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

News Releases

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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.

Study reveals that people may inherit ‘gut’ bacteria that cause Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

December 16, 2014

A new study by an international team of researchers shows for the first time that people may inherit some of the intestinal bacteria that cause Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively know as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Switching to vehicles powered by electricity from renewables could save lives

December 15, 2014

Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent.

U of M research growing despite increased competition for federal funding

December 12, 2014

University of Minnesota researchers are doing about twice as well as expected in competing for available federal funds and a record number of start up companies were launched in FY2014, according to the University’s annual research report.

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U of M project to create more sustainable magnets wins $10,000 prize in Dow SISCA Challenge

December 8, 2014

A project aimed at developing magnets that don't require the use of rare earth elements captured the $10,000 top prize in a Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) competition held Dec. 4 at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment in St. Paul.

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U of M chemical engineering alumnus Franklin Orr confirmed as under secretary at U.S. Department of Energy

December 5, 2014

Dr. Franklin (Lynn) Orr was confirmed by the Senate on December 4, 2014 as the Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the Department of Energy.

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