[an error occurred while processing this directive] Kansas State University Perspectives Webzine Vol. 1, Issue 4
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Volume 1 Issue 4 - Winter 2002

K-State at Salina -- College of Technology and Aviation


College overview

Decade of development

Small-campus atmosphere, big campus name

Enrollment increases 'miraculous' for school

Interacting with students: Pepsi with the Dean

Expanding technology aids library in meeting students' needs

Experts at K-State Salina



Designing, building, racing: Mini Baja Cars

Whatever floats their boat: Concrete canoes

Taking their knowledge to the skies: Flight team



Historic significance of GlobalFlyer

Access to aircraft limited

Salina's planes

Four designated master instructors

Human factors course looks at oxygen deprivation in air


Engineering technology

Blasting into the spotlight: Cat Cannon team

Construction engineering technology

Testing concrete

Pizza pan design


Student success

Tuskegee Program

Post-graduation jobs for Salina students



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Photos by April M. Blackmon.

The school sits on the former Schilling Air Force base. The Schilling Institute was founded in the mid 1960s as part of a federal program to promote technical education, but ended up relying on state funds. In 1969, the school was renamed the Kansas Technical Institute and in 1988 it became Kansas College of Technology.

By the late 1980s, the school was in a definite slump -- enrollment was falling and its programs, all two-year, were dwindling. There were no residence halls, no campus life and no real recruiting power.

In 1990, the Department of Defense gave the college $7.7 million to buy planes. In 1991, K-State and the Salina college merged. K-State sent two of its programs there: mechanical engineering technology and electrical engineering technology.

Today, K-State at Salina has several majors to offer in its aviation, engineering technology and arts, sciences and business programs. This special edition Webzine highlights a few of the many opportunities and programs for students, as well as the research work done by faculty.


Here are some stories we've done on K-State at Salina in other Webzine editions: