College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Soupir, Kansas State University College of Engineering alumni honored for career success

The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor 11 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees will be recognized at ceremonies on the Manhattan campus April 2.

Among the honorees is Dr. Michelle Soupir. Soupir is a 1999 graduate of Kansas State University in biological and agricultural engineering. She also has master’s and doctoral degrees, both in biological systems engineering, from Virginia Tech University. Currently an associate professor with a research and teaching appointment in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department at Iowa State University, her research program is focused on soil and water quality, nonpoint source pollution control, watershed management and water quality monitoring. She teaches courses generally focused on water quality and professional development, having developed a new watershed modeling course. Soupir’s professional accomplishments include 42 peer-reviewed journal articles, more than $5 million in external grant funding, and being a recipient of the New Holland Young Researcher Award in 2014 from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Recipients of the college’s Professional Progress Award were nominated by their respective department heads and confirmed by Darren Dawson, dean of engineering.

Click here for the entire list of award recipients.