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Recognition for Research/Teaching Accomplishments

Kansas State University Video Recognition

  • "Peak Water: An Update of the High Plains Aquifer", K-State Youtube channel, January 14, 2016.


  • “Researchers find vast U.S. aquifer being tapped out”, K-State Youtube channel, December 12, 2013.


  • Life Expectancy of The Ogallala”, K-State Research and Extension, Agriculture Today, September 3, 2013.


  •  “Peak Water: An Update of the High Plains Aquifer”,K-State Youtube channel, January 14, 2016.


  • Kansas State University: Research: Where will we teach the scientists who will engineer our future?K-State Youtube channel,  August 22, 2012.


  • Hydraulic Engineering Class Builds Oil-Capping Model”, K-State Youtube channel, May 6, 2011.


  • Engineering class simulate sewer geyser”, K-State Youtube channel, May 14, 2010.


Kansas State University Recognition

  • "Steward named fellow of professional engineering society", K-State Today, Kansas State University, August 18, 2017.


  • “Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline”, K-State News and Editorial Services, November 16, 2015.


  • Engineering students showcase ideas for maintaining state's water supply”, K-State Today, Kansas State University, May 13, 2014.


  • Water woes”, Perspectives, Kansas State University, p. 2-3, Winter 2014.


  • Making waves: Water research evokes international response”, Impact, Kansas State University College of Engineering, p. 2-3, Fall 2013.


  • Study forecasts future water levels of crucial agricultural aquifer”, K-State News and Editorial Services, August 26, 2013.


  • Solving a problem well: Engineering class showcasing oil-capping model at all-university Open House”, KSU Media Relations, April 15, 2011.


  • K-State team examines effects of water policies”, Impact, College of Engineering, p. 4, Spring 2010.


  • Interdisciplinary team of K-State researchers creating tools to show how decisions about Ogallala Aquifer affect people, local economies and more”, KSU Media Relations, November, 4, 2009.


  • K-STATE engineering students design, build successful pump that is used in locations without electricity”, KSU Media Relations, May 18, 2009.


  • Focus on Research”, Impact (showcase article in the College of Engineering’s Annual Newsletter), p. 2-3, Spring 2007.


  • Water consortium taps a liquid asset”, K-Statement, July 6, 2006, 29(1).

  • K-State consortium identifies, evaluates water management strategies”, KSU Media Relations, May 6, 2006 (Reprinted in the Manhattan Mercury, “Researchers evaluate H2O management strategies”, June 6, 2006).

  •  “K-State hydraulic engineering students recreate, study New Orleans levee failure caused by Hurricane Katrina”, KSU Media Relations, June 1, 2006.

  • K-State site of prestigious International Conference on the Analytic Element Method”, KSU Media Relations, May 12, 2006.

  • “Wave tank & hydraulics class”, K-Stater, page 10, Fall 2005.

  • Experimental Waves”, reported in Kansas State Collegian, Thursday, May 5, 2005.

  • Groundwater Studies – Kansas State University Experiences”, announced in Inview, 26(14), February 5, 2004

Selected Recognition from Sources External to Kansas State University

  • "Innovative Kansas State Professor, Researcher Tabbed as ASCE Fellow", ASCE News, September 28, 2017.


  • Kansas Ag Issues Podcast”, Ag Issues, Kansas Ag Network, November 19, 2015.


  • Study: Over-tapping of High Plains Aquifer peaked in 2006”,WIBW, November 16, 2015.


  • High Plains Aquifer in Danger of Running Out Amidst Extreme Drought”, AccuWeather, October 1, 2013.


  • Sip it slowly”, The Economist, September 28, 2013.


  • Water: High-yield crops could drain 70% of High Plains aquifer by 2050”, Climatewire, September 4, 2013.


  • Crucial Aquifer Is Rapidly Depleting”, ASCE Civil Engineering, September 3, 2013.


  • Overpumping threatens to deplete US high plains groundwater”, Nature, August 28, 2013.


  • Turning Off The Spigot In Western Kansas Farmland”, NPR, August 27, 2013.


  • Farmed Out: Overpumping Threatens to Deplete U.S. High Plains Groundwater”, Scientific American, August 27, 2013.


  • Shrinking water supply under threat in U.S. farm breadbasket: report”, Reuters, August 27, 2013.


  • Study: Cutting Ogallala Water Use Now Will Benefit Kansas LaterCircle of Blue, August 27, 2013.


  • Kan. crops face water questions as aquifer levels fall”, USA Today, August 26, 2013.


  • High Plains Aquifer will be 69 percent depleted in 50 years, K-State study saysAssociated Press, August 26, 2013


  • An engineering class’s excursion into storm drains”, Manhattan Mercury, April 20, 2010.