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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
785-532-5590
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News Releases

June 2019

Mike and Lynn Wiegers invest in naming Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Wiegers have invested in the naming of the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. At their June 19 meeting, the Kansas Board of Regents approved the department naming.

Mechanical and nuclear engineering graduate students win awards at annual meeting
Two graduate students from the Kansas State University Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering each received a Best Presentation/Paper Award at the annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society June 9-13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Federal grant to establish Rural Railroad Safety Center at Kansas State University
Eric Fitzsimmons, assistant professor of civil engineering, will lead the Rural Railroad Safety Center project, which is being established with a more than $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration.

Suprem Das' research team featured in physics journal
Suprem Das, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, is leading a research team studying the next generation of information carriers and storage units.

Hutchinson named associate dean of engineering
Stacy Hutchinson, professor of biological and agricultural engineering, has been selected as associate dean for research and graduate programs in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering effective June 16.

Interim dean named for Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
Gary Clark, senior associate dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been appointed interim dean of the college.

Gattani award recipients selected
Doctoral candidates Ratan Lal, computer science, and Pedram Parandoush, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, have each been awarded the Gattani Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Team of student inventors selected for Braun award
Doctoral candidate Joydeep Mitra, computer science, is one of two students awarded the inaugural Ann and Dave Braun Student Inventor Award for their project, CoForm: An Automated Technique for Predicting Co-Crystals.

May 2019

Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award winners selected
Aubrey Busenitz, civil engineering, among students recognized for excellence in research at Kansas State University through the fifth annual Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards.

Kansas State University honors 2018 inventors
K-State researchers' work was recognized with patents or plant variety protection certificates in 2018.

Three undergraduate researchers selected as Goldwater scholars
Gabrielle Phillips, senior in chemical engineering, is one of three Kansas State University undergraduate student researchers among the 2019 national Barry M. Goldwater scholars.

Steel bridge team takes second, qualifies for nationals
The Kansas State University Steel Bridge Team took second place in the Mid-Continent Student Conference April 12 at the University of Oklahoma, qualifying for the national-level competition May 31-June 1 in Carbondale, Illinois.

Remote-control-focused robotics team wins international competition
The Mercury Remote Rover Squad, from the K-State Robotics Competition Team, took first place in the international competition, Oklahoma State University Mercury Robotics Challenge, April 26-27 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Showcase highlights engineering undergraduate research activities
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering hosted its annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase April 25 in the Engineering Complex atriums.

Battle of the bots: Robotics team wins regionals, on to nationals
The Combat Robotics Squad, from the K-State Robotics Competition Team, took first place in the regional competition, BOTSKC, April 7 in Liberty, Missouri. The squad now qualifies for national competition May 18 in California, Pennsylvania.

Eckels named interim department head
Steve Eckels, professor and director of the Institute for Environmental Research at Kansas State University, has been named interim department head of the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, effective July 1.

Civil engineering graduate students sweep paper competition
Three doctoral students from the civil engineering department placed first, second and third, respectively, in the Thomas J. Seburn Student Paper Award annual competition.

April 2019

Fitzsimmons awarded endowed professorship
Eric Fitzsimmons, assistant professor of civil engineering, has been named a recipient of the Hal and Mary Siegele Professorship in Engineering, effective July 1.

ChemE Car team brings home top prize from regional competition
For the third time in the past five years, the Kansas State University ChemE Car team took first place at the Mid-America Regional American Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference.

Two honored with honorary membership in Alpha Omega Epsilon
Bette Grauer, assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion, and Jennifer Thornburg, retention coordinator, both from the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, were awarded honorary membership in Alpha Omega Epsilon.

College of Engineering Dean Darren Dawson to become president at University of Alabama in Huntsville
Dean Darren Dawson has accepted the position of president of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Kansas State University seniors continue winning record in international architectural engineering competition
A team of architectural engineering and construction science seniors from Kansas State University took second place in four categories at the Architectural Engineering Institute's 8th Biennial Conference.

Steel Ring Honor Society inducts 22 seniors
Twenty-two new members have been inducted into the Steel Ring Honor Society at Kansas State University for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Engineering Extension hosts first statewide KidWind Challenge
Teams from around the state of Kansas met March 30 in Topeka for the first statewide KidWind Challenge. This year's competition saw triple the number of participants — 49 to 159 students — from the previous year's event, and included a team from the U.K.

Three alumni join Engineering Hall of Fame at Kansas State University
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University will induct three new members into its Hall of Fame on April 13.

March 2019

College of Engineering Ambassadors named for 2019
The Kansas State University Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has made its selection of 28 students for membership in the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

Five construction science and management students awarded national scholarships
The Associated General Contractors of America Education and Research Foundation has announced its 2019 national scholarship recipients, with students from the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science well represented.

Kansas State University engineering alumni honored for career success
The Kansas State University Carl R. Ice 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 13.

Twelve Kansas State University alumni selected as 2019 Alumni Fellows
Kevin E. Burke, president and CEO, Burke Construction Group, has been selected for the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Betz named assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion in engineering
Amy Betz, associate professor in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has been named the new assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Industrial engineering student earns top award at Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Regional Conference
Madison Tischhauser, senior in industrial engineering, was awarded first place in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers South Central Regional Conference paper competition.

University center recognized for continued excellence in computer security research
The Center for Information and Systems Assurance at Kansas State University has once again been redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Architectural engineering students awarded top scholarships
Two architectural engineering students have been awarded ASHRAE national scholarships for 2019-2020, and two others received Kansas City ASHRAE chapter scholarships.

February 2019

Graduate students to present research posters at the Capitol
Sylvester Badua, doctoral student in biological and agricultural engineering, and Niloy Barua, doctoral student in chemical engineering, are presenting posters of their research at the Capitol Building today.

AGC Student Chapter travels to Florida for winter break service project
Students from the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science traveled to Florida over winter break to volunteer their time constructing a Habitat for Humanity home.

Alan and Jan Levin invest in naming the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Alan and Jan Levin invest in the naming of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Parameswaran named Keystone Research Scholar
Prathap Parameswaran, assistant professor of civil engineering, has been named a Steve Hsu Keystone Research Faculty Scholar by the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Kulesza named Cornerstone Teaching Scholar
Stacey Kulesza, assistant professor of civil engineering, has been named a Darold and Debbie Davis Cornerstone Teaching Scholar by the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

New role, focus and name for Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering's Advanced Manufacturing Institute is transitioning to the Technology Development Institute.

January 2019

K-State Engineering Extension enters into partnership with Enel Green Power North America
The Kansas Energy Program, administered through the Office of Engineering Extension at Kansas State University, recently entered into a partnership with Enel Green Power North America, or Enel, to provide wind energy education for K-12 teachers in Kansas.

Robotics research to reduce chemical application, advance crop production
Ajay Sharda, assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering, is principal investigator for the project titled "An autonomous insect Sense, Identify, and ManagePLatform, or SIMPL, to advance crop protection."

K-State computer science team cited by Android Security Awards Program
A team of computer science graduate students at Kansas State University, led by assistant professor Venkatesh-Prasad Ranganath in the Secure-It-I research group, has identified a high-security bug in the Android system.

Engineering professor named to watch list
Julia Keen, professor and Tointon engineering chair in the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science, has been named to the inaugural "20 to Watch: Women in HVAC" list by Engineered Systems Magazine.

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