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

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University of Minnesota ranks as 29th best global university by U.S. News & World Report

October 28, 2014

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus ranks No. 29 in the inaugural “Best Global Universities” rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, a leading U.S.-based publisher of education analysis and rankings.

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University of Minnesota team named finalist in $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE

October 28, 2014

A University of Minnesota-based team has been selected as one of 11 finalists in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a global competition to develop breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will ultimately enable faster diagnoses and easier personal health monitoring.

U of M hosts watch party for solar eclipse

October 23, 2014

Today we will have a ringside seat to a partial eclipse of the Sun, which is almost exclusively visible on land from North America. In Minnesota we could see as much as 60% coverage of the Sun. Weather permitting, observations of the event can be performed with the naked eye, binoculars or telescopes, but proper eye protection is a must!

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Three University of Minnesota students chosen as Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders

October 22, 2014

Three University of Minnesota students have been selected for the new Land O’Lakes, Inc. Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship, a unique yearlong internship and development program for 10 students at five universities.

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University of Minnesota sponsors Cyber Security Summit

October 20, 2014

National cyber security experts and technology business leaders will gather Oct. 21 and 22 at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis for the fourth annual Cyber Security Summit.

Access Across America: University of Minnesota ranks accessibility to jobs by transit in top U.S. cities

October 7, 2014

New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota ranks 46 of the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States for accessibility to jobs by transit.

Fermilab's 500-mile neutrino experiment up and running in Northern Minnesota

October 6, 2014

It’s the most powerful accelerator-based neutrino experiment ever built in the United States, and the longest-distance one in the world.

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University of Minnesota student startup wins major international funding

October 6, 2014

MyRain, a social business dreamed up by two University of Minnesota alumni while they were students participating in the Institute on the Environment’s Acara impact entrepreneurship program, has been chosen from 520 applicants in 90 countries as a Round 1 nominee for Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge Development.

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University of Minnesota receives two NIH grants originating from President Obama's BRAIN Initiative

September 30, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) is among the first to be awarded two federal grants resulting from President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative to develop next generation neuroimaging technology.

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Simulations reveal an unusual death for ancient stars

September 29, 2014

Certain primordial stars—those 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe's first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind.

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