The Swenson College of Science and Engineering inducted five new members into the Academy of Science and Engineering for 2012:
Ms. Marianne E. Bohren
Prior to joining WLSSD, Ms. Bohren worked for 17 years for Potlatch Corporation serving as the Environmental Manager, Manager of Strategic Planning and the Vice President of Marketing and Services. Ms. Bohren has served on the Boards of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, the Cloquet Salvation Army, and the United Way of Greater Duluth. Bohren holds a B. S. in Chemistry and an M.B.A. both from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Dr. Brent M. Haglund
Since moving to Wisconsin in the early 1980s from a research position in Montana, Haglund has been continuously involved in private conservation and increasingly in conservation philanthropy. First, he was Director of Land Stewardship for the Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and then State Director for that group. Second, beginning in 1988 Haglund has been active promulgating a land ethic of Aldo Leopold through support of landowner-driven conservation. Sand County Foundation operates internationally to identify, reinforce, and promote private landowner conservation with a land ethic, good science and meaningful market-based incentives.
Dr. Haglund was ecological consultant to the Wisconsin Legislative Council on non-point water pollution, was a member of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission, is a member of the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute, and was a private sector conservation advisor to the Cabinet of Premier Nick Greiner, New South Wales, Australia. He has made dozens of presentations on land ethic inspired private and partnered conservation to landowners, philanthropists, and policy makers. His book, "Hands on Environmentalism" Encounter Books (2005) was co-authored with Tom Still.
Dr. John Lindgren
His research interests include the development of mathematical algorithms for extracting highly accurate geometric and radiometric information from remotely sensed imagery along with imagery exploitation tools and technology needed to study environmental, social, infrastructure and national security problems.
Among his honors are: an NASA Technical Excellence Award for significant contributions to the space shuttle Challenger accident investigation, a NOVA award – Lockheed Martin’s top engineering award for significant contributions to the conception, design, and operational capability of the world’s first high resolution commercial remote sensing system (IKONOS), and several patents related to innovative imaging.
Mr. Terry Swor
In 1989, with two others, Swor started American Engineering Testing, Inc. and served as the company’s president from inception until 2011; currently he is the company’s chairman and CEO. Growing from a staff of 10 to 350, the company has twice been named "firm of the year" by the American Council of Engineering Companies-Minnesota.