Distinguished Alumni Awards

Ralph G. Nevins

Ralph G. Nevins
To Ralph G. Nevins, dean, professor, executive, engineer, and research worker, for his original contributions and leadership in applying administrative, engineering, and scientific skills in biomedical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, and education and research.

Dean, College of Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 1953

Dr. Nevins became professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kansas State University in 1957. He received international recognition for his work in environmental engineering, and in 1962, he assumed the directorship of the endowed K.S.U. Institute of Environmental Research. In his specialty he has been engaged as a consultant to industry and agencies of the federal government. In 1967 he was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. He has authored numerous publications and has served in many public and professional offices with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, Engineers' Council for Professional Development, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, and others.

Current as of 1971.