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 […]

CSE students win BizPitch student entrepreneur competition

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Students to reinvest $1,000 prize in their invention to help wheelchair users MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (12/08/2017) — The opening lines of Stephen Mylabathula and Furqan Syed’s 90-second business pitch explained how 2.2 million American wheelchair users struggle with using complicated devices like joysticks to get around. “But what if there was a […]

CSE by the Numbers: Freshmen (Fall 2017)

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The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering fall 2017 incoming class is the biggest freshman class in the college’s history. The students are also among the most academically prepared, tying last year’s all-time high average ACT composite score. And with more than 14,000 applications, the competition to get in was tough! […]

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

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Show features 250,000 LED lights set to music MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/29/2017)— 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 […]

NASA-funded satellite project launches young scientists’ careers

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Student-built telescope to study solar flares that can wreak havoc on spacecraft and power grids When Abi Valero attended the Girl Scout space camp in Alabama, she never dreamed that in a few short years she’d be building a satellite of her own for NASA while still a college student. Valero is […]

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 has blasted its 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 […]

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 […]