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Engineering Extension receives $48,200 grant

K-State’s Office of Engineering Extension is partnering with the Kansas Corporation Commission, according to K-State Today.

The office received a $48,200 grant to offer no-cost energy audits, renewable energy site assessments and related services to agricultural producers and small businesses in Kansas’ Rural Opportunity Zone counties.

Riley county shares a border with four of these 77 Rural Opportunity Zones counties: Clay, Washington, Marshall and Wabaunsee.

CIS researcher receives $446,000 award

Pavithra Prabhakar, assistant professor of computing and information sciences, received a five-year $446,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, according to K-State Today.

Prabhakar was recognized by the foundation for her project “Robust Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems,” which focuses on developing better transportation, health care and energy systems through reliable cyber-physical systems.

“Cyber-physical systems are an important part of modern society and they have transformative applications in the transportation, health care and energy sectors,” Prabhakar said to K-State Today. “This research will bridge an important gap in the existing methodologies for the analysis of cyber-physical systems through the novel paradigm of robust verification, which will enable the development of high-confidence cyber-physical systems, particularly automotive and aerospace systems.”