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2017 News

Betsol, company founded by K-State alumnus, supports College of Engineering's Computer Science Scholars Program
This company is specializing in product engineering and managed information technology services, has given a $40,000 gift to Kansas State University's Computer Science, or CS Scholars Program in the College of Engineering to help develop the program and competitively recruit prospective students. 

College of Engineering adds 10 to list of Keystone Research Faculty Scholars
The award was established to recruit and retain top scholars in the early stages of their careers who are in high demand for faculty positions throughout the U.S.

Prabhakar recipient of endowed chair in engineering
Pavithra Prabhakar, associate professor of computer science at Kansas State University, has been named the Peggy and Gary Edwards chair in engineering.

Computer science students win at Kansas City Startup Weekend
Team Zoobot, led by two Kansas State University computer science students, took first-place honors at Kansas City Startup Weekend 2017, June 9-11, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Coding a growing field with opportunities for various education levels and backgrounds, expert says
More jobs in coding and computer science are available now than ever, and the number is only growing, according to Scott DeLoach, computer science department head at Kansas State University.

Computer scientist to use Young Investigator Award to optimize autonomous autos
Self-driving cars, robotic vacuum cleaners and thermostats exemplify the kind of autonomous systems research that played a role in a faculty member receiving a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research's Science of Autonomy Program. 

Kansas State University student from Overland Park a 2017 Cargill Global Scholar
Cargill Inc. has recognized Nathan McClain, sophomore in computer science and physics, for his potential as a leader and researcher in the spheres of food, farming and financial risk management.

Cyber Defense Club ties for second place at national cybersecurity competition
Six members of Kansas State University's Cyber Defense Club tied for second place at Argonne National Laboratory's second annual Cyber Defense Competition.

Cyber Defense Club invited to national competition at Argonne National Laboratory
Six members of the university's Cyber Defense Club are competing in Argonne National Laboratory's Cyber Defense Competition 2017 on Saturday, April 1, at the laboratory's facility in Lemont, Illinois.

College of Engineering alumni earn honors for career success
The Kansas State University 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 on the Manhattan campus April 1.

Two Kansas State University buildings win building awards contest
The Berney Family Welcome Center and Engineering Hall are the Judges Choice winner and runner-up, respectively, for state building awards by the Associated General Contractors of Kansas Inc. 

Student from Overland Park to serve as student body president; Wichita student to serve as vice president
Students have elected Jack Ayres, junior in chemical engineering, as president and Olivia Baalman, junior in computer science, as vice president.

College of Engineering awards six Keystone Research Scholars
The College of Engineering established the Keystone Research Scholars Program to recruit and retain top scholars, who though in the early stages of their academic careers, are in high demand for faculty positions throughout the country. 

Computer science team awarded grant to aid in innovative medical care for the military
Computer scientists at Kansas State University are partnering with Adventium Labs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to develop tools for modeling and evaluating the safety and security of a new breed of app-based medical systems.

College of Engineering Ambassadors named for 2017
The Kansas State University College of Engineering has announced the selection of 36 students for membership in the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

2016 News

10 Kansas State University graduate students earn honors at Research and the State
Four of the 10 graduate students were from the College of Engineering, and will present their research at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in February 2017 at the Statehouse in Topeka.

College of Engineering students attend fall 2016 Engineering Leadership and Innovation program kickoff event
Twenty-one College of Engineering students met for the kickoff event of the Engineering Leadership and Innovation, or ELI, program Aug. 29 in Engineering Hall.

Former interim named department head of computer science
Scott DeLoach was named head of the department of computer science at Kansas State University in September 2016 after having previously served as interim head since 2014.

Hatcliff awarded engineering professorship
John Hatcliff, professor of computer science, is the recipient of the Lucas-Rathbone Professorship in Engineering.

Engineering, computer science, finance students earn SHIELD Scholarships from Phillips 66
Phillips 66 and Kansas State University have selected the new SHIELD Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Engineering department undergoes name change
The department of computing and information sciences in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University has officially become the department of computer science, effective April 7.

