Day: April 4, 2013

Pearce Named Scientist of the Week for 3D Printing Methods

Joshua PearceJoshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) was named scientist of the week by Laboratory Equipment Magazine, and his group’s work in open-source 3-D printable optics was covered by Engineering & Technology Magazine, Photonics and the Chronicle of Higher Education among others.

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Students Chenlong Zhang (MSE) and Rodrigo Faria (ECE) coauthored an article with Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) titled “Open-Source 3D-Printable Optics Equipment” in PLoS ONE.

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Michigan Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate, aired a story about the 3-D printer research being done by Associate Professor Joshua Pearce (ECE). See Michigan Radio for the full article.

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Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) and his group’s work in open hardware was covered in Materials Today and Laser Focus World. Visit for the articles.

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Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) was interviewed about 3-D printing on Health, Wealth & Wisdom 1470AM WMGG. .

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SURF Awards 2013

SURF will Fund 26 Students

This summer, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) will fund 26 students from across the University with funds from the Vice President for Research, the Honors Institute, the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, the Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute, and the Department of Physics. The total funding for the program this year is $85,800.

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SURF award recipient in MSE includes:

Matthew Tianen
Advisor: Jaroslaw Drelich
Development of Zn-based Alloys for Bioabsorbable Stents

Waltek Summer Job

Waltek Inc., an investment casting company in Ramsey, MN (outside Minneapolis) is looking for a summer intern to work with our sales engineer. Work would include new part processing, improving existing parts, and analysis of customer profitability. If you know any students who might be interested please have them send a copy of their resume to David Hilden at with “Waltek Summer Internship” in the subject line.