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Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Carl R. Ice
College of Engineering

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December 2018

Five students receive the Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowships
Five students from the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering and the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design are among those across the U.S. to be honored with 2018-2019 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowships.

College of Engineering to be named for alumnus Carl R. Ice
The Kansas Board of Regents approved Dec. 12 the first named academic college at Kansas State University. K-State's College of Engineering will be named in honor of K-State alumnus Carl R. Ice.

Cyber Defense Club takes top honors in DOE national cybersecurity competition
The Kansas State University Cyber Defense Club took second place in the overall U.S. Department of Energy's 2018 CyberForce Competition and took first place at the Argonne National Laboratory location where it competed.

November 2018

Engineering Extension Kansas Energy Program debuts escape room based on energy efficiency
Always looking for a fun and innovative way to reinforce principles in energy efficiency, the Kansas Energy Program in K-State Engineering Extension has developed an "escape" or "breakout" room based solely on energy efficiency.

Lifetime achievement award for emeritus professor Larry Erickson
Larry Erickson, Kansas State University emeritus professor of chemical engineering, will be presented with the Climate and Energy Project 2018 Impact Award at the organization's annual celebration and awards ceremony Dec. 10 in Lawrence.

Architectural engineering and construction science students and faculty rank high in regional competition and leadership positions
Architectural engineering and construction science students and faculty brought home top competition placements and elected leadership positions from the North Central Region, Region 4, mid-year meeting of the Associated Schools of Construction.

Applicants sought for state's first NSF Research Traineeship grant
An interdisciplinary team across three colleges and six departments at K-State is actively recruiting participants for a five-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program, or NSF NRT, the first ever awarded in the state.

Hosni to receive ABET Fellow Award
Mohammad H. Hosni, professor of mechanical engineering and the Charles and Nona Frankenhoff chair in engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2018 ABET Fellow Award, a designation approved by the organization's board of directors.

Scientist continues work on ceramics to create 'super' turbines
K-State researcher Gurpreet Singh is leading a five-year study funded by the National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education. Learn more about some of the accomplishments during the first year.

Multicultural Engineering Program selects inaugural 2018-2019 student advisory board
Ten students have been selected as members of the inaugural 2018-2019 Multicultural Engineering Student Advisory Board. The student board will strive to encourage and motivate students, as well as reach out to young alumni and prospective students.

Follow-up mission in Uganda for USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program
Caterina Scoglio, Paslay professor of electrical and computer engineering, traveled Oct. 22-25 to Uganda to train others in computational epidemiology.

October 2018

Engineering students attend 2018 Gas Machinery Conference
A team of K-State engineering students recently attended the 2018 Gas Machinery Conference. The conference is the industry's premier conference and focuses on the operation, maintenance and testing of gas compression machinery.

Mosquito immunity research gets boost from network science with $2.8 million NIH grant
Caterina Scoglio, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is part of an interdisciplinary team for a recently awarded $2.87 million National Institutes of Health grant that will use genetics, biochemistry and network science to understand mosquito immune response.

Study of reactor behavior focus of new grant from Department of Energy
Using first-of-a-kind data, a joint effort among Jeremy Roberts, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and collaborators will evaluate how well computer models can predict the behavior of nuclear reactors.

Two K-State faculty receive $5,000 Iman Awards for research and teaching
Todd Easton, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, will receive the Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching.

Chapman Scholarship recipients benefit from summer opportunities
Ethan Copple, junior in industrial engineering and anthropology, traveled to Joyabaj, Guatemala, to research the health care system, through the support of the Mark Chapman Scholars Program.

Department of Justice funds civil engineering early career award on police officer road safety
Fatal and serious injury vehicle crashes involving police officers are a growing concern for law enforcement agencies and local communities across the United States.

September 2018

NSF funds Kansas State University-led Kansas Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation program
Bette Grauer, assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion in the College of Engineering, is co-principal investigator on the project, which aims to increase the quality and quantity of students successfully completing STEM degrees.

Snead recognized as radon hero
Bruce Snead, director of Engineering Extension Programs at Kansas State University, has been recognized with the 2018 Radon Hero award by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors Inc.

College of Engineering names Netsmart 2018 Company of the Year
The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor Netsmart as the 2018 Company of the Year at its 35th annual Career Fair Recognition event, Sept. 19, in the Engineering Complex atrium.

Research team using NSF grant for development of soil sensor to aid food production
When addressing the ongoing global problem of food scarcity, a key element toward ensuring a successful crop yield is healthy soil conditions.

Interdisciplinary team awarded $2.9 million NSF Research Traineeship grant to strengthen rural communities
Melanie Derby, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, will lead an interdisciplinary team that has been awarded a five-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program grant.

Easton honored with outstanding teaching award
Todd Easton, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been named co-winner of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section Outstanding Teaching Award.

August 2018

Engineering professors funded by NSF to study clean water from wastewater initiative
Two Kansas State University College of Engineering professors will use a three-year, $304,427 grant from the National Science Foundation Environmental Engineering Program for a project improving a wastewater cleaning process.

Engineering leadership program embarks on third year
Participants in the Engineering Leadership and Innovation, or ELI, program in the Kansas State University College of Engineering met for a kickoff event Aug. 22 in Engineering Hall — 21 returning scholars and 21 first-year scholars.

Engineering students take first place in HVAC design competition
A team from the architectural engineering and construction science department has taken first place in the 2018 ASHRAE Student Design Competition and Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge in the HVAC System Selection category.

Kansas State University launches new computer science and Master of Business Administration joint degree program
The computer science/MBA dual degree program will allow students to combine technical IT skills with advanced business knowledge to drive leadership and decision-making in the modern technological business environment.

Making a splash: Kansas State University team scores high in fountain wars competition
Six members of the Kansas State University Fountain Wars Team, a creative design team from the College of Engineering, brought home third-place honors in a recent international competition.

Biological and agricultural engineering garners awards at international society meeting
The biological and agricultural engineering department at K-State was well represented with award winners at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, July 29-Aug. 1, in Detroit.

Maghirang named fellow of international professional society
Ronaldo Maghirang has been honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, or ASABE, with selection to the grade of fellow at ceremonies during the group's recent annual meeting.

July 2018

Casebeer named as endowed chair in construction science
Shannon Casebeer, assistant professor in the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science, has been appointed as the Jim and Carolyn Grier Construction Science Chair at Kansas State University.

Keen elected vice president of global professional society
Julia Keen, professor and Bob and Betty Tointon engineering chair in the architectural engineering and construction science department, was installed as 2018-19 vice president of ASHRAE during its annual conference in Houston June 23-27.


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