Impulse is published twice annually by University Marketing and Communications and the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.
Matt Schmidt, Emily Weber, Kate Heiberger, Dave Graves, Christine Delfanian, Heidi Kronaizl, and Gerald Peden
[Page] 2 Lew Brown Retires
[Page] 5 Phonathon
[Page] 6 Sgt Opens Office on Campus
[Page] 8 DGR - Employee-Funded Scholarships
[Page] 10 A Balloon-Launched Satellite
[Page] 12 Human Powered Vehicle
[Page] 14 Engineering Week
[Page] 16 Champion Geowall Builders
[Page] 18 Research Internship with NASA
[Page] 20 Jace Waybright - Living Up to His Name
[Page] 21 Computer Science Scholars
[Page] 24 Farewell Fereidoon
[Page] 26 Roe Says Time to Go
[Page] 28 New Faculty
[Page] 30 Faculty Awards
[Page] 32 Distinguished Engineer - Meink
[Page] 33 Distinguished Engineer - Stedronsky
[Page] 34 Remembering Harold Hohbach
[Page] 36 Alumni News
[Page] 38 Jacob Ohnesorge
[Page] 40 Dallas Goedert
[Page] 42 Dean's Club
[Page] 44 Development Director's Report
Matt Schmidt, Emily Weber, Kristi Schelhaas, Dave Graves, Christine Delfanian, and Heidi Kronaizl
[Page] 2 Welcoming Dean Bruce Berdanier
[Page] 5 Engineers without Borders Remains a Passion
[Page] 6 New Office Looks in Crothers
[Page] 8 Ground Broken for Precision Ag Center
[Page] 9 Alum Honors Arden Sigl with Office Donation
[Page] 10 3D Printing for Space Station
[Page] 12 Center for Power Systems Studies Turns 50
[Page] 14 Daktronics - A Partner for 50 Years
[Page] 17 Quarter- scale Tractor Team Takes Title
[Page] 18 Partnership with Wastewater Treatment Plant
[Page] 22 Horner Succeeds at HR Green
[Page] 23 Hard Work Pays Off for Vejvoda
[Page] 24 Engineering's Student-Athletes
[Page] 26 Student Spends Summer at Mayo
[Page] 28 Welcome New Faculty
[Page] 30 Farewell Dan Kemp
[Page] 32 Turning an Idea Into a Business
[Page] 34 Vogel Heeds Storry's Advice
[Page] 36 Alumni News
[Page] 38 Dean's Club
[Page] 39 Faculty News
[Page] 40 Sustaining an Impact
Matt Schmidt, Lora Berg, Christine Delfanian, Dave Graves, Heidi Kronaizl, Emily Weber, and Micayla Standish
[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
Matt Schmidt, Dave Graves, Heidi Kronaizl, and Emily Weber
[Page] 2 Growth Analysis An increase in the number of international students and the number of female students are two elements in the college’s strong enrollment growth.
[Page] 6 From Southeast Asia to South Dakota Mechanical engineering freshman Jin Hang Ng has followed the footsteps his father left 35 years ago when he came to SDSU from Malaysia.
[Page] 8 People make the difference Kevy and Vanessa Konynenbelt visited SDSU mostly to please their mother’s boss. It proved to be just the start of their good experiences here.
[Page] 10 Engineer turned firefighter When the two-story, 107-year-old Copper Lounge collapsed in downtown Sioux Falls Dec. 2, 2016, Capt. Mike Murphy was glad he had an engineering degree.
[Page] 12 Back on campus Tyler Hill, a 2011 construction management graduate, serves as superintendent for the $8 million Alumni Center, which is to be completed in June. 14 Precision ag After planting the first-in-the-nation precision ag major in the fall, faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering are expecting an abundant harvest.
[Page] 16 Rich Reid The college’s associate dean was inducted as a fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineering, an honor awarded to only 3.5 percent of its membership.
[Page] 18 An entrepreneur After three years as a city engineer on the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, Robbie Veurink has started two businesses of his own.
[Page] 20 An enterprising engineering student Merrick Erickson has a suggestion for parents wanting to send their skateboarder off to college with a skateboard, and he’s selling SDSU longboards through the University Bookstore. COLLEGE NEWS
[Page] 22 STEM Partnership A new program is uniting regional businesses in the sponsorship of the college’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach activities.
[Page] 24 Impact of scholarships Administrators and students testify to the need for more scholarships.
[Page] 26 Vital stats A quick look at enrollment and graduates, broken down by departments.
[Page] 28 Phonathon 2017 PhoneJacks were busy this winter soliciting donations for scholarships and other needs within the college’s departments.
[Page] 29 A new way to look at bridges Junwon Seo, an assistant professor, is testing the feasibility of using drones for bridge inspections.
[Page] 30 New faces A baker’s dozen joins the college.
[Page] 34 Faculty awards Four collect honors at Celebration of Faculty Excellence.
[Page] 35 Distinguished engineer The college will recognize Niaz Latif as its 138th distinguished engineer at its banquet April 25.
[Page] 36 In memoriam Professor Emeritus Alfred Andrawis, who taught for more than a quarter-century in the electrical engineering department, is remembered.
