August 7, 2013



Engineering Summer Institute wins award

By Mary Rankin

Kansas State University's Engineering Summer Institute has received the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Central Region's 2013 Innovative Noncredit Program Award. The award will be presented at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Central Region Conference, Sept. 25-27 in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Engineering Summer Institute began in 2012 as a collaborative effort between the state of Gujarat, India, and Kansas State University. Students from Gujarat Technological University came to the Manhattan campus and completed two eight-week courses in electrical engineering taught by K-State faculty.

The program continued in summer 2013 when 63 students from Gujarat Technological University came to campus to study two eight-week courses in the electrical and mechanical engineering departments.

Program coordinator is Mohammad Hosni, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering. Campus partners include the Kansas State University office of international programs, College of Engineering and Division of Continuing Education.