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Anil Pahwa named one of the university distinguished professors 2017

Anil PahwaMANHATTAN — Kansas State University is honoring five professors as 2017 university distinguished professors, a lifetime title that is the highest honor the university bestows on its faculty members.  Congratulations to Dr. Anil Pahwa for his hard work and his dedication.

The following professors are receiving the distinction: Phillip Klebba, professor and head of biochemistry and molecular biophysics; Timothy Musch, professor of kinesiology and anatomy and physiology; Anil Pahwa, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Yan Soibelman, professor of mathematics; and Kun Yan Zhu, professor of entomology.

“Our five newest university distinguished professors truly display high-caliber leadership in teaching, research and service,” said April Mason, university provost and senior vice president. “Their accomplishments are key in our goal to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025, and I want to congratulate them on their newest achievement in becoming university distinguished professors.”

The distinguished professors are appointed following a universitywide nomination and evaluation process conducted by the provost. All five faculty members will receive a personalized plaque and medallion at the university’s fall 2017 commencement ceremonies.

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Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards $75,000 to student entrepreneurs

The fourth-place collegiate finalist was the Kansas State University team of Tyler O’Briant, senior in electrical engineering, Tonganoxie, and Sam Rozell, senior in electrical engineering, Manhattan. The team’s pitch for Eyas, a drone system designed for use by law enforcement and emergency management personnel, was awarded $2,500. Continue reading “Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards $75,000 to student entrepreneurs”

ECE Open House 2017

Full cast for Open House Skit

The 2017 Open House kicked off Friday, March 31 for engineering students.   The Engineering Open house theme “Engineered to Inspire” with Electrical and Computer Engineering selecting a departmental theme of “Mar’s Landing (To infinity and beyond)”.  Continue reading “ECE Open House 2017”

NSF awards K-State researchers a planning grant for a new IUCRC

Led by Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member Dr. Behrooz Mirafzal, three universities, Kansas State University, Northeastern University, and the Missouri University of Science and Technology plan to form a new Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC), called Center for On-the-Move Energy Technologies (COMET). The primary goal of COMET is to create a framework for engineers, scientists, and graduate students to find innovative solutions for the challenges that on-the-move industries face. Continue reading “NSF awards K-State researchers a planning grant for a new IUCRC”