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College of Engineering
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Manhattan, KS 66506
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November 2017

Graduate student awarded top prize at American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting
Haider Almkhelfe, doctoral student in chemical engineering, was presented with the prestigious first-place Carbon Nanomaterials Graduate Student Award at the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum on Nov. 1. 

K-State teams place at regional competition
Two student competition teams from the architectural engineering and construction science department placed second in their respective divisions at the recent Associated Schools of Construction Region 4 2017 Construction Management Competition.

Casebeer receives regional teaching award
Shannon Casebeer, assistant professor of architectural engineering and construction science, received one of two regional teaching awards voted on and awarded by the 18-member institutions at the Associated Schools of Construction Region 4 annual meeting.

October 2017

Two students chosen as 2018 K-State Student Ambassadors
Michelle Anderson, sophomore in finance and accounting, and Darrell Reese Jr., junior in mechanical engineering, were announced as the ambassadors Oct. 21 during halftime of the K-State Homecoming football game against the University of Oklahoma. 

Engineering students attend 2017 Gas Machinery Conference
A team of engineering students from Kansas State University experienced three days of technical training and presentations at the 2017 Gas Machinery Conference Oct. 1-4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Electrical and computer engineering department receives gift from alumnus
Wanting to help students complete their education and reach career goals, Mark and Brenda Brown established multiple funds supporting students and faculty in the electrical and computer engineering department.

BETSOL, company founded by K-State alumnus, supports College of Engineering's Computer Science Scholars Program
K-State's CS Scholars Program was created to equip students with academic and professional advantages to prepare them to lead in the competitive computer science and information technology industries.

Center for Hazardous Substance Research using $2 million EPA grant to assist tribal communities with contaminated lands
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected K-State to receive approximately $2 million in funding over the next five years to provide technical support to tribes addressing environmentally contaminated lands.

Loughmiller appointed to distinguished professorship
Katie Loughmiller, Kansas State University assistant professor of architectural engineering and construction science, has been named to the Martin K. Eby distinguished professorship.

Hasler named recipient of endowed chair
Fred Hasler, Kansas State University associate professor of architectural engineering and construction science, has been named the recipient of the John W. and Dorothy M. Burke architectural engineering chair.

September 2017

Professor's research to help meet the high demand for carbon nanotubes
A grant from the National Science Foundation will help a K-State chemical engineering researcher take on challenges related to scaling up production of carbon nanotubes from industrial waste gas.

Engineering leadership program embarks on second year
Participants in the Engineering Leadership and Innovation program in the Kansas State University College of Engineering met for kickoff events in Engineering Hall — 21 returning scholars on Aug. 22 and 21 first-year scholars on Aug. 24.

Kansas State University a part of collaborative effort for study of Arctic warming trends and effects
Biological and agricultural engineering researcher Aleksey Sheshukov is part of a collaborative research team studying warming effects in the Arctic.

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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