Dave Graves, Karissa Kuhle, Madelin Mack, and Emily Weber
[Page] 2 Time for Crothers Renovations [Page] 2
[Page] 6 Fall Commencement
[Page] 8 Celebration of Faculty Excellence Honors
[Page] 10 An Institution within the College
[Page] 13 Engineering Week
[Page] 14 Bob the Builder
[Page] 16 Outstanding Educator
[Page] 17 Scholarship Winners
[Page] 20 By the Numbers
[Page] 22 Alumni News
[Page] 24 Building a Better State
[Page] 26 Is There a Doctor in the House?
[Page] 28 Jammin' Away
[Page] 30 Distinguished Engineers
[Page] 32 High-grade products from Hygrade
[Page] 34 Dean's Club
[Page] 36 Development Director's Column
Matt Schmidt, Dave Graves, and Emily Weber
[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
Dave Graves, Karissa Kuhle, Madelin Mack, and Emily Weber
[Page] 2 Two new doctorates: Terminal degrees in civil engineering and ag, biosystems and mechanical engineering were added to the list of Ph.D. programs at State in fall 2014.
[Page] 4 Minors meet major needs: Minors in construction, precision ag and engineering for precision ag began in fall 2014.
[Page] 6 Giving back to State: Thanks to a $250,000 gift, it is now the RIchard and Karen McComish Power and Energy Systems Laboratory in Daktronics Engineering Hall.
[Page] 7 Chris Schmit: The water/wastewater engineer was named as the college’s Outstanding Researcher
[Page] 8 Purple Heart: May 2014 graduate Richard L. Bogue was honored with the prestigious Purple Heart.
[Page] 10 Serving the serviceman SDSU ranks as one of the nation’s most veteran-friendly schools. The reasons are myriad.
[Page] 12 Patriotic professors: The resumes of seven members of the college list service with Uncle Sam, including Naval Academy graduate Janet Merriman, who joined SDSU three years ago.
[Page] 14 Forensic statisticians: Assistant professors Chris Saunders and Cedric Neumann are a rare breed—two of only about 25 forensic statisticians worldwide; and they’re doing major research here.
[Page] 16 Award winners: From basketball to fishing bobbers, SDSU students show national level ability.
[Page] 18 Engineering career fair: Record company turnout reflects strong job market for engineering graduates.
[Page] 20 By the numbers: Most popular programs? Number of female students? Percentage of international students? Numbers for those questions and more are listed here.
[Page] 22 Goodbye Galipeau: Endowed professor David Galipeau retired Jan. 21 after 23 years with the college.
[Page] 26 Mike Headley: The 1992 computer science grad directs Sanford Underground Research Facility.
[Page] 28 Nicole Tomaszewski: Young civil grad serves as development review engineer for the City of Rapid City.
[Page] 30 Distinguished Engineers Calvin Vaudrey, Donald Veal and Jane McKee Smith will be honored April 28.
[Page] 32 David Schiller: The 2010 mechanical engineering graduate holds a patent for ElastiTabs.
[Page] 33 Alumni news
[Page] 34 Dean’s Club
[Page] 36 Development Director’s column
South Dakota State University
[Page] 2 A new home Following dedication in April, several programs now are operating from a new three-story, 62,000-square-foot building.
[Page] 6 Family tradition—Rittershaus A third generation of RIttershauses is now pursuing an engineering degree at State.
[Page] 8 Family tradition—Solberg A new generation of Solbergs have enrolled at SDSU. They can trace a heritage all the way back to their great-great-great uncle Halvor Solberg.
[Page] 11 Halvor Solberg There is much more to engineering pioneer Halvor Solberg than a name on the building.
[Page] 12 Sport and science Time and time again, student-athletes are proving that success in the athletic arena and the engineering classroom are compatible challenges.
[Page] 14 Tau Beta Pi honors Megan Waytashek and Ryan Mahutga were among 30 people nationally to receive a $10,000 fellowship. Above and beyond that, Waytashek also was one of five people to receive a Laureate Award, only the second SDSU student to be so honored.
[Page] 16 Student news From racing teams to quiz bowl squads, students are finding extracurricular success.
[Page] 18 Dean’s Advisory Council Meet new council members Paul Bezdicek, Carla Gatzke, Gary Larson and Gene Sieve.
[Page] 19 Nadim Wehbe For the third time, Wehbe has been honored as a fellow. This time by the American Society of Civil Engineers at its national convention in New York City.
[Page] 20 In memoriam—Kevin Dalsted Dalsted, who served the college for nearly 40 years, died July 14, 2015, in a farming accident in Colorado. Colleagues remember his inspiration and dedication.
[Page] 22 Google Earth Award Imaging engineer Larry Leigh becomes the first SDSU researcher to receive a Google Earth Engine Research award, a one-year, $46,000 grant.
[Page] 24 Retirements David Galipeau, Susan Goens, Don Hosek, Ross Kindermann, Ann Monnens, Mike Monnens, Ken Skorseth and Donald Struck have all taken retirement.
[Page] 26 Not an ordinary camp A new electrical engineering camp for teens also had a focus on outdoor adventures.
