People in the News June 30, 2022
Luverne grad member of third-place U.S. cyber games team
Logan Stratton, a 2017 graduate of Luverne High School, is one of 20 U.S. competitors who were invited to compete in the International Cybersecurity Challenge in Athens, Greece.
Stratton’s team placed third in the inaugural ICC event.
Stratton joined three other graduates from Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota, selected for the team, the largest representation from any one school on the U.S. team.
Joshua Klosterman, Austen King, Eric Leslie and Stratton have been members of the DSU cyber competition teams.
“Seeing where we stack up against top talent from around the world has been eye-opening,” Stratton said.
The challenges, especially the ‘Capture the Flag’ competition, were pretty grueling. You show up, you work your tail off, (and) you do the best you can. It’s an elite level of competition.”
Stratton works at the DSU applied research lab as a research engineer.
He has a bachelor’s degree in cyber security and a master’s degree in computer science from DSU.
Hardwick native earns 3M corporate award
Hardwick native Christopher Bryan won a 2021 corporate-level Circle of Technical Excellence and Innovation award at 3M where he works in the company’s Environment, Health and Safety Division.
Bryan was recognized with the CTE&I award for leading the development and installation of several new technologies at 3M’s Cottage Grove, Cordova and Decatur facilities. His work is critical in helping the company meet sustainability goals.
The CTE&I award honors exceptional individuals and teams for their outstanding contributions to 3M and for setting the standard for 3M technical excellence and innovation worldwide.
Bryan is the son of Don and Lorna Bryan, Hardwick, and is a 1992 graduate of Luverne High School.