University of Minnesota students win Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge

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Rocketeers earn $25,000 and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/09/2017)— A triumphant team of student rocketeers from the University of Minnesota have blasted their way into history by winning the Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge and capturing a place in the annals of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. Created by Bayer, the […]

Student-designed winter light shows begins Dec. 1 at the University of Minnesota

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Show features 250,000 LED lights set to music MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/07/2017)— Join the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) during the first two weekends in December for a dazzling light show designed by science and engineering students. The high-tech light show features more than 250,000 LED lights […]

University of Minnesota students are finalists in Bayer Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge

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Winners will receive $25,000 and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/02/2017) — Members of the Rocket Team at the University of Minnesota will head to the Houston Space Center in Texas on Nov. 8 to compete as one of three finalists in the Bayer Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge. The team with […]

CSE students receive awards of excellence at SWE National Conference

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UMN-SWE recognized for outstanding actions in K-12 outreach, resource promotion, and public policy MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/02/2017) — Women from the University of Minnesota chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) accepted five awards at the 2017 SWE National Conference. The 25 women from the UMN chapter joined more than 14,000 women […]

Physics student awarded U.S. Department of Energy research program award

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Zachary Robinson’s research interests include charge and energy transport in nanocrystal films MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/14/2017) — The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science announced today that University of Minnesota physics graduate student Zachary Loren Robinson is one of only 52 graduate students from across the nation selected for DOE’s 2017 Office of Science […]

CSE students share insights from their internship with Land O’Lakes

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Internship takes students to Africa to see first-hand how they can help solve world hunger Mechanical engineering majors Rachel Anderson and Audrey Sebastian where chosen to be part of the year-long Land O’Lakes’ Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders program for 2016-17. During this time, they worked with Land O’Lakes to find new […]

CSE by the numbers: Going global

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CSE helps students develop skills for a globalized workforce According to the Institute of International Education, the number of international students coming to the U.S. for their education is growing each year. Likewise, more American students are also studying abroad. Exposing students to different cultures and perspectives positively impacts their educational experience […]

CSE students tackle global food security during Land O’Lakes fellowship

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Unique yearlong internship and development program gives students an ‘experience of a lifetime’ When CSE students Rachel Anderson and Audrey Sebastian came to the University of Minnesota in fall 2015 as freshmen, they never dreamed that within two years they would be working with one of the nation’s premier agribusiness and food companies […]

University awarded $3.7M to boost retention of underrepresented students in STEM

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Initiative essential to statewide efforts to close opportunity gaps MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (07/25/2017) — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3.7 million grant to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to further efforts to increase the number of students of color and American Indian students pursuing science, technology, engineering and […]

Media Alert: U of M Solar Vehicle Project to unveil new car July 11

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New car will compete in World Solar Challenge across the Australian Outback in October What: University of Minnesota solar car unveiling When: Noon-3 p.m. (Short program and unveiling at 12:15 p.m.), Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Where: Lind Hall Courtyard, University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus, 207 Church St SE, Minneapolis; parking available in […]