U launches fundraising campaign with goal of $4 billion by 2021

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College of Science and Engineering sets $250 million fundraising goal MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/08/2017) — The University of Minnesota has launched the public phase of a 10-year system-wide fundraising campaign called Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign. The campaign goal is to raise $4 billion for students, faculty, and the University’s three-part mission […]

A friendly exchange

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Alumnus donation funds a student exchange with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics Learning abroad is a valuable and highly desired experience for college students; however, the cost of a semester or even short seminar is often too much to afford. Zsolt Rumy (ChemE ’66), knows the value of studying abroad, […]

3M helps to cultivate diversity in the College of Science and Engineering

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3M diversity scholarship allocates $400,000 to undergraduate CSE students Increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups has been a goal of the College of Science and Engineering for many years. Numbers have grown steadily for the past few years, yet there is still room for improvement. The University of Minnesota’s goal is to more […]

College of Science and Engineering dean honored with named endowment

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Scholarship recognizes commitment to undergraduate education The College of Science and Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board has established The Steven L. and Karen L. Crouch Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of their contributions to the college. The announcement was made at the Dean’s Advisory Board meeting on May 19, 2016. Steven L. Crouch, who is […]

Mentee becomes mentor

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Young alumna gives back by being a mentor in the CSE Mentor Program As an undergraduate in materials science, Jenna Ronquillo (MatSci ’14) participated in the CSE Mentor Program. Now, as an R&D engineer at General Mills, she’s experiencing the program from the other side as a mentor. Ronquillo is currently in her […]

Thank you, donors!

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Looking around the University of Minnesota campus, we are reminded every day of what makes this place so great—the students and the faculty. Whether they are exploring space, finding cures for deadly diseases, searching at the nanoscale, expanding renewable energy sources, or increasing the power of information technology, CSE faculty and students are working […]

Zachary Tollefson finds chemistry “fun but challenging”

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A double major in chemistry and chemical engineering keeps Clifford I. and Nancy C. Anderson Scholarship recipient Zachary Tollefson busy, but he is enjoying every minute of it. Tollefson, who is from Rosemount, Minn., chose the University of Minnesota because of its well-known chemical engineering department, but also the atmosphere. “I knew I would be […]

Donors support CSE and the U on Give to the Max Day

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CSE donors give generously University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering alumni and friends showed support for the college by giving nearly $36,000 on Give to the Max Day, Minnesota’s annual online giving extravaganza, on Nov. 12. From recent graduates to long-time supporters, more than 70 donors gave to the one-day campaign. […]

Future gift empowers students, shapes lives

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When Jesse Kasim, a senior in biomedical engineering at the U of M, spoke at the University of Minnesota Foundation’s annual Heritage Society dinner in June, he wanted to thank a special donor he will never know. “I’m standing here today because years ago, a woman named Marjorie McClain made a decision […]

Frank Kelso named 3M Chair in Experiential Learning

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Frank Kelso was named the inaugural holder of the 3M Chair in Experiential Learning for the College of Science and Engineering. A faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for nearly 20 years, he is bringing real-life experience to the classroom through the CSE First-Year Experience course, now in its fourth […]