Category Archives: Technology

Evolving technology optimizes battery efficiency

For some of us autonomous cars and electric airplanes are the elements of our childhood cartoons. We wondered about, but could not really imagine the reality of, shooting around like the Jetsons. But as artificial islands and skylines of modern cities like Dubai become a reality, these innovations become more mainstream. While the basic technology … Continue reading Evolving technology optimizes battery efficiency

Up, up and away

For Travis Fields, Ph.D., drones are more than last year’s holiday gift craze; they are a way of life. As an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Computing and Engineering, he is excited to be taking research with drones and unmanned aircraft to new heights. “I am a private pilot and have … Continue reading Up, up and away

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