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Transportation Engineering Scholarship
2023 Recipient

Simon Kroll

Simon Kroll will receive the Transportation Engineering Scholarships. The scholarship recognizes academic achievement and promotes the education of transportation students at NDSU. Funding for the $1,500 scholarships is provided by the Mountain-Plains Consortium, a group of eight universities led by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU and funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers Program.

Kroll is a senior in computer engineering from Royalton, MN. He expects to graduate in the spring of 2024 and plans to work in precision agriculture to develop and implement tools using innovations such as artificial intelligence to optimize grain transportation and help transportation infrastructure operate more efficiently.

Kroll is a member of the Engineering Ambassadors, serving as a tour guide and small group speaker. He is a member of FarmHouse Fraternity, where he has been director of house operations and director of administration. He served as a group lead during NDSU Welcome Week and also participated in VEX Robotics, an educational robotics program that encourages creativity, teamwork, leadership, and problem solving. Kroll has been on the NDSU Dean's List every semester since fall 2020.

He was named a Never Satisfied Scholar for 2022 by POET Biofuels and received the Hennepin Theater Trust Technical Excellence Award in 2020. He was a FarmHouse Fraternity International Power of 7 Seminar undergraduate participant earlier this year.

Kroll worked for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a flight software development intern in 2021 and for Raven Industries as a software development intern in 2022. He is currently a software development intern with Bushel, a Fargo-based software company that provides technology solutions for farmers, grain buyers, ag retailers, protein producers, and food companies.

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