2014 Student Achievements
• Rabia Akhtar, doctoral student in security studies, was one of 16 junior scholars selected to attend the Woodrow Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation International History Project's 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp in May near Rome, Italy.
• The K-State Animal Science Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl Team was named national champions of the 2014 National Cattlemen's Beef Association Collegiate Quiz Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. Team members included Chase Miller, Kiah Gourley, Analena Simmons, Tyler Schultz and Angela Vesco.
• Erica Hamman and Megan Guyan, first-year veterinary students, are the only two recipients in the nation of the 2014 U.S. Air Force scholarship for public health officers. The scholarship pays for the students' second, third and fourth years of veterinary school in exchange for three years of active-duty service after graduating.
• Sara Gasser, a senior in interior design, was one of five finalists in NEXT, a design competition for students throughout the United States and Canada. The competition, sponsored by Steelcase, required students to exhibit a clear understanding of an interconnected workplace, creativity of design and innovation.
• Three master's students in geology received scholarships from the Kansas Geological Foundation. Logan Kelley received the $1,000 Knighton Family Scholarship and Megan Wall and Anna Downey each received a $1,000 scholarship.
• The 2014 Livestock Judging Team won the Champions of the Sioux Empire Intercollegiate Judging Contest in South Dakota, beating 14 university teams for the honor.
• "Independence Avenue Urban Vision Study" by the urban design studio at the Kansas City Design Center, a program of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, recently received an Honor Award from the Kansas City chapter of the American Institutes of Architects chapter. The students' project won the award in an open category, competing against professional work that included built projects.