Undergraduate Research Alumni

Undergraduate research experiences provide an enhanced education for many Augustana students, setting them on the pathway towards success.

Name Year(s) Post-Augustana Activity
Trevor Bormann 2017  
Shannon Dancler 2017  
Darwin Garcia 2017  
Thomas Lauer 2016-17  
Emily Liberko 2017  
Emily Kaufman 2017 Ph.D. program (physical chemistry), University of Wisconsin
Abel Solomon 2017  
John White 2016-17  
Trey Waldrop 2017  
Shitong Zhao 2017  
Geyang Zhou 2016 Columbia University Combined Plan Engineering
Selamawit Tegegn 2015-16 Computer Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis
Bereket Mamo 2016 University of Minnesota-Mankato
N. Manish Vaddiraju 2015 Procurement Associate at Ingenus Pharmaceutical
Alex Rickel 2015 Biomedical Engineering, University of South Dakota
Joe Napieala 2014-17 Medical School, University of South Dakota
Hugo Bethancourt 2014-16  
Andrew Gardner 2014-15  
Madhushan Tennakoon 2013-15 University of Minnesota (Electrical Engineering)
Collin Nolder 2014 University of South Dakota Medical School
Noah Watkins 2014  
Matt Smallcomb 2013 General Atomics Aviation
Rachel Nevin 2013-14 Masters program in Accounting, Augustana University
Jacob Mahowald 2013-14 Graduate Program in Education, Univesity of Sioux Falls
Curtis Bean 2013-14  
Tom Norland 2012-13  
Dylan Schmitz 2012 Dordt College, Electrical Engineering
Anne Pfeifle 2012

El Centro de la Raza Community Center.
J.D. Candidate at University of Washington Law School

Benjamin Albrecht 2012 University of Minnesota (Civil Engineering)
Braun Intertec Corporation
Michael LeVan 2012-13 IT Manager, Chenega Logistics
Audrey Burkart 2012 Manufacturing Engineer, Johnson & Johnson
Tim Burwitz 2011-14 Software Engineer, Fiserv
Lesyk Voznyuk 2011-13 High-Yield Bond Manager, South Dakota Investment Council
Matt Wussow 2011

University of Minnesota (mechanical engineering)
Control Engineer at Perbix Machine Company, Inc.

Erika Zetterlund 2011 Ph.D. candidate, University of Colorado (Planetary and Space Sciences)
Phillip Andrews 2010-11, 2014 Software development, Premeire Bank 
Chris Rallis 2010-11 Test Engineer at Raven Industries
Adam Broin 2010 Automation Engineer, Buena Vista Biomass Power
Supply Chain Manager, Environmental Tilage Systems, Inc. 
Hannah Rogers 2010 Ph.D. Candidate (Physics), University of Minnesota
David Swanson 2010 M.S. Arizona State University 
US Navy
Jay Cole 2010

University of Minnesota (mechanical engineering)
Design Engineer at Link Manufacturing Ltd.

Tom Alexander 2009-11 University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Scientific Staff, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Neal Gregerson 2009-10 University of Minnesota (chemical engineering)
Process Engineer at Tetra-Pak Processing Equipment Inc.
Nate Holman 2009 Creighton University
Dan Parrott 2009 University of South Dakota
Kaleb Sturm 2009 University of Missouri (economics)
Bethany Jochim 2008-11 Kansas State University
Bryan Kaemingk 2008

M.S, Universty of North Dakota (civil engineering)

Design Engineer, WHKS & Co.

Michael Todt 2008 Ph.D. Cornell University (physical chemistry)
Postdoc, Colorado State University
Russ Averin 2007-10 Kansas State University
Pharmacy Technician at CIGNA
Lucas Kramer 2007 Ph.D., Iowa State University (mathematics)
Assistant Professor, Bethel College
Amy Lueking 2007 M.D., University of South Dakota (2011)
Avera Medical Group Pierre
Nick Smolnisky 2007 M.S. University of Maryland (bioinformatics)
Executive Team Leader (Logistics) Target
Sharayah Carey 2007 University of Central Florida
Nate Jastram 2006-07 Ph.D., University of Colorado (EE)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado
Laura Doshier 2006 M.D., University of South Dakota (2011)
University of Missouri Hospital and Clincs
Ivan Lee 2006  
Kelsie Betsch 2005 Ph.D., University of Virginia
Postdoc, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics,
Data Scientist and Staff Engineer, Big Data and Analytics, Seagate Technology 
Jamie Kapplinger 2005 Mayo Clinic (M.D./Ph.D. Program), Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Michael Lundy 2005 University of Minnesota (electrical engineering)
Ryan Mello 2005 Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Medical Physics
Nora (Johnson) Kling 2004

Ph.D., Kansas State University;

Postdoc, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Heather Baxter 2004 Washington Pavilion Science Museum