Due to travel complications, tonight’s Distinguished Engineering Lecture, featuring KU alumnus Karim “Kay” Nasser, has been canceled.
The School of Engineering apologizes for any inconvenience and hopes to reschedule the talk at a later date.
Nasser is a native of Lebanon who earned his undergraduate degree from the American University of Beirut and his master’s degree in civil engineering from KU in 1952. He went on to earn his doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada, where he would spend more than three decades as a professor.
Nasser created the K-Slump Tester, the first device of its kind to provide a fast, approximate estimate of the workability of wet concrete. It remains the industry standard. Nasser also branched out in the development and consulting businesses, where he has been extremely successful.
He is also the author of two books, “How I Achieved by Dream” and “How to Achieve Your Dream.”