Jeremy Fielding, a YouTube personality, recently toured the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and has started a series of engineering-focused videos all featuring Wichita State and NIAR.

Fielding spoke with members of the Shocker Racing team about the engineering work they do as part of the team. He’s also produced an introduction to robotics video, with insight from members of NIAR during his visit. Fielding’s visit to WSU and the Shocker Racing team was also detailed on the Solidworks Education Blog, which is managed by Dassault Systemes, an Innovation Campus partner. More videos from his visit to NIAR are coming soon.

Fielding creates content specifically related to engineering and was originally contracted by Dassault Systemes to showcase how WSU and NIAR utilize the company’s CAD software.

Rachel Valentine holding her Certified Career Services Provider certificate

The Shocker Career Accelerator (SCA) is proud to announce that Career Coach Rachel Valentine is now a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP).

Rachel’s dedication, expertise and passion for helping individuals achieve their career goals is evident, and SCA is inspired by Rachel’s commitment to personal and professional growth. In addition to passing her CCSP, Rachel is currently in the clinical mental health counseling master’s program at Wichita State.

Envelope with letter stating Thank your for donating to the Shocker Support Locker!

The Shocker Support Locker would like to thank the Rudd Foundation for donating 1,150 items to the locker from its recent food drive.

The locker would also like to thank students, faculty and staff who participated in Food for Fines, which resulted in 697 items being donated to the locker.

The Shocker Support Locker thanks Shocker Nation for its support.

Dr. Dinorah Azpuru, professor of political science, was invited as the Keynote Speaker at the X Central American Congress of Political Science Sept. 13 in Panama City, Panama.

Azpuru delivered a 45-minute conference called “Democratic Deficits and Contemporary Political Regimes in Central America” (title originally in Spanish). Political science scholars and students from several countries in Latin America and Spain attended the congress.

President Rick Muma and Victor Hogstrom sit and talk during an episode of "One on One"

President Rick Muma spoke with Victor Hogstrom, president and CEO of PBS Kansas, on his weekly show, “One on One with Victor Hogstrom,” Sept. 14.

The interview will be available to view at a later date online, or catch the interview on KPTS Channel 8 on the following dates:

  • 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16
  • 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17
  • 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Michael Rogers, professor in the Department of Human Performance Studies and director of the Center for Physical Activity and Aging, appeared on “Living Longer Better Smarter,” a podcast about the work going into longevity and aging.

Rogers discussed the health benefits that people playing with their grandchildren can have, something he also discussed with the Washington Post earlier this year.

President Rick Muma and Jacob O'Connor talk in the Real Conversations podcast studio

President Rick Muma joined Jacob O’Connor on the latest episode of the “Real Conversations” podcast. They discussed a variety of topics from the future of Wichita State to President Muma’s personal workout routine.

Listen to the episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan

Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan, associate professor and chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the College of Engineering, was featured in a KSN story about the number of electric vehicles in Kansas tripling over the next five years.

The Mortar Board organization at Wichita State received an Outstanding Achievement Award for on campus visibility. This award recognizes the achievements and accomplishments Mortar Board has achieved at WSU.

Along with winning the award, Mortar Board also received a Sliver Torch award this summer. These are outstanding achievements for the organization that wouldn’t be possible without the support and encouragement from the students and staff of WSU.

Michael Rogers, professor of human performance studies and director of the Center for Physical Activity and Aging, was featured in a Washington Post article about the benefits of intergenerational physical activity.

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