College of Engineering selects 21 seniors for Steel Ring membership
The Kansas State University College of Engineering Steel Ring Honorary Society has chosen its members for the 2016-2017 academic year. The 21 seniors were inducted into membership April 21.

Computing and information sciences students forming new special interest group
Computer information science students are forming K-State's chapter of the Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence. Individuals from different disciplines with an interest artificial intelligence are invited to collaborate in research. 

Opening of Engineering Hall to be marked by ribbon-cutting ceremony
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, April 1, will mark the official opening of Engineering Hall, the 108,000-square-foot addition to the engineering complex at Kansas State University.

Kansas State University College of Engineering alumni honored for career success
Professional career accomplishments during their first 20 years following graduation from Kansas State University has earned 11 College of Engineering alumni the college's Professional Progress Award.

Kansas State University's sophomore leadership honorary selects members for 2016-2017
Two College of Engineering students have been selected as Silver Key members for the 2016-2017 school year.

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol features six students from Kansas State University
Geordy Williams, CIS, is one of six undergraduate researchers who will present their work at the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol Feb. 18 in Topeka. His faculty adviser is Mitchell Neilsen, CIS.

Ambassadors named for College of Engineering
The Kansas State University College of Engineering has announced the selection of 22 students for membership in the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

Computing and information sciences students attend CyberCorps career fair
Eleven students from the department of computing and information sciences in the College of Engineering attended the 2016 CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service career fair Jan. 12-14 in Arlington, Virginia.

NSF CAREER award supports researcher's cyber-physical systems work
Pavithra Prabhakar, assistant professor of computing and information sciences, has received a five-year $446,000 CAREER award to develop better transportation, health care and energy systems.

2015 News

Cyber Defense Club takes first in networking competition
A team of seven computing and information sciences students from the Kansas State University Cyber Defense Club took first place at a cyber defense competition Oct. 24, hosted in conjunction with the eighth Central Area Networking and Security workshop.

Interest in video games helps Kansas State University student from Prairie Village shape future career
Geordy Williams, a junior in computer systems engineering at Kansas State University, is enthralled with the design and creation of video games.

Doctoral student in computing and information sciences earns 2015 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award
Kansas State University's university distinguished faculty members will recognize three outstanding graduate students with 2015 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards.

University business, engineering students earn SHIELD Scholarships from Phillips 66
Phillips 66 and Kansas State University have selected the new SHIELD Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Kansas State University students part of first-place team in ConocoPhillips Innovation Challenge
Kansas State University students Ashley Coleman, junior in computer science, Colby, and Miriam Cox, junior in information systems, Manhattan, are members of the first-place winning team in the recent ConocoPhillips Innovation Challenge.

K-State recognized as Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment national supercomputing partner
K-State recently has been recognized as an Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, or XSEDE, level 3 service provider, one of only 10 in the U.S. This honor formally aligns K-State's local supercomputing efforts, spearheaded by Beocat.

Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards $10,000 to student entrepreneurs
A statewide student entrepreneurship competition organized by the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship has awarded three high school and three college students with $10,000 in prize money for their business ideas.

Students achieve high results in Putnam Mathematical Competition
Eight Kansas State University students have placed highly in an international mathematics competition.

Kansas State University engineering alumni honored for career success
The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor 11 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees will be recognized at ceremonies on the Manhattan campus March 28.

K-State Launch awards $20,000 to student entrepreneurs 
A Kansas State University competition has awarded 19 students and 16 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money. Jordan DeLoach, CIS, won $10,000 and first place for his pitch for Twitistics, a social media background check company.

Programming competition draws strong field of competitors 
C.J. Dopheide, junior; Max Erdwien, senior; and Ryan Woodburn, senior, all in computer science, were the first-place team in the K-State Association for Computing Machinery's Spring Programming Contest Feb. 28 in Nichols Hall.

2014 News

K-State freshman part of the game jam winning team
K-Staters participated in a game jam with Texas A&M University on Nov. 7-9 in College Station. This 48-hour game building competition was organized into 15 teams of two to four developers, designers and artists.

