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K-State Today

February 11, 2016



Steward honored with outstanding faculty member endowment

By Mary Rankin

David Steward, professor of civil engineering, has been appointed the Thomas and Connie Paulson Civil Engineering Outstanding Faculty Member. The endowment was established to provide honor to Thomas and Connie Paulson on the campus at Kansas State University, and to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty in the College of Engineering.

Steward has been the lead or co-principal investigator on more than $13 million in research projects at K-State with funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as international collaborations. His areas of research interest include interdisciplinary water resources modeling, ground water flow, mathematical and computational studies founded in the analytic element method, and providing engineering support for society to address water resources sustainability challenges.

He joined the civil engineering faculty at K-State in 1998 as an assistant professor, attaining the title of full professor in 2010. He holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in civil engineering, and a master's degree in mathematics, all from the University of Minnesota.

A recipient of the College of Engineering Frankenhoff Research Excellence Award in 2014, Steward is also a licensed professional geoscientist in the state of Texas.

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