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K-State Today

April 11, 2014



Engineering open house a success; Steel Ring selects 22 new members

By Andrew Waldman

Over the past weekend, thousands of prospective students, current students, alumni, and friends of K-State celebrated the 92nd Engineering Open House. With the theme "Build Your Creativity," students from all disciplines celebrated accomplishments of the departments, showcased individual student research projects, and displayed the successes of student organizations. Additionally, the honors of St. Patrick and St. Patricia were awarded to two outstanding seniors in the College of Engineering. Congratulations to Emma Brace and Kyle Nuss! 

Steel Ring is an honorary composed of seniors in the College of Engineering. Members are chosen based on their leadership, scholarship and social capabilities. During open house, our 22 new members shadowed current members to learn the roles and responsibilities of Steel Ring. Please join us in welcoming our new members, listed below.

Robert Berglund, construction science and management, Stilwell; Austin Bosch, chemical engineering, Derby; William Duren, civil engineering, Arkansas City; Lacie Falk, chemical engineering, Tonganoxie; Charlie Fu, chemical engineering, Valley Center; Claudia Gonzalez, civil engineering, Wichita; Patrick Hawn, industrial engineering, Hutchinson; Tyler Henley, construction science and management, Lenexa; Krista Kubik, industrial engineering, Wichita; Kris Larson, mechanical engineering, Galva; Jason Lauxman, mechanical engineering, Towanda; Melissa McGuire, industrial engineering, Pratt; Sean Meier, electrical engineering, Olathe; Alexander Pint, architectural engineering, Leawood; Don Powers, civil engineering, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Logan Pyle, chemical engineering, Shawnee; Adam Robl, industrial engineering, Salina; Jared Rogers, architectural engineering, Manhattan; Casey Stallbaumer, architectural engineering, Gower, Mo.; Hannah Tritschler, industrial engineering, Bel Aire; Kayla Wehkamp, biological systems engineering, Ingalls; Ryan Whelchel, architectural engineering, Solomon.

Despite its success, Steel Ring is continuously looking for ways to improve open house. To provide feedback, please send comments to sring@k-state.edu.