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Professional Notes for Oct. 4, 2017

This week's professional notes include Jean Bongila, Jay Ebben, Hans Gustafson, Mike Klein, Avinash Malshe, Manjeet Rege, and Christian D. Washburn; staff Damon Shoholm; and student Dan Yarmoluk

Class of ’17 in the Spotlight

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.
Ahmed Eshmawy

Senior Strides: Ahmed Eshmawy

This fall Ahmed Eshmawy will return as a graduate student in the School of Engineering's M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering program.

Engineering Senior Designs That Wow

Students in the School of Engineering curriculum work on design and engineering problems with local industries. This year's Senior Design Clinic Show will take place Friday, May 5, from 2:30-5 p.m. in Scooter's in the Anderson Student Center.
Purple Greenhouse

Beneath Purple Lights, St. Thomas Robot Project Blooms

The purple light emanating from the Owens Science Hall greenhouse isn't the School of Engineering's homage to the late, great Prince. A cross-departmental team at St. Thomas is testing a robot with the overall goal of addressing the world crisis of food shortages and the development of new technologies to grow healthy crops using less man-made and natural resources.

Senior Lauren Vallez Fetches Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship

With the tutelage of a world-renowned professor like Dr. John Abraham and publication credits with smart titles such as "Alterations of Blood Flow Through Arteries Following Atherectomy and the Impact on Pressure Variation and Velocity" to her credit, Lauren Vallez landed one of the nation's most coveted fellowships.
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Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on promotion and tenure following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in December and February.
School of Engineering professor John Abraham talks with a student following a class in the John Roach Center for the Liberal Arts auditorium March 7, 2016. Photo by Mike Ekern '02

Five Observations: Climate Change Town Hall

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum hosted a town hall on climate change at St. Thomas on Feb. 23. She was joined by St. Thomas engineering professor John Abraham and University of Minnesota professor Mark Seeley.