Center for Engagement and Community Development
By engagement, we mean:
"The partnership of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching, and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values, and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good."
Association of Public and Land Grant Universities
White Paper on Engagement, 2011
K-State offers a variety of programs that provide opportunities to learn about and reflect upon engaged scholarship through research, teaching and outreach. The Center for Engagement and Community Development and the Staley School of Leadership Studies have designed a brown bag engagement series to promote professional development and enhance the student engagement experience. These professional development sessions are designed for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. The sessions will highlight the concept of university-community engagement, help faculty think about developing community-based research and engagement skills, and provide foundational training for the next generation of engaged scholars. Read more here.
David Dowell’s vision extends far beyond the walls of El Dorado Inc., a Kansas City, Mo. architecture firm. He employs his form of engaged teaching in the fifth-year architecture studio at K-State. Most recently, the studio he led, “Making a Mark”, was awarded the Kremer Prize for outstanding collaborative design achievements. Read the full story here.
Professor Michael Gibson was awarded the new Treanor Architects Faculty Award for his fifth-year architecture studio entitled "Curtain Wall Studio: Innovation in Curtain Wall Assembly Systems." The studio focused on increasing the efficiency of the curtain wall system. This system is something Gibson said is common to commercial architecture, and is easy to take for granted. Read more here.
Technology, the Economy, and the Workplace
- Patents. K-State patents, corporate patent sites, country patent databases, federal patent resources, fee-based patent resources, and more.
- Technology Development. Development resources at K-State including the Commercialization Leadership Council, K-State Research Foundation, Advanced Manufacturing Institute, and more.
- Technology Transfer. Technology transfer office at K-State, other universities, the state of Kansas, and more.
- Business Development. Resources available to Kansas, including KTEC, Wichita State Center for Entrepreneurship, Kauffman eVenturing and more.