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Meet Us - Undergraduate Engineering

Tour St. Thomas Engineering and get to know us better.

We are excited you are considering joining a bachelor's program in civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering at the University of St. Thomas. We strongly encourage you to visit campus AND request a visit with the School of Engineering to help answer your questions, get to know us better, and see why St. Thomas is a great place to study engineering. Your on-campus visit will include a tour of the Engineering buildings and labs and an opportunity to meet with one of our engineering faculty and/or our Dean, Dr. Don Weinkauf.

When you are filling out the online form for the day that works for you, please complete the Additional Information section and write that you would like a tour of the School of Engineering and to talk to the Engineering Dean and/or an engineering faculty member.

Do this in five quick and easy steps:

  1. Decide to “Schedule your Campus Visit."
  2. Under the On-Campus Visit Options with the “Campus Visit” button selected, click on the “Schedule your Campus Visit” line with the purple arrow.
  3. To see the calendar, select from the pull-down menu “who you are”.
  4. Scroll down to choose any date with campus visits and click on “campus visit” at the time of day you would like to visit.
  5. Fill out the visit form – and under the Additional Information section write that you would like a tour of the School of Engineering and to meet with Dean Weinkauf.
Prefer a virtual meeting instead? Ask Undergraduate Admissions and they will help you set that up.
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Come For a Visit!

We strongly encourage you to request a visit with the School of Engineering to help answer your questions, get to know us better, and see why St. Thomas is a great place to study engineering. Your campus visit will include a tour of the Engineering buildings and labs in addition to a meeting with our Dean, Dr. Don Weinkauf and/or one of our engineering faculty (depending on availability).

The OSS and OWS buildings from Summit Ave.

01 The School of Engineering

On the St. Paul Campus

The School of Engineering at St. Thomas is located on what is called “South Campus”. We have several buildings that house facilities and classrooms. Our main engineering office, many labs and facilities, faculty offices, and classrooms are located in O’Shaughnessy Science Hall (OSS). We have our senior design space, many labs, faculty offices, and some classrooms in the Facilities and Design Center (FDC). Additionally, there are classroom and labs in the Owens Science Center (OWS) and the Binz Refectory (BINZ).

Interactive map of St. Paul campus

Our Engineering Faculty

We have fantastic engineers as faculty whose top priority is their students. They have industry experience and bring that and their passion for teaching engineering to the classroom. To introduce you to just a few of them: we have one of the world’s leading climate scientist, a rocket scientist, the 2020 Lego® Prize winner, bio-medical researchers, an expert on the 35W bridge collapse, and one of the engineer’s behind the iPhone camera. In every engineering classroom, lab and office, you will find these experts working to teach, mentor, collaborate, and doing research with students.
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Dr. Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman

Dr. Nelson-Cheeseman is a professor and director of the Materials Science and Engineering program at St. Thomas. Brittany's research and interests include materials science and engineering, nanoscale science and engineering, smart materials, magnetic and electronic materials, additive manufacturing / 3D printing / Fused deposition modeling, next generation energy materials, complex oxides, thin films and heterostructures and Engineering education.
Dr. Nelson-Cheeseman Bio
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Dr. Hassan Salamy

Dr. Salamy is an Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty at the University of St. Thomas. His research interests are in the areas of embedded systems, high performance computing, computer architecture, renewable technologies, and engineering education. He was a founding member of the system modeling and renewable technology (SMART) lab at Texas state university as a teaching and research center dedicated to renewable technologies and engineering education.
Dr. Salamy Bio
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Dr. Rita Lederle

Dr. Lederle is a professor in the civil engineering department at St. Thomas. She is interested in improving infrastructure through materials, design, and construction and maintenance techniques. Her research has focused on concrete pavements and bridges. Prior to joining the faculty of St. Thomas, Dr. Lederle worked as a structural design engineer for both MN and WI departments of transportation.
Dr. Lederle Bio