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College of Engineering
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September 2017

Chen named honorary fellow of Australian Institute
James Chen, assistant professor and Keystone research faculty scholar in mechanical and nuclear engineering, has been elected as an honorary fellow for the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials.

Hurricane Harvey puts College of Engineering's Kulesza in GEER
Kansas State University's Stacey Kulesza, assistant professor of civil engineering, served as volunteer in Houston to document erosion damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Engineering professor recognized for early career success
Melanie Derby was awarded the 2017 American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels Outstanding Early Career Award at a recent conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Industrial engineering senior presents research at state environmental conference
Carolyn Countess, senior in industrial engineering, presented research from her internship with the Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Intern Program at the Kansas Environmental Conference on Aug. 10. 

College of Engineering names Textron Aviation 2017 Company of the Year
The College of Engineering will honor Textron Aviation Inc. as the 2017 Company of the Year at its 34th annual Career Fair Recognition event, Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Engineering Complex atrium. 

Engineering professor recognized with leadership award
Amy Betz, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has been named recipient of the 2017 American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels Outstanding Leadership Award.

Cargill invests in program to accelerate inclusive leadership development at Kansas State University
Cargill, a global agriculture, food and nutrition company, has given Kansas State University more than $600,000 in continued support of Project IMPACT and development of the Cargill Leadership Acceleration Program.

College of Engineering adds 10 to list of Keystone Research Faculty Scholars
With a strong belief in the importance of faculty research, the Kansas State University College of Engineering has announced the addition of 10 Keystone Research Faculty Scholars.

August 2017

Bossmann and Schlup honored for teaching excellence with Segebrecht Award
John Schlup, professor of chemical engineering, has been selected to receive the Segebrecht Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for 2017.

National Science Foundation grant funds closer look at catalytic processes
Ongoing work to promote renewable energy has earned Keith Hohn, professor of chemical engineering, a National Science Foundation Chemical Catalysis Program grant of $450,000 over the next three years. 

Ice Professorship awarded to Shuting Lei
Shuting Lei, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Kansas State University, has been awarded the Carl R. and Mary T. Ice Industrial Engineering Professorship.

Steward named fellow of professional engineering society
David Steward, professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, has been named to fellow status by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Hossain named interim department head of civil engineering
Mustaque Hossain, professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, has been named interim department head, effective Aug. 13. 

Chemical engineering faculty awarded best poster at ASEE meeting
Ryan Hansen, assistant professor of chemical engineering, received a best poster award after presenting his educational poster at the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Chemical Engineering Summer School in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Engineering professor appointed chair of American Ceramic Society Bulletin Editorial Advisory Board
The American Ceramic Society Board of Directors recently approved Gurpreet Singh, Harold O. and Jane C. Massey Neff associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, as chair of the Bulletin Editorial Advisory Board. 

Amama recipient of Tim Taylor Chair in Chemical Engineering
Placidus Amama, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University, has been named recipient of the Tim Taylor Chair in Chemical Engineering.

College of Engineering announces Buyle as department head of architectural engineering and construction science
Ray Buyle, associate professor, has been named department head of architectural engineering and construction science at Kansas State University. He has been serving the department as interim head since late March 2017.

July 2017

NRC grants boost young faculty, graduate students in mechanical and nuclear engineering department
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded Kansas State University's mechanical and nuclear engineering department two grants totaling more than $843,000.

Drenched with success: Fountain Wars team takes third in international competition
For the sixth time in past seven years, a team from K-State has finished in the top three in the annual Fountain Wars Competition.

Biological and agricultural engineering faculty honored at international meeting
Seven faculty members and two graduate students from the biological and agricultural engineering department were recognized for their accomplishments at the 2017 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering's annual international meeting.

Prabhakar recipient of endowed chair in engineering
Pavithra Prabhakar, associate professor of computer science at Kansas State University, has been named the Peggy and Gary Edwards chair in engineering.

Helwig Farms supports university's award-winning quarter-scale tractor team
Carl and Melinda Helwig, owners of Helwig Farms, Columbus, have made a gift to support the Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team — previously known as Powercat Tractors — at K-State and the biological and agricultural engineering department. 

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