June 2012 Noteworthy
Simon R. Bolding, MNE graduate student, is the recipient of a three-year annual $50,000 Fellowship award from the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP). He was also selected as a recipient of a 2012-2013 ANS Graduate Scholarship Award for a student entering the field of nuclear science and engineering.
Vahid Rahmani, BAE doctoral student, was awarded first place in the 2012 Interdisciplinary Research Award session of the 2012 K-State Research Forum.
Christopher Dolezal, BAE, is the recipient of the K-State Alumni Association Anderson Senior Award for Outstanding Academics.
DeeAnn Turpin, BAE, has received a scholarship from the ASABE Quad City Section.
Dillon Cowing, CE, was selected by the Kansas Chapter of the American Public Works Association to receive a $1000 scholarship.
Eric Grusenmeyer, ARE, has been selected by ACEC National as the winner of the $2,500 CASE Scholarship.
Trevor Kaufmann, CE, was selected by the American Council of Engineering Companies to receive the $5,000 Life/Health Trust Scholarship.
The ASCE Student Chapter was ranked among the top third of all 223 ASCE student chapters and international student groups
Ranjit Godavarthy, CE graduate student, placed 2nd in the student poster competition at the Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MOVITE) spring meeting
Jordan Bever, IMSE, has been awarded the Material Handling Education Foundation Conveyor and Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship.
Brian Moore, Mohammed Obeidat and ZhenZhen Shi, IMSE graduate students, presented their research at the IEE Annual IE Conference and Expo.
Brandon Mais, IMSE and K-State IIE student chapter president, was an invited speaker at the “Best Practices” session for IIE student chapters at the IEE Annual IE Conference and Expo. K-State’s chapter received a Gold Award for the fourth consecutive year.
Six K-State students are participating in the AMI summer intern program, assisting staff with client projects, using the opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to actual projects.
Student Accomplishment: Team Success
The SAE Formula student design team placed 33rd in the autocross runs at the FSAE competition. Team adviser is David Pacey, MNE professor.
The BAE quarter-scale tractor team took 2nd place at the 2012 ASABE Annual International Meeting competition. The X team, composed of freshmen and sophomores, took 1st place with their tractor. A group of six BAE faculty, staff and alumni serve as team advisers. Read more.
The SAE aero design team placed 4th at the 2012 Aero Design West event and 6th at the Aero Design East event. Team adviser is Terry Beck, MNE professor.
The Mini Baja student design team finished 25th at the 2012 Baja SAE competition. Team adviser is Greg Spaulding, MNE asst. professor.
Robert Stokes, CE, was selected to receive the 2012 Larry and Laurel Erickson Public Service Award from the College of Engineering.
David Ben-Arieh, IMSE, presented two workshops at the 17th annual American Telemedicine Association convention. His topics included human factors in telemedicine and modeling the telemedicine processes.
Behrooz Mirafzal, ECE, was awarded an NSF EPSCoR First Award grant for his proposal "Integrated Micro-Boost Inverter for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Applications."
MNE will receive $136,000 for research reactor upgrades from the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP). Jeff Geuther, nuclear reactor facility manager, said the K-State reactor facility will receive the funding for control rod drives and airborne contaminant monitoring systems.
Yacoub Najjar, CE, received the 2012 Commerce Bank Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching from Kansas State University.
Programs, centers, and institutes
The Center for Sustainable Energy hosted a symposium for experts in the fields of agriculture, energy, food production, environment and socio-economics. Participants included Oak Ridge National Laboratory, John Deere; Archer Daniels Midland Co., BNSF Railway, DuPont, and others.