Andresen named to national supercomputing leadership team
Daniel Andresen, associate professor in computing and information sciences and director of the Institute for Computational Research in Engineering and Science, has been selected to the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, or XSEDE, Campus Champions Leadership Team. Andresen is one of six members from more than 200 campus champions across the U.S. He will serve a two-year term.

Students complete summer program, Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM, with presentations
The first summer research program, Research Immersion: Pathway to STEM, or RiPs, conducted by the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, or KS-LSAMP, program began on June 1 and ends July 25.

Unmanned aerial systems team takes fourth at international competition
The Kansas State University Unmanned Aerial Systems Team made the right maneuvers to land a top five finish at the recent 12th annual Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's student competition. This year's event was June 18-21 at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station near Lexington Park, Maryland.

South Korean Summer Institute students on Kansas State University campus for five weeks
Twenty-four students, sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology, are on the Kansas State University campus for five weeks this summer. They are accompanied by Kyung-Goo Doh, a Kansas State University computing and information sciences alumnus and professor in the department of computer science and engineering at Hanyang University Erica Campus.

Cybersecurity center earns DHS, NSA designation
Kansas State University's cybersecurity center is receiving national recognition for its dedication to cutting-edge research.

Beocat extends reign as largest academic supercomputer in Kansas
The K-State research computing cluster Beocat is currently the largest academic research cluster in Kansas.

Phi Kappa Phi honor society initiates nearly 100 new members for academic excellence
Outstanding academic work has earned nearly 100 Kansas State University students initiation to Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Computing and information sciences professor to serve as program director for National Science Foundation
As part of an effort to develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties of computer and network systems, and to create better abstractions and tools for designing and analyzing future engineered systems, a Kansas State University professor will embark on a two-year endeavor this summer.
Kansas State University inviting Native American students to explore opportunities in nuclear engineering
The Kansas State University chapter of the American Nuclear Society is hosting Native American high school and college students from across Kansas in an event to help them learn more about careers in nuclear engineering.  

Engineering undergraduate students participate in the first Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum
The first Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum on April 22 in the the College of Engineering Atrium included 22 poster presentations from
five different engineering departments.  

Leading the way: Senior leadership honor society selects members for 2014-2015 school year
Kansas State University's Blue Key, a senior leadership honor society, has selected its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.

ConocoPhillips contributes $278,000 to provide ongoing support to Kansas State University programs
ConocoPhillips recently donated $278,000 to Kansas State University for the College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and a variety of programs across campus.

K-State McNair Scholars honored at annual ceremony
The McNair Scholars Program at K-State held its annual recognition  April 21 in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives
A Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented technique that improves military security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help police during drug searches.   

Pahwa selected as 2014-2015 Jefferson Science Fellow
A Kansas State University engineering professor is one of 13 individuals chosen nationwide as a prestigious Jefferson Science Fellow.

K-State senior awarded fellowship for graduate study
Eric Fletcher, K-State senior in civil engineering, has been awarded the American Concrete Institute Richard D. Stehly Fellowship.

National Science Foundation program director to present overview of foundation's funding with special focus on capacity-building programs
Engineering research and graduate programs will host a presentation by Fahmida Chowdhury, National Science Foundation program director in multidisciplinary activities, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, in 1107 Fiedler Hall — Fiedler Auditorium.

Save the date for Tom Roberts' retirement reception May 7
A retirement reception honoring Tom Roberts, assistant dean for recruitment and leadership in College of Engineering.

Engineering professor emeritus presents at international conference
Eugene "Gene" Russell, professor emeritus of civil engineering, presented the opening key note address at the fourth International Conference on roundabouts April 15-18 in Seattle.

Engineering professor presents seminar at University of Michigan
Stacey Tucker, assistant professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, presented a seminar for the department of civil and environmental engineering's Geotechnical Engineering Seminar Series at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 16.

Engineering Alum Staley establish chair for director of the School of Leadership Studies
Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Avon, Colo., have made a gift of more than $2.5 million to establish an endowed chair for the director of the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University.

IMSE Student wins K-State Launch Award 
A Kansas State University competition has rewarded 38 students and 16 business ideas with more than $20,000 in prize money.

