More than 30,000 school kids will be on U of M campus this week to learn about science

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Flames, explosions, and scientists dropping 20 feet through the air are just a few of the exciting demos kids will see MEDIA NOTE: If you plan to attend a show, please contact Rhonda Zurn in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering at rzurn@umn.edu. MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/08/2018) — University […]

CSP/4-H collaboration helps with K-8 curriculm development

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The Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) is collaborating with 4-H to develop physical science curriculum for young people in Minnesota, California, and New York. Recently, CSP student researchers helped a group of 4-Hers transform a renewable polylactic acid (PLA) cup into a cleaning solution. PLA is a biodegradable polymer derived from cellulosic […]

MEDIA ALERT: Interactive science exhibits to draw 1,700 middle school students to U of M campus

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NOTE: This is an invitation-only event for schools. The event is not open to the public. Media planning to attend should send an email to rzurn@umn.eduor ljnygard@umn.edu to make arrangements. WHO: 1,700 middle school students from nearly 20 schools; about 300 University of Minnesota science and engineering students WHAT: College of Science and […]

Sparking students’ physics curiosity

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Whether they know it or not, the first science most children are exposed to is physics. “Think of a simple ball—how it moves with air resistance, how long it takes to hit the ground, and what happens when it bounces off another object,