2019 Blogs

KU Edwards student Valery Villarroel (L) and Roxanne Sabatino (R),

KU Edwards student Valery Villarroel (L) and Roxanne Sabatino (R), recruiting senior manager at CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., connected at CareerUP. That meeting resulted in two internships and job opportunities for Valery.

KU Edwards Students Make Valuable Business Connections at CareerUP Events

December 17, 2019

When Valery Villarroel attended a networking event last year, she had no idea it would lead to two internships and job opportunities.

Dennis Ridenour

By Dennis Ridenour, CEO, BioNexus KC

Collaboration is at the Nexus of Our Region’s Future

December 2, 2019

Collaboration. Innovation. Education. Much can be gained by working together for a common purpose and, in the Kansas City region, it’s in our blood.


A 15 percent increase in JCERT-support degree and certificate programs at KUEC reflects the area’s rising need for education and advanced knowledge in these fields.

Enrollment climbs in JCERT programs at the KU Edwards Campus

November 13, 2019

The latest enrollment news from the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) reveals a 15 percent year-over-year increase in its degree and certificate programs...

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On the KU Cancer Center’s recent Facebook Live series, Dr. Tara Lin and Mary Birch talked about JCERT’s 10-year history and its contribution to improving cancer research through clinical trials.

Leaders Discuss JCERT’s Role in Premier Phase I Clinical Trial Office at The University of Kansas Cancer Center

October 10, 2019

Some 15 years ago, two friends playing tennis had an idea that eventually would lead to one of the most unique cancer clinical trial facilities in the country – right in Johnson County.


Konstantinos Batziakas earned his K-State Olathe doctorate degree in horticulture and natural resources thanks to JCERT scholarships, and now he’s using his education to help improve the area’s food systems.

Ph.D. Student Turning JCERT Funding into Educational, Research Advancements

September 17, 2019

New research that compares consumer preferences of spinach grown in three different ways found consumers prefer spinach grown locally under high tunnels...

Olga-Khalova-KUEC grad August 2019

Olga Khakova leveraged her Master's degree to land a job with an international think tank and public policy group, The Atlantic Council.

Grad Uses KU Edwards Master’s Degree to Find Global Energy Solutions

August 12, 2019

Whether she was looking for ways the United States and European Union could collaborate on energy security or helping to expand opportunities for Kansas businesses to access clean energy sources...

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Dedicated clinical trials teams are key to groundbreaking research at the KU Cancer Center.

KU Cancer Center Clinical Trials Teams Gives Mom Better Life with Her Kids

June 17, 2019

Corina Ramirez, a young mother of two, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015. When her cancer was no longer responding to chemotherapy, she turned to a clinical trial offered at...

KSO - Summer Camps

Students in the 2018 Fun with Food Science camp cook fresh vegetables and chicken from Kansas City River Market as they prepare to feed their family and friends.

Middle School Summer Campers Explore Food Science, Careers

May 29, 2019

This summer, Kansas State University’s Olathe campus is offering a week-long Fun with Food Science day camp for area junior scientists and foodies.

ruskin students

Ruskin High School students explore STEM-related careers with faculty from the KU Edwards Campus.

Igniting STEM Career Interest in Local High School Students

May 7, 2019

In the next three years, STEM careers are expected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations. Unfortunately, not enough students are pursuing STEM-based college degrees...

Anup Kasi, M.D.

By Anup Kasi, M.D., The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Improving Care through Investigator-Initiated Trials

April 23, 2019

Physician-scientists like me are dedicated to both patient care and research discovery. This combination of skills is frequently found at academic medical institutions and...

Ralph Richardson

By Dr. Ralph Richardson, dean and CEO, Kansas State University’s Olathe campus

Pillars of Strength: Life Sciences and JCERT

March 28, 2019

As many of you know, it was with mixed emotions when I announced earlier this year that I would retire as dean and CEO of Kansas State University's Olathe campus.

Andrew Walter

Andrew Walter earned his master's degree with the help of a JCERT scholarship.

Recent Grad Uses Degree to Teach the Next Generation; Credits JCERT Scholarship for Helping him Graduate

January 8, 2019

Spring 2016 was one to remember for Andrew Walter, a recent graduate of the master’s in applied statistics and analytics program at the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC).