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June 2014

Cybersecurity center earns DHS, NSA designation
Kansas State University's cybersecurity center is receiving national recognition for its dedication to cutting-edge research.

Noel Schulz earns honor from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Noel Schulz,  associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has  been named an award recipient by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE.

Civil engineering graduate student, professor present at workshop in Hong Kong

Marta Miletic, Kansas State University doctorate student in civil engineering, presented her research, "Onset of strain localization in fiber-reinforced composites subjected to plane stress loading," at the 10th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials, May 28-30, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Engineering conference in the Little Apple; Clark, Weber, Schulz to speak
The Kansas Society of Professional Engineers will hold its annual conference, Professional Engineering-Big Ideas From the Little Apple, June 19-20 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan.

University engineers design systems to help children with special needs
A group of Kansas State University engineers and students is developing technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.

Civil engineering graduate student, professor present at workshop in Hong Kong
Marta Miletic, Kansas State University doctorate student in civil engineering, presented her research, "Onset of strain localization in fiber-reinforced composites subjected to plane stress loading," at the 10th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials, May 28-30, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Wind turbine competition offers students chance to compete, network
Kansas State University's Ruth Douglas Miller says the U.S. Department of Energy's Collegiate Wind Competition proved to be a valuable experience for the university's team.

Quarter-scale tractor teams score high at international competition
The winning streak continues. For the 16th time in the last 17 years, a Kansas State University quarter-scale tractor team has won or placed in the top three at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

Wanklyn to join College of Engineering as assistant dean for recruitment
Craig Wanklyn has accepted the position of assistant dean for recruitment in the College of Engineering.

May 2014

Civil engineering student awarded national, state scholarships from American Concrete Institute
Andrew Bernica, Topeka, spring 2014 graduate in civil engineering, has been awarded two scholarships from the American Concrete Institute, or ACI, in support of his graduate studies.

Beocat extends reign as largest academic supercomputer in Kansas
The K-State research computing cluster Beocat is currently the largest academic research cluster in Kansas.

Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards recognize exceptional scholarship
On May 7, members of the campus community gathered in Hale Library’s Hemisphere Room to honor the winners of the first Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards.

Engineering students showcase ideas for maintaining state's water supply
If water is the liquid gold of the future, students in Kansas State University's hydraulic engineering course are developing solutions to keep Kansas' water supply bountiful.

All University Awardees from College of Engineering
Congratulations to the following nine individuals from the College of Engineering recognized at the All-University Awards Ceremony May 6 at the Alumni Center.

Professor to spend summer in Australia as visiting fellow
Dunja Peric, associate professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, has been conferred the title of visiting fellow by the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, May 15-Aug. 15.

K-State natural resources and environmental science secondary major students to present capstone research projects
Students in the natural resources and environmental science secondary major capstone course will present findings from semester-long research projects from 9:40-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Little Theatre in the K-State Student Union.

Phi Kappa Phi honor society initiates nearly 100 new members for academic excellence
Outstanding academic work has earned nearly 100 Kansas State University students initiation to Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Computing and information sciences professor to serve as program director for National Science Foundation
As part of an effort to develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties of computer and network systems, and to create better abstractions and tools for designing and analyzing future engineered systems, a Kansas State University professor will embark on a two-year endeavor this summer.

EPA honors interdisciplinary projects on stormwater management
Two teams of Kansas State University engineers and landscape architects are being recognized nationally for developing ways to sustainably manage stormwater on campus.

Faculty members, graduate student awarded for hard work as educators, advisers, leaders
Five Kansas State University faculty members and one graduate student are receiving 2014 Presidential Awards for their compassion, dedication and creativity as educators, advisers and administrators.

Four Kansas State University faculty members receive Commerce Bank Teaching Award
Four Kansas State University faculty members are being recognized with the Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for making a difference in the classroom.

K-State honors 18 graduating seniors for leadership, improving campus life
Eighteen Kansas State University students have been named Dean of Student Life Outstanding Graduating Seniors.

Students lend talents to university commencement ceremonies
Several Kansas State University students will be part of the university's upcoming commencement ceremonies — May 10, 16 and 17 — as performers, musicians and speakers.

Interdisciplinary team places in architectural engineering competition
Interdisciplinary teamwork has paid off in some national recognition for Kansas State University students in the College of Engineering and College of Architecture, Planning & Design.    

K-State Alumni Association honors eight K-State students for excellence
Eight graduating Kansas State University students have been recognized by the K-State Alumni Association for their outstanding academics, leadership, inspiration and service. Amy Button Renz, Alumni Association president and CEO, presented the students with plaques during an awards luncheon April 23 at the K-State AlumniCenter.

Live stream option for tomorrow's National Science Foundation program director presentation
Engineering research and graduate programs will host a presentation by Fahmida Chowdhury, National Science Foundation program director in multidisciplinary activities, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday in 1047 Fiedler Hall, Fiedler Auditorium

Kansas State University inviting Native American students to explore opportunities in nuclear engineering
The Kansas State University chapter of the American Nuclear Society is hosting Native American high school and college students from across Kansas in an event to help them learn more about careers in nuclear engineering.  

April 2014

Engineering undergraduate students participate in the first Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum
The first Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum on April 22 in the the College of Engineering Atrium included 22 poster presentations from
five different engineering departments.  

Leading the way: Senior leadership honor society selects members for 2014-2015 school year
Kansas State University's Blue Key, a senior leadership honor society, has selected its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.

ConocoPhillips contributes $278,000 to provide ongoing support to Kansas State University programs
ConocoPhillips recently donated $278,000 to Kansas State University for the College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and a variety of programs across campus.

K-State McNair Scholars honored at annual ceremony
The McNair Scholars Program at K-State held its annual recognition  April 21 in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives
A Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented technique that improves military security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help police during drug searches.   

