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December 2014

Student chapters to assist in low-income housing project over semester break
Kansas State University student chapters of both the Associated General Contractors of America and Habitat for Humanity are tag-teaming to construct low-income housing, Jan. 11-18, 2015, in Mobile, Alabama

Biodiesel Initiative
Rachel DeMyers and Joshua Benton, both CHE, are two of the participants in the K-State Biodiesel Initiative where a student-run biodiesel conversion facility is turning cooking oil from campus dining facilities to 100 percent biodiesel fuel. Both are also featured in a YouTube video on the project.

College of Engineering researchers awarded NSF RAPID grant for Ebola project
With the current outbreak of the Ebola virus continuing to spread around the globe, a proposal from two College of Engineering researchers to provide quantitative measures for effectiveness of contact tracing using mathematics and computer simulations has been awarded a National Science Foundation RAPID grant.

November 2014

Engineering assistant professor selected for National Science Foundation-funded fellowship program
Jessica Heier Stamm, K-State assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been selected for the National Science Foundation-funded fellowship program Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers. The fellowship supports the careers of junior faculty through structured mentoring and networking opportunities with other interdisciplinary researchers in the field.

Civil engineering doctoral candidate receives student of the year honor
Nassim Sabhafar, doctoral student in civil engineering, has been named the 2014 Mid-America Transportation Center Student of the Year and will be honored at the Council of University Transportation Center Awards Banquet in January 2015 in Washington, D.C. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship. Sabhafar's major professor is Mustaque Hossain, Munger professor of civil engineering.

K-State freshman part of the game jam winning team
K-Staters participated in a game jam with Texas A&M University on Nov. 7-9 in College Station. This 48-hour game building competition was organized into 15 teams of two to four developers, designers and artists.

Chemical engineering senior wins national student design competition
Andrew Woolley, senior in chemical engineering, is the recipient of the A. McLaren White Award for his first-place-winning entry in the American Institute for Chemical Engineers national student design competition. He will present his design at the institute's student conference on Nov. 17 in Atlanta, Georgia, and will receive $500 with the award.

Kramer named fellow of American Concrete Institute
Kimberly Kramer, architectural engineering and construction science professor, has been elected a fellow of the American Concrete Institute in recognition of her contributions to the professional organization. She will be formally recognized at the institute's annual convention in April in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kramer attending, presenting at American Concrete Institute convention
Kimberly Kramer, professor and G.E. Johnson construction science chair in architectural engineering and construction science at K-State, is attending the American Concrete Institute annual convention Oct. 26-29 in Washington, D.C. She will make two presentations and serve as moderator for two sessions.

Electrical engineering students win national Power and Energy Society scholarships
William Duren and Joshua Lloyd, K-State seniors in electrical engineering, have been awarded Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, Power and Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative awards for the 2014-15 academic school year. They are two of 184 undergraduate students at 95 universities across the U.S. and Canada to receive the awards.

October 2014

Students attend Engineers Without Borders conference in Panama
Civil engineering seniors Jennifer Sommerfeld and Noura Saadi attended the American Society of Civil Engineers/Engineers Without Borders Design Global Engineer conference and workshop Oct. 4-10 in Panama City, Panama

Architectural engineering team wins at international competition for second year in a row
Architectural engineering students at Kansas State University are proving they know what it takes to make a building more comfortable and energy efficient by winning the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system selection category at ASHRAE's international design competition for the second year in a row.

Mechanical engineering students attend 2014 Gas Machinery Conference
A team of mechanical engineering students from Kansas State University experienced three days of technical training and presentations by the natural gas transmission industry's leading experts, while assisting in overall operations of the 2014 Gas Machinery Conference, Oct. 6–8, in Nashville, Tennessee.  

Hossain named to visiting professorship at Malaysian university
Mustaque Hossain, Munger professor of civil engineering, has been appointed a visiting professor of civil engineering at Universiti Teknologi-MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia, for 2014-2016.

September 2014

Chemical engineering professor edits journal to successful status
Under the guidance of Keith Hohn, the online journal, Catalysts, has been added to the Science Citation Index Expanded and Scopus

Andresen named to national supercomputing leadership team
Daniel Andresen, associate professor in computing and information sciences and director of the Institute for Computational Research in Engineering and Science, has been selected to the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, or XSEDE, Campus Champions Leadership Team. Andresen is one of six members from more than 200 campus champions across the U.S. He will serve a two-year term.

Logan awarded faculty continuing education grant
Tom Logan, associate professor and Hutton family distinguished faculty in construction science, has been awarded a $2,500 faculty continuing education grant from the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation.

August 2014

Starrett elected vice president of Environmental and Water Resources Institute
Steve Starrett, associate professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, has been elected vice president of the    Environmental and Water Resources Institute, the largest technical institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, with nearly 20,000 members.

Seven students receive awards at Research Experience for Undergraduates poster session
The joint Research Experience for Undergraduates poster session was July 31 in the K-State Student Union.

