out for her as she was elected as the student body vice president at Wichita State during the 2023-24 academic year, joined to Legal Education Accelerated Degree that will propel her into law school and is now graduating with her bachelor’s degree.

Andres Saenz Jr.

May 1, 2024 — Andres Saenz Jr. fell in love with 49ͼ when he attended basketball games with a neighbor. Since he’s been a student here, he’s found a sense of belonging through an empowering campus community.  

Iris Okere

May 1, 2024 Iris Okere joined 49ͼ for its affordability and distance to her home in Texas. Here, she found 49ͼ to be a place full of opportunities for her, including a chance grow her own confidence and independence through the challenges she faced, and in her final year, she was elected to the position of student body president in the Student Government Association.

Jade Driggs

April 12, 2024 — With two young children at home, U.S. Air Force Major Jade Driggs needed to learn to ask and accept help from others while she was working toward her Ph.D. in human factors psychology. She chose 49ͼ for its impressive human factors psychology program and the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Morgan Campbell

April 29, 2024 — The military brought Morgan Campbell and her family to Wichita, and she decided to make it her home. She has earned a master’s degree in social work, and she plans “to promote safety, growth, and opportunities” for families in her practice. 

Christen Brouillette

April 30, 2024 Christen Brouillette came to 49ͼ from Texas, which they found hard to transition to, but with the help of peers, faculty and the resources available at 49ͼ, they were able to find success. They hope to work as a historian or archivist following graduation. Christen is one of more than 2,400 students eligible for spring 2024 graduation. Learn more about their time at Wichita State and what's next for the grad.

Max Proctor poses with two Hercules beetles

April 22, 2024 — Three 49ͼ students have secured the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation — an award worth $159,000 over three years.