Welcome to the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University. It is an exciting time as we continue our success in meeting the engineering workforce needs associated with the University Engineering Initiative Act as well as meeting the K-State 2025 vision for the college. These two directives complement each other as we advance our outstanding undergraduate educational experience and nationally recognized research programs related to energy, health, infrastructure and information technology. Key to our plans is our aspiration to improve the reputation of the college while staying true to our core values as a land-grant, applied science and mission-focused university.
The college is well-positioned to achieve this ambitious goal. First, we have launched the Ike and Letty Evans Academic Success Center designed to give students the mentoring, advising and training needed for successful college and career paths. Second, our Engineering Leadership and Innovation Program is a unique, two-year undergraduate experience that trains juniors and seniors with the business and team management skills needed to become tomorrow’s leaders. Third, we continue to recruit and retain excellent faculty within the college (see our Faculty Development Initiative for more information) — a critical component for ensuring a high-quality educational experience for both current and future students. And fourth, we are progressing with our ongoing upgrade of our undergraduate educational facilities and our research infrastructure, which has a tremendous impact on the student educational experience, the quality and caliber of our research, and the overall reputation and success of the college (see our Undergraduate Facilities Initiative and Research Facilities Initiative for more information).
I encourage you to spend some time on our website to learn even more about our undergraduate and graduate programs, research ventures, academic units, faculty, and other exciting projects and activities in the college, I think you’ll see why Kansas State University is THE choice for engineering education.
Gary Clark, Ph.D., P.E.
Interim Dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering