February 2012 Noteworthy
Patrick McGrail, ARE, has been awarded the $10,000 ASHRAE Willis H. Carrier Scholarship for 2012-2013.
Cody Knuth, ARE, has been awarded the $3,000 ASHRAE Duane Hanson Scholarship for 2012-2013.
Stacy Hutchinson, BAE, travelled to Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Waedenswil, Switzerland, to attend the International Ecological Engineering Society symposium Eco-Cities and Ecological Engineering and also present on "Restoring Prairie Ecosystem Functions for Storm Water Management."
Donghai Wang, BAE, took part in a National Science Foundation Panel Review in Washington, D.C.
Fred Hasler, ARE/CNS, has been named campus liaison for the Besal Fund designation recently awarded to the ARE/CNS department. This allows K-State students access to scholarships totaling nearly $600,000 since the inception of the fund.
Julia Keen, ARE/CNS, presented three days of intensive instruction at the HVAC Design Essentials Workshop in Atlanta for the ASHRAE Learning Institute.
Blythe Vogt, ARE/CNS, earned her Autodesk Professional-Level Certification on AutoCAD 2012 software while attending an Autodesk University conference in Las Vegas.
Dunja Peric, CE, authored the article "Study Seeds To Improve Roads," which was published in ASCE’s national magazine, Civil Engineering.
Programs, centers, and institutes
K-State UTC is one of 22 University Transportation Centers that will share in $77 million in grants from the U.S. Transportation Department to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing the nation.
AMI's bioprocessing/chemical engineer, Sigifredo Castro Diaz, was named one of the top scientists in Kansas by the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative.
AMI offered design and marketing expertise to improve the efficiency of Bourbon Trucking, Jewell, and also to develop owners LeRoy and Eric Bourbon’s new business, Bourbon Trailers.