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

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Fall 2016

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[Page] 2 Pathways to Innovation: Program merges engineering, entrepreneurship and perhaps bicycle rentals.
[Page] 4 High-performance computing: College hosts National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates.
[Page] 6 There must be something in the water: Five members of the swim and dive team were members of The Summit League All-Academic Team in 2015-16. Four were engineering majors, including one stunt diver.
[Page] 10 Youth camps: A glance at what is available for the science-minded youngster at SDSU.
[Page] 11 Career-launching camp: When Sierra Lutz attended Ready, SET Go! a year ago, it guided the academic all-star to her current major and life goal.
[Page] 12 Qiquan Qiao: Associate professor of electrical engineering bestowed with Hohbach title at investiture.
[Page] 14 The Ulmer connection: In May 2017, Jordan Ulmer will become the third generation of his family to graduate from the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering following grandpa Ewald ’60 and dad Karl ’90.
[Page] 16 Serving in Bolivia: Members of the Engineers Without Borders chapter made three trips to Carmen Pampa to continue water purification work in the rural, mountainous area.
[Page] 20 Cousins closer through engineering studies: Engineering still is a male-dominated program, but three cousins from Pierre are helping to change that and have drawn a lot closer to one another as a result.
[Page] 21 Diedre Beck: Student breaks ground with her selection as Chi Epsilon national scholarship winner.
[Page] 22 Andrew Robison: The 2014 graduate in mechanical engineering, chemistry and German is tabbed for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship at Purdue University.
[Page] 23 Emily Meerdink: The 4.0 civil engineering major repeats as a South Dakota Space Grant Consortium Scholarship winner, but her career interest is in the ground, not the sky.
[Page] 24: Linking recruitment, scholarships: Iowa engineering firm creates new scholarship for mechanical engineering majors.
[Page] 26 Cole Jorgense: Junior mechanical engineering major becomes first Army ROTC cadet from SDSU to earn the prestigious Legion of Valor Award.
[Page] 27 Image Processing Lab: The 27-year-old program is deemed an “Act of Excellence” by the South Dakota Hall of Fame, which noted its internationally recognized work.
[Page] 28 Faculty notes
[Page] 30 Retirements
[Page] 32 Clayton Knofczynski Former students remember “Kaa-nof” by endowing mechanical engineering scholarship.
[Page] 34 Distinguished Alumni
[Page] 35 Alumni notes
[Page] 36 Development report


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