Attorney of the Year, Engineering Dean Opening, & Lecture (Feb. 2017)

John A. Dragseth, MN A ’91, was one of three named “2016 Attorneys of the Year” in the team category by Minnesota Lawyer for their win at the U.S. Supreme Court for client Halo Electronics, Inc. The case, (Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc.) has been widely cited as one of the most important patent cases of 2016.

Dragseth is a principal and attorney at Fish & Richardson. According to the press release, Dragseth’s practice centers on complex legal analysis and writing. He received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.


The Chronicle of Higher Education posted a job listing for the Dean, School of Mines and Engineering, at Montana Tech of the University of Montana. “Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in an engineering field from a regionally accredited university and five years of broad-based and progressively responsible administrative/budget experience and responsibility in a regionally accredited university. Licensure as a professional engineer current or within one-year is preferred.”

Click here for more information and to apply.


On Friday, February 17, guest speaker John Young, Ph.D. (AL A ’96), will give his talk entitled “From Zero Hertz to Terahertz: Modern Challenges in Computational Electromagnetics.” Dr. Young is a research assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, where his lecture will take place in the Gatton College of Business & Economics (Room 283).

Dr. Young’s research interests include integral equation methods, finite element methods, electromagnetic theory. He previously worked at Japan Radio Co. All three of his degrees, B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., are in electrical engineering. Read the event page for more details.


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