2013 Engineering Achievements
* The K-State Architectural Engineering Institute Competition Team won a national championship in the electrical category of the fourth annual Charles Pankow Foundation Student Design Competition, April 3-4, at State College, Pa. The five categories teams compete in are building systems integration, structural, mechanical, electrical and construction management. May 2013
* Bronson Blasi, a senior in architectural engineering, was one of just five national recipients of a scholarship from the Besal Scholarship Fund for the 2013-2014 school year. Blasi received a $3,000 scholarship. May 2013
* A team from the College of Engineering is among 10 selected nationwide to participate in the inaugural National Collegiate Wind Challenge, sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado is the competition organizer, under direction of the U.S. Department of Energy. The team's goal is to build a small wind turbine that can charge an electronic device such as a cellphone or an iPad. Team members will be selected in the summer, with the competition taking place in May 2014.
* Clint Frye, doctoral student in chemical engineering, was named a Lawrence scholar by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is the university's first recipient of the prestigious award and one of 12 scholars chosen this year. April 2013
* Leaders in Freshman Engineering, or LIFE, which is a part of Kansas State University's Engineering Student Council, has been named the best freshman council in the nation. The award was presented at the recent 2013 conference in Urbana, Ill. April 2013
* The Mid America CropLife Association board of directors selected K-State's Paige Druffel as one of 12 college students in the nation to receive its $2,000 Young Leader Scholarship for college expenses. Paige Druffel is an agricultural communications and journalism major. Her summer internship is with Monsanto. April 2013
* Brendan Bishop, president-elect of the Engineering Student Council, was elected regional recruitment coordinator for the National Association of Engineering Student Councils. His election came at the association's 2013 conference in Urbana, Ill. April 2013
* The American Concrete Institute named the College of Engineering an Excellent University for its accomplishments in 2012. K-State was one of just 16 universities to receive the institute's Award for University Student Activities, which recognizes schools that participate in institute-related activities. March 2013
* The College of Engineering was included in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Graduate School ranking, making it among the best in the nation. The college was the only engineering graduate program in Kansas to be ranked. March 2013
* Architectural engineering students Alyssa Shinn and Kyle Knuth earned scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year from the Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, or ASHRAE. Shinn, received a $1,000 scholarship and Knuth earned a $3,000 scholarship. February 2013.
* Jordan Bever, senior in the industrial and manufacturing systems, received first prize in the technical paper competition at the 2013 South Central Regional Student Conference of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Her paper, "Designing a Palletization Process for Heart to Heart International," outlines the evaluation, design and implementation of a solution to improve the warehouse performance of a disaster relief agency. It was co-written by Lauren Cody and Brandon Mais, both December 2012 graduates in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering. The project adviser was Jessica Heier Stamm, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering. February 2013.
* David Carter, pollution prevention specialist with the Pollution Prevention Institute, engineering extension, received his national certification from RABQSA as an auditor for energy management systems established under ISO 50001. Carter is one of only 46 ISO 50001 certified auditors in the United States. January 2012
* Liang Fan, university distinguished professor of chemical engineering, was honored with a special issue of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 52, Issue 1, pages 1-546, dedicated to his lifelong contribution in chemical and process systems engineering. January 2013