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departments From the Dean CSE serves students throughout the generations •

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Web Extras

A Slam Dunk for Science and Engineering • 8 Members of the GOFIRST student group inspire young people to pursue science

College of Science and Engineering faculty and students are featured in several Web videos; join us on Facebook and Twitter •

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and engineering fields.

TechDigest

By Silva young

U astronomers help to discover buckyballs; Medical Devices Center receives grant to expand; University of Minnesota teams up

Head of the Class • 12

with Google, and more •

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Faculty in the College of Science and

Alumni Report

Engineering use innovative ways to

A conversation with President

change the way they teach students.

Kaler; CSE celebrates Homecoming;

By richard broderick

Two alumni receive service awards, and more •

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Investing in Tomorrow

Tales from the Greatest Generation • 18 College of Science and Engineering alumni served in the military with a

Amundson Hall expansion and renovation to begin; CSE dedicates newly renovated Lind Hall, and more •

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sense of purpose. By Kermit Pattison

IMA Brings Math to Life for 30 Years • 28 For 30 years, the IMA has connected scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to develop transformative, new mathematics. By Amanda Aronowski

On the Cover Danny Blau (center), CSE student and GOFIRST team member, helps out the FIRST Robotics team from Breck High School in Golden Valley, Minn., as they prepare to compete during the 10,000 Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the University of Minnesota. •

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Photo by richard g. anderson

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Inventing Tomorrow, Fall/Winter 2012 (vol 37 no 1)  

University students mentor First robotics team. Faculty are transforming the college classroom. The "Greatest Generation" share tales of WWI...

Inventing Tomorrow, Fall/Winter 2012 (vol 37 no 1)  

University students mentor First robotics team. Faculty are transforming the college classroom. The "Greatest Generation" share tales of WWI...