Pahwa selected as 2014-2015 Jefferson Science Fellow
A Kansas State University engineering professor is one of 13 individuals chosen nationwide as a prestigious Jefferson Science Fellow.

K-State senior awarded fellowship for graduate study
Eric Fletcher, K-State senior in civil engineering, has been awarded the American Concrete Institute Richard D. Stehly Fellowship.

National Science Foundation program director to present overview of foundation's funding with special focus on capacity-building programs
Engineering research and graduate programs will host a presentation by Fahmida Chowdhury, National Science Foundation program director in multidisciplinary activities, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, in 1107 Fiedler Hall — Fiedler Auditorium.

Save the date for Tom Roberts' retirement reception May 7
A retirement reception honoring Tom Roberts, assistant dean for recruitment and leadership in College of Engineering.

Engineering professor emeritus presents at international conference
Eugene "Gene" Russell, professor emeritus of civil engineering, presented the opening key note address at the fourth International Conference on roundabouts April 15-18 in Seattle.

Engineering professor presents seminar at University of Michigan
Stacey Tucker, assistant professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, presented a seminar for the department of civil and environmental engineering's Geotechnical Engineering Seminar Series at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 16.

Engineering Alum Staley establish chair for director of the School of Leadership Studies
Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Avon, Colo., have made a gift of more than $2.5 million to establish an endowed chair for the director of the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University.

IMSE Student wins K-State Launch Award 
A Kansas State University competition has rewarded 38 students and 16 business ideas with more than $20,000 in prize money.

Center for Sustainable Energy announces 2014 Energy Symposium poster winners
The K-State Center for Sustainable Energy had its annual Energy Symposium April 9-10 in Fiedler Atrium and Auditorium.

University team designs, builds wind turbine for Collegiate Wind Competition
A team from Kansas State University looks to blow away the field at the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition.

Tucson's Levins gives $1.5 million boost to College of Engineering expansion 
Alan and Jan Levin, Tucson, Arizona, have made a commitment of $1.5 million to the College of Engineering.

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society names new members of 2014-2015
State University's chapter of Mortar Board has selected its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.

Students earn honors at annual university research forum
Forty-two Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students have been honored for their research presentations and posters at the 19th annual K-State Research Forum.

Three earn honors at annual campus mathematics competition
Kansas State University students are showing how skills in mathematics can add up to success.

Computing and Information Sciences Distinguished Lecture series: Youg Guan
The Computing and Information Sciences Distinguished Lecture series will host Yong Guan, from Iowa State University's Information Assurance Center and department of electrical and computer engineering.

K-State senior awarded prestigious national fellowship
Ryan Whelchel, K-State senior in architectural engineering, has been awarded the American Concrete Institute Cagley Student Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year.​ 

Engineering open house a success; Steel Ring selects 22 new members
Over the past weekend, thousands of prospective students, current students, alumni, and friends of K-State celebrated the 952nd Engineering Open House.

Engineering students place at national competition
A team of Kansas State University students placed at the 2014 Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.

Engineering Senior places third in national competition
Senior in biological systems engineering placed third.

Dunn named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering
William L. Dunn has been named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Electrical and Computer engineering honor society among the best in the nation
For the fourth year in a row, the Kansas State University electrical and computer engineering honor society is among the nation's best.

March 2014

Engineering Faculty earns NSF CAREER Award
A Kansas State University electrical engineer is leading the charge to improve renewable energy.

College of Engineering honored 11 alumni for career success
The Kansas State University College of Engineering honored 11 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees were recognized at ceremonies March 29 on the university's Manhattan campus. Recipients of the college's Professional Progress Award were nominated by their respective department heads and confirmed by Gary Clark, interim dean of the college.

College of Engineering Hall of Fame gained two new members
The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame inducted two new members on March 29. Induction to the hall is the highest honor bestowed on its alumni by the college. The honorees were recognized for their professional success and accomplishment, involvement with and support of the College of Engineering, dedication to Kansas State University, and professional and public service.

February 2014

Full house for both days of Engineering Career Fair, 151 employers attending
The opportunity for Kansas State University students to network with more than 150 employers over a two-day period will be offered again at the 2014 Engineering Career Fair.

Retired John Deer executive to speak on global shortfall on food production
David C. Everitt, a former John Deere division president, will present "Combining business objectives, appropriate technology and social support programs to help feed a hungry world" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in Fiedler Hall Auditorium at Kansas State University.

January 2014

National grant to help five Kansas postsecondary schools increase STEM graduates from underrepresented groups, meet state's workforce needs
A $2.5 million national grant will be used by Kansas State University and four other educational institutions in Kansas to help students find success in science, technology, engineering and math -- or STEM -- careers, regardless of their race, ethnicity or economic status.

Dawson named College of Engineering Dean at kansas State University following national search
Following a national search, Kansas State University has selected Darren Dawson, an electrical engineer from Clemson University, as dean of the College of Engineering. He will join the college July 1.

Engineering, education online graduate programs move up in U.S. News & World Report rankings
U.S. News & World Report recognizes Kansas State University as a great place to earn an online graduate degree in education and engineering, moving both programs up in its rankings released Jan. 8. Kansas State University's ranks No. 72 for best online graduate education programs, up 57 places from No. 129 in the previous survey. The university ranks No. 27 in best online graduate engineering programs, up 10 places from No. 37 in the previous survey.

Former Salina area residents' endowment aims to make difference for prospective students
Recipients of the new Dale C. and Marceline L. Dandurand Olson Engineering Scholarship in Kansas State University's College of Engineering will receive about $5,000. The scholarships will have an emphasis on helping mechanical engineering students and students from Saline County, where the Olsons both attended high school.

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