Alumnus credits solar car participation for his success

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Chad Furey (EE ’12) landed his dream job as an electrical engineer with Tesla Motors in Palo Alto, Calif., after he graduated, and credits his participation on the Solar Vehicle Project team. “I would not be here if it wasn’t for the solar car,” Furey said. Furey says his grades were “OK but […]

Jeffrey Dean and Heidi Hopper establish scholarship to honor professor Vipin Kumar

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As much as he loved being Goldy Gopher during his time at the University, Jeffrey Dean (CSci ’90) knew his future career probably wouldn’t involve being a costumed mascot. His future did, however, hinge on two important people he met at the University: his wife, Heidi Hopper (Psych ’90) whom he met […]

CSE receives $1 million gift from Valspar

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The College of Science and Engineering received a gift of $1 million over five years from Minneapolis-based Valspar Corporation to provide high-tech equipment for the new “Valspar Materials Science and Engineering Lab.” Located in the Gore Annex of Amundson Hall in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, the new undergraduate […]

Frank Kelso named 3M Chair in Experiential Learning

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Frank Kelso was named the inaugural holder of the 3M Chair in Experiential Learning for the College of Science and Engineering. A faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for nearly 20 years, he is bringing real-life experience to the classroom through the CSE First-Year Experience course, now in its fourth […]

PTC provides major support for CSE programs and students

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PTC, INC., ONE OF THE WORLD’S largest and fastest growing software companies, is a major supporter of CSE’s innovation and entrepreneurship. “If we want America to continue to lead in the 21st century, there is nothing more important than a continued focus on innovation,” said Jim Heppelmann (ME ’87), PTC president and […]

Alumnus believes in value of education

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ROBERT HARTMANN (EE ’65) spent his freshman year of college playing football for Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He loved football, but soon realized balancing practices, games, and his course load was difficult. Plus, the expensive private liberal arts college didn’t offer a true engineering degree at the time. He transferred […]