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December 2015

National academy honors engineering professor for engineering ethics course
Steve Starrett, associate professor of civil engineering, has been notified by the National Academy of Engineering that his course, CE 703 Responsibility of Engineering: Codes & Professionalism, has been recognized as an exemplar course.

Kansas State University team helps city of Wichita move forward on water quality plan
A proposal developed by a Kansas State University research team to involve upstream rural agricultural producers in improving water quality in the Little Arkansas River and the city of Wichita is making steady progress toward becoming reality.

College of Engineering mourns loss of assistant dean
Larry Satzler, assistant dean for undergraduate academic programs in the College of Engineering, died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 5.

Alumni couple supports College of Engineering's Phase IV
"If you're going to attract qualified faculty and students to increase the level of research, I think having a nice facility helps that, said Thayne Kraus, Kansas State University alumnus.

K-State research team wins R&D 100 Award for second year in a row
Kansas State University research team led by Douglas McGregor, university distinguished professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has won a prestigious R&D 100 Award from R&D magazine for developing one of the year's 100 top technologies.

November 2015

Noel Schulz named 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow
Noel Schulz, associate dean for engineering research and graduate programs at Kansas State University, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, fellow. 

Engineering professor addresses renewable energy expansion at events in Korea
Anil Pahwa, Kansas State University professor of electrical and computer engineering, conducted a workshop supported by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, Nov. 10-11 in Daegu, South Korea.

$2.5 million grant funds study of how infectious diseases become epidemics
Two researchers from the College of Engineering are exploring how diseases spread across long distances in an effort to learn how to better control the next human, animal or plant epidemic.

Civil engineering student to intern with UN World Food Program
Ramin Rostampour, K-State junior in civil engineering, will leave for an internship opportunity with the U.N. World Food Program in Rome, Italy, on Nov. 27.

Cassone joins K-State Olathe as engineering programs coordinator
Deandra "Dee Dee" Cassone has been hired as an associate professor in the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering program at Kansas State University Olathe. 

Cyber Defense Club takes first in networking competition
A team of seven computing and information sciences students from the Kansas State University Cyber Defense Club took first place at a cyber defense competition Oct. 24, hosted in conjunction with the eighth Central Area Networking and Security workshop. 

Engineering professor to give two presentations on dairy-related research
Joe Harner, professor and head of the biological and agricultural engineering department, has been invited to speak at the Creating an Enduring U.S. Dairy Production Sector 30th ADSA Discover Conference on Food Animal Agriculture in Itasca, Illinois.

Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz, CE Ph.D. student, was selected as one of the top 10 presenters who will be representing K-State at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in February 2016.
Her poster topic concerns highway safety manual calibration and crash predictions, and her major professor is Sunanda Dissanayake, CE.

October 2015

Engineering students attend 2015 Gas Machinery Conference
College of Engineering students attended the 2015 Gas Machinery Conference in Austin, Texas.

Kansas State University team places second at regional construction competition
A student competition team from K-State's architectural engineering and construction science department brought home the second place award in the design-build division from the Region IV Associated Schools of Construction 2015 Student Competition.

Dunn to receive radiation science and technology award
Bill Dunn, professor and head of the mechanical and nuclear engineering department, and the Steven M. and Kay L. Theede chair in engineering, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Nuclear Society Radiation Science and Technology Award.

Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering faculty present at FORMS conference
Only one team of academic researchers was invited to present at the FedEx Operations Research Management Science Conference Sept. 30-Oct. 1. That team was from the K-State's industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department.

Engineering graduate students place in top 2 percent at international programming competition
Haotian Wu and Xin Li, electrical and computer engineering doctoral students in the College of Engineering, finished 26th internationally out of 2,059 teams in the Oct. 24 IEEEExtreme international programming competition.

Engineering Extension group hosts grant-writing workshop in Germany
Kristina Snyder and David Carter, program specialists in Kansas State University’s Office of Engineering Extension, hosted 26 European students from 16 countries in Berlin, Germany, for a one-day, grant-writing workshop and networking event on Oct. 17. 

Hasler to receive Illuminating Engineering Society Presidential Award — again
Fred Hasler, associate professor of architectural engineering and construction science, will be presented with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Presidential Award at the society's annual conference in Indianapolis on Nov. 9.

Biological and agricultural engineering faculty travel to China
Hosted by faculty of the Oil Crops Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Joe Harner, Mei He, Ronaldo Maghirang, Stacy Hutchinson and Lisa Wilken visited the Hubei Province in central China Oct. 3-11.

Erickson cited for distinguished service
Larry Erickson, chemical engineering professor and director of the Center for Hazardous Substance Research in the College of Engineering, has received a Distinguished Service Award from the International Phytotechnology Society.

Engineering associate dean to present in China
Gary Clark, senior associate dean for the College of Engineering and professor of biological and agricultural engineering, will be an invited speaker and session moderator for the Irrigation in Action Symposium at China Agricultural University in Beijing.

