Engineering college awards 24 named faculty positions under matching initiative

By Mary Rankin

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Carl and Mary Ice established 20 opportunities for individual donors to fund one or two of the faculty awards in their names.


The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University announces the naming of 24 faculty members as recipients of either a Keystone Research Scholar or Cornerstone Teaching Scholar award funded as a part of the Carl R. Ice Faculty Development Initiative Match Program.

The initiative, established by K-State alumni Carl and Mary Ice in 2019, enhances the college's ability to improve retention and graduation rates, ensuring students obtain the best possible learning experience as the awards enable the college to recruit and retain the most highly sought-after faculty.

The Cornerstone Teaching Scholar award recognizes faculty who are exemplary in teaching undergraduate courses and who demonstrate a commitment to student engagement and success in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. Awardees are nominated by their department head for a three-year appointment.

The Keystone Research Scholar award recognizes faculty members who have made outstanding research contributions that address urgent national and global issues. This named position allows the college to recruit and retain dynamic scholars who are in high demand at universities throughout the nation. Nominated by their department heads, these awardees also receive a three-year appointment.

The Ices established 20 opportunities for individual donors to fund one or two of the awards in their names, and the dean of engineering will then fill each of these positions with a second matched faculty award named in honor of both the original donor and Carl and Mary Ice. Eight of the matching opportunities are still available.

The following faculty members, listed alphabetically by department, have been designated either Keystone or Cornerstone scholars as awarded by the 11 named alumni donors and the Ice Faculty Development Initiative Match:

Architectural engineering and construction science

Biological and agricultural engineering

Chemical engineering

Civil engineering

Computer science

Electrical and computer engineering

Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Mechanical and nuclear engineering

Engineering college awards 24 named faculty positions under matching initiative

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