[Page] 28 Mark Hegge Meet the mechanical engineer who had a role in photographing Pluto this summer.
[Page] 30 Carrie Hruska The electrical engineering grad has found success at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
[Page] 34 Derek Hengeveld The senior engineer at LoathPath in Albuquerque hasn’t lost his passion for music.
Dave Graves, Karissa Kuhle, Madelin Mack, and Eric Landwehr
[Page] 2 John M. Hanson Professorship: New department head Nadim Wehbe is named first recipient of a new professorship.
[Page] 6 Sponsored Rooms: Lohr College shows several rooms made possible by donors.
[Page] 8 Raven Industries: Partnership with firm at Research Park at South Dakota State University allows students to gain experience.
[Page] 10 Scholarships: Efforts by Dale Stevens and Emmett Myhre create new scholarships.
[Page] 12 Scholars Weekend: Current students help introduce future Jackrabbits to campus.
[Page] 14 Fergen scholarships: Electrical engineering graduate funds four scholarships.
[Page] 15 Construction and operations management gets HElP: Program receives first installment of four-year grant to build industry awareness.
[Page] 17 Soldier of the Year Dalton DeBoer was named South Dakota’s Soldier of the Year and prepares for upcoming competitions.
[Page] 18 Athletics success: The Jackrabbits advanced to postseason play in basketball and engineering students lead the way while a recent graduate prepares for a possible professional football career.
[Page] 20 NASA: Electrical engineering graduate students receive award from NASA for work.
[Page] 21: Outstanding graduate: Mountain-Plains Consortium honors graduate student Brittney Ahrenstorff for studying ice’s impact on bridges.
[Page] 22 50 years: Donald J. Struck recalls 50 years in the classroom.
[Page] 24 Wehbe honored by peers: Structural Engineering Institute recognizes department head as a fellow.
[Page] 26 A statistical look at the college
[Page] 28 Faculty farewells/news Alex Moutsoglou and Pat Pannell look to new adventures.
[Page ]30 Reece Kurtenbach: The connection between Daktronics and the college continues with new CEO, an ’87 grad.
[Page] 32 Distinguished Alumni/Engineers: Jane McKee Smith, Dick Sayre, Lynn Seppala
[Page] 33 Alumni news
[Page] 34 dean’s Club
[Page] 36 Development Director’s column
Dave Graves, Karissa Kuhle, Madelin Mack, and Emily Weber
[Page] 2 Christopher Jankowski: Senior adds Arabic to civil engineering studies. [Page] 4 State’s first to receive scholarship: Bailey Hofland receives college’s first scholarship from the Material Handling Education Foundation.
[Page] 6 Fast learner: After spending three years concentrating on electrical and mechanical engineering, Adam Halverson wins The Summit League 400-meter dash.
[Page] 8 National scholarship recipients: Ryan Mahutga and Emily Sumner win scholarships from Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon, respectively.
[Page]10 Freshmen on campus: A look at the newest Jackrabbits in the Lohr College of Engineering.
[Page] 12 Enticing the students of the future: Camps, contests and workshops aim to recruit future engineers.
[Page] 16 “Miracle Man”: Alireza Salehnia returns to the classroom after heart surgery.
[Page] 18 The lights of South Dakota ... A look at the life of former electrical engineering professor Wayne Knabach.
[Page] 20 Appreciation Week: Students to man phones to say ‘thanks.’
[Page] 21 Ellwein named SDSU Distinguished Alum: Mechanical engineer became a world leader in opthalmology.
[Page] 22 More than dirt: A-G-E Corporation has been moving dirt and more for over 50 years.
[Page] 26 Piloting the world’s fastest business jet: Mechanical engineering graduate serves as a test pilot for Cessna.
[Page] 36 Development Director’s column
Christie Delfanian, Dave Graves, Kyle Johnson, Karissa Kuhle, and Eric Landwehr
[Page] 2 Brookings Habitat – House No. 50: A dozen students from a construction class built history this fall.
[Page] 4 Engineers Without Borders: Chapter’s first international service project clears the water.
[Page] 6 REA Mural: Mural depicting advent of electricity in SD still stirs interest.
[Page] 9 Student Internships: From Daktronics to Disney World, students find internships as diverse as their interests.
[Page] 12 BEST Robotics: When it comes to outreach activities, Jackrabbit BEST Robotics is best.
[Page] 15 Alums bring businesses home: SDSU looks to attract businesses to Brookings so more grads stay here.
[Page] 17 Distinguished Alums & Engineers: Bell, Seppala, Venhuizen, Blazey, Niva.
[Page] 29 Alumni News
[Page] 22 Alums honor George Duffey: Physics professor, 92, given upgraded office.
[Page] 23 Jim Dornbush: Engineering pioneer, doctoral adviser guided by six simple words.
[Page] 25 Vital statistics: A quick look at enrollment, degrees, facilities, funding and scholarships.
[Page] 26 Faculty notes
[Page] 26 Dean’s Advisory Council: The two newest members of the Dean’s Advisory Council are executive engineering industry leaders Dana Nachreiner and Daniel A. Rykhus.
