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Office of University Marketing and Communications and the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, South Dakota State University

Publication Date

Fall 9-2017

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Table of Contents

[Page] 2 Better Equipped
[Page] 4 Flashback Summer Scholars
[Page] 6 Biomedical Engineering
Ryan Mahutga is the third mechanical engineering graduate in five years to receive a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Nigerian native John Asiruwa is working with associate professor Stephen Gent on a mechanical engineering project to help Sanford Health build better heart stents.
Electrical engineering graduate Bruce Lutz has selected the biomedical engineering program as a target for his future giving.
[Page] 9 Programs Accredited
[Page] 10 Fast Wheels
[Page] 12 Five Unforgettable Weeks
[Page] 14 Second in the Nation
[Page] 16 Athletes and Engineering
[Page] 20 Recruiting Native American Students
[Page] 21 New Faculty
[Page] 26 Lavonne Riechers
[Page] 27 Dune Dudes
[Page] 28 David Monnens
[Page] 30 Fund it and They Will Build
[Page] 32 Distinguished Alumni
[Page] 33 A Culture of Philanthropy
[Page] 34 Glenn Meier
[Page] 34 Alumni News
[Page] 37 In Memoriam
[Page] 38 Dean's Club
[Page] 40 Development Director's Report


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Contributing Writers: Lora Berg, Dave Graves, Christine Delfanian, Heidi Kronaizl, Matt Schmidt
Designer: Micayla Standish
Photographer: Emily Weber
Publications Editor: Andrea Kieckhefer




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