Friday, May 4
As Grace College prepares to launch a new Department of Engineering this fall, over 40 local medical device, manufacturing, and K-12 STEM leaders gathered for lunch on campus to learn about the program and consider their professional engagement in it.
Grace College Department of Engineering Chair Dr. Fred Wentorf organized the lunch and spoke to attendees about his vision for the program, the curriculum, his work to form the department advisory council and establish cooperative learning opportunities. Prior to coming to Grace in March, Wentorf was a principal engineer at Zimmer Biomet, where he worked since 2007. He holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota and is the author of three biomedical patents and more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.