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Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Carl R. Ice
College of Engineering

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1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
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June 2020

Computer science program expands offerings to Manhattan Christian College
A program developed by the computer science department in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University has expanded its outreach through a new collaboration with Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan.

NSF renews K-State CyberCorps program for five years, $3 million
The CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service program at K-State will continue to build on its history of producing high-quality graduates to meet national, state, local and tribal government demand for skilled cybersecurity personnel.

K-State study reveals asymmetry in spin directions of galaxies, suggests early universe could have been spinning
The patterns formed by spiral galaxies show that the universe may have a defined structure and suggest that the early universe could have been spinning, according to a K-State computational astronomer.

May 2020

Engineering student receives Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant from National Science Foundation
Precision Microwave, Inc., founded by Austin Pfannenstiel, doctoral candidate in electrical engineering, has been awarded a $749,554 grant from the National Science Foundation to commercialize a new minimally-invasive tumor treatment device.

Doctoral candidate awarded legacy scholarship
Gennifer Riley, doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, has been announced as a recipient of the Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award, a legacy scholarship established by Case Bonebrake in honor of his wife and K-State alumnus, Marie.

Model of beef cattle, transportation industries as critical infrastructures reveals vulnerabilities
An interdisciplinary team of Kansas State University researchers developed a computer simulation that revealed beef supply chain vulnerabilities that need safeguarding — a realistic concern during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Long-held tradition of vise manufacturing continues with switch to online learning
Timothy Deines, senior instructor in the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department, has moved to online instruction for his Manufacturing Processes Lab, an undergraduate course he teaches six, three-hour sections of per week.

April 2020

Department of Defense names mechanical engineering and math student a SMART scholar
Sean Cranford, junior in mechanical engineering and mathematics, has received the U.S. Department of Defense SMART Scholarship.

Four K-State faculty honored for excellence in undergraduate teaching
Four Kansas State University faculty members, including Jessica Heier Stamm, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, are recipients of the 2020 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.

NSF announces CAREER award for K-State chemical engineer
Ryan Hansen, assistant professor and Steve Hsu Keystone research scholar in the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, has been announced by the National Science Foundation as a recipient of its CAREER award.

Engineering honor society announces spring award recipients
The Steel Ring Engineering Honor Society has announced its spring award recipients for Saint Patricia and Saint Patrick, the Clair A. Mauch Steel Ring Advisor of the Year Award and the W. Leroy Culbertson Steel Ring Leadership Scholarship.

A new look at university life: Lecture-only format proves successful when teaching from home
A major shift occurred on the K-State campus following spring break when the university made the switch to remote instruction. Read about how engineering faculty are teaching in this new look at university life.

Chemical engineer working to unlock the role of hydrogen sulfide for treatment of disease
Funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a K-State chemical engineering professor is taking on the challenge of discovering new treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer.

Technology Development Institute assists state's small businesses, manufacturers with COVID-19 through Great Plains TMC initiative
The Technology Development Institute at the Kansas State University Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has assembled a COVID-19 resource guide and is disseminating this information through the Great Plains Technology and Manufacturing Cluster initiative.

Engineering leadership honorary selects new members
The Steel Ring Honor Society at K-State has inducted 21 new members for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Matthew J. O'Keefe named new dean of Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
An accomplished materials engineer and experienced administrator will become the next dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University.

March 2020

New Coffman chair seeks to maximize value of undergraduate teaching resources at K-State
Julia Keen, the Bob and Betty Tointon engineering chair and professor of architectural engineering and construction science, will serve as the Coffman chair for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Keen co-authors textbook
K-State's Julia Keen and Tom Lawrence at the University of Georgia, published a new textbook, "High-Performance Buildings Simplified: Designing, Constructing and Operating Sustainable Commercial Building."

Architectural engineering student wins top ASHRAE scholarship
A K-State student in architectural engineering has been awarded an ASHRAE national scholarship for the next academic year.

Carl and Melinda Helwig invest in naming the biological and agricultural engineering department at K-State
At its March 18 meeting, the Kansas Board of Regents approved the naming of the department in the Helwigs' honor.

Graduate students receive awards for their State Capitol poster presentations
Arvind Damodara Kannan, doctoral student in civil engineering, received a $500 scholarship at the 17th Capitol Graduate Research Summit at the State Capitol in Topeka.

February 2020

K-State Engineering Extension wins 2020 Vernier Engineering Contest
Vernier Software and Technology selected the Kansas Energy Program, K-State Engineering Extension, as the winner of the 2020 Vernier Engineering Contest. Winners receive $1,000 cash, $1,500 in travel expenses and $3,000 in Vernier equipment.

Engineering professor receives prestigious NSF CAREER award
Dong Lin, assistant professor in the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department, has been awarded a $500,000, five-year National Science Foundation grant from its Faculty Early Career Development Program.

Hasler honored with Mabes Award by professional lighting society
Fred Hasler, associate professor of architectural engineering and construction science, recently received the Robert H. Mabes Award from the Kansas City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Technology Development Institute helps Overland Park racing aftermarket parts company gain traction
The Technology Development Institute, or TDI, at the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering is helping BOE Fabrication, an Overland Park company, in its drive to success in the Lotus car high-performance racing market.

K-State engineering students bring home top awards in poster competitions
Students from civil and architectural engineering were awarded the top prizes in both undergraduate and graduate poster competitions at the 43th Scholer-Peterson Concrete Conference Feb. 14 at Kansas State University.

AGC Student Chapter travels to Texas for winter break service project
The Associated General Contractors Student Chapter at K-State travels to Beaumont, Texas, for winter break service project.

Dean of Carl R. Ice College of Engineering candidate finalists announced
The search committee announces four finalists who will interview for the dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering position and invite you to attend the open forums presented by each candidate.

Online degree programs rise in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings
The university continues to rank highly for engineering online graduate degree programs.

Engineering professor to lead US and UK teams as part of NSF-funded research involving phosphorous levels in soils
A project led by an engineering professor and funded by the National Science Foundation through its program Signals in the Soil, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, is expected to strengthen national and economic security of both the U.S. and the U.K.

January 2019

2020 Carl R. Ice College of Engineering Ambassadors named
The Kansas State University Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has made its selection of 33 students for membership in the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

Chemical engineering professor recognized with named position
Bin Liu, associate professor in the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named the William H. Honstead Professor in Chemical Engineering.

Civil engineering professor part of award-winning research team cited by U.S. Department of Defense program
Prathap Parameswaran, assistant professor of civil engineering, was part of a team of professionals recognized with the 2019 Environmental Security Technology Certification Program Project-of-the-Year Award for Environmental Restoration.

K-State teams place in regional Association for Computing Machinery programming contest
The K-State Association for Computing Machinery team won second place at a regional competition, securing its invitation to the national competition, which will take place in February. The team will compete for a chance to advance to Worlds.

National Science Foundation grant to fund study of measuring emotions with cybersystems
David Thompson, assistant professor in the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded nearly $500,000 by the National Science Foundation's Information and Intelligent Systems: Core Programs.

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