Four engineering students were recognized for high placements in the 15th annual Kansas State University S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition. Yang Chen, CS, and Yichao Zhang, CHE, tied for 1st place; and Melissa Coats, CMPEN, and Thomas Marietta, ME, tied for 3rd place.
Two BAE graduate students placed in the 2013 K-State Research Forum—Vahid Rahmani, doctoral candidate, took 1st place in the interdisciplinary oral presentation; and Chelsea Corkins, master’s student, placed 2nd in the engineering, mathematics and physical sciences session oral presentation. Rahmani was also chosen to participate in the Studies of Precipitation, Flooding, and Rainfall Extremes Across Disciplines (SPREAD) workshop to be held in Fort Collins, Colo., in June.
DeeAnn Turpin, BAE, is a recipient of the 2013 Anderson Award for Service by the K-State Alumni Association. She is also the 2013 K-State EcoReps recipient of the Community Spirit Award for her work in organizing Give It Up for Good.
Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz, CE graduate student, took first place in the master's competition at the inaugural Oklahoma Transportation Center's Heartland Transportation Consortium Student Competition. Her major professor is Mustaque Hossain, CE.
Clint Frye, CHE doctoral student, has been named a Lawrence Scholar by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., for his success as a student and his research developing new semiconductors. He is K-State’s first recipient of the prestigious award and one of 12 scholars chosen this year.
Two ChemE car teams finished 3rd and 4th in performance, respectively, at the AIChE regional student conference at the University of Oklahoma, with the 3rd-place entry qualifying for nationals in November. That team also placed 1st in the poster competition, and the other placed 3rd.
A team involving graduate students from CE and BAE was awarded honorable mention among larger institutions in EPA’s first-ever Campus RainWorks Challenge where students and faculty were challenged to apply green infrastructure principles and design to campus plans across the nation. Stacy Hutchinson, BAE, was a faculty adviser. Other team members/adviser were from agronomy and landscape architecture.