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Class Notes

Submitted by alumni on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 22:45.

Class Notes

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Ryan Dick, MSc’11, is the president and CEO of Radical Energy Inc. and has recently been working with the Ecuadorian National Electricity Council on two projects: the 30 MW Condor Solar Project; and the 20 MW Solarconnection Project. After only a year and a half of operating in the Ecuadorian market, REI and its partners were able to win 50 of the 300 MWac awarded under the FIT (Feed-in-Tarriff) Program. These lucrative 20-year solar PPA contracts, highlighted by a rate of $0.4003 per kWh, was a huge victory for the REI team.

Tara Moran, BSc’04, PhD’11, co-founded 3point Science with University of Calgary geophysics associate professor, Adam Pidlisecky and fellow grad Rowan Crockatt, BSc’11. It uses web-based tools to simulate geologic processes, interact with their models and analyze results more effectively. Tara is currently a research associate at Stanford University. Discover more by visiting

Lindsey Routledge’s, post-graduation plan was never set in stone. She already knew that she loved working with people and that she thrives under pressure, but wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her degree — a BA in 2013 with a double major in film studies and French. Even though her degree wasn’t related to marketing, she was hired as marketing coordinator at West Canadian Digital Imaging. She’s since realized that critical thinking is the most important skill that you can bring to any job and says, “It isn’t what you know that’s important — it’s using what you know to adapt, and to keep learning.”

Stephen Wischer, MEDes’04, has been recognized by DesignIntelligence, a leading publication for design professionals, as one of its 30 Most Admired Educators for 2014. This list of education role models was chosen by DesignIntelligence staff with extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students. Wischer has been teaching at North Dakota State University (NDSU) since 2005 and received Promotion and Tenure in the spring of 2013. He has taught first, second, and fifth year thesis studios as well as seminars in the history and theory of architecture and the design theory course. In conjunction with his teaching and research, he also has his own art making practice, which will be featured in an exhibition at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND, from September to December 2014. He is currently a PhD candidate in History and Theory of Architecture.

Compiled by Erin Mason