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K-State Today

September 4, 2015



Engineering faculty members cited for teaching and service

By Mary Rankin

The awards selection committee of the American Society for Engineering Education, Midwest Section, has named K-State faculty members Kevin Wanklyn and Kimberly Kramer as recipients of its Midwest Section Outstanding Teaching Award and Midwest Section Outstanding Service Award, respectively.

Wanklyn, an instructor in mechanical and nuclear engineering, was cited for activities that embody outstanding contributions to engineering and/or technology education. The award is jointly sponsored by the deans of the Midwest Section and the winner becomes the section nominee for the society's National Outstanding Teaching Medal for the following year.

Kramer, a professor in architectural engineering and construction science, was cited for contributions to engineering and/or technology education in regard to teaching support, nonclassroom student-related activities, and/or involvement in the American Society for Engineering Education as well as Midwest Section activities. Her award also is jointly sponsored by the deans of the Midwest Section.

"It is a unique situation for these awards to be given to faculty from the same institution but it certainly speaks to our college's commitment to engineering education," said Steve Warren, K-State associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and a chair-elect for the Midwest Section of the society.

Wanklyn and Kramer will be officially recognized at the section's annual conference Sept. 23–25 in Springfield, Missouri.