Personal Webpage of Dr. Ruth Douglas Miller
I am retiring fully from Kansas State University in Spring 2018. Find out why here.
I am living in Pennsylvania now, with no office on KSU campus. Please contact the department directly at:
Photo: Monarchs on Goldenrod in our garden during Fall migration, October, 1996
**How to Properly Credit Others**: Expectations for classes I teach
Solar Car Photos and Movies
- Photographs of the KSU 2001 Solar Car Team
- Photographs of the KSU 1999 and 2001 Solar Cars
- American Solar Challenge 2003
- Formula Sun Grand Prix 2004: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
- Some pics of the molds of Paragon under construction
- Paragon dynamics testing at Formula Sun 2005
- North American Solar Challenge 2005
- Kansas Wind Applications Center
- Wind for Schools National Renewable Energy Laboratory Initiative
- "Wind for Schools in Kansas: a Second-Year Progress Report"; Windpower 2009, Chicago, IL, 4-8 May, 2009 (pdf).
- "Renewable and sustainable energy use
- "Solar cars: the next generation of personal transportation?", 60th Annual Meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation, Messiah College, PA, 5-8 August 2005 (4 MB file).
- Solar Decathlon Design Competition, Fall 2007
- Health effects of power-frequency electric and magnetic fields.
- IEEE EMBS Committee on Man and Radiation Technical Information Statement on Possible Health Hazards From Exposure to Power-Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields. Approved by COMAR 10 June, 1999, published in IEEE EMB Magazine vol. 19, #1, pp.131-137, 2000.
- Environmental magnetic field strengths near transmission lines and substations
- Electromagnetic properties of biological tissue
I am no longer in Manhattan, but would be happy to meet with you by e-mail, phone or Zoom. E-mail me to set up an appointment.
The following is taken from the Faculty Handbook, Appendix F: "The Honor System is an assumption of trust which accompanies the student in all dealings with fellow students, faculty, and administrators. The atmosphere of trust grounded in this assumption of honor enables every student to know his or her word will be taken as true and to compete fairly in the classroom."
" The acceptance of individual responsibility is essential to our community of trust. The foundation of the Honor System depends entirely upon the willingness of every individual to live up to the standards set by fellow students, faculty, and administration. If we are to enjoy the benefits of a community of trust and integrity which the Honor System fosters, we must hold ourselves to the basic principles of honesty: we must never lie or cheat. In order to safeguard the privileges offered by the Honor System, we must respond forthrightly and proactively with those students who have disregarded the principles of honesty."
The Kansas State University Honor System is defined by the following Honor Code:
- KSU students will not give or receive aid in examinations; they will not give or receive unpermitted aid in class work, in the preparation of reports or in any other work that is to be used by the instructor as the basis of grading.
- KSU students will do their share and take an active part in seeing to it that others as well as themselves uphold the spirit and letter of the Honor System. This includes reporting an observed dishonesty.
I expect that engineering students in my classes, as engineers in training, will adhere to this Code as well as to the IEEE Code of Ethics where applicable. To assist students in their efforts to follow these Codes, I have prepared a webpage on How to Credit Others' Work.
Local (Campus) Links:
- KSU College of Engineering
- KSU Library Catalog
- KSU ECE Student Activities
- KSU Tau Beta Pi Home Page
- KSU Wildcat Wind Team Home Page
- KSU Sigma Xi Home Page
- Flint Hills Group of Sierra Club: our local Sierra Club Group
- Keith Brady Miller's homepage: there are links here for geologists and those thinking about how Christianity relates to the sciences.
- Ian's iPhone/iPad apps homepage
- Local Manhattan Info: I created this page when we hosted the 2001 ASA conference here. It's still useful to strangers visiting our town.
National Professional Society Links:
- National IEEE Page
- American Wind Energy Association Home Page
- Bioelectromagnetics Society Home Page
- IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
- IEEE EMBS Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR)
- IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT)
- IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC)
- Electrostatics Society of America
- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, national homepage.
- American Scientific Affiliation: an organisation of and for Christians in the sciences
- Christian Engineers and Scientists in Technology of the American Scientific Affiliation: the engineering subset of ASA.
- Christian Engineering Society: a sister organization to CEST; our listserv is maintained here.
Miscellaneous Other Places I like to keep track of:
- What every woman engineering student needs to know about the workplace: this talk by Kaitlin Duck Sherwood was given to SWE at UIUC in 1994--it's pretty funny!
- University of Rochester Electrical Engineering Department
- Lafayette College
- Sierra Club National Home Page
- Kansas Citizens for Science: the Kansas organization dedicated to ensuring quality science education for Kansas schoolchildren.
- Lepidoptera A whole page and more of butterflies
- Monarch Watch: keep tabs on the annual Monarch Migration here