April 2012 Noteworthy
Brian Schrotenboer, president KSU AGC Student Chapter, and Marshal Frey, both CNS, attended the National AGC Annual Conference in Hawaii to receive the 2nd-place award for Outstanding Student Chapter. They two gave a presentation on the CNS program at K-State as part of the awards luncheon.
Eric Grusenmeyer, ARE, was named a candidate for the American Council of Engineering Companies National Specialty Scholarship. He was also selected by ACEC of Kansas to receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Wilson Smith, CE, was noted in the “First Look” section of the American Society of Engineering Education's Prism magazine for his graduate research.
Trevor Kaufman, CE, was selected to receive an American Council of Engineering Companies' general scholarship.
Scott DeLoach and Simon Ou, CIS, have been awarded a five-year, $1,000,311 grant from AFOSR for their work titled "Understanding and Quantifying the Impact of Moving-Target Defenses on Computer Networks."
Beth Unger, CIS, has authored a section titled "Kansas State University: Formation of a Virtual Faculty" in the book Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies, to be published by Educause in April 2012.
Yacoub Najjar, CE, was selected by Kansas State University to receive the 2012 Commerce Bank Outstanding Teaching Award.
Gene Russell, CE (emeritus), was selected to receive the 2012 Wilbur S. Smith Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his contributions to enhance the role of civil engineers in highway engineering. He was also appointed to the Committee of Roundabouts of the Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council.