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

News Releases

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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.

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New study shows that yoga and meditation may help train the brain

September 25, 2014

New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience.

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Engineers show light can play seesaw at the nanoscale

September 22, 2014

University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first time demonstrates mechanical transportation of light.

Media Advisory: University of Minnesota to showcase $16 million renovation at St. Anthony Falls Lab

September 12, 2014

Special media tour of the renovated St. Anthony Falls Laboratory—This is your exclusive chance to see what goes on inside this high-profile building across the river from downtown Minneapolis. Tour stops include the wind tunnel used for wind energy research; various basins and flumes used to study hydro energy and algae-based biofuels; and the outdoor stream lab.

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University of Minnesota celebrates national historic landmark honor on Sept. 12

September 10, 2014

The work of legendary chemistry professor Izaak M. Kolthoff in establishing the field of analytical chemistry as a scientific discipline has been named a 2014 American Chemical Society National Historic Chemical Landmark.

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