Three K-State Salina engineering technology faculty members attended the Kansas City section of Engineers in Medicine and Biology Society panel discussion to talk to faculty from other Kansas institutions about working together on health care robotics research.
Saeed Khan, associate professor of electronic and computer engineering technology, is the chair of the Kansas City section of the society and will serve as the moderator for the panel. K-State Salina’s Mark Jackson, engineering technology department head, and Raju Dandu, associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, also attended along with engineering professors from the university’s main campus in Manhattan, Wichita State University and Pittsburg State University.
Known as the only facility of its kind in all of North America, Kansas State University is enhancing is educational offerings in an exclusive way with the opening of its new Bulk Solids Innovation Center in north Salina. On May 14, dignitaries from K-State Salina, the city of Salina and various industries gathered for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the opening of the center.
“This is a great day; one that we have been looking forward to for a number of years,” said Verna Fitzsimmons, K-State Salina’s dean and CEO, during the commemoration. “The K-State Salina campus has been working constantly to connect education with industry and the wonderful thing about this facility is that it is bringing quite a few collaborators together.”
The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center serves a multitude of purposes that will benefit students, industry professionals, university research and the Salina economy. Curriculum associated with the science and understanding of bulk solids is being created for engineering technology students and along with classes, students will assist with research projects as outside companies partner with the center to conduct product testing. Professional development courses will be taught onsite and the facility will attract 40 new, quality jobs to the area. Continue reading “Opening new doors: Kansas State University, Industry Partners Celebrate Bulk Solids Innovation Center Launch”→
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 19th century — carving jack-o’-lanterns. Now, it’s a teaching tool to help students disconnect from a life of instant gratification and learn patience and problem-solving.
A groundbreaking for the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, in the 600 block of North Front Street in Salina. The public is welcome to attend.
Kansas State University Salina electronic and computer engineering technology professor Saeed Khan has been named the recipient of the university’s Rex McArthur Family Faculty Fellow Award for the 2013-2014 school year.
The honor was given to Khan after he was nominated by a department head, with the McArthur selection committee making the final decision. The distinction, presented each year, represents a faculty member who has demonstrated teaching excellence, a commitment to research and honorable service to the university, college and community. The McArthur family, longtime residents of the area, established the award to support education in Salina. Continue reading “Khan receives K-State Salina faculty fellow award”→
Kansas State University Salina computer systems technology professor Troy Harding has been named the recipient of the college’s prestigious Marchbanks Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence for the 2013-2014 school year.
A native of Liverpool in the U.K., Dr. Jackson began his engineering career in 1983. He received an Ordinary National Diploma in Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
K-State Salina hosted the 2013 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Midwest Section Conference on its campus September 18-20.
The ASEE Midwest Section is open to all colleges and universities within the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma interested in the engineering and engineering technology education. The conference allowed faculty from the different schools to network and share the latest trends in engineering education.