[Page] 28 Student News
[Page] 31 100th Hobo Day Parade
South Dakota State University
[Page] 2 Jerome J. Lohr For the College of Engineering, no one has left a larger impact than this 1958 alumnus.
[Page] 6 Architecture, Mathematics, Engineering Construction began in August of a 60,000-square-foot building that will complete an ambitious time of facility improvements within the college.
8 Brian & Jim Lawburgh These identical twins from Hendricks, Minn., also share common interests when working in the biofuels research laboratory at Crothers Engineering Hall.
[Page] 10 Extracurricular engineers Engineers turn up in the darnest of places, like band practice (Austin VanderWal), theater (Brian Schulte), dance class (Alyssa Clemen), Hobo Day (Casey Janisch), and the art studio (Mackenzie Fahy).
[Page] 12 Taylor Suess You might recognize him as a starting offensive lineman for the Jackrabbits, but he also is a top-end student and researcher in the mechanical engineering department.
[Page] 13 Megan Waytashek The Lino Lakes, Minn., junior is expected to lead the SDSU women’s basketball team this season, but the 3.97 GPA scholar envisions a future in biomedical engineering.
[Page] 14 Athletes and engineers Engineering students can be found in almost every sport that SDSU fields, and they’re doing much more than “just getting by” in the classroom.
[Page] 15 A successful algorithm The Research Experience for Undergraduates program has been the pathway for opportunity for math major Chris Galbraith.
[Page] 16 Undergraduate research Ryan Hahn has used his first taste of undergraduate research to crunch numbers from a government satellite, expand his knowledge and earn a check.
[Page] 17 Paid in full May graduate Caitlin Gerdes is pursuing her master’s in mechanical engineering at State on a $30,000 per year award from the National Science Foundation.
[Page] 18 Student competitions Whether its a racecar, a robot or a concrete canoe, students find contests a fun way to apply their classroom learning and experience teamwork.
[Page] 20 Senior design projects This capstone class not only puts application to countless courses, it can also lead to a patent as students at last year’s Engineering Expo discovered.
[Page] 22 Living Learning Communities Engineering students living and studying with other engineering students continues to pay dividends.
[Page] 24 Engineers Without Borders The fourth trip by students from this group to Carmen Pampa, Bolivia, included an old friend and students from his new school.
[Page] 26 Trevor Layh The mechanical engineering graduate from Winner becomes the sixth SDSU student to receive the $10,000 Tau Beta Pi fellowship for graduate study.
[Page] 27 National winners Students from several disciplines earn national scholarships.
[Page] 28 Scholarship dollars In a decade, the value of scholarships given to SDSU engineering students has almost tripled to $1.4 million for the 2010-11 school year.
[Page] 30 Faculty farewells/news Alfred & Madeleine Andrawis, Bruce Berdanier say goodbye.
[Page] 31 Alumni news
Dana Hess, Kyle Johnson, and Eric Landwehr
[Page] 2 The ceremony must go on: For the College of Engineering, at least, there still is a winter commencement.
[Page] 4 Delvin DeBoer: Thousands of students are thankful for a call Dwayne Rollag made to DeBoer in 1981.
[Page] 6 Lighting the way: In October 2011, Pavel Dutta completed the requirements to become the first graduate of the photovoltaics doctoral program. Two others soon followed him.
[Page] 9 Academic updates: News from software engineering, computer science, geospatial science and engineering, and computational science and statistics.
[Page] 10 Endowed professorship: Professor David Galipeau becomes the first to hold the Harold C. Hohbach Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering at a ceremony attended by the 1943 alumnus.
[Page] 12 Office of Engineering Research: A new office is filled by a familiar face—Dennis Helder, an electrical engineering professor.
[Page] 14 Construction update: Phase II of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building will be dedicated April 27 with groundbreaking set for summer 2013 on an Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering Building on the east side of Solberg Hall.
[Page] 16 Bruce Berdanier: The head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was named a fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers in July 2011.
[Page] 17 Nadim Wehbe: The head of the Jerry Lohr Structures Lab was named a fellow in the American Concrete Institute March 18.
[Page] 18 Dennis Helder: On February 21 he became the College’s first distinguished professor.
[Page] 19 Vital statistics: A quick look at enrollment, degrees, facilities, funding, and scholarships.
[Page] 20 New faculty: Kenneth Bertolini, Gregory DeRynck, Nancy Duran, Thomas Froke, Zachary Gutzmer, Carri Hales, Katherine Heiberger, Michele Kuester, Jason Prout, Jon Puetz, Paul Weist.
[Page] 22 Faculty news: Delvin DeBoer, Daniel Kemp.
[Page] 24 Retiring faculty: Pat Emmons, Mylo Hellickson, Howard Nielsen, Mary Tolle.
[Page] 25 Dean’s Advisory Council: Richard “Dick” Gustaf and Wanda Reder join the group.
[Page] 26 Joint Engineering Council: Nontrad Ken Lewno, 44, embraces the responsibility of heading the council, which has experienced a new level of participation.
[Page] 29 Ben Jasinski: Electrical engineering graduate leaps to NCAA postgraduate scholarship.
