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

News Releases

Study reveals that people may inherit ‘gut’ bacteria that cause Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

December 16, 2014

A new study by an international team of researchers shows for the first time that people may inherit some of the intestinal bacteria that cause Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively know as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Switching to vehicles powered by electricity from renewables could save lives

December 15, 2014

Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent.

U of M research growing despite increased competition for federal funding

December 12, 2014

University of Minnesota researchers are doing about twice as well as expected in competing for available federal funds and a record number of start up companies were launched in FY2014, according to the University’s annual research report.

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U of M project to create more sustainable magnets wins $10,000 prize in Dow SISCA Challenge

December 8, 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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U of M chemical engineering alumnus Franklin Orr confirmed as under secretary at U.S. Department of Energy

December 5, 2014

Dr. Franklin (Lynn) Orr was confirmed by the Senate on December 4, 2014 as the Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the Department of Energy.

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University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip

November 25, 2014

University of Minnesota engineering researchers have developed a chip on which both sound wave and light wave are generated and confined together so that the sound can very efficiently control the light.

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Student-designed winter light shows begin Dec. 5 at the University of Minnesota

November 20, 2014

Join the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) during the first two weekends in December for a dazzling light show designed by students.

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U of M hosts free Math and Science Family Fun Fair on Saturday, Nov. 22

November 18, 2014

Math plus science equals a day of fun and learning for the whole family at the University of Minnesota?s annual Math and Science Family Fun Fair o Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

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CSE student Vandon Duong receives Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers national award

November 17, 2014

University of Minnesota student Vandon Duong has been awarded the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) Collegiate Star Award, which recognizes individuals who exemplify “inspirational leadership, admirable mentorship, and key contributions to the community.”

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University of Minnesota to showcase new labs, including first-in-the world ultrafast electron microscope lab

November 11, 2014

After more than two years of construction, the University of Minnesota is ready to show off a new $30 million addition and renovation of Amundson Hall, home of the highly ranked University of Minnesota chemical engineering and materials science programs.

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