Science in Kansas, 150 years and counting
During 2011, we will be highlighting 150 Kansas scientists, both past and present, and their contributions, by providing free trading cards with information about Kansas scientists. The trading cards, geared towards teachers and students, can be downloaded in sets of four and printed for use in classrooms or at home.
For a list of the scientists organized by their field of study, click here.
December set #1 -- Marshall Barber, Sigifredo Castro Diaz, Gavin Buffington, David Gustafson
December set #2 -- Norge W. Jerome, Elias Michaelis, Kendra Mclauchlan, L. Scott Miller
December set #3-- Virginia Rider, F. Sherwood Rowland, Paul Rillema, Tom Rudkin
December set #4-- Matthew Stinemetze, Lynn Watney
November set #1 -- Randall Chambers, Gisela Dreschhoff, Dan Devlin, David Edds
November set #2 -- Joe Engle, Virginia Naibo, Bob Minaie, Zoran Petrovic
November set #3-- Mabel Rice, Xiuzhi "Susan" Sun, Francis H. Snow, Orlie "Chip" Taylor
October set #1 -- James Aber, Lewis Coriell, Kristan Corwin, Mike Everhart
October set #2 -- Carol Fabian, Burton McCollum, Norman Ramsay, Jr., Mary Rezac
October set #3-- Jan Roskam, Almon b. Strowger, Brian C. Thomas, Philine Wangeman
September set #1 -- Ralph N. Adams, Barbara Anthony-Twarog, Steven Barlow, Elizabeth Davis
September set #2 -- William W. Duke, Hall L. Hibbard, Wiliam B. Kuhn, Albin Longren
September set #3-- C.F., Karl and Will Menninger, Christopher Sorensen, Joseph Thomasson, Janet Twomey
August set #1 -- Jesse Beams, Samuel J. Crumbine, Caroline Chaboo, Ron Evans
August set #2 -- Victor Frost, Alexander Konopelko, Ed. C. Jerman, Abbey Nutsch
August set #3-- Mario Rivera, Youqi Wang, John Tomblin, Waldo R. Wedel
July set #1 -- Thomas Armstrong, Mary Dawson, Alex Chaparro, Paul C. Fisher
July set #2 -- Neil Frank, Vicki Johnson, Jared Grantham, Chii-Dong Lin
July set #3-- Susan Nissen, Timothy P. Rohrig, G. Baley Price, Mark Schneegurt
June set #1 -- Mark A. Carleton, Walter Chrysler, David Darwin, Paul Harrington
June set #2 -- Omar Knedlik, Lawrence E. Lamb, Rose Rozmiarek, Robert Schoeff
June set #3-- Randy Scott, Joy Ward, Anna Whitfield, Paul H. Wooley
May set #1 -- Robert Ballard, Elam Bartholomew, Dwight Burford, Lewis L. Dyche
May set #2 -- Erasmus Haworth, Elizabeth McCollough, Ruth Douglas Miller,Bill Narayan
May set #3-- Harvey H. Nininger, Paul Seib, Barbara Timmermann, Zulma Toro-Ramos
April set #1 -- Christine Aikens, Steve Hawley, Takeru Higuchi, Cindy Hoover
April set #2 -- R. Carl Hoseney, Alexander A. Hyde, Wes Jackson, Richard K. Moore
April set #3-- T. G. Nagaraja, Nickolas Solomey, Lloyd Stearman, Don Steeples
Mar. set #1 -- Kristin Bowman-James, George Washington Carver, Creighton Hardin, Donna Johnson
Mar. set #2 -- Joseph W. Kennedy, Fred C. Koch, Karma Mason, Otis Ray Mcintire
Mar. set #3 -- Gerardo Olivares, L. Worth Seagondollar, Charles H. Sternberg , Walter Swingle
Feb. set #1 -- Thomas Aldag, Cora Downs, Gary Burrell/Min Kao, Prasad Gogineni
Feb. set #2 -- Elmer McCollum, Ernest Fox Nichols, Benjamin F. Mudge, William Purvis / Charles Wilson
Feb. set #3 -- Earl W. Sutherland, Jr., Clyde Tombaugh, Charles O. Swanson, Samantha Wisely
Jan. set #1 -- Charles Angell Sr., Clyde Cessna, Hamilton Cady, William C. Coleman
Jan. set #2 -- David Fairchild, Olga Koper, Christopher Ibeh, Brian McClendon
Jan. set #3 -- Charles Rice, Walter Sutton, Jack St. clair Kilby, Judy Z. Wu
(To use the cards, print the set, cut out the individual cards, and fold in half to create a front and back)
The “and counting” will recognize up to 20 outstanding Kansas high school juniors and seniors who excel in any area of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). They will have a card also.
Other activities in connection with this project, such as displays or presentations at science museums, are also being discussed.
Featured scientists work in any STEM field and can be involved in fundamental research and/or technological applications areas. General areas include (but are not limited to)
- Earth, Water and Climate Sciences
- Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Astronomy
- Plant and Animal Sciences
- Engineering, Math and Computer Sciences
To allow for the historical context, we have defined a scientist as “anyone who makes use of science or technology, especially those who have brought attention to the state's preeminence in science and technology. The list can include those people who work in traditional science and math disciplines, as well inventors, innovators, builders, and dreamers.”
- From ANY era of Kansas history since statehood, including the present.
- From any sector: university, business, industry, public or private.
- A native Kansan working in Kansas; a native Kansan even if his/her contribution was not made in Kansas (example: Jack St. Clair Kilby); past and current Kansas scientists though not native Kansans.
- Nominated by an individual, group or organization. Self-nomination is allowed.
Although a qualifying scientist may also teach, selection will be based on scientific work, not on teaching.
Nominations begin July 15, 2010. The deadline is Oct. 1, 2010. Recommended scientists will be contacted for more biographical information. The list of featured scientists should be available by early December.
These Word forms can be filled out online and printed:
Scientist nomination; for a pdf form , click here
Student nomination; for a pdf form, click here
Historical scientist nomination
Ad Astra Kansas Initiative
211 E. 2nd
Hutchinson, KS 67501