Two BAE graduate students placed in the 2013 K-State Research Forum—Vahid Rahmani, doctoral candidate, took 1st place in the interdisciplinary oral presentation; and Chelsea Corkins, master’s student, placed 2nd in the engineering, mathematics and physical sciences session oral presentation. Rahmani was also chosen to participate in the Studies of Precipitation, Flooding, and Rainfall Extremes Across Disciplines (SPREAD) workshop to be held in Fort Collins, Colo., in June.
DeeAnn Turpin, BAE, is a recipient of the 2013 Anderson Award for Service by the K-State Alumni Association. She is also the 2013 K-State EcoReps recipient of the Community Spirit Award for her work in organizing Give It Up for Good.
A team involving graduate students from CE and BAE was awarded honorable mention among larger institutions in EPA’s first-ever Campus RainWorks Challenge where students and faculty were challenged to apply green infrastructure principles and design to campus plans across the nation. Stacy Hutchinson, BAE, was a faculty adviser. Other team members/adviser were from agronomy and landscape architecture.
DeeAnn Turpin, BSE, was selected by the ASABE M-165 Pharos of Alexandria Global Learning Award selection committee as its 2013 award recipient, in recognition of her exhibited interest in engineering problems and global learning outreach.
On August 31, 2009, my family and I embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, nine months of living, working, and studying in Toulouse, France. Shawn, an associate professor of Geography at K‐State, and I are working at Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture de Purpan, or just Purpan for short. Our children, Mitchell (age 8) and Marleigh (age 6) are attending French public elementary school.
Ronaldo Maghirang, BAE, travelled to Los Baños, Philippines, to visit the Rice International Research Institute at the University of the Philippines, and to attend the PAASE Conference at Mariano Marcos University, Jan. 27-Feb. 3.
Aleksey Sheshukov, BAE, attended the 45th annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, Dec. 3-7 and presented “Comparison of Geomorphological and Process-Based Models for Ephemeral Gully Prediction Using GIS.”