Research examines drivers’ mental workload to improve safety for left-turning buses

Posted

In the United States between 1999 and 2005, more than 40 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occurred as a result of collisions with transit buses. The risk of collision is highest for buses making left turns, which are four times more likely to collide with pedestrians than buses passing straight through an […]

Shattering the classroom walls

Posted

eLearning extends reach of U educational offerings "eLearning shatters the idea that any class has to be constrained with respect to space or time," says U chemistry professor Chris Cramer. "The walls and boards of the traditional classroom disappear as connection to networked content, knowledge, and experts can take students and instructors […]

Several CSE students among Acara Challenge winners

Posted

Contacts: Mary Hoff, Institute on the Environment, maryhoff@umn.edu, (612) 626-2670 Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Matt Hodson, University News Service, mjhodson@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Competition selects student teams to address societal and environmental challenges MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/21/2013) —Seven teams of collaborating student entrepreneurs from universities in […]

University of Minnesota students are finalists in Disney ImagiNations competition

Posted

Contact: John Breckow, Frank Reifsnyder: Walt Disney Imagineering, (818) 544-2142 Tim Choy, Peter Goldman: Davidson & Choy Publicity, (323) 954-7510 Disney opens doors for theme park engineers of tomorrow Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2013 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (01/18/2013) – Walt Disney Imagineering has selected the top six finalist teams of its 22nd ImagiNations competition. […]

U of M launches record number of startup companies in fiscal 2012

Posted

Contacts: Matt Hodson, University News Service, mjhodson@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 John Merritt, Office of the VP for Research, jmerritt@umn.edu, (612) 624-2609 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/19/2012) —From promoting better driving skills to treating deadly brain tumors, discoveries by University of Minnesota researchers were used to launch a record 12 startup companies in fiscal […]

Crews complete first block of North America’s most advanced neutrino experiment

Posted

Media contacts: Andre Salles, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, 630-840-6733, media@fnal.gov Rhonda Zurn, University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, 612-626-7959, rzurn@umn.edu Jared Sagoff, Argonne National Laboratory, 630-252-5549, media@anl.gov Media note: Images are available at http://z.umn.edu/novaimages University of Minnesota students built the detector modules MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/06/2012) — Today, technicians […]

University of Minnesota discovery to improve efficiencies in fuel, chemical and pharmaceutical industries

Posted

Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Matt Hodson, University News Service, mjhodson@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Breakthrough could reduce costs for the consumer MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (06/28/2012) — University of Minnesota engineering researchers are leading an international team that has made a major breakthrough in developing a catalyst […]

Digital Technology Center makes progress through partnerships

Posted

Expertise where it’s needed most Part of the College of Science and Engineering, the DTC launched in 1997 to support the region’s digital technology industry. Fifteen years later, the center continues to serve as a point of entry for business, industry and government sectors seeking U of M partners. In response to […]

Engineering alumnus to launch social venture in India

Posted

Contacts:Mary Hoff, Institute on the Environment, maryhoff@umn.edu, (612) 624-6140 Matt Hodson, University News Service, mjhodson@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 MyRain LLC successfully completes initial round of angel investment to sell, construct, and use use drip irrigation systems MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (05/21/2012) —A project […]

Doing clean energy right

Posted

In researching new energy technologies, the U doesn’t go it alone The role of academic research in commercial development is like teaching a kid to ride a bike: Give a boost and stand back. Right? Wrong, says John Sheehan. Sheehan, the science director for the University’s Initiative for Renewable Energy and the […]