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Student Accomplishments

Walter Bircher

(freshman MECH) was awarded one of 650 NSLI-Y Scholarships for 2010-11. The merit-based scholarship covers all program costs for Bircher to study the Turkish language in Turkey in the summer.

Zhiqiang Xie

(EE graduate student) earned second place in the Best Poster Paper Award at the 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO 2010). EE graduate student Yang Gao received third place in the Student Paper Awards at the same conference.

Matthew Wold

(AGEN graduate student) is the first and only North American student to receive one of four International Helmut Claas scholarships. Presented by The CLAAS Foundation, this scholarship is awarded on merit. He was flown to Harsewinkel, Germany, the world headquarters for Claas, in October to present his research on an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission he designed as an undergraduate student at North Dakota State University. Wold received third place for his work and a scholarship of 3,000 Euros from The CLAAS Foundation.