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”→
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