Tekne Awards are given annually by the Minnesota High Tech Association in honor of companies, innovations and people for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and around the world. STEPS, which is short for Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls, won in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education division.
Seniors Samali Mutazindwa and Netsanet Negussie, and Mathew Vicknair '13 are working to bring their program, Maysha, which means "life" in Swahili, to underserved communities in East Africa. The program will focus on health care literacy and malaria intervention.
St. Thomas has unveiled plans for a new south campus building to meet the needs of the university’s facilities operations and the School of Engineering. Construction is planned to begin March 31 on the 28,000-square-foot building on the parking lot north of McCarthy Gymnasium, and will be completed by September.
Being a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority, for example, or an international student, a non-Minnesotan, a woman, or a liberal arts major also grants membership within a distinctive group within the larger community that is the Full-time UST MBA program and becomes a signature aspect of many students’ St. Thomas experience.
In the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program, UST MBA students lead a select group of Minnesota students in an extraordinary internship that places it at the intersection of science, business, medicine and ethics for five months of one academic year.
Entrepreneurs envision a better, faster, cheaper or more efficient way to produce a product or service. On the strength of that vision, they work to turn their idea into a profitable business enterprise.
During the civil war in El Salvador, Romero was a light for the poor and disenfranchised, “A Voice for the Voiceless.” He was killed by an assassin’s bullet while celebrating Mass in the small hospital chapel where he lived.