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June 2007

Science and Engineering Summer Workshop Available at K-State for Girls in 8th and 9th Grades

Four days of engineering, math and science exploration is the agenda planned for eighth- and ninth-grade girls July 16-19 at Kansas State University.

The fifth annual EXCITE! – EXploring sCIence, Technology and Engineering – Workshop will feature hands-on activities led by K-State faculty, as well as industry tours geared toward the seven workshop tracts of aeronautics, auto design, nanoscale polymers, robotics, water power, building design and construction and Web design. – Full story

Out on the Prairie: Ecological Engineering Conference Features Flint Hills Ecoregion

You don’t have to be an expert in ecology to enjoy a trip to Konza Prairie, a biological research area known for its unique ecosystem, scenic rolling hills, and phenomenal sunsets.

But for participants of the American Ecological Engineering Society conference, a visit to Konza is the ultimate field trip. – Full story

LEARN Scholarship Available

The Local Education Adult Resource Network (LEARN) of Wichita is offering a $250 scholarship, which will be available to new adult students who are returning to school to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate program, or certificate program. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be enrolling in a LEARN consortium university, such as Kansas State University. You must be a Kansas resident to apply. Application deadline is July 1, 2007. For more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education at or call 1-800-622-2KSU (2578).

Engineering and Science Activities Planned for K-State GROW Workshop Participants

How do roller coasters stay on their tracks? How does combustion provide useful energy?

These topics, plus a robotics competition, introduction to global positioning system technology, experiments to discover what causes allergies, exploring the wonders of geometry and more, are the sessions planned for sixth- and seventh-grade girls taking part in the eighth annual Girls Researching Our World – or GROW – Summer Workshop on the Kansas State University campus, June 18-20. – Full story

27th Annual K-State Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology Workshop June 15-22

Kansas State University’s 27th annual Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology workshop will be June 15-22.

The workshop is under the direction of K-State’s Daniel Y.C. Fung, an internationally known authority in the field and professor of animal sciences and industry and food science. It also is offered through the K-State department of animal sciences and industry. – Full story

K-State Signs 2+2 Agreements with Pratt Community College

Kansas State University and Pratt Community College have developed two 2 + 2 agreements, which will allow place-bound students in the Pratt area to earn a bachelor’s degree through K-State distance education.

Through these two agreements, place-bound students may earn their associate’s degree in either accounting or business administration from Pratt Community College and then transfer credits to K-State to earn a bachelor’s degree in general business. – Full story

Maes is Named Interim Dean of Continuing Education

Kansas State University has appointed Sue C. Maes, an expert on building new academic programs and fostering institutional collaboration, to be interim dean of the Division of Continuing Education. She will take up her new duties July 1.

Maes comes to the job from K-State’s Educational Communications Center, where she has been senior development officer since 1995. Her other duties include a graduate faculty appointment in the College of Education and her role as co-director of the Institute for Academic Alliances. – Full story