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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"
http://youtu.be/98SfW6GY080

"Life Expectancy of The Ogallala"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sO6JRgQ6x4

"K-State Students Replicate Hurricane Sandy's Damage"
http://www.wibw.com/13newsat4/headlines/K-State-Students-Replicate-Hurricane-Sandys-Damage-206062531.html?site=full

"Kansas State University: Research: Where will we teach the scientists who will engineer our future?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3WC9P9xs0M

"Hydraulic Engineering Class Builds Oil-Capping Model"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbiq-t7NsQA

"Engineering class simulate sewer geyser"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVa06CTI4jU