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, […]

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 […]