Interest in video games helps Kansas State University student from Prairie Village shape future career
Geordy Williams, a junior in computer systems engineering at Kansas State University, is enthralled with the design and creation of video games.

Agronomy, chemical engineering professors earn Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
P.V. Vara Prasad, professor of agronomy, and Mary Rezac, interim associate vice president for research and Tim Taylor chair in chemical engineering, are K-State's newest Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award winners

September 2015

College of Engineering faculty earn National Science Foundation awards
Two College of Engineering faculty members have recently received National Science Foundation awards in excess of $250,000 each.

Engineering extension team takes part in international radon symposium
Three members of the engineering extension office in the College of Engineering took part in activities at the 2015 International Radon Symposium Sept. 20-23 in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry grants help students advance undergraduate research work
Two engineering students are receiving research and travel grants for their undergraduate research from the university's Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry.

University's nuclear engineering program uses $1.5 million grant to upgrade reactor equipment
Kansas State University's nuclear reactor control console in Ward Hall will be getting a much-needed upgrade, funded by a $1.5 million Nuclear Engineering University Partnerships grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Bartlett and West named College of Engineering Company of the Year
The engineering and technology firm Bartlett & West Inc. has been named the 2015 Company of the Year for its extensive support of Kansas State University’s College of Engineering.

Fall 2015 National Academy of Engineering Seminar Series: Trends and innovations in electrical grid operations
Damir Novosel, president of Quanta Technology, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 company Quanta Services, will present "Electrical Grid — Trends and Innovations" at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in Fiedler Hall Auditorium.

Doctoral student in computing and information sciences earns 2015 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award
Kansas State University's university distinguished faculty members will recognize three outstanding graduate students with 2015 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards.

Caterina Scoglio, ECE, is part of a K-State research group awarded a $504,567 NSF grant to apply network models to the spread of diseases
An interdisciplinary project will enhance both theoretical understanding of how diseases spread and the computational tools available to researchers interested in predicting the behavior of epidemics.

Engineer and educator Bette Grauer featured in 'EduCATion Today' Web series
The College of Education recently released the latest webisode in its monthly series "EduCATion Today: The Issues & The Experts." The featured guest was award-winning engineer and educator Bette Grauer.

Engineering faculty members cited for teaching and service
Kevin Wanklyn and Kimberly Kramer are recipients of the American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section Outstanding Teaching Award and Midwest Section Outstanding Service Award, respectively.

Engineering students present research projects that help Kansas industries
Six interns at Kansas State University's Pollution Prevention Institute will conduct presentations on their research projects for Kansas industries from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Room 206 at the K-State Student Union.

August 2015

Engineering professor named to American Ceramic Society editorial advisory board
Gurpreet Singh, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has been appointed a member of the editorial advisory board for the American Ceramic Society Bulletin. 

Fateh receives travel award to present at Energy Conversion Congress and Expo
Fariba Fateh, doctoral candidate in electrical and computer engineering, will present a paper at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2015 Energy Conversion Congress and Expo.

Scholarship honors K-State professor's legacy
Alok Bhandari accomplished a lot in 44 years before succumbing to cancer in 2013. Toward the end of his life, the K-State professor was pleased when friends suggested creating the Alok Bhandari Civil Engineering Scholarship at K-State in his honor.

Fountain Wars Design Team takes third at international competition
A team from Kansas State University made a splash at the 2015 Fountain Wars competition by finishing in third place.

Architectural engineering senior awarded scholarship
Robee Ybanez, Kansas State University senior in architectural engineering, has been awarded a $2,000 Midwest Concrete Industry Board Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. 

The tradition continues: Robotics team earns ninth straight championship
The streak continues. The Kansas State University Robotics Design Team is the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' annual student robotics design competition for the ninth year in a row.

Biological systems engineering students, faculty earn honors at international meeting
K-State students and faculty claimed many of the top honors at the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineering International Meeting in New Orleans.

Cattle movement estimation study sheds light on disease risk
A new technique developed by Caterina Scoglio, a Kansas State University electrical and computer engineering professor, and her former student, Phillip Schumm, helps estimate the movement of beef cattle to determine the risk of disease. 

July 2015

K-State geographer, engineer present research at European remote sensing conferences
Shawn Hutchinson, geography, and Stacy Hutchinson, biological and agricultural engineering, recently presented research on military training land sustainability and grassland monitoring at European remote sensing conferences in Sweden and France. 

Evans family donates $1 million to Academic Success Center at Kansas State University
Ike and Letty Evans, Bluffton, South Carolina, are supporting the Academic Success Center in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University with a $1 million donation. 

Stanford receives award at international conference
John Stanford, doctoral student in chemical engineering and National Science Foundation integrative graduate education and research trainee, or IGERT, in biorefining, receives award at international conference.

Graduate student recognized for top poster at annual meeting
Masoumeh Tavakol, master's student in civil engineering at Kansas State University, was recognized as having one of the two best entries in the student poster competition at the annual meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Mechanical engineering graduates earn honors
Six spring 2015 graduating seniors in mechanical engineering have been honored by their department at Kansas State University.

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