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Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Carl R. Ice
College of Engineering

1046 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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December 2019

Clark cited with distinguished alumnus award
Gary Clark, interim dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Agricultural and Biological Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida.

MNE professor awarded joint DOE grant
Scott Thompson has been awarded a grant totaling $400,000 over three years from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the effects of neutron irradiation on 3D-printed part degradation.

Engineering professor funded for efforts of conserving water while preserving livelihood of agricultural producers
Landon Marston, Peggy and Gary Edwards Cornerstone teaching scholar and assistant professor of civil engineering, has been awarded a grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to help regulate and conserve groundwater.

James Edgar selected for Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Award
James Edgar, university distinguished professor and Tom H. Barrett university faculty chair in the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, is among four recipients of the prestigious Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards.

Going global: Special scholarships help K-State students with education abroad
More than 60 Kansas State University students, including two engineering students, will spend a portion or all of the spring 2019 semester abroad thanks to scholarships offered through the university's Office of International Programs.

Multicultural Engineering Program announces Faculty Engagement Awards
Multicultural Engineering Program Faculty Engagement Awards were presented to 11 recipients Nov. 19 at the fall 2019 Multicultural Engineering Ceremony. Award winners are recognized for engaging, encouraging, and accelerating student success.

November 2019

Civil engineering professor elected to fellow status
Hayder Rasheed, civil engineering professor at Kansas State University, has been elected a fellow of the American Concrete Institute.

K-State mechanical engineering researchers fix decades-old mathematical error
While working with two common laboratory devices used in both undergraduate and graduate classes in automatic control theory, three mechanical engineering researchers found errors in mathematic models used in automatic control theory.

DMSA awards five students Joey Lee Garmon Scholarship
Bryan Hill, freshman in computer engineering, is one of five students the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs awarded scholarships to for promoting social justice.

K-State teams place at regional student competition
Student teams from the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science took part in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 4 2019 Construction Management Competition.

Civil engineering graduate students awarded fellowships from U.S. Department of Transportation
For the second year in a row, two students from the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering are among those across the U.S. to be honored with 2019-2020 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowships by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Ebola transmission model published in Scientific Reports
Caterina Scoglio, professor in the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and her research team have published research in Scientific Reports with Nature Publishing Group on Nov. 5.

October 2019

National search for dean of Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
The Office of the Provost announces a national search for the next dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Engineering college adding bachelor's degree in environmental engineering
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, with recent approval from the Kansas Board of Regents, will add environmental engineering as its 12th Bachelor of Science degree program.

Cancer research team receives $2 million from NSF
K-State researchers have received $2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program to conduct fundamental studies on new treatments for glioblastoma and other cancers.

Computer science department participating in NSF C-Accel Pilot
Computer science professor Pascal Hitzler receives research funding under the Open Knowledge Network track of the new Convergence Accelerator Pilot, known as C-Accel, by the National Science Foundation.

Engineering professor awarded NSF grant to develop grid of nanogrids test bed
Behrooz Mirafzal, associate professor in the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a three-year, $624,404 grant from the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program for "Development of a Grid of Nanogrids Test Bed."

Research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense will offer preventive approach to disease outbreak
A new tool being developed at K-State will provide a risk assessment of individuals becoming infected before it happens and will guide implementing preventive measures.

National Science Foundation awards grant for study of thin-film applications
Shuting Lei, professor in the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, has been awarded a nearly $300,000 research grant from the Advanced Manufacturing Program of the NSF.

Provost names search committee for dean of Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
Chuck Taber, provost and executive vice president, has appointed the search committee to lead a national search for the university’s next dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Research funded to aid large-scale modeling and analysis of smart grids
Bala Natarajan, professor in the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his collaborator, Hongyu Wu, assistant professor in the same department, have been awarded more than $480,000 for a project within the NSF.

Two K-State faculty receive $5,000 Iman Awards for research and teaching
Lisa Wilken is one of two Kansas State University faculty members who will receive a $5,000 award in recognition of their outstanding research and teaching. 

Computer science professors received multiple awards
Computer science professors Robby, John Hatcliff and Eugene Vasserman received multiple awards from industry, research institute and DoD sources to address critical system safety and security issues.

September 2019

NSF awards team $1.4M to improve research computing in Midwest
Seven experts from universities across the region, including K-State, recently received $1.4 million from the NSF to improve cyberinfrastructure and provide workforce development to fill an emerging need in high-performance research computing.

