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ISE Capstone at Work

Noel Klinnert

When I began the ISE program in the fall of 2007 I was an inexperienced engineer with one year of experience. I was thinking about getting an advanced degree while working and thought an MBA was my only option. I ran into a friend of a friend who told me about the [...]

Minnesota 2050

Brad Henry

Minnesota 2050 is an initiative to create awareness in private citizens, in politicians, and in public agencies about the vast infrastructure network that supports the health, safety and economic well-being of every Minnesotan. The initiative includes the importance of not only building infrastructure but of sufficiently maintaining it so that it will continue [...]

Infrastructure Systems Engineering and a Sinking New Orleans

The Gulf and, more importantly, the city of New Orleans is sinking. As time goes by, the city gets lower and its vulnerability to severe weather events increases. One proposed innovative solution requires a reversal in the thinking of the engineering control of river systems. Over many years the standard approach for flood control and protection on the Mississippi has been to build levees that confine the main channel. As seen in Hurricane Katrina, this approach is not always effective. [...]

Fixing Our Energy and Transportation Infrastructure – Part 2

Editor’s Note: This post is Part 2 of a two-part transcript from an Access Minnesota interview with Dr. Massoud Amin. Access Minnesota is a weekly public affairs radio and television show featuring noted academics, authors, politicians and business leaders engaging in common sense conversations about compelling and relevant issues in the state of Minnesota, across the nation, and around the globe. [...]

Fixing Our Energy and Transportation Infrastructure – Part 1

Editor’s Note: This post is Part 1 of a two-part transcript from an Access Minnesota interview with Dr. Massoud Amin. Access Minnesota is a weekly public affairs radio and television show featuring noted academics, authors, politicians and business leaders engaging in common sense conversations about compelling and relevant issues in the state of Minnesota, across the nation, and around the globe. [...]

Alumni Leadership and the I-35W Bridge Collapse

[Editors Note:] This weekend we remember those affected by the tragic collapse of the I-35W Bridge on August 1, 2007. At TLI, our students and faculty had a unique opportunity to assist in the bridge reconstruction project. This week’s blog post is dedicated to the family, friends and communities that had their foundations shaken that day as they work to rebuild their lives. The following article appeared in the Summer/Fall 2008 Technological Leadership magazine. [...]

Security Technologies | Technology Management | Infrastructure Engineering

Welcome to the Technological Leadership Institute‘s blog. Here you will find industry leading insights and news for the security technologies, technology management and infrastructure engineering industries from TLI’s internationally recognized faculty.

Blog posts are separated into three separate and unique categories, correlating with TLI’s three graduate programs: Security Technologies (MSST), Management of Technology (MOT) and [...]