(Originally published in St. Thomas Newsroom, May 21, 2017) "The right-brain thinking skills and an understanding of people and societies fostered by a liberal arts education amplify students’ creativity, curiosity and adaptability, which are the essential ingredients of innovation."
Dr. Anne Marie Thomas is not your typical engineering professor. Founder and director of the Playful Learning Lab, Dr. Thomas is famous for Squishy Circuits and much more.
Learn the history of the fall and rise of the St. Thomas School of Engineering.
University of St. Thomas School of Engineering December 2016 graduates built an autonomous snow plow that competed in the International Autonomous Snow Plow Competition held at the St. Paul Winter Carnival this past weekend.
Engineering student, Tony Kuplic played in only eight games for the St. Thomas soccer team and didn't even take a shot. That he's scored five goals in four postseason games has stunned everyone, including Kuplic.
The University of St. Thomas School of Engineering will begin work this summer on a facility that will be used for teaching as well as researching and testing components used for alternative-energy microgrids.
PK-12 STEM Teachers can Take Free Engineering-Education Courses Thanks to $100,000 From Google. Google is sponsoring full tuition for the full-credit courses taught this spring and summer by the university’s engineering and education professors.
As enrollment in graduate programs in data science and big data booms, Dr. Brad Rubin has been charged with leading efforts in recruiting and visibility of the University of St. Thomas Center of Excellence for Big Data.
Professors and engineers from 14 states, Italy and the Netherlands will gather at the University of St. Thomas Thursday, Oct. 6,-Saturday, Oct. 8, for “A Culture of Ethics: Engineering for Human Dignity and the Common Good,” a conference on how engineers can integrate their technical work with their religious beliefs, cultural heritage and social responsibilities.
Breadfruit -- an abundant and highly nutritious food source -- may become a superfood of the future. Learn how breadfruit advocates like engineering professor Dr. Camille George are helping to feed thousands in Haiti.
UST won the 2015 Eureka! Award through the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in the category of Education for the innovative Squishy Circuits created in the Playful Learning Labs at UST's School of Engineering.
A passion for teaching and an engineering program that emphasizes collaboration between faculty and undergraduates drew professors Dr. Shepard and Dr. Wentz to UST's School of Engineering.
A team of three University of St. Thomas School of Engineering students has been selected to attend a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University March 6-8 at the University of Miami.
Four School of Engineering students were among the 18 teams of young engineers-in-training that competed for the right to call themselves world champion drone builders...
Dr. Fred Zimmerman, professor emeritus of engineering at the University of St. Thomas, received a Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Minnesota Business magazine’s Minnesota Manufacturing Awards program in Minneapolis.
The University of St. Thomas School of Engineering has formed the Center for Optimized Autonomy and Control (C4OA&C)...where students can build operational systems, deploy them on focused use cases and engage responsibly with community efforts (both locally and globally) to create technology solutions for the common good.
Dr. AnnMarie Thomas joined the St. Thomas faculty in 2006; she directs the School of Engineering’s Playful Learning Lab, co-directs the St. Thomas Center for Engineering Education, and teaches courses on machine design, engineering graphics, the design of both toys and products for an aging population, and a seminar on brain-machine interfaces. “The strength of St. Thomas is that we celebrate the design, create and ‘make’ part of engineering,” said Thomas, who also is the founding executive director of the Maker Education Initiative, where she worked to establish the national Maker Corps program.
Learn how Hadoop began, why it is important, what is Schema on read, what is Hive, types of data Hadoop analyzes, real-world examples, and opinions about whether it is obsolete or morphing.
St. Thomas Receives $1.5 Million From Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund to Build Microgrid Research and Testing Center
The University of St. Thomas School of Engineering has received a $1.5 million grant from the Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund to build a Microgrid Research and Testing Center. In addition to serving as a research and educational resource, an additional goal of the center is to support and encourage companies that develop renewable and alternative sources of electric power.
This year St. Thomas’ School of Engineering’s STEPS camp celebrated the enrollment of its 3,000 camper since it first hosted the free science and engineering camp for girls 14 years ago. It also celebrated another milestone: its first Tekne Award.