Engineering Extension program receives 2019 Excellence Award
The National Steering Committee has selected the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, part of the K-State Pollution Prevention Institute, for the 2019 Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Award for Excellence.

Honorees of the Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony
The ceremony recognized K-State women faculty, including Melanie Derby, Stacey Kulesza, Amy Betz and Stacy Hutchinson, for their achievements.

NSF planning grant to help research team better understand needs of rural communities
Stacy Hutchinson is principal investigator of a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center planning grant, the first of its type to be awarded to the university.

Inaugural cohort of Rural Resource Resiliency NSF research trainees selected
The Rural Resource Resiliency graduate training fellowship, funded by the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship, known as NSF NRT, program at Kansas State University has selected 16 students in its first cohort.

Engineering college names BHC RHODES 2019 company of the year
The Kansas State University Carl R. Ice College of Engineering will honor BHC RHODES as the 2019 Company of the Year at its 36th annual Career Fair recognition event, Sept. 25 in the atrium of Rathbone Hall.

Four doctoral students awarded University Distinguished Graduate Student Awards for 2019
Two engineering doctoral candidates among the winners of the University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards to be recognized at the Sept. 17 meeting of the University Distinguished Professors Group.

Technology Development Institute assists company with manufacturing automation
A manufacturing company with a facility in Kansas is getting a boost with its production of new products by working with the Technology Development Institute in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University.

Engineering college awards 24 named faculty positions under matching initiative
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering announces the naming of 24 faculty members as recipients of either a Keystone Research Scholar or Cornerstone Teaching Scholar award funded as a part of the Carl R. Ice Faculty Development Initiative Match Program.

University launching online computer science undergraduate certificate
Kansas State University's online undergraduate certificate in computer science teaches students how to develop novel, computer-based solutions to real-world problems in a variety of fields.

Industrial engineering student earns third place in paper competition
Madison Tischhauser, senior in industrial engineering, was awarded third place in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers 2019 Annual Conference and Expo paper competition. 

August 2019

Computer science professor designated as engineering chair
Pascal Hitzler, professor of computer science, has been named recipient of the Lloyd T. Smith Creativity in Engineering Chair, designating him as a highly regarded educator and researcher in the field of computer science.

Shamir named Keystone research faculty scholar
Lior Shamir, associate professor of computer science, has been appointed as a Nick Chong Keystone Research Faculty Scholar.

Civil engineering senior wins national scholarship
Angie Mitchell, senior in civil engineering, has been awarded the 2019 American Institute of Steel Construction Education Foundation Scholarship in honor of Fred R. Havens, former owner of Haven Steel Products Inc.

Two students receive Gilman Scholarship for study abroad experience
Elshaddai Abamegal, senior in mechanical engineering, is one of two Kansas State University students who will take their learning abroad for the fall 2019 semester with the help of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Anthony named interim department head of chemical engineering
Jennifer Anthony, associate professor, has been named interim department head of the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, effective July 22.

K-State researchers to track water movement in plant stems
Scientists at K-State are building a tool to noninvasively measure how water moves through the stems of farm crops and other plants.

Research team awarded $2.8M DOE grant to enhance solar energy capabilities, resiliency of power grid
K-State announced that it received a three-year, $2.8 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to advance solar energy's role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid.

July 2019

Stream of success: Fountain Wars Team takes first, continues winning tradition
It was nothing less than the best for students of the Kansas State University Fountain Wars Team in 2019. The creative design group from the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering brought home first-place honors in a recent international competition.

Architectural engineering student awarded top scholarship
Owen Lutz, sophomore in architectural engineering, is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Freshman Engineering Scholarship awarded at the ASHRAE annual conference June 22-26 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Rasheed honored with endowed recognition in civil engineering
Hayder Rasheed, professor of civil engineering, has been appointed as the Thomas and Connie Paulson Civil Engineering Outstanding Faculty Member, effective July 1.

Civil engineering senior wins national ASCE scholarship
Angie Mitchell, senior in civil engineering from Keosauqua, Iowa, has been awarded the 2019 Eugene C. Figg, Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE.

Deere & Company funds precision planting project with Kansas State University research team
Development of a precision planting system, offering producers the ability to plant large areas of acreage rapidly while maximizing yield per acre, will be the goal of a research team at Kansas State University.

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