In September 2018, Sam Brickett, an aerospace engineering freshman at Wichita State University, was longboarding in the Rhatigan Student Center parking garage when he hit a crack in the concrete and fell. He hit his head and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

June 26, 2019 -- A NASA-funded Wichita State University research project will seek to understand how the human brain responds to gravity while in space.

June 19, 2019 - Cayleigh Beshears, a recent graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, has let her circumstances guide her, but never define her.

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory recently awarded WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research a $23.5 million contract for modeling composite inspection and repair techniques for aircraft in active service.

June 19, 2019 -- Wichita State University has modified its tuition request to the Kansas Board of Regents, asking to hold all tuition rates flat for the 2019-20 academic year – a 0.0% increase for undergraduate / graduate and resident / non-resident students. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the tuition increase today (Wednesday, June 19).

June 19, 2019 - Gordon Vadakin discusses his retirement from Wichita State bowling after building the program over 40-plus years as bowler and coach.

June 11, 2019 - Senior Stella Yang has applied her experience as an economics major to helping fellow Shockers through her dedication to Student Government Association and many other student organizations.

June 5, 2019 -- Ever wonder how the floats are chosen for the Wichita Riverfest Sundown Parade? Turns out the people working behind the scenes to make one of Wichita’s iconic events a success are none other than a Wichita State instructor and a group of art students.

May 31, 2019 -- 2010 WSU graduate, entrepreneur, and mother, Emilee Palomino is empowering girls all over the world through her brand, Smarty Girl.

May 31, 2019 -- Coleen Pugh, a professor of Polymer Science at the University of Akron (Ohio), has been named the new dean of the Wichita State University Graduate School and associate vice president for Research and Technology Transfer, effective July 28.

May 29, 2019 - Biomedical engineering junior Emmalie Gulledge has bridged her degree to her patent law aspirations through her work at WSU Ventures this year. While her major wouldn’t ordinarily prepare her for law school, her applied learning experiences in intellectual property and technology transfer have brought her dream a lot closer to reality.

May 29, 2019 - As a senior graphic design major, Brittany Allen got a taste of the business world as a marketing intern at industry-leading pet products manufacturer Hyper Pet.

May 23, 2019 -- Academe is a compilation of Wichita State University faculty and staff news, published quarterly.

May 24, 2019 -- Wichita State University Work Systems students helped the Kansas African American Museum change to a database that is more streamlined and adaptable than its previous system.

May 24, 2019 - Wichita State University students Sarah Myose and Abigail Sheahan worked at organizations that help people overcome language barriers as part of their service-learning project. Both said the experiences improved their leadership skills and opened potential career paths.