Researchers land $20 million grant to explore impact of nanotechnology on the environment


University of Minnesota researchers are part of a team of researchers from the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN) who have received a new $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to evaluate the impact of nanotechnology on the environment and other living things.

Events, K-12 Outreach

CSE at the Minnesota State Fair


A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at this year’s Minnesota State Fair.

Research, Physics and Astronomy

Will E.T. phone home? U of M lecture explores search for alien worlds


An upcoming University of Minnesota lecture entitled ‘To the Stars We Will Go: The Worlds of Exoplanets’ will highlight how astronomers detect and characterize planets outside our solar system that could harbor alien life.

Infrastructure/Transportation, Energy-Environment

University of Minnesota solar car team to unveil new car Aug. 18


The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team will give the public a first look at its newest solar-hybrid car at a special event for the media, sponsors and supporters.

Physics and Astronomy

Physicists release first results from neutrino experiment at NOvA lab in northern Minnesota


University of Minnesota physicists Greg Pawloski and Jianming Bian will present the first results from one of the world’s largest physics experiments based at the NOvA lab in northern Minnesota. The seminar is free and open to the public.


University of Minnesota researchers to lead a $12M research network to build sustainable, healthy, and livable cities


The University of Minnesota has received a $12 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring together a unique network of scientists, industry leaders, and policy partners committed to building better cities of the future.

Awards-Grants, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Flannigan named 2015 Beckman Young Investigator


Assistant Professor David J. Flannigan is one of eight recipients nationwide to be named a 2015 Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) and will receive a grant of $750,000 to support his research, “Unraveling Charge/Orbital Ordering, Magnesium and Lattice Dynamics with Ultrafast Electron Microscopy.”

Medical-Health Technology

Telltale traits of bacteria offer clues for improved colorectal cancer treatment, prevention


A new University of Minnesota research study at the intersection of math, genetics, microbiology, ecology and medicine has uncovered a telltale link between colorectal cancer and specific traits of bacteria found in the digestive tract. The findings could improve colorectal cancer treatment and prevention.


Three named University of Minnesota Regents Professors


The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has named R. Lawrence Edwards, Vipin Kumar and Michael Osterholm Regents Professors.

Energy-Environment, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Meeting global air quality guidelines could prevent 2.1 million deaths per year


Improving air quality—in clean and dirty places—could potentially avoid millions of pollution-related deaths each year.