A team at the University of St. Thomas was recently awarded a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation for the acquisition of a state-of-the-art instrument known as a particle image velocimeter.
Two students from the College of Arts and Sciences were selected as recipients of the Goldwater Scholarship this year. Maria Neuzil ’20 (physics and mathematics) and Jack Queenan ’21 (chemistry and mathematics) were selected out of a competitive national pool of student scholars for these awards.
Culled from surveys and online job research, the most recent First Destinations Survey found the St. Thomas undergraduate class of 2017 had more than 73 percent of students secure a job before, or within a month, of graduating.
In the ranks of seniors graduating this weekend, we have students who earned the Chief’s Award from the City of St. Paul for helping a woman in distress in 2014, a student who served as an ambassador on a Minnesota trade mission to Mexico, and students who have done research on everything from political cynicism to drying breadfruit. Read a roundup of the stories the Newsroom has written about Class of 2017 students since they arrived on campus.
Van Laarhoven, who graduated in December, passed all of the requirements to become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), and graduated in two and a half years, a stunning accomplishment that has left many wanting to know the secret to his success.
This week's notes feature faculty, an alumna and a student from the departments of chemistry, history, mathematics, modern and classical languages, and sociology and criminal justice, and the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.