News Releases

Gift-in-Kind to benefit Surveying and Mapping students

Two SubSurface Magnetic Locator instruments

September 5, 2017

Terry Nutt of Leica Geosystems Solution Center and Professor Daniel Branham Terry Nutt, of Leica Geosystems Solution Center, presented two SubSurface Magnetic Locator instruments to Professor Daniel Branham of Kennesaw State University’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology for the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering on August 24, 2017.

This gift of equipment will benefit students in their hands-on fieldwork as they progress toward their B.S. degree in Surveying and Mapping, the only BS program for surveying offered in the state of Georgia.

Kennesaw State University’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology appreciates this generous gift-in-kind from Leica Geosystems Solution Center and SubSurface Instruments, Inc.


 AIAA Competition

Aerospace Engineering students win award

September 5, 2017

AIAA competitionThe American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) holds an annual student aircraft design competition. This competition has several categories – for undergraduate and graduate students. In Spring 2017, a group of three Kennesaw State University (KSU) students, pursuing minor in Aerospace Engineering, submitted their design for the competition. They designed a multi-mission amphibian aircraft that is capable of taking off and landing from water or ground and accomplish three pre-defined missions. As part of their design, the students built Computer Aided Design (CAD) models and performed Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis as well as multiple other disciplinary analyses. Dozens of teams from all over the world submit their designs for the competition. The KSU team designed their aircraft as part of their senior design project and won an overall second place award – in the undergraduate category submitted. The award comes with cash prizes and certificates.

The announcement was made by AIAA:
http://www.aiaa.org/WinningReports2016-2017/

KSU offers a minor in Aerospace Engineering. The minor is open to all engineering students.


Computer Engineering Open House

Students and professors converse about the new department

August 23, 2017

Computer Engineering faculty with studentsNew and prospective Computer Engineering (CpE) students, along with faculty members from the CpE department as well as other departments, celebrated the official commencement of the CpE department.

Students were able to interact with other students and become acquainted with fellow professors in the department. They were also able to ask questions about the new major as well as view the projects displayed around the department. “I really appreciate this opportunity to meet with the faculty and staff. This is exciting,” said one of the student visitors. This celebration included refreshments and a chance for students to win awesome prizes, like a Raspberry Pi!


 Alumna speaks at Summer Commencement

CEO of Jabo Industries was the 10:00 am ceremony presenter

August 18, 2017

2017 KSU Commencement, Dean Currin and LaDoris HarrisThe Honorable LaDoris “Dot” Harris and Dean Thomas Currin were featured at the July 28th commencement ceremonies for Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology graduates. Dot provided the commencement address for the 10:00 AM ceremony.

Dot Harris graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Electrical Engineering and earned her MS in Technology Management from Southern Polytechnic State University.

She has more than 25 years of leadership in corporate America, ranging from engineer to corporate officer. From April 2012 through January 2017, Dot served as the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy - under President Barack Obama. She also served in an assistant secretary level position at the Department of Energy.

Dot is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Jabo Industries - a successful minority-woman owned engineering management consulting firm concentrated primarily in the energy, information technology, logistics, and healthcare industries.


KSU Motorsports competes

FSAE Student Design Competition – Lincoln, Nebraska

July 7, 2017

ksu motorsports lincoln competitionKennesaw State University’s Motorsports Formula SAE Team traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska – to compete with over 100 universities in the FSAE Student Design Competition, June 21 -24. Approximately 80 teams competed in the Internal Combustion category and 20 teams competed in the Formula Electric category.

KSU Motorsports competed in the Internal Combustion category. For the fourth year in a row, they brought home a trophy. This year they brought home 3rd place for cost, which is the third year in a row KSU Motorsports has brought home a trophy for cost – showing their steadfast ability to manage their costs in a highly competitive environment. Overall, the team finished 59th – ahead of local rival, Georgia Tech.

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