In the ranks of seniors graduating this weekend, we have students who earned the Chief’s Award from the City of St. Paul for helping a woman in distress in 2014, a student who served as an ambassador on a Minnesota trade mission to Mexico, and students who have done research on everything from political cynicism to drying breadfruit. Read a roundup of the stories the Newsroom has written about Class of 2017 students since they arrived on campus.
Students in the School of Engineering curriculum work on design and engineering problems with local industries. This year's Senior Design Clinic Show will take place Friday, May 5, from 2:30-5 p.m. in Scooter's in the Anderson Student Center.
The purple light emanating from the Owens Science Hall greenhouse isn't the School of Engineering's homage to the late, great Prince. A cross-departmental team at St. Thomas is testing a robot with the overall goal of addressing the world crisis of food shortages and the development of new technologies to grow healthy crops using less man-made and natural resources.
With the tutelage of a world-renowned professor like Dr. John Abraham and publication credits with smart titles such as "Alterations of Blood Flow Through Arteries Following Atherectomy and the Impact on Pressure Variation and Velocity" to her credit, Lauren Vallez landed one of the nation's most coveted fellowships.
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum hosted a town hall on climate change at St. Thomas on Feb. 23. She was joined by St. Thomas engineering professor John Abraham and University of Minnesota professor Mark Seeley.
St. Thomas’ John Abraham is part of an international group of five climate scientists who say the new methods offer strong vindication of global warming computer models. They recently published their findings in the journal Ocean Science.
Funded by an Xcel Energy grant, the center will be used for teaching as well as for researching and testing alternative-energy components so that power generated by microgrids is fully compatible with a region’s main power grid.