Multicultural engineering program director wins award
LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin, director of the College of Engineering's multicultural engineering program, has been named the Midwest Region INROADS Educator of the Year.

New generation technologies prepare students for modern-day engineering
Minutes before their next mission, three armed soldiers realize a part from their tank has gone awry. Without missing a beat they identify the problem, print the part, assemble the piece and head into battle.

Assistant dean of engineering to receive outstanding service award
Bette Grauer, assistant dean of retention, diversity and inclusion in the College of Engineering, has been selected to receive the American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section's 2014 Outstanding Service Award.

K-State's Freddie Lamm honored for irrigation research, education
Kansas State University research irrigation engineer Freddie Lamm has been honored for his extensive research and education on subsurface drip irrigation, or SDI, for field crops by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

University-developed neutron detector named among Top 100 technologies of the year
Kansas State University engineers have developed a lithium-based neutron detector that is being recognized as one of the year's Top 100 newly developed technologies.

Distinguished professor of chemical engineering, L.T. Fan, dies at age 84
L.T. Fan, university distinguished professor and Mark H. and Margaret Hulings chair in engineering, died Aug. 4, three days short of his 85th birthday.   

K-State graduate students awarded sustainable agriculture grants
Three K-State graduate students, along with three faculty members, have each been awarded a $10,000 grant by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

South Korean Summer Institute students invite the K-State community to attend a poster session today
The 24 students attending the South Korean Summer Institute, sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology, are completing their special five-week software technology and English technical writing classes this week. They are presenting their work in a poster session from 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 4 in 247 Leadership Studies Building.

July 2014

Architectural engineering and construction science department hosted Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education Conference
The architectural engineering and construction science department hosted approximately 40 members of the Kansas Industrial Educators Association, an affiliate of the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education, for a conference from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, to discuss how these high school educators can prepare their students better for a postsecondary education.

K-State joint Research Experience for Undergraduates poster session July 31
The public is invited to learn about current research activities at K-State at a research poster session from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 31, in the K/S Ballroom on the second floor of the K-State Student Union.

Oz to Oz program announces inaugural recipients
Six Kansas State University faculty have been selected to be the first inaugural participants in the Oz to Oz program, a new part of the university's Australia Initiative.

Biological and agricultural engineering professor receives three awards
Freddie Lamm, biological and agricultural engineering professor and research irrigation engineer at K-State's Northwest Research and Extension Center in Colby, received the NETAFIM Award for Advancements in Microirrigation at the 2014 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers international meeting, July 13-16, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Electrical and computer engineering professor named distinguished alumnus
Anil Pahwa, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Kansas State University, has been named a distinguished alumnus by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Rajasthan, India. He is one of five people to receive this recognition annually.

Students complete summer program, Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM, with presentations
The first summer research program, Research Immersion: Pathway to STEM, or RiPs, conducted by the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, or KS-LSAMP, program began on June 1 and ends July 25.

Graduate student team takes top prizes at national imaging competition
A two-person team from Kansas State University won Best Overall Project and Employees Choice Video awards at the national Student Infrared Imaging Competition in Melbourne, Florida, June 27-28.

University, community partners break ground on Bulk Solids Innovation Center
After five years of discussions, planning and proposals, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is ready for construction following a groundbreaking ceremony on July 10.

Robotics Team wins eighth straight championship
The name on the trophy can stay the same — just as it has for the last seven years.

Unmanned aerial systems team takes fourth at international competition
The Kansas State University Unmanned Aerial Systems Team made the right maneuvers to land a top five finish at the recent 12th annual Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's student competition. This year's event was June 18-21 at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station near Lexington Park, Maryland.

South Korean Summer Institute students on Kansas State University campus for five weeks
Twenty-four students, sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology, are on the Kansas State University campus for five weeks this summer. They are accompanied by Kyung-Goo Doh, a Kansas State University computing and information sciences alumnus and professor in the department of computer science and engineering at Hanyang University Erica Campus.

Local Rotary clubs award $500 scholarships to K-State international graduate students
Three international students at Kansas State University have been awarded $500 International Graduate Student Scholarship from the Konza and Manhattan Rotary clubs. This annual scholarship is awarded to graduate students based on academic achievement, the benefit of graduate training to their country and financial need.

Engineering extension awarded grant for summer institute for international Fulbright students:
Engineering Extension in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University has been awarded a $153,400 grant from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to coordinate a five-week Summer Institute on Environmental Stewardship. This is the second award of a three-year grant for K-State to host this program

Logan presents at Mechanical and Electrical Faculty Boot Camp
For the fourth year in a row, Tom Logan, Kansas State University associate professor of architectural engineering and construction science, served as a presenter and instructor at the Mechanical and Electrical Faculty Boot Camp. This year's event was hosted by the Pittsburg State University School of Construction, June 10-12, in Pittsburg.

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