Q: How do I benefit
from research conducted
at K-State?

A: If you like to hit the snooze button on your alarm clock, thank a K-Stater for that innovation. Anyone who eats wheat products benefits from K-State research. Every Kansan benefits directly or indirectly from research conducted at Kansas State University by gains to the economy, advances to industry and improved community and individual well-being. In fact, the benefits of this research spread across the United States
and the world.

From cancer research to drama therapy to prosthetic design — every department across campus conducts research that benefits society. Research at K-State helps address pressing issues, such as strengthening food production systems, getting the most from limited water supplies, improving the health and well-being of Kansans, developing future leaders and helping communities remain vital. 

How philanthropy supports research

In the face of flat federal investment in fundamental research and diminishing state funding for higher education, philanthropic gifts will help ensure K-State students are engaged in the hands-on learning that research provides across all disciplines. Students involved in research are more likely to graduate in less than six years and are more likely to pursue graduate or professional studies than those who do not. This is especially true for first-generation students and traditionally underrepresented students.

Inventions created by K-State faculty and alumni

“We make better decisions on our farm because I can get help from K-State. They review the science, help me understand what we’re doing, and then monitor and figure out if something is right. They do a good job of sharing their knowledge and bringing it to a practical level for those of us in the field.” – Michael Springer, managing partner of Springer Family Farms, Sycamore, Kansas

K-State Research and Extension by the numbers for 2017


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