Industrial Engineering Student Named Miss Minnesota
Courtney Basara, a sophomore Industrial Engineering major, will represent Minnesota in the nationally televised Miss USA pageant April 18 in Las Vegas.
Basara is looking forward to breaking down any ditzy beauty queen stereotypes. She points to her father, Bob Basara, an electrical engineer, as the source of her inspiration to enter a field long dominated by men. Basara said her education in industrial engineering could be put to use in a factory or processing setting, but her dream job would be to work as an "imagineer," designing rides and theme park attractions for Disney. (photo courtesy Duluth News Tribune)
Professional Master of Engineering Degree Launches
The Professional Master Of Engineering emphasizes the practice of engineering in either the private or public sector. The program focuses on developing competencies in the areas of engineering design, problem solving, and practice beyond what can be achieved in earning a Bachelor of Science degree in a given engineering discipline. Interested? Find out more here...
Professor's Research Featured on CNN
UMD gained some national recognition recently when CNN featured the groundbreaking work of three U of M research scientists about new life saving innovations in emergency medicine, two of whom are UMD professors. The television special, put on by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, was called "Another Day: Cheating Death". (read more)