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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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October 2020

NSF-funded project focuses on improved security of smart devices
Xiaolong Guo, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a three-year, $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Computing and Communication Foundations.

Computer science lab director Arslan Munir funded by NASA for space research
NASA has awarded $750,000 toward a joint project involving researchers at Wichita State University, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.

Computer science professor funded by NSF for open science research project
Pascal Hitzler, professor and Lloyd T. Smith Creativity in Engineering chair in the computer science department and director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, has been awarded nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation.

Engineering professor's NSF-funded work could have use in robotics, smart devices
The NSF has awarded Raj Kumar Pal, assistant professor in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, more than $300,000 for his work, "Toward mechanical resonators with zero leakage using elastic meta-structures."

September 2020

Engineering faculty members receive named positions
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has announced nine faculty members as the most recent recipients of named positions.

Architectural engineering student earns Gold Award industry scholarship
Architectural engineering student Diego Sanchez has received the Gold Award, a $2,500 scholarship from the Mid-West Concrete Industry Board and Concrete Promotional Group.

Civil engineering assistant professor named White House Fellows national finalist
Eric Fitzsimmons, assistant professor and the Hal and Mary Siegele professorship in engineering, civil engineering department, has a new certificate to frame and display — 2020-2021 White House Fellows national finalist.

Phase three funding awarded for DARPA CASE program involving K-State faculty
Computer science professors Robby and John Hatcliff, and their team led by Collins Aerospace, have been selected for DARPA Cyber-Assured Systems Engineering, or CASE, Phase 3, which includes an additional $550,000 to continue their sabbatical work.

Distinguished graduate faculty award winners show excellence in research, graduate teaching
Internationally recognized researchers in integrated pest management and biofuels are being recognized as the 2020-2021 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipients.

August 2020

Carl R. Ice College of Engineering names Hallmark as 2020 Company of the Year
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering is honoring Hallmark Cards Inc. as its 2020 Company of the Year. The selection is based on exhibited commitment to engineering education, high standards and quality performance in the engineering profession.

K-State civil engineering summit focuses on commercial vehicle safety
K-State Department of Civil Engineering faculty will host a 2021 Midwest Commercial Vehicles Safety Summit to reduce the number and severity of commercial vehicle crashes through an exchange of ideas.

Eckels named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering
Steve Eckels, professor and director of the Institute for Environmental Research at K-State, has been named department head of the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, effective Aug. 9.

Computer analysis shows that political speeches now use simpler language, express more sentiments
Research by K-State shows how politicians from both major parties have changed their political speech from previous centuries.

Technology Development Institute receives CARES funding to create Innovation Stimulus Program
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded the Technology Development Institute at K-State grant funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to assist regional innovation efforts.

Pollution Prevention Institute awarded US EPA grant
The K-State Pollution Prevention Institute has been awarded $550,000 over the next five years to provide communication and collaboration tools, including a website, in support of the National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs.

Architectural engineering students awarded national scholarships
Seven Kansas State University architectural engineering students have been named recipients of undergraduate scholarship totaling $28,500 from the Besal Lighting Education Fund.

July 2020

USDA funds technology research for optimum production from better, smarter planting
In a collaborative effort with crop producers, researchers at K-State will introduce the latest technologies for precision planters to help enhance productivity and maximize yield.

Technology Development Institute assists in development of new agricultural product
The Technology Development Institute at the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has provided a Salina entrepreneur and inventor with the development assistance needed to get his newest product ready for interested manufacturers.

Computer science professor to head NSF-funded open science grid expansion across Great Plains
Daniel Andresen, director of the Institute for Computational Research in Engineering and Science and computer science professor, has received more than $350,000 to lead a project in support of computational and data-intensive research across the region.

Sharda recognized for research and education excellence
Ajay Sharda, associate professor in the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has received the Educator/Research Award of Excellence for 2020.

U.S. Department of Energy to fund joint project between Manhattan tech company and K-State mechanical and nuclear engineering department
A team from the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering has been awarded a subcontract as part of a nearly $1 million, two-year U.S. Department of Energy grant to Radiation Detection Technologies Inc.

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