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Civil Engineering

David R. Steward, PhD, PE, PG, Fellow ASCE, Professor

Career Objectives

  • To lead engineering research towards innovative solutions for water resources grand challenges.
  • To mentor and educate diverse teams of engineers and engineering faculty.
  • To engage in outreach and disseminate mathematical, computational and experimental methods.
  • To facilitate and participate in collegial teams addressing sustainable infrastructure for society.

Positions/ Professional Registration:  

  • The Thomas and Connie Paulson Civil Engineering Outstanding Faculty Member.
  • ASCE Kansas Section President, 2017-2018.
  • Professional Engineer, License Number 54874, Minnesota.
  • Professional Geoscientist, License Number 3957, Texas.

Recent Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2017
  • Professorial Performance Award, Kansas State University, 2016.
  • Frankenhoff Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Kansas State University, 2014.
  • Dean’s Dean's Award of Excellence, College of Engineering, Kansas State University, 2014.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, Chi Epsilon, Kansas State University, 2012.
Academic Leadership Overview/ Professional Experience
Recognition for Leadership, Research, and Teaching Accomplishments
Research Activities
Teaching Activities
Service Activities

Water Videos

"Researchers find vast U.S. aquifer being tapped out"

"Life Expectancy of The Ogallala"

"K-State Students Replicate Hurricane Sandy's Damage"

"Kansas State University: Research: Where will we teach the scientists who will engineer our future?"

"Hydraulic Engineering Class Builds Oil-Capping Model"

"Engineering class simulate sewer geyser"