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

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U of M student start-ups win 2015 Acara Challenge with innovative impact ventures

March 4, 2015

Student-run impact ventures focused on solar-powered microgrids for rural India and environmentally friendly feminine hygiene products have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2015 Acara Challenge, a competition held by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

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Black phosphorus is new ‘wonder material’ for improving optical communication

March 2, 2015

Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus.

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Interactive science exhibits to draw 1,700 middle school students to U of M campus

March 2, 2015

A chess-playing robot, rockets, an 8-foot walking sculpture, 3-D printing, levitating objects, and a show with raptors are just a few things 1,700 middle school students from about 20 schools will see at this year’s University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Expo.

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University professors receive 2014 Cozzarelli Prize

February 27, 2015

University professors have been awarded a 2014 Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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University receives $17.8 million NSF grant for Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

February 19, 2015

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering announced today that it has received $17.8 million in renewed funding over the next six years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).

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Chemistry Professor Marc Hillmyer awarded prestigious McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair

February 17, 2015

Department of Chemistry Professor Marc Hillmyer has been awarded a prestigious McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair by University President Eric Kaler. This is one of the University’s highest faculty awards.

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Physicist James Kakalios receives the 2014 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award

February 13, 2015

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named James Kakalios as the recipient of the 2014 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award, recognizing "the unique ways he communicates the ideas and excitement of physics" and stimulates members of the general public to learn more about developments in science and technology that shape their lives.

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A ray of sunshine for bioenergy

February 9, 2015

Even at historically low natural gas prices, bioenergy may not be out of the running — it just may need a little help from the sun.

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Professor Michael Tsapatsis elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 6, 2015

Michael Tsapatsis, a chemical engineering and materials science professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer.

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Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing

January 26, 2015

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products.

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