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CONTENTS

INVENTING TOMORROW Fall 2018 • Vol. 43, No. 2

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TECH DIGEST / 4

ADMINISTRATION

FEATURES

Dean Mostafa Kaveh

Every Drop Counts / 6

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs Ellen Longmire Associate Dean, Research and Planning Christopher Cramer Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs Paul Strykowski

EDITORIAL STAFF Communications Director Rhonda Zurn Managing Editor Pauline Oo Designer Sara Specht Contributors Jenn Ackerman Richard Anderson Maja Beckstrom Greg Breining Tim Gruber Barbara Heitkamp Patrick Loch Susan Maas Brian McFatridge Patrick O’Leary Rebecca Slater

CSE engineers and scientists tackle water-quality threats from multiple fronts

Rain, Rain, Go Away / 14

Another hurricane season is ending, but clean-up and rebuilding efforts continue

Deep Analysis / 20

role in water-related projects

INVESTING IN TOMORROW / 28 ALUMNI NEWS / 31 RETROSPECT / 34

T  he flume that started it all— how one man’s vision weathered the years

Inventing Tomorrow is published by the College of Science and Engineering twice a year for alumni and friends of the college. The publication is available in alternative formats for those visually impaired by calling 612-624-8257.

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Each month, Junaed Sattar, founding director of the Interactive Robotics and Vision Lab (irvlab.cs.umn.edu), and his student researchers bring Minnebot to the rec center for pool trials. In addition to being an invaluable platform for underwater robotics research, the autonomous submersible could help protect our environment.

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Inventing Tomorrow Fall 2018  

In this water-themed issue, students and faculty at the College of Science and Engineering use the latest research techniques to study water...

Inventing Tomorrow Fall 2018  

In this water-themed issue, students and faculty at the College of Science and Engineering use the latest research techniques to study water...