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

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University of Minnesota part of new nationwide initiative to attract and retain first-year students to STEM majors

March 23, 2015

The University of Minnesota announced today that it is one of only 10 universities nationwide that are part of a new University Innovation Freshmen (#uifresh) initiative aimed at attracting and retaining more incoming students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

University of Minnesota selected as hub for NIH program to accelerate new inventions to the market

March 23, 2015

The University of Minnesota announced today it has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as one of three Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) sites nationally to promote commercialization and technology transfer in the life sciences and biomedical technology

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University of Minnesota student chapter of Engineers Without Borders receives national award

March 23, 2015

The University of Minnesota student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has been awarded the 2015 EWB-USA National Premier Chapter Award.

Imperfect graphene opens door to better fuel cells

March 17, 2015

The honeycomb structure of pristine graphene is beautiful, but a national group of researchers has discovered that if the graphene naturally has a few tiny holes in it, you have a proton-selective membrane that could lead to improved fuel cells.

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Researchers produce detailed image of mysterious phenomena in a gigantic galaxy-cluster collision

March 11, 2015

A University of Minnesota astrophysicist is part of a national team of researchers that has produced the most detailed image yet of a fascinating region where clusters of hundreds of galaxies are colliding, creating a rich variety of mysterious phenomena visible only to radio telescopes.

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Professor Massoud Amin named 'Thought Leader of the Year' by Energy Thought Summit

March 10, 2015

The Energy Thought Summit (ETS) announced today that University of Minnesota Professor Massoud Amin received the first-ever “Thought Leader of the Year” award during ETS15, a worldwide conference that brings together leaders to debate the future of energy.

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U of M lecture explores the possibility of mapping the Universe

March 6, 2015

Astrophysicist Margaret J. Geller from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will explore the issue of mapping the Universe.

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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.

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