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Reported in K-State Today 


Mohammad H. Hosni, professor of mechanical engineering and the Charles and Nona Frankenhoff chair in engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2018 ABET Fellow Award, a designation approved by the organization's board of directors.

ABET accredits higher education programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, serving more than 3,500 programs at 714 colleges and universities in 29 countries. An ABET accreditation offers the confidence a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Hosni joined the faculty in mechanical engineering at Kansas State University in 1991. In 1993, he assumed a leadership role as director of the Institute for Environmental Research, a multidisciplinary research center, where he was responsible for the development of research programs in human thermal comfort and indoor air distribution. He served as the director until 2001, when he was named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering. After serving eight years in this capacity, he was appointed director of the University Engineering Alliance in 2009.

Hosni has served as a member of the ABET executive committee for the Engineering Accreditation Commission and chaired the commission's training committee. He is appointed as an ABET editor-2 for the upcoming year.

He has served the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as vice president for education and currently serves as a member of the society's council on standards and certification. He is also active in ASHRAE, serving on the publishing and education council. Hosni holds fellow status as well with both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and ASHRAE.

District 5710 Rotarians,
I am very sorry to have to report that there is discouraging news the week following our celebration of World Polio Day with the latest count from Afghanistan.  As a result of new wild polio cases reported in the region over the last 2 weeks, the total count of 25 now exceeds the final count for 2017 of only 22.  This is very troublesome in that we are now entering the same time period of the year when there was a serious uptick of case in Afghanistan last year. The fact that this will be the first time in several years that the GPEI has lost ground in our fight means that now, more than ever, it is so important that our Clubs and members across District 5710 continue their valued support of Polio Plus.  To quote our Foundation Chair, Jim Mattes, " While we are THIS CLOSE, we must not stop until our fingers come together!" Please see the November 1st Weekly Box Score and share with your clubs.
Jim Arnett
District 5710 Polio Ambassador
Week Ending 1 Nov 2018
Total number of wild cases in 2015:  74
Total number of wild cases in 2016:  37
          Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017:  22
          Total number of wild poliovirus cases this week: 3
          Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018:  25 (compared with 13 for the same period in 2017)
Total number of Circulating Vaccine Derived cases in 2018: 75
 (compared to 63 by this date and total in 2017: 96)
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Rotary Club Updates November 1, 2018
  • Last week our program was Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of the Kansas State Marching Band.  Frank highlighted the schedule he and his 420 band members go through on a Saturday home football game.  All I can say is wow!
  • This week our program will be Bruce Weber, K-State’s head men’s basketball coach.  I really look forward to hearing coach’s thoughts on the upcoming season.
  • November is the month we, as Rotarian’s, remember the Rotary Foundation and the excellent work the Foundation has supported throughout the world.
  • This is the final reminder that the District 5710 Foundation Dinner is November 3, beginning at 6 pm in the Overland Park Sheraton.  I have registered but will be unable to attend should someone want to go in my place.
  • What great weather for the C Clyde run, fun run, walk last Saturday.  I’m sure all involved had good time while supporting an excellent cause.
  • Please don’t forget to fill out the “mentor form” if you are interested in becoming a mentor for one of our Rotaractors. 
Upcoming Dates of Interest
  • District 5710 Foundation Dinner: November 3
  • Bread Basket Volunteer Day: December 17
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