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.
February 10, 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 Laura Ruhala, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Richard Ruhala, professor of mechanical engineering; and Lance Crimm, professor of electrical engineering; all of whom belong to the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The trio will discuss a recent study involving the acoustic qualities of different types of face masks. Prior to the presentation, each answered a few questions about their interest in research and its benefits to students.
February 01, 2021
As a college freshman, Roneisha “Ro” Worthy admittedly didn’t know much about the field of engineering. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines weren’t an area of emphasis at her high school. A gifted member of her school’s debate team, Worthy had already set her sights on a law degree. However, shortly after receiving her acceptance to Tennessee State University, her guidance counselor reviewing her grades suggested that Worthy consider a future in engineering. Worthy trusted her advice, and nearly two decades later continues to serve as a role model for underrepresented groups pursuing STEM degrees at Kennesaw State University.
January 08, 2021
Known for his unwavering support of students both in the classroom and in the field of play, longtime Kennesaw State University administrator Ron Koger, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3.
January 06, 2021
The first semester of college is a time of transition and growth as students spread their wings and begin to navigate their academic careers, discover new interests and make lasting memories. In recognition of that significant step, we are highlighting students who have just completed their first semesters at Kennesaw State. Morgan Patterson, who is from Monticello, Ga. and plans to pursue a degree in technical communications, shares what made her first semester as an Owl so meaningful.
December 14, 2020
After graduating high school, Mary Ogidigben wasn’t quite sure where her educational journey would lead her next. She knew that she liked mathematics and physics, but neither felt like they led her down the right career path. It wasn’t until her father returned home with a library book full of college majors that she found her calling. “We went through every single major one-by-one until we found industrial engineering,” said Ogidigben, who graduates from Kennesaw State University this month with a degree in industrial and systems engineering. “It’s a field that combines all of my interests, and I decided right then it was the right choice for me.”
December 07, 2020
Kennesaw State University and Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) have signed an Educational Partnership Agreement allowing students to gain hands-on experience and internship opportunities at RAFB while earning credit toward their degrees.
September 02, 2020
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. In this week’s episode, Ayse Tekes, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, will be joined by Tris Utschig, associate professor of nuclear engineering and director for scholarly teaching in KSU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Tekes and Utschig will discuss how they are working together to improve student learning in mechanical engineering by using low-cost, 3D-printed laboratory devices in active learning experiences.
August 13, 2020
In times of need, engineers are often called upon to develop innovative solutions that address society’s most pressing issues. Throughout the summer, students in Kennesaw State University’s product realization course tried their hand in positively impacting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic through research and design. Taught by Dal Hyung Kim, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, the course took students through a rigorous design process from assessing case studies to implementation, culminating in a final project in which students were to improve an existing product or create an entirely new one to aid one area of the COVID-19 response. Projects ranged in complexity from trash bins that help medical workers safely remove gloves to a fully functional, 3D printed respirator, but all have the potential to make an immediate impact in the world, Kim said.