[Page] 30 SAE formula car: Work on the car begins in late August and takes the full school year.
[Page] 32 Quarter-scale tractor: In 2011, SDSU had an entry in the national contest for the first time since 2004. The team learned a lot and made some great pork kabobs.
[Page] 34 Emily Miller: There’s no skating around this, the electrical engineering major is talented.
[Page] 35 A grave matter: ASCE students perform community service at the Aurora cemetery.
Dana Hess, Kyle Johnson, Eric Landwehr, and Cindy Rickeman
[Page] 2 Dealing with budget cuts: Dean Lewis Brown explains why the College needed to cut programs and people.
[Page] 6 Father, daughter, and Uncle Sam: Associate Dean Richard Reid and senior math student Lindsey Reid share the same address, but their experiences in Iraq were as different as 2003 and 2010.
[Page] 8 The choice of more top scholars: More of state’s top students are applying here. In 2009, scholarships were offered to forty students with thirty or better ACT scores; thirty-four of them accepted the offer.
[Page] 10 Rising female enrollment: Female enrollment at the College has grown 55 percent between 2007 and 2010. What’s behind this surprising statistic? One big reason—the atmosphere on campus.
[Page] 12 Our research portfolio: Research initiatives have grown from $2 million in 2005 to $6 million in 2010. Dennis Helder, now the associate dean of research, gives a fly-by tour of departmental work.
[Page] 16 Jet fuel: Biomass may be able to fuel our military jets. Professor Alex Moutsoglou is researching it.
[Page] 18 Sustainable energy minor: Students interested in working in the wind energy or ethanol industry can now groom themselves for that after Regents approve a new minor.
[Page] 19 National spotlight: The Engineering Technology & Management program graduated 111 students in 2009. That ranks the program sixteenth in the nation and tops in the Midwest.
[Page] 20 Fast growing: Between 2005 and 2008, the College went from eighty-nine to 162 baccalaureate graduates. That 82 percent growth is the second fastest in the nation.
[Page] 22 Helping Oglala Lakota College: State partners with Mines to help the tribal college develop a pre-engineering curriculum within five years.
[Page] 23 Becoming an inspector: When professors become trained as evaluators, it’s easier for programs to become accredited. So far, nine programs are accredited.
[Page] 24 Nadim Wehbe: Structure lab coordinator named College’s Distinguished Researcher.
[Page] 25 Dean’s Advisory Council: Bender, Englund, Hendrickson, Hoellein, Metzer added.
[Page] 26 Facilities update: A new Mathematics and Science Building is on the drawing board, but the addition to the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building is under way.
[Page] 28 A formula for growth: New courses plus new degree options and new employment opportunities equal increased enrollment. The byproduct? More office space.
[Page] 30 College consolidates: Dennis Helder, Rich Reid take new roles in streamlined College.
[Page] 31 Steve Hietpas: New head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
[Page] 32 Faculty news: Celebration of Faculty Excellence, tenure, other awards, Svec retirement.
[Page] 36 Engineers Without Borders: Group reactivated, plans summer trip to Bolivia.
[Page] 40 Tyler Duffy: The 4.0-electrical engineering major didn’t struggle to remember his plays as an academic all-conference running back, but he did consume a lot of power drinks.
[Page] 44 Beth Kaspar
[Page] 48 Joe Thorne
[Page] 50 Roger Bigham & Melvin Miller
[Page] 52 Distinguished Engineers, Alumni
Dana Hess, Kyle Johnson, Eric Landwehr, and Cindy Rickeman
[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.
[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.
[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.
Eric Ebsen, Dan Genzler, Dana Hess, and Kyle Johnson
[Page] 2 Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Building: Staff took occupancy of the 43,000-square-foot structure during spring break with the public invited to a May 1 dedication.
[Page] 4 Master’s in physics: As the state takes over an underground lab in the Black Hills, SDSU is launching a program to assist students wanting to work there.
[Page] 6 Adding up to success: Math majors find more paths on the track to success and that’s been a prime factor in the multiplication of math majors.
[Page] 8 What happened in New Orleans? Levee expert shares insight on how Katrina claimed much of New Orleans.
[Page] 9 College’s new look: If you find it hard to recognize campus now, wait until you see the construction slated for the next five years, construction needed for research and academics.
[Page] 10 Graduate programs push climbing enrollments: Undergraduate numbers are up 28 percent in the past decade but the recent boom has come in master’s and doctoral programs.
[Page] 12 Water Research Center: Partnerships help communities and industry with basic research needs while keeping them current on government regulations.
[Page] 14 Photovoltaics: Team of ten faculty members works with twenty grad students.
[Page] 16 Defense Department projects: Mechanical Engineering Department becomes prime contractor in work on fatigue odometer sensors.
[Page] 18 Engineering Resource Center: Focuses on outreach to aeronautics, occupational safety, roads, industry engineerial assistance and remote sensing. [Page] 19 Mountain-Plains Consortium: Membership fuels increase in federal funds for research by Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, grad students. [Page] 20 Record research dollars: For fiscal year 2008, the College had nearly $50 million in research, almost four times the previous year.
[Page] 21 Ethanol production: An agricultural engineering graduate student is experimenting to determine the optimum size for feeding into extruders.
