Robb Lauer, Applications Engineer
Robb Lauer is an applications engineer from Minneapolis by way of Hutchinson, Minnesota, where growing up in the rural areas spurred his creativity and planted seeds of big dreams for the diminutive drummer. Robb joined the United States Army as a musician and toured the country and Europe during his service, playing at venues such as Arlington Cemetery, the Minnesota State Fair, and even the White House Lawn. After his enlistment, Robb studied Computer Science at Normandale College and began working as a technician at industry giant Stratasys in 2012. After a brief stint for a local Google affiliate, Robb has been in 3d printing professionally since 2016 where is he considered in the industry as an expert in FDM, multi-jet, and medical applications. Moonlighting as a professional drummer, Robb has played with numerous outfits around the Twin Cities and has gone on many local and country-wide tours under the sponsorship of Grimtale and Pinata Records. Robb is also the first-call drummer for entertainment company “Rock With U” out of Miami, Florida and endorses Twin Cities Drum Collective drums. In the little free time he has, Robb loves watching soccer with his wife and friends (especially when the Loons or Chelsea are on TV), shooting archery, fishing, reading, writing new DND modules, and occasionally finishing house projects at his home in Columbia Heights.
Dr. Fayneese Miller, President, Hamline University
Since 2015, Dr. Fayneese S. Miller has been the 20th President of Hamline University. Prior to becoming president, Dr. Miller was the dean of the College of Education and Social Services and Professor of Leadership and Developmental Sciences at the University of Vermont. She was a professor of education at Brown University and served as Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.
Dr. Miller serves on the boards of several local and national nonprofits.
Dr. Miller has a BA in psychology from Hampton University, MS and PhD in experimental/social psychology from Texas Christian University, and completed post-doctoral training in applied social psychology from Yale University. She has published several books and articles on the social, racial, and political development of adolescents.
Dr. Miller has overseen Hamline’s largest first-year enrollment growth, increased the endowment, strengthened the honors program, added new academic programs including business analytics, computational sciences, and contemporary music, and created the university’s Statement of Civility. She has invested in several programs at Hamline, including forensic science, criminal justice, legal studies, and accounting. Under Dr. Miller, Hamline has seen significant growth in the number of students receiving national awards like the Truman Scholarship and Fulbright Awards.