Title

Impulse

Document Type

Magazine

Editor

Dave Graves

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Office of University Relations and the College of Engineering, South Dakota State University

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Number of Pages

56

Table of Contents

College:
[Page] 2 The Hanson siblings: Karin and Erik Hanson, of Sioux Falls, find themselves in the spotlight outside their engineering environment and the focus of younger engineering students within the engineering community.
[Page] 4 Reviving a tradition: Engineering students are helping to make the Hobo Day parade the visual attraction it once was through a competitive float-building effort.
[Page] 6 Softball & engineering: Sisters Brittany, Brooke, and Brianna Postma are pretty good at figuring percentages, whether that be in the classroom or on the field.
[Page] 8 Engineering Expo leadership: ‘The Scrambler’ event helps launch Darin and Derek Waldner into their roles as co-directors of this spring’s Engineering Expo.
[Page] 10 Study aboard: Engineering students Brittni Stephens, Kristin Wiles, and Lindsey Reid enhance their SDSU experience through trips around the world.
[Page] 12 A grassroots plan: The clock began ticking in 2009 on a five-year plan designed to help the College achieve national distinction.
[Page] 14 ASCE achievements: Individually and collectively, members and leadership within the American Society of Civil Engineering again receive top honors.
[Page] 16 How do you define success? The definition by Shradha Paudel, of Nepal, was one of the best received by the Society of Women Engineers.
[Page] 18 Senior Design students already know a lot about success, but Doug Daniels shared with them ten little secrets they may have overlooked.
[Page] 20 Robust faculty research efforts: Quick glimpses at the work of Fereidoon Delfanian (mechanical), Nadim Wehbe (civil), and Qiquan Qiao (electrical).
[Page] 22 ‘Nuclear savvy’ engineers: A minor in nuclear engineering that will be offered this fall will prepare students to step into jobs in the nuclear power field. [Page] 23 Dean’s Advisory Council: Meet new members Jim Edwards, Al Heuton, Dale A. Jans, Leo Reynolds, Mark Shoup, and Gregg Stedronsky.
[Page] 24 Yogi’s words: What does the message of baseball character Yogi Berra have to do with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building?
[Page] 25 Mathematical horsepower: Since first being offered in 2006, a doctorate in statistics has been pulling an increasing load; attracting industry and students.
Faculty:
[Page] 26 Retirements: Anne Thompson (math) and David Wahlstrom (construction management) are wrapping up long careers in education this semester.
[Page] 27 News briefs on David Galipeau, Joel Rauber, Rich Ried, and Sung Shin.
[Page] 28 New faculty: Seven faculty newcomers are joined by two with new positions.
[Page] 30 George Duffey: Retired faculty member authors his eleventh physics book.
[Page] 32 Wayne Knabach: Students honor their former professor with the Wayne Knabach Student Lounge in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building.
Alumni:
[Page] 33 Khani Sahebjam ’84 recounts the collapse and rebuilding of the I-35W bridge.
[Page] 34 Golden Water Drop: Dwayne Rollag MS ’66 is honored by the American Water Works Association for fifty years of service to the industry.
[Page] 37 Phonathon: Dollar figures reflect economy; calls reflect alum’s bond to College.

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