[Page] 22 Chad Stripling: Named graduate student of the year for concrete research.
[Page] 23 EE in HI: Ten electrical engineering students traveled with Michael Ropp to install a solar energy system at a park in Hawaii.
[Page] 24 ASCE: Projects taken on by a grad student has caught the eye of Farm Journal.
[Page] 25 Josie Wallin: Eight years ago she thought she would become a nurse. Now she is pursuing a master’s degree in financial
[Page] 26 Ryan Richardson: The junior construction management major breaks ground by becoming certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
[Page] 28 Society of Automotive Engineers: Students switched from the mini-Baja to a Formula race car in 2008 and won the SAE grant for rookie teams.
Kyle Johnson and Cindy Rickeman
[Page] 2 Department of Defense research: An alternative power technology project is part of a $7.8-million DoD grant awarded to the college.
[Page] 4 Weapons wear and tear: A storage room has been renovated to do fatigue testing on military weapons.
[Page] 6 Staying at State: An increasing number of alums are finding there is no place like their alma mater to get an advanced degree.
[Page] 8 Record enrollment: Math, mechanical engineering, and construction management are among the programs helping to push the college to record enrollment.
[Page] 10 A new home: Fund-raising has not finished, but the steel is in place for a new electrical engineering and computer science building.
[Page] 12 Veterans Club reactivated Sophomore civil and environmental engineering major Claire Garry took the initiative to bring the SDSU Veterans Club back to life.
[Page] 14 Lohr Structures Lab: Word has gotten out on the strength testing being done in the Crothers Engineering Hall facility.
[Page] 16 Online master's degree: Three programs are now available via the Web and a fourth will be added in the fall.
[Page] 18 Scholarship dollars: A scholarship program is being developed to target high-achieving students.
[Page] 19 A milestone: Three programs gain initial accreditation on their first attempt.
[Page] 20 Doctorate in stats: Donations by Meta Payment Systems and Capital Card Services have created fellowships for students pursuing a doctorate in statistics.
[Page] 21 Boomtown: Engineering camps for eighth-graders and high school students continue to draw more participation.
[Page] 22 Brawn and brain: Nearly fifty students are pursuing excellence in athletics as well as engineering.
[Page] 24 Alpha Omega Epsilon: A new sorority is in the chartering process for women engineering students.
[Page] 25 'I Built the Best': Projects taken on by a grad student has caught the eye of Farm Journal.
[Page] 26 Schultz-Werth honors: Three Math Department graduates won a total of $3,000 in Schultz-Werth Awards.
[Page] 28 Distinguished Engineers: Albert "Bill" Billman, Ed Cannon, Ron Mielke, Wanda Reder, John Kappenman, and Kenton Kaufman have all been honored in 2007 and 2008.
[Page] 31 New faculty
[Page] 33 Bridge collapse brings media to Arden Sigl.
[Page] 49 Alumni News
Kyle Johnson, Cindy Rickeman, and Denise Watt
[Page] 2 'Historic Day' at Jerome Lohr Structures Lab: October 25, 2006, is a day Nadim Wehbe will long remember.
[Page] 4 Jason Zemlicka: A former city road crew worker helps with bridge girder testing.
[Page] 5 Mountain Plains Consortium: SDSU accepted into a regional university transportation center.
[Page] 6 Turning grass into gas: Mechanical engineers help in researching new energy source.
[Page] 8 Weapons research: SDSU, four partners developing fatigue odometer sensor for military.
[Page] 9 A Ph.D. in ME?: The State Legislature is being asked to approved a doctorate in mechanical engineering.
[Page] 10Homestake Mine: SDSU has deep hopes for an underground science lab in the Black Hills.
[Page] 12 Creating engineering interests: Middle and high school girls targeted. [Page] 14 ACE & YEA camps: A week at SDSU gives teens a glimpse of future careers.
[Page] 16 Faculty outreach seminars: Seminars fill role in educating professionals. [Page] 18 Making the 'college try' possible: Citibank helps fund Native American program.
[Page] 19 Phonathon record: Slow start doesn't keep students from hitting record total.
[Page] 20 Grad student profiles: Amanda Boushek, Alfred Furth, and Cory Mettler. [Page] 22 ASCE honors: Community service helps chapter gain another zone award.
[Page] 23 Senior Design Conference: A summary of the thirty-five projects undertaken.
[Page] 46 Solar power in the wild: Electrical engineering class sets up solar power system.
[Page] 27 Faculty News
[Page] 28 New faculty
[Page] 29 Distinguished: Honored alums and engineers profiled.
[Page] 38 Justin Petersen: Engineer seeks master's degree while holding Banner job.
[Page] 44 Dick Bue: CEalum is a prime example of engineering versatility.
