St. Thomas Engineer Magazine

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING Engineer ST. THOMAS

Summer 2020

Published by the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105 (651) 962-5750

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engineering@stthomas.edu stthomas.edu/engineering

The University of St. Thomas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Dean’s Message

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The Engineer of 2020 World-class Center for Microgrid Research Across the Country in a Self-driving Car

Engineering Communications Director Susan Zarambo Editor Patricia Petersen Designer Carol Garner Photographers Mark Brown Liam James Doyle Contributors Doug Dunston Amy Carlson Gustafson Teresa Hannasch Chih Lai Tiffany Ling Jordan Osterman

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International Collaboration on AI Research Senior Design Clinic Students Generate Industry Solutions To Understand Global Warming, Look to the Oceans

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KEEN: Students Learn ‘Fearless Participation’ Students Produce PPE for Local Hospitals Behind the Automated Attendant

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Brant Skogrand Angie Vognild Don Weinkauf

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Front cover: School of Engineering Dean Don Weinkauf considers this on Page 6. Photo by Mark Brown

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