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Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Carl R. Ice
College of Engineering

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Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5590
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June 2018

Engineering professor named outstanding manufacturing engineer
Peter Zhang, Kansas State University assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been named one of 18 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers for 2018 by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Punit Prakash named to endowed Spainhour professorship
Punit Prakash, Kansas State University associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and Keystone Research Scholar, has been named recipient of the Paul L. Spainhour Professorship in Electrical Engineering.

Beocat staff impact local, national research cyberinfrastructure
Beocat staffers help K-State researchers run their simulations in hours rather than weeks and lead a national training session.

Tractor team once again makes its mark in international competition
The Kansas State University Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team came home with two top finishes at the 21st annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

Caragea named Keystone Research Scholar
Doina Caragea, Kansas State University professor of computer science, has been named a Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Scholar, funded by Michelle Munson, 1996 K-State graduate in electrical engineering, and her husband, Serban Simu.

Global financial technology company, C2FO, creates partnership with Kansas State University’s computer science department
C2FO is partnering directly with the Computer Science Scholars Program to develop computer science scholarship through academic mentorships, professional collaboration, networking opportunities, and recruitment of K-Staters for potential paid internships and full-time employment.

EPA recognizes K-State's Pollution Prevention Institute
The Environmental Protection Agency has named the Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute and its director, Nancy Larson, as recipients of the EPA Administrator's Award for Outstanding Accomplishments.

Wind power team breezes into third place of Collegiate Wind Competition
The Wildcat Wind Power team took third place in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition at the American Wind Energy Association Conference, Windpower 2018, May 7-10 in Chicago.

May 2018

University's online engineering master's programs No. 1 in national ranking
Kansas State University's online engineering master's programs are the best in the nation according to a new national ranking.

Architectural engineering and construction science department awards more than $300,000 in scholarships and fellowships
The department awarded 170 student scholarships and awards totaling nearly $300,000 for the 2018-19 academic year. Nine faculty fellowships totaling more than $35,000 also were awarded.

Mechanical and nuclear engineering professor to receive Zeldovich Medal
Amir Bahadori, Kansas State University assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, is the recipient of the 2018 Zeldovich Medal from the COSPAR Scientific Commission F, Life Sciences as Related to Space.

Exceptional undergraduate scholarship earns students Kirmser research awards
Excellence in research has earned biological and agricultural engineering students at Kansas State University recognition through the fifth annual Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards.

Poster forum highlights engineering undergraduate research
The College of Engineering hosted its annual Undergraduate Research Poster Forum April 26 in the Engineering Complex atrium. The event featured 39 poster presentations from all eight engineering departments.

Three Kansas State University researchers awarded more than $415,000 to study microbiomes
Dong Lin, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Prathap Parameswaran, assistant professor of civil engineering, received two of three grants awarded at K-State. 

Civil engineering student awarded national scholarship
Andrew Foerster, graduate student in civil engineering, has been awarded the $5,000 Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship from the American Concrete Institute Foundation.

Prestigious fellowship to help Air Force ROTC member earn doctorate
Sarah Stevenson, bachelor's candidate in mechanical and nuclear engineering, has big plans following her upcoming graduation.

April 2018

Steel Ring Honor Society announces new members
The Kansas State University College of Engineering Steel Ring Honor Society has inducted 22 new members for the 2018-2019 academic year.

New Keystone Research Scholar awards
Two faculty members in the College of Engineering have been named Keystone Research Scholars, awards established to recruit and retain top scholars in the early stages of their careers who are in high demand for faculty positions.

Mechanical engineering and computer science recognized for assessment efforts
The Office of Assessment has selected the mechanical engineering undergraduate and computer science graduate programs as this year’s recipients of the Excellence in Assessment citation.

Architectural engineering students awarded Lighting Education Scholarships
Seven Kansas State University architectural engineering students have been awarded a total of $14,000 in undergraduate scholarships for 2018-2019 from the Besal Lighting Education Fund.

K-State Alumni Association honors nine K-State students for excellence
Two graduating K-State College of Engineering students will be recognized by the K-State Alumni Association for outstanding achievements throughout their college careers during an awards luncheon on April 25 at the K-State Alumni Center.

$22 million given to the College of Engineering from three couples
Three couples have given a total of $22 million to the College of Engineering, advancing opportunities for students and faculty and providing revolutionary, flexible funding for the college.

Computer science, mathematics major earns university's top honor for undergraduate research
A senior in computer science and mathematics, Maria Fernanda De La Torre Romo is being recognized for excellence in research.

College of Engineering doctoral students win best paper award
Kansas State University doctoral students Kaiming Bi and Yuyang Chen, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, have received the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Best Track Paper Award for Modelling and Simulation.

Student team from the College of Engineering places first in international competition
The Kansas State University Architectural Engineering Institute competition team was awarded first place in the construction category at the institute's 2018 forum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Chemical engineering professor selected as next Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars
Documenting the ways Kansas State University faculty members are preparing students to be career-ready will be the project of the university's 2018-2019 Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars.

Kansas State University design team awarded EPA grant for innovative technology project
Kansas State University was among 31 schools selected to receive phase I grants from the EPA program — a unique competition open to teams of college and university students working to design solutions for a sustainable future.

Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering professor receives first place in dissertation award
Ashesh Sinha, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, received the first place Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Engineering researchers to share in a more than $1 million NASA project
Amy Betz and Melanie Derby, both assistant professors of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, are participants in a statewide $1.125 million project funded through the NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice, or CAN, program.

Presidential Award winners reflect best of university's teaching, leadership and advising
Lisa Wilken, assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering, earned Kansas State University's 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

Construction science and management seniors awarded national scholarships
Jared Kirkland and Zachary Queen, seniors in construction science and management, are national scholarship recipients from the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.

Two alumni join Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame
The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame will induct two new members on April 21.

College of Engineering alumni honored for career success
The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor 10 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees will be recognized at ceremonies April 21.

Engineering seniors awarded scholarships
Three Kansas State University seniors in engineering have each been awarded a $1,000 general scholarship from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas.

Civil engineering professor receives dissertation award
Landon Marston, Kansas State University assistant professor of civil engineering, is the first place recipient in the Universities Council on Water Resources 2018 Ph.D. Dissertation Award in the water policy and socio-economics category.

March 2018

University's teaching faculty recognized with outstanding teaching awards
Bruce Babin, instructor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, is one of four faculty members being recognized with the 2018 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award for teaching excellence.

Seniors in architectural engineering awarded regional scholarships
Katherine Benton and Larissa Eshelman, Kansas State University seniors in architectural engineering, have been selected to receive regional scholarships from the Wichita Chapter of the Structural Engineering Association of Kansas and Missouri.

Kansas State University students elect Kiehl, Pitts as student body president, vice president
Jordan Kiehl, senior in industrial engineering, will serve as student body president.

College of Engineering Ambassadors named for 2018
The Kansas State University College of Engineering has made its selection of 34 students for membership in the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

Chen receives summer faculty fellowship from U.S. Air Force
James Chen, Kansas State University Steve Hsu Keystone Research Faculty Scholar and assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has been named a fellow in the 2018 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program.

February 2018

Senior design team wins best paper award at power and energy event
A senior design team from the electrical and computer engineering department earned the Best Paper Award for its presentation at the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Texas Power and Energy Conference at Texas A&M University.

Harner honored with induction to Hall of Fame
Joseph Harner, professor and department head of biological and agricultural engineering, was inducted into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at an awards luncheon Feb. 15 at the 2018 Frame Building Expo in Columbus, Ohio. 

National Institutes of Health funds cancer-related research at Kansas State University
A grant for more than $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to a team of Kansas State University researchers could lead to a minimally invasive treatment for lung tumors.

Cyber defenders score high in national competition
Team members from the Kansas State University Cyber Defense Club brought home second-place honors in the Spring 2018 National ISEAGE Cyber Defense Competition, Feb. 2-3, at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol features five students from Kansas State University
Maria Fernanda De La Torre, senior in computer science and mathematics, is one of five students who will get the chance to share their work with state lawmakers and the public at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.

College of Engineering names Hossain to department head position
Mustaque Hossain, professor of civil engineering, has been appointed department head of civil engineering at Kansas State University.

Architectural engineering students win local chapter scholarships
Two Kansas State University architectural engineering students have been awarded scholarships from the Kansas City area chapter of ASHRAE.

New ASHRAE scholarship winners rank university high in total dollars awarded
Three Kansas State University architectural engineering students have been awarded ASHRAE national scholarships for 2018-19, bringing high overall rankings in this category to the department.

Best Paper award for doctoral student in mechanical engineering
Ryan Huber, Kansas State University doctoral student in mechanical engineering, was awarded Best Student Paper, Ph.D. category, at the recent 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago, Illinois. 

January 2018

Kulesza named Keystone Research Faculty Scholar
Stacey Kulesza, Kansas State University assistant professor of civil engineering, has been appointed a Steve Hsu Keystone Research Faculty Scholar by the College of Engineering.

Keen recognized with ASHRAE Award of Merit
Julia Keen, professor and Bob and Betty Tointon engineering chair in the architectural engineering and construction science department, has received the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit from the international ASHRAE organization.

Endowed professorship awarded to engineering professor Melanie Derby
Melanie Derby receives the Hal and Mary Siegele Professorship in Engineering.

University engineering team to design, analyze and test against high-level radiological materials threat
From military groups to local first responders, newly funded radiation detection research at Kansas State University is expected to have far-reaching benefits.

Engineers and soil physicist are joint recipients of National Water and Energy Conservation Award
Three K-State agricultural engineers and a soil physicist share in a national award for water and energy conservation.

USDA-funded multi-robot farming project to aid in increasing world's food supply
The new project "Multi-Robot Farming on Marginal, Highly Sloped Lands" has the potential of not only increasing yield for an enlarging population but to do so in a sustainable way that will allow continued feeding of the world.

Computer scientists to study application of big data for improved disaster management and response
Computer scientists with Kansas State University's College of Engineering have received grants totaling nearly $1.7 million for the project "Domain Adaptation Approaches for Classifying Crisis-Related Data on Social Media."

Kansas State University research team wins R&D 100 Award for wearable radiation detection technology
A Kansas State University research team lead by Douglas McGregor, university distinguished professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering,has won its fifth top 100 technology honor since 2005 from R&D magazine.

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