Dave Graves, Kyle Johnson, Andrea Kieckhefer, Miranda Reiman, Cindy Rickeman, and Denise Watt
[Page] 2 New scoreboards put Jacks, alums on high-tech display: Daktronics installs its most unique system yet
[Page] 4 Lighting the way: New electrical engineering doctorate to focus on photovoltaics
[Page] 6 Minor approved in biomedical engineering: Students can now earn a minor degree in this hot field
[Page] 8 Construction Management program gets 'big gold star': The first and only CM program in the state is now accredited
[Page] 10 JEC brings Gibson, Boisjoly to campus: Former astronaut, aerospace engineer deliver their message
[Page] 11 Haskins + 3 = 4 Geotek interns: Gaining real-world experience
[Page] 12 Whitney Karpen: She doesn't have one ideal career, she has three
[Page] 14 Life after college: Student trips help shape career goals
[Page] 16 Jennifer Shin: Summer stint leads to IBM job offer
[Page] 17 Senior Design Conference: Applying skills to real-world problems
[Page] 18 Job Fair: A pivotal source for students' careers
[Page] 19 Bartlett & West Engineers: Alumni generosity creates resource room [Page] 20 Advisory Board: Introducing its twenty-three members
[Page] 24 New Faculty and Appointments: Welcome to the new eighteen
[Page] 25 Children of Alumni: Tuition policy hopes to attract more non-residents to SDSU
[Page] 26 Jim Wilcox: Touching South Dakota lives
[Page] 28 Harvey Owren: Researcher gives back to support faculty education
[Page] 29 Dornbush Scholarship: Kudos to "Doc" from former students
[Page] 30 Dean's Club
Dave Graves, Kyle Johnson, Miranda Reiman, Nicole Schaffer, Greta Stewart, and Denise Watt
[Page] 2 South Dakota no longer is merely a launching pad: An industrialization of the economy has made the state a land of opportunity for engineers while still having a small town feel.
[Page] 4 While you were away: Brookings and SDSU aren't the places many alums remember them to be.
[Page] 6 What will lead future growth in the region?: University and community leaders are proposing a 134-acre research park adjacent to the SDSU campus.
[Page] 8 GIS Center of Excellence: Scientists have been hired for the inaugural year of operation for the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence.
[Page] 10 Right brain meets left brain: Graphic design majors create the Engineering Expo logo
[Page] 11 Making a game of it: Creativity was the key in a new computer programming contest
[Page] 12 Senior design links students, sponsors
[Page] 16 What a job: Joe Schenkel gains an eight-week internship at NASA
[Page] 18 Record-setting Phonathon: Putting fun into fundraising
[Page] 19 Extreme makeover: Storage room becomes a tech lab
[Page] 20 Jennifer Shin: IBM internship fast-forwards her career
[Page] 22 Bob Lacher: Retiring after thirty-five-year career in math
[Page] 24 Chuck Tiltrum: Student favorite leaving CE Department
[Page] 26 NASA impressed: Kevin Dalsted presents award to Hillcrest
[Page] 28 Water center: New name, defined focus for Water Research
[Page] 30 Distinguished Engineers: Gaspar, Christianson, Walker, OeKraai
[Page] 33 Roderick Anderson: Forty-one years of giving back to SDSU
[Page] 46 Tom Liebsch: EE grad leads team in designing fastest computer
[Page] 30-35 Dean's Club
[Page] 36-45 Donors
Dave Graves, Kyle Johnson, Denise Watt, Nicole Schaffer, and Miranda Malo
[Page] 2 Enterprise Institute moves from idea to $2.3-million building: Three agencies operating out of three-story Enterprise Center.
[Page] 6 ACE & YEA camps put high schoolers on career path: The Aerospace Career and Education camp and the Youth Engineering Adventure camp both bring high schoolers lo camp for a week in the summer. Many of them are coming back when it's time to enroll as a collegian. Corporate sponsorship may help camp numbers grow.
[Page] 9 Four Programs reaccredited: The Electrical, Mechanical. Civil Engineering, and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering programs all have been reaccredited for six years.
[Page] 10 New Doctorates: Classes begin in !he fall for degrees in statistics and geospatial science
[Page] 12 Dennis Helder wins top award: USGS honors department head with its top honor to non-employees
[Page] 14 Hassan Ghazi: retiring mechanical engineering professor marked twenty years at SDSU
[Page] 15 Nadim Wehbe: The College doesn't stop teaching engineers after they've been employed
[Page] 16 Delvin De Boer: A class for water plant operators has one a national education award
[Page] 18 Dennis Helder, Sung Shin: Korean manufacturers may decide to move facilities to South Dakota
[Page] 20 Orie Leisure: After thirty-nine years, physics professor Leisure is ready for some leisure.
[Page] 22 Structures test: First tests performed in Jerry Lohr Structure Lab
[Page] 23 New map: EROS replaces black-and-white map in Crothers
[Page] 24 Robiotics: Freshman ME major returns to high school to help
[Page] 26 Swedish Engineers: Three Swedes adjust to life in South Dakota
[Page] 28 Joe Vogel: Creates first scholarship for software engineering program
[Page 30-32] Dean's Club
Dave Graves and Kyle Johnson
[Page] 2 SDSU engineers restore Solberg Hall to active duty: From donors to the project manager, this effort was the project of alumni.
[Page] 4 Unique funding spawns new Solberg Hall: At $1, Solberg was the best purchase the State ever made.
[Page] 6 Back from Iraq: Guard members tell their story about the restoration of Iraq.
