U of M solar car team challenges Iowa State to a duel

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Friendly border battle will prepare both teams for this summer’s American Solar Challenge cross-country race MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (05/31/2018) — If you are driving south of the Twin Cities on Sunday, June 3, you may see a unique sight—two solar-powered cars driving down the highway. Students from the University of Minnesota Solar […]

Student reflection: Presenting wastewater treatment research at UN headquarters

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CSE undergrad invited to speak at inaugural global conference in New York City Allie Arsenault was one of seven undergraduate students nationwide selected to present their research and solution to the clean water crisis at an April 2018 conference in the United Nations building. Arsenault is majoring in bioproducts and biosystems engineering at […]

Graduating seniors give back to next generation

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Students in two CSE departments lead yearlong pilot giving project Watch out world, here they come! This spring, the College of Science and Engineering welcomed nearly 1,500 new bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. alumni to its ever-growing, global family. Among them was the undergraduate Class of 2018, one of the largest in college […]

CSE by the numbers: Mentor programs

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Wide variety of programs provide support to help students succeed Students in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Minnesota don’t have to go far to find academic and professional guidance. In the classroom, they can turn to their professors. Outside the classroom, students have community advisors in […]

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 (5/18/2018) — The Aelios Technology team of students from the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering and Carlson School is gearing up to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Cleantech UP startup […]

Two CSE students named 2018 Astronaut Scholars

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Scholarship awards up to $10,000 for a year of undergraduate study MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (05/16/2018) – Two students in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have been awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and […]

Q&A with Churchill Scholar Merrick Pierson Smela

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CSE graduate to spend a year at Cambridge The Winston Churchill Foundation recently named University of Minnesota student Merrick Pierson Smela a 2018-2019 Churchill Scholar. He is one of only 15 exceptional students nationwide to earn the honor, which covers a full year’s tuition at the University of Cambridge. The award is […]

New dinosaur lab adds dragons and fantasy to the mix

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Students hone observation and critical thinking skills in refreshed Earth Sciences course For the past 20 years, Kent Kirkby has captivated large groups of freshmen in the lecture hall with vivid tales of dinosaurs and natural disasters. Occasionally, for that course, ESCI 1003, he’ll also wheel out a massive skull, fragments of […]

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 […]