Center for Sustainable Energy announces 2014 Energy Symposium poster winners
The K-State Center for Sustainable Energy had its annual Energy Symposium April 9-10 in Fiedler Atrium and Auditorium.

University team designs, builds wind turbine for Collegiate Wind Competition
A team from Kansas State University looks to blow away the field at the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition.

Tucson's Levins gives $1.5 million boost to College of Engineering expansion 
Alan and Jan Levin, Tucson, Arizona, have made a commitment of $1.5 million to the College of Engineering.

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society names new members of 2014-2015
State University's chapter of Mortar Board has selected its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.

Students earn honors at annual university research forum
Forty-two Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students have been honored for their research presentations and posters at the 19th annual K-State Research Forum.

Three earn honors at annual campus mathematics competition
Kansas State University students are showing how skills in mathematics can add up to success.

Computing and Information Sciences Distinguished Lecture series: Youg Guan
The Computing and Information Sciences Distinguished Lecture series will host Yong Guan, from Iowa State University's Information Assurance Center and department of electrical and computer engineering.

K-State senior awarded prestigious national fellowship
Ryan Whelchel, K-State senior in architectural engineering, has been awarded the American Concrete Institute Cagley Student Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year.​ 

Engineering open house a success; Steel Ring selects 22 new members
Over the past weekend, thousands of prospective students, current students, alumni, and friends of K-State celebrated the 952nd Engineering Open House.

Engineering students place at national competition
A team of Kansas State University students placed at the 2014 Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.

Engineering Senior places third in national competition
Senior in biological systems engineering placed third.

Dunn named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering
William L. Dunn has been named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Electrical and Computer engineering honor society among the best in the nation
For the fourth year in a row, the Kansas State University electrical and computer engineering honor society is among the nation's best.

Engineering Faculty earns NSF CAREER Award
A Kansas State University electrical engineer is leading the charge to improve renewable energy.

College of Engineering honored 11 alumni for career success
The Kansas State University College of Engineering honored 11 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees were recognized at ceremonies March 29 on the university's Manhattan campus. Recipients of the college's Professional Progress Award were nominated by their respective department heads and confirmed by Gary Clark, interim dean of the college.

College of Engineering Hall of Fame gained two new members
The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame inducted two new members on March 29. Induction to the hall is the highest honor bestowed on its alumni by the college. The honorees were recognized for their professional success and accomplishment, involvement with and support of the College of Engineering, dedication to Kansas State University, and professional and public service.

Full house for both days of Engineering Career Fair, 151 employers attending
The opportunity for Kansas State University students to network with more than 150 employers over a two-day period will be offered again at the 2014 Engineering Career Fair.

Retired John Deer executive to speak on global shortfall on food production
David C. Everitt, a former John Deere division president, will present "Combining business objectives, appropriate technology and social support programs to help feed a hungry world" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in Fiedler Hall Auditorium at Kansas State University.

National grant to help five Kansas postsecondary schools increase STEM graduates from underrepresented groups, meet state's workforce needs
A $2.5 million national grant will be used by Kansas State University and four other educational institutions in Kansas to help students find success in science, technology, engineering and math -- or STEM -- careers, regardless of their race, ethnicity or economic status.

Dawson named College of Engineering Dean at kansas State University following national search
Following a national search, Kansas State University has selected Darren Dawson, an electrical engineer from Clemson University, as dean of the College of Engineering. He will join the college July 1.

Engineering, education online graduate programs move up in U.S. News & World Report rankings
U.S. News & World Report recognizes Kansas State University as a great place to earn an online graduate degree in education and engineering, moving both programs up in its rankings released Jan. 8. Kansas State University's ranks No. 72 for best online graduate education programs, up 57 places from No. 129 in the previous survey. The university ranks No. 27 in best online graduate engineering programs, up 10 places from No. 37 in the previous survey.

Former Salina area residents' endowment aims to make difference for prospective students
Recipients of the new Dale C. and Marceline L. Dandurand Olson Engineering Scholarship in Kansas State University's College of Engineering will receive about $5,000. The scholarships will have an emphasis on helping mechanical engineering students and students from Saline County, where the Olsons both attended high school.