[Page] 8 Inquisitive nature leads Barnett to 'quality' career: Andy Barnett was living in a monastery when he decided to be an engineer
[Page] 10 Mobile classroom brings science to students: Retired teachers drive the truck and an SDSU instructor steers the lessons.
[Page] 12 'A perfect match': Professor Alex Moutsoglou provided the research a Spearfish dentist needed.
[Page] 14 Alfred Andrawis: Works with Filipine grad student at '.ASA
[Page] 15 Larry Browning: Coordinates training for high school physics teachers
[Page] 16 Christine Larson: Mentors Lower Brule Community College student
[Page] 17 New faculty
[Page] 18 Economic development: A logical extension of College's mission
[Page] 20 Accreditation: Board visit brings favorable comments
[Page] 21 Technology: Students work with fuel cell
[Page] 22 Structures lab: A $280,000 grant means it's shopping time
[Page] 23 New map: EROS replaces black-and-white map in Crothers
[Page] 24 ASCE: A Successful Chapter since Eternity, or so it seems
[Page] 25 Ryan Brunner: Newell sophomore earns top FFA award
[Page] 26 Children of Alumni: Regent to lower tuition for out-of-state alumni
[Page] 26-28 Dean's Club
Dave Graves, Kyle Johnson, Greta Stewart, and Denise Watt
[Page] 2 Expo's physics wizard captures attention of high schoolers: The "Wonders of Science" never get old for Professor Larry Browning.
[Page] 4 Science and Engineering Fair: The campus attracts nearly 500budding scientists every year
[Page] 6 Key donation, cooperation create observatory at Oak Lake: Two remotely controlled telescopes will be in operation the fall.
[Page] 8 A Storry worth telling: Co-workers and former students remember late dean Junis Storry.
[Page] 10 Math Professor Ken Yocom isn't about to retire: Long-time department head has taken a new position.
[Page] 12 Dennis Loban is remembered for quality and precise work
[Page] 13 George Duffey may be retired, but he is not finished writing
[Page] 15 Howard Nielsen sharpens the skills of a MATHCOUNTS team
[Page] 16 Mike Ropp can now measure the speed of wind at more places
[Page] 19 Derek Hengeveld and Mike Twedt are draft a new energy code
[Page] 20 Jordan Williams wins the Barry Goldwater Scholarship
[Page] 22 For the second time in six years, SDSU claims the Ridgway
[Page] 23 Civil engineering club again claims community service honors
[Page] 24 Seven students spend spring break in Manchester, England
[Page] 26 Hassoun, Micko, Morgan named Distinguished Engineers
[Page] 28 From Briggs to Morgan, a list of all Distingui bed Engineers
[Page] 30 Seven engineering grads used in SDSU television campaign
[Page] 47 Col. Beth Kaspar salutes her alma mater
[Page] 30-35 Dean's Club
[Page] 36-46 Donors
Dave Graves, Kyle Johnson, and Megan Koch
[Page] 2 Crothers ready for the next generation
[Page] 4 Energy lab ranks among the finest in the country
[Page] 7 Teenagers build fun into Youth Engineering Adventure
[Page] 8 Crothers makes life easier for those with disabilities
[Page] 10 Joint Engineering Council impresses companies at job Fair
[Page] 12 Students meet challenges of studying, performing
[Page] 15 ME students create blimp for indoor athletic events
[Page] 16 Design project aids ADVANCE workers at door manufacturer
[Page] 17 Grant to broaden access to remote sensing data
[Page] 18 New faces, new positions
[Page] 20 Faculty news
[Page] 21 College seeks accreditation under new regulations
[Page] 22 Recruiting and retention
[Page] 24 People skills carry Richard Bell to top of profession
[Page] 26 Faithful in giving
[Page] Alumni news
[Page] 26-28 Dean's Club
Dave Graves, Kyle Johnson, and Krista Tschetter
[Page] 2 Expo proves to be vital recruiting tool
[Page] 4 Bridge designers span indoor river
[Page] 5 EET, MNET students learn from the experts
[Page] 6 BattleBot team creates new, manner battling robot
[Page] 10 Solberg Hall set to open its historic doors once more
[Page] 12 Activated Guard members awaken campus to Iraqi conflict
[Page] 16 College writes new software engineering degree
[Page] 18 ME students design 65-foot tower at Kirby Science Center
[Page] 22 Engineers Without Borders created to help needy areas 22
[Page] 23 Students form CEO, a new entrepreneurship group
[Page] 24 The ASCE chapter earns a clean sweep of the Regents awards
[Page] 25 Dynamic Doer lives up to award's name
[Page] 26 Nadim Wehbe directs equipping of high-bay structures lab
[Page] 27 New civil engineering head experienced with accreditation
[Page] 28 Former Deere worker named as department head
[Page] 29 A familiar name, Dennis Helder, heads new department
[Page] 32 Forsyth directs major efforts at the National Severe Storm Lab
[Page] 34 Holt, Madden, Weaver named distinguished engineers
[Page] 35 Phonathon cashes in on contacts
[Page] 36-38 Dean's Club
[Page] 39-48 Donors