Foundation will expand researcher’s spatial data software

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By Kevin Coss The University of Minnesota is no stranger to software innovation. Back before the World Wide Web took hold, the U’s invention of Gopher protocol in 1991 allowed users to find and retrieve documents over the Internet in a more easily navigable format than its alternative, the File Transfer Protocol […]

A new spin on computer technology

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Spintronic computers, featuring zero boot-up time, ultra-low energy use and high processing speeds, aren’t available to consumers yet. But the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces, and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN) has been guiding a national “dream team” of researchers since 2013 to accelerate progress toward spintronic computing. Spintronic promise Here’s […]

Mapping the world: Stergios Roumeliotis

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When visitors arrive at Stergios Roumeliotis’ lab in the basement of Walter Library, they are apt to be greeted by graduate student Dimitrios Kottas holding a smartphone aloft. “Follow me,” he says with no further explanation. The experience that ensues is, in some ways, a step into the future. As the smartphone screen […]

I-35W ‘smart’ bridge stands the tests of time

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Though still basking in the gleam of youth upon turning 5 in September, the new I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge is, like most of us, coping with a little shrinkage and creep. But not to worry. Modern engineering technology finally may be able to provide the critical long-term maintenance strategies needed to […]

University students become entrepreneurs through MIN-Corps’ STARTUP

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It was clear early on that Shawn Wilhelm’s design for a new, highly efficient hydraulic pump had a lot of market potential. Hydraulic pumps are machines widely used in industrial settings to move liquids from one place to another. The only problem for Wilhelm, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student, was that business […]

Flames, explosions and dancing bring 5,000 kids to campus for Energy and U shows May 19-23

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Media Note: Members of the media should contact Rhonda Zurn at rzurn@umn.edu or Brooke Dillon at bldillon@umn.edu if planning to attend one of the shows to ensure that media permission slips are in place […]

What’s in your backpack?

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What’s in your backpack? “An Engineers Without Borders water bottle,” says Samantha Ehrenberg, ’14, a mechanical engineering major. As a freshman, she spent two weeks in Guatemala helping install a water filtration device the group had designed. “We had built a model of it, but in Guatemala, everything took longer than we […]

Two CSE faculty named McKnight Land-Grant Professors

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/04/2014)—Two College of Science and Engineering faculty members are among eight recipients of the 2014-16 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, a program designed to advance the careers of the most promising junior faculty members who are at the beginning […]

University of Minnesota receives prestigious National Historic Chemical Landmark designation

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Honor recognizes the research of Professor Izaak M. Kolthoff, the ‘father’ of modern analytical chemistry MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (01/31/2014) – The University of Minnesota announced today that the work of legendary chemistry professor Izaak […]

Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes

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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 University of Minnesota study raises new questions about use of triclosan MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/22/2013) —When people wash their hands with antibacterial soap, most don’t think about where the chemicals contained in […]