College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

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Physics Force and Energy and U

January 26, 2015

Sixth-grade students from Osseo Public Schools’ Palmer Lake Elementary School spent a day on the University of Minnesota campus as part of a special College of Science and Engineering outreach event.

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Featured Fellow: Chemist Marc Hillmyer

January 12, 2015

Here we interview IonE resident fellow Marc Hillmyer, Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the College of Science and Engineering.

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In Memoriam: Richard 'Dick' Swalin

January 12, 2015

Richard `Dick´ Swalin, former dean of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology (now the College of Science and engineering) passed away on January 9 in Boise, Idaho.


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Satellite imaging research widens understanding of climate change

January 7, 2015

Vipin Kumar, head of the University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering, has developed advanced methods of data mining that use satellite imagery to track changes on the surface of land across the world.

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Heat-resistant spacecraft to bring solar mysteries to light

January 7, 2015

U researcher and physicist Keith Goetz, is working with an international team of researchers from NASA and the University of California-Berkeley to develop an unmanned spacecraft that will travel closer to the sun than any craft has before.

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Featured Fellow: Computer Scientist Shashi Shekhar

January 7, 2015

Here we interview IonE resident fellow Shashi Shekhar, McKnight Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science and Engineering. Let the conversation begin!

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In Memoriam: Henry Albert Bent

January 5, 2015

Henry Albert Bent, a former professor in the Department of Chemistry, has died at the age of 88.

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Project to create sustainable magnets wins $10K prize

December 19, 2014

A project aimed at developing magnets that don’t require the use of rare earth elements captured the $10,000 top prize in a Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) competition held Dec. 4 at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in St. Paul.

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MnDRIVE-funded iGEM team turns mercury into gold

December 19, 2014

The iGEM – International Genetically Engineered Machines – competition challenges undergraduate students to identify real-world problems and solve them through biological engineering and design.

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Made in Minnesota: Celebrating University Innovators

December 19, 2014

Innovation and discovery have always been a proud part of the university’s growing and rich entrepreneurial landscape.

On July 1, 2010 the Institute of Technology changed its name to the College of Science and Engineering.