Centers, Institutes and Outreach
Since our beginnings as a land-grant institution, Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology has dedicated itself to improving lives for individuals, families and communities. Through our centers, institutes and outreach programs, we work directly with clients and colleagues in ways that improve people's lives while enhancing learning and research. These facilities and programs provide faculty, staff and students with opportunities to apply classroom learning and venues for research. Programming through the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, as well as programs developed through grant and privately funded programs, allow us to disseminate information to those who need it most.
Kansas State University's Center on Aging coordinates and develops educational and training programs in aging, stimulates aging research, coordinates outreach activities, and serves as a referral center for information on aging resources in Kansas.
The K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum is composed of clothing and textile artifacts; dolls; accessories; implements and tools associated with the creation of clothing and/or textiles; and a variety of paper artifacts such as patterns, period magazines and photographs.
K-State Research and Extension provides "Knowledge for Life" on a wide variety of topics, some of which include family and consumer sciences, family studies and human services, and human nutrition (including the SNAP-Ed program). KSRE strives to improve the quality of life and standard of living for all Kansans.
The K-State Speech and Hearing Center provides high quality, comprehensive services to individuals with communication impairments.
Powercat Financial provides free information and education to K-State students who are seeking help with financial issues such as budgeting, credit use, saving, identity theft, investing, managing debt and expenses during and after college.
The Sensory Analysis Center is an internationally recognized consulting, educational and research center in the field of sensory analysis.