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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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.

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Mathematics student named Churchill Scholar

January 21, 2015

Maxwell Shinn, a senior studying Neuroscience and Mathematics at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, has been named a 2015 Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.

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Atmospheric warming heats the bottom of ice sheets, as well as the top

January 21, 2015

University of Minnesota researchers are part of a national team of scientists that has published a new paper showing for the first time that meltwater from the surface of an ice cap in northeastern Greenland can make its way beneath the ice and become trapped, refilling a subglacial lake.

Five CSE faculty named McKnight Land-Grant Professors

January 21, 2015

Five CSE faculty members are among eight recipients of the 2015-17 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, a program designed to advance the careers of the most promising junior faculty.

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U of M Physics Circus brings large-scale stunts and physics lessons to the public Jan. 15

January 8, 2015

The Physics Force will present its largest public show of the year, the “Physics Circus,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the newly renovated Northrop Memorial Auditorium, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis.

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