Scholarships encourage transfer student to solve renewable energy problems

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Hard work pushed her to new limits All her life, Mbathio Diagne has pondered the concept of renewable energy. Growing up in Dakar, Senegal, she was exposed to an energy-deprived environment coupled with constant power outages. The electrical engineering student, who moved to the United States two and a half years ago, […]

UMN Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers recognized for excellence

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The University of Minnesota chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received the Outstanding Collegiate Section award at the SWE Region Conference this spring. This award, presented to only one chapter annually, honors a Collegiate Section that has been actively engaged on their campus, as well as on a regional and society […]

New innovation lab and support from 3M allow CSE freshmen to get creative

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Project-based inquiry course helps students to become better engineers When it comes to educating the next generation of engineers, most experts agree students are most creative and innovative when they get their hands dirty, make things, and learn through hands-on, project-based courses. That creativity and innovation far exceeded the expectations of Lorraine Francis, […]

Summer interns help save businesses resources and money

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MnTAP interns have helped save Minnesota companies $10.5 million Everyone knows that summer internships can help students gain real-world, professional experience, but few people know that one University of Minnesota internship program has helped businesses save an unbelievable amount of resources and money. Since its inception in 1985, more than 200 interns […]

From Minnesota to Cambridge

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Lebanese immigrant and chemical engineering graduate shares his personal story of success Who would think that a Harvard rejection letter could actually be a blessing in disguise? Surprisingly, this was the case for Anthony Tabet, a 2017 University of Minnesota chemical engineering graduate. Without being rejected by Harvard, Tabet never would have changed his […]

Deandra Bardell: What drives your curiosity?

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CSE mathematics student succeeds despite physical challenges Many science and engineering students are fortunate enough to get their homework assignments done in a few hours, but things are a bit more complicated for College of Science and Engineering student Deandra Bardell. She was born with a fractured skull and suffers from cerebral […]

WISEr women

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CSE is fostering an environment for female undergraduates to succeed Written by Susan Maas If her father wasn’t an engineer, Adeola Isola doubts she would have seen it as a career possibility for herself. “I probably would have become a doctor or something,” said Isola, a senior majoring in electrical engineering. “You […]

Engineering across the sea with the Chinese Flagship initiative

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CSE student is on his way to finding his dream career As the world’s most popular language, Mandarin Chinese is spoken by more than one billion people in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Some may consider learning the language an impossible challenge, but for University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) […]

Scholarship helped student be the first to attend college in her family

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Determination is a trait she attributes to her parents When Azira Rivera left her hometown of Colorado Springs, Colo., to become a mathematics student at the University of Minnesota, she became the first in her family to attend college. Determination is a trait she attributes to her parents, who have worked hard to provide […]

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is redefining ‘family’

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Student organization provides needed support and opportunities for Hispanic students to succeed For University of Minnesota engineering student Maria Camila Merino Franco, being of Hispanic descent has spurred many different challenges in her life. An immigrant from Colombia who arrived in the United States with her family at age 12, she was […]