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Eyestone Lecture Series

Support for the Eyestone Distinguished Lecture Series, established in 2000, is made possible by a generous endowment from the late Fred and Mona Eyestone. Fred graduated from the KSU College of Engineering in 1941 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering; Mona was also attending K-State during that time, pursuing a degree in home economics. Mr. Eyestone served as a trustee of the KSU Foundation and was also a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the college in 1961 for his contributions to the university and the engineering profession.

Recent Eyestone lectures:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015                     
1:30 p.m. - Fiedler Hall Auditorium
Speaker: Mr. Carl R. Ice
President and Chief Executive Officer, BNSF Railway
"Building Great Leaders - Lessons from the Rail Industry"

Carl Ice

Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Keeping up with the pace of the technological revolution offers an unprecedented opportunity for the Kansas State University College of Engineering to impress upon its student body the value of the entrepreneurial spirit. We want our graduates to be aware of the challenges and rewards available to those contributing their capacities and talents toward innovation.

As we continue through the 21st century, through educational endeavors like the Eyestone Distinguished Lecture Series, we hope to demonstrate the potential for greatness to those willing to take the initiative and risk to be pioneers of the future course in engineering and applied sciences.

Learn more about past Eyestone lectures