Category Archives: Technology

Stress Testing Networks

UMKC researcher Deep Medhi is working at the leading edge of an increasingly critical field: understanding how electronic communication networks operate — and fail — under conditions of extreme stress. His primary goal: creating computer, cellular and other network infrastructure that can survive, or be quickly restored, after a major natural disaster such as a … Continue reading Stress Testing Networks

Scaling up business
in Kansas City

Maria Meyers, director of the UMKC Innovation Center, has been pioneering programs that promote entrepreneurship since she joined UMKC in 2003. The tools: the interconnecting programs that form a network of resources for businesses in the Kansas City area and beyond. Each program is designed to work solo or in concert to form a symphony … Continue reading Scaling up business
in Kansas City

Fewer needles, no tubes

Amy Johnson, who has type 1 diabetes, has already benefitted from research. But if an invention from the UMKC School of Pharmacy can make the leap from lab to real life, Johnson will benefit even more. The 2014 UMKC graduate is currently tethered to the latest-greatest insulin-delivery system: a pager-sized pump connected through a tube … Continue reading Fewer needles, no tubes

Rebuilding a centuries-old process

When it comes to improving a centuries-old industrial process, it’s hard to imagine a more complete job than John T. Kevern, Ph.D., is crafting at UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering. Kevern’s approach to making concrete costs less than the current standard; reduces the product’s carbon footprint in two different ways; saves energy; and recycles … Continue reading Rebuilding a centuries-old process