May 11, 2021
Two years ago, Kennesaw State University student Kristen Padgett couldn’t fully envision herself as an engineer. Then a sophomore in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET), she was admittedly a bit insecure about the prospects of joining an industry where change was the only constant. That is, until she landed her first internship. “To me, internships represent a major pivot point in my college career because it provided a great deal of perspective and allowed me to carve out my niche in engineering,” said Padgett, who graduates this month with a 4.0 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering
May 05, 2021
In life, Ellen Long constantly supported others, whether it was by introducing more women to the field of engineering, providing much-needed support to students experiencing homelessness or mentoring women early in their careers. Today, her legacy continues through the Ellen Long Honors CARE Engineering Scholarship Endowment, established by Shepherd “Shep” Long to honor his late wife. The scholarship benefits students in Kennesaw State University’s Keeping Sights Upward (KSU) Journey Honors College who demonstrate acute financial need.
April 27, 2021
A Kennesaw State University mechanical engineering team placed second overall in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, a nationwide competition hosted virtually by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and Danfoss Power Solutions earlier this month.
April 23, 2021
Prior to enrolling at Kennesaw State University, first-generation student Kamille Suarez-Paulino said there were few people who could offer guidance for her college career. Now a third-year student in The Coca-Cola First Generation and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholars program, the economics major wears her first-generation status as a badge of pride. Suarez-Paulino is one of 35 students who have benefited from the program made possible by a $1.25 million donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation.
April 13, 2021
Home to the second-largest engineering college in Georgia, Kennesaw State is ushering in a new chapter this week as we celebrate bringing two more high-demand engineering degree programs into the fold. Today, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved two new programs for the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology – a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering and a Master of Science in Intelligent Robotic Systems – both of which will be offered starting in Fall 2021.
April 13, 2021
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved two new degree programs at Kennesaw State University, including the University’s first engineering doctoral program. A Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering and a Master of Science in Intelligent Robotic Systems will be offered starting in Fall 2021.
April 13, 2021
Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research is hosting a one-hour web show every other Friday at 4 p.m. to showcase the varied research being conducted by KSU faculty members. “Research with Relevance” spotlights Kennesaw State researchers in a live interview followed by an interactive question-and-answer session with the virtual audience. This week’s episode features Sylvia Bhattacharya, assistant professor of electrical engineering technology in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. She will discuss her U.S. Army-funded research in which she studies the behaviors of drivers and passengers in autonomous vehicles.
April 07, 2021
When it came to picking a college major, Ramisa Ahmed had no doubt her future would be in engineering. Today, Ahmed is one of nine students this year who are receiving up to $8,800 in scholarship money annually as part of WE-GROW. The effort, launched by SPCEET in October 2019 after receiving a $997,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, aims to support first- and third-year engineering students by providing academic and co-curricular activities focused improving retention and encouraging the pursuit of rewarding and successful engineering careers.
March 23, 2021
Siena Gore says that there are a number of similarities between lacrosse and engineering, most notably time management and the ability to make sacrifices. An industrial engineering technology student and a member of the Kennesaw State women’s lacrosse team, she happens to have first-hand experience with both. So does her twin sister, Marissa Gore, her lacrosse teammate and electrical engineering student in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET).
March 03, 2021
Universities that encourage their communities to implement social distancing and wear face masks could prevent 99.9 percent of COVID-19 infections, according to a study recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Information Discovery and Delivery. The study, co-authored by Kennesaw State University assistant professor Lin Li with University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor Yuan Zhou and graduate students, attempted to measure virus transmissions on a college campus using a simulation model, allowing them to gauge the effectiveness of mitigation techniques when used separately and combined with others.