Setting a place at the table

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3M Diversity Scholarship makes CSE a compelling choice for students from underrepresented groups The College of Science and Engineering’s quest to attract more of the brightest, most talented students from under-represented backgrounds has gotten a big boost thanks to a relatively new scholarship created by St. Paul-based 3M. For the third consecutive […]

Devin Dykes: Ecologically minded researcher and 3M Diversity Scholarship recipient

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Student works to increase diversity in STEM fields for next generation Devin Dykes, a CSE sophomore, was a leader in high school before he entered the University of Minnesota. Along with some of his high school classmates, he would visit elementary schools to chat with kids from underrepresented groups about the value […]

Avery Loya: Aspiring chemical engineer and 3M Diversity Scholarship recipient

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Sophomore plans to give back to college and community Born and bred in Minneapolis, Avery Loya moved to southern California with his mom as a teen and graduated from high school in Long Beach. The warmth and beauty of the Golden State exerted a powerful allure as the aspiring chemical engineer began […]

Emma Grant: Self-proclaimed math nerd and 3M Diversity Scholarship recipient

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3M Diversity Scholarship leads sophomore to computer engineering—and inspiring others When Emma Grant visited Ramsey Middle School in south Minneapolis a few months ago, to serve as a math tutor as part of the Honors Experience requirements in the University Honors Program, students asked her if she was being paid. “I said […]

CSE students among winners of 2018 Acara Challenge

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Annual business venture competition highlights ideas that could change the world MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/09/2018) — Every year, the University of Minnesota’s business venture competition, called the Acara Challenge, shines a spotlight on University students with ideas that could change the world. This year’s winners are no exception. Aelios Technology, a team comprised […]

CSE by the numbers: Anderson Innovation Labs

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Labs include equipment to help students turn ideas into reality From solar cars and rockets to a prosthetic hand, the new Clifford I. and Nancy C. Anderson Innovation Labs are changing education for students. With more than 10,000 square feet of hands-on learning space, the labs are helping turn students’ ideas into reality. […]

Shoring up Seemore the sea turtle’s shell

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Engineering students develop 3D-printed exoshell to help injured sea turtle In February 2011, Seemore the sea turtle came to the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America from a turtle hospital in Florida. Two years earlier, a collision with a boat had damaged her shell and trapped air beneath it, […]

University of Minnesota graduate students advance to national cleantech startup competition

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Aelios Technology develops intelligent switches to maintain critical infrastructure in developing nations MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (2/26/2018) — The Aelios Technology team of students from the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering and Carlson School was named one of two runner-up startup companies in the 2018 Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech […]

U of M students present largest robot show in Twin Cities

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Students learn real-world engineering lessons MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (12/08/2017) — A self-balancing robot, a knot tyer, a clothes folder, an automated clutch, and a candy sorter will be among more than 200 machines on display at the University of Minnesota Robot Show 2:40-4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the McNamara Alumni […]

CSE grad students win Dow sustainability competition with energy-collecting windows

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$10,000 first prize recognizes and rewards students for innovation and research MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (12/08/2017) — What if the windows that bring natural light into our buildings could also be working to convert that sunlight into energy? A project by University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering graduate students to advance this […]