college environment

Answers to High School Students’ Most Daunting College Questions

As a senior in high school transitioning to their first year in college, there are a lot of questions that can cause you to be anxious about the next part of your life. As nerve-racking as the thought of experiencing college can be, here are a list of questions from current high school students.
st. thomas students

Class of ’18 in the Spotlight

Congratulations, Class of '18 – you did it! We celebrate some of the amazing accomplishments of your years at St. Thomas with a roundup of all the Newsroom stories spotlighting graduating seniors.
Aaron Ames '01 with robot CASSIE. (Photo provided by Caltech)

Moving Robotics Forward One Step at a Time

Aaron Ames '01 cultivated his love of engineering and math at St. Thomas. He now leads a robotics lab at Caltech, which is at the forefront of creating robots that mimic human walking.
Student Valerie has already done advanced diplomatic work, including translating and comparing Russian and Ukrainian broadcasts. She is shown here lit in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow. Brukhis's story will appear in the Winter 2018 issue of St. Thomas magazine.

Brukhis Named Fulbright Scholar, Will Study in Israel

When Valerie Brukhis got the email while sitting in class, she had to step out into the hall for a couple minutes and realize what had just happened. It’s hard to blame her: Brukhis had just found out she was n...
Pacemaker

We Are Tommies – The Beat Goes On

Three St. Thomas engineering students and their professor have been working for several months to create something revolutionary: an implantable device that would capture energy from the beating of a heart and turn it into electrical power to run a device such as a pacemaker.
Gold rocks on a table

Nick Hermann ’13 Is Golden

A geology major who racked up a huge range of research and teaching experience at St. Thomas, Nick Hermann '13 went on to Vanderbilt University for a master’s, worked at NASA and for the Bureau of Land Management, and now helps Pilot Gold track down gold in Arizona.