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College of Engineering
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Manhattan, KS 66506
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June 2015

DOD center features spotlight article on engineering research
Gurpreet Singh, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has written a spotlight article for the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center.

University's quarter-scale tractor team places second at international competition
The Kansas State University quarter-scale tractor A team placed second overall at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

Awards event honors achievement in architectural engineering and construction science 
Four students in the architectural engineering and construction science management programs at K-State were recently recognized for their overall abilities and achievements in course work and extracurricular activities.

May 2015

University business, engineering students earn SHIELD Scholarships from Phillips 66
Phillips 66 and Kansas State University have selected the new SHIELD Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Kansas State University online engineering, education programs ranked among best for veterans
U.S. News & World Report's recent ranking of best online programs for veterans puts the university at No. 17 for best online graduate engineering programs and No. 78 for best online graduate education programs. 

Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering students, faculty receive best paper award
Songnian Zhao, John Wu, David Ben-Arieh and Yan Kuang in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, will receive a best paper award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Garmin executive gives $1 million to Kansas State University engineering expansion
Dr. Min Kao, of Garmin International Inc., has made a $1 million gift to create four labs in the Phase IV building addition at the Kansas State University College of Engineering.

Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduate scholarship at Kansas State University
Outstanding undergraduate research in topics ranging from presidential history to biosystems engineering has earned several Kansas State University students the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award, presented through the K-State Libraries.

Local Rotary clubs award $500 scholarships to K-State international graduate students
Five students earned scholarships from the Konza and Manhattan Rotary clubs. This annual $500 scholarship is awarded to international graduate students based on academic achievement, the benefit of graduate training to their country and financial need.

Top-three placement for engineering student research paper 
Devin Mangus, degree candidate in biological systems engineering, has been selected as having one of the top three Master of Science research papers that qualifies him as a finalist for the Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award.

Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department co-host national NSF CAREER proposal writing workshop
The industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department co-hosted a National Science Foundation CAREER proposal writing workshop for early career engineering faculty.

Kansas State University students part of first-place team in ConocoPhillips Innovation Challenge
Kansas State University students Ashley Coleman, junior in computer science, Colby, and Miriam Cox, junior in information systems, Manhattan, are members of the first-place winning team in the recent ConocoPhillips Innovation Challenge.

Undergraduate poster forum highlights engineering research
Three Kansas State University engineering students are being recognized for excellence in research as winners of the College of Engineering's spring 2015 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum.

K-State recognized as Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment national supercomputing partner
K-State recently has been recognized as an Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, or XSEDE, level 3 service provider, one of only 10 in the U.S. This honor formally aligns K-State's local supercomputing efforts, spearheaded by Beocat.

Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards $10,000 to student entrepreneurs
A statewide student entrepreneurship competition organized by the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship has awarded three high school and three college students with $10,000 in prize money for their business ideas.

K-State Alumni Association honors undergraduate, graduate students for achievements
K-State Alumni Association is recognizing eight graduating students for outstanding achievements during their college careers.

Architectural engineering students win national scholarships
Kansas State University architectural engineering students have been selected to receive two of the five national scholarships awarded by the Committee of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

April 2015 

Steel bridge team qualifies for nationals
K-State's civil engineering steel bridge team — Steel Willie XI — took first place overall in the American Society of Civil Engineers regional competition April 24 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, qualifying for national competition.

Top scholarship awarded to Kansas State University architectural engineering graduate student
Collin Wheeler, Blue Springs, Missouri, a graduate student in architectural engineering, has been awarded a $6,000 scholarship from the Besal Lighting Education Fund, representing the top prize among graduate students in the nation.

University team places in international architectural engineering competition
Kansas State University continued its winning ways in an annual international architectural and engineering competition by finishing as the runner-up in the event's structural design category.

Chem-E-Car takes first in regional competition
The K-State Chem-E-Car student design team took first place in the Chem-E-Car competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Mid-America Student Regional Conference April 4 in Lawrence.

Biological and agricultural engineering faculty members receive awards
Two K-State faculty members from the biological and agricultural engineering department were award recipients at the annual meeting of the Kansas Section of the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers, or ASABE, April 10 in Manhattan.

Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich'
The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University.

K-State named as American Concrete Institute Excellent University
For the third year in a row, the K-State American Concrete Institute student chapter has been named an American Concrete Institute Excellent University for 2014.

Two faculty members honored as university distinguished professors
Kansas State University has selected a jazz musician and a nuclear engineer as the newest university distinguished professors. The professors receiving the distinction are Wayne Goins, professor of music, and Douglas McGregor, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Center for Sustainable Energy announces 2015 Energy Symposium poster winners
Laura Soto Sierra and Sarocha Pradyawong, both BAE grad students, took second and third place, respectively, in the K-State Center for Sustainable Energy annual Energy Symposium.

Making their mark: Accomplished alumni recognized as Alumni Fellows
Mitch Snyder, EE '83, executive vice president, military business, Bell Helicopter, is one of 12 accomplished K-State alumni selected as 2015 Alumni Fellows.

Students achieve high results in Putnam Mathematical Competition
Eight Kansas State University students have placed highly in an international mathematics competition. 

Construction Science and Management students earn scholarships at National convention 
Six K-State construction science and management students were awarded $2,500 scholarships from the Associated General Contractors of America Education and Research Foundation at the association's annual convention March 17-20 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

No problem: Students show off mathematics skills at annual competition
Sarah Featherstone, CHE, placed third in the 17th annual S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition.

March 2015 

2015 President's Award for Excellence for Unclassified Professional Winners
Mark Clarke, computing information specialist, has been selected for the 2015 President's Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals in the Productivity, Creativity and Innovation Award category.

Kansas State University engineering alumni honored for career success
The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor 11 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees will be recognized at ceremonies on the Manhattan campus March 28.

Two alumni join Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame
The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame will induct two new members on March 28.

Ahern named Steel Ring Advisor of the Year
Christopher Ahern, assistant professor in the department of architectural engineering and construction science, has been named 2014-2015 recipient of the Clair Mauch Steel Ring Advisor of the Year Award.

Kansas State University again selected for Collegiate Wind Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Kansas State University to compete at its 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition, a biennial event. The university also participated in the inaugural competition in 2014.

Advanced Manufacturing Institute helping Federal Railroad Administration with rail safety project  
The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded the Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University a two-year grant of $380,000 to develop a position control platform that will house a rail sensor system used for detecting rail defects. 

K-State nominates four students for national Udall Scholarships
Margaret Spangler, BAE, is one of four K-State nominees for the $5,000 Morris K. Udall Scholarship Competition.

K-State Launch awards $20,000 to student entrepreneurs 
A Kansas State University competition has awarded 19 students and 16 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money. Jordan DeLoach, CIS, won $10,000 and first place for his pitch for Twitistics, a social media background check company.

Biological systems engineering students sweep poster competition 
A group of undergraduate and graduate students in the biological systems engineering program at K-State brought home the top prizes in their respective poster competitions at the 2015 Institute of Biological Engineering annual meeting in St. Louis.

Kansas State University's education, engineering, veterinary medicine graduate programs named among the nation's best 
Kansas State University's graduate programs in the College of Engineering, College of Education and College of Veterinary Medicine are being recognized as among the best in the nation.

Patented process builds better semiconductors, improves electronic devices 
Through a surprise research discovery, a Kansas State University chemical engineer has found the icing on the cake for electronic devices. 

Programming competition draws strong field of competitors 
C.J. Dopheide, junior; Max Erdwien, senior; and Ryan Woodburn, senior, all in computer science, were the first-place team in the K-State Association for Computing Machinery's Spring Programming Contest Feb. 28 in Nichols Hall. 

State scholarship winners all K-State engineering students 
The American Council of Engineering Companies Scholarship Committee for Kansas selected Alex Pint, senior, and Daniel Weisenberger, junior, both architectural engineering, and Luke Snider, senior, biological systems engineering, for $1,000 scholarships.

February 2015

Civil engineering student wins national scholarship

Jack Cunningham, senior in civil engineering, has been awarded the 2015 American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, or AREMA, Union Pacific William E. Wimmer Scholarship

K-State SMART Laboratory featured on the cover of Nuclear News Magazine
Recent developments in Micro-Pocket Fission Detector, or MPFD, have been featured in the Feb. 2015 issue of Nuclear News, a publication of the American Nuclear Society.

K-INBRE Symposium
Zheng Zhao, BSE, was awarded outstanding poster presentation at the 13th annual K-INBRE Symposium in Topeka. He worked with Mei He, BAE asst. professor.

Team of seniors take first place in mobile app competition
Three seniors from the College of Engineering recently took first place in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers mobile device app competition.

Ten graduate students to share Kansas-related research at statewide summit
The 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit will feature 10 K-State graduate students, including Jan Vosahlik, CE.

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol features six students from Kansas State University
Margaret Spangler, BAE, is one of six K-State undergraduate researchers who will present at Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol, Feb. 11.

January 2015

Engineer receives NSF CAREER award for nanotechnology research, educational outreach
A prestigious award will support a Kansas State University engineer's research on nanosheets and will help organize educational activities for high school students and teacher

Buyle named outstanding educator by the Associated General Contractors of America
Ray Buyle, assistant professor of architectural engineering and construction science, is the recipient of the Associated General Contractors of America 2015 Outstanding Educator Award.

Interdisciplinary team completes preservation-based undergraduate research project 
An interdisciplinary group of 11 Kansas State University students — working as a team with faculty advisers, members of the Nemaha County Historical Society and a representative from the Kansas Preservation Alliance — recently completed a unique undergraduate research project investigating the Nemaha County Temple of Honor in Seneca.  

Best Online graduate engineering programs
Kansas State University is reaching new heights with distance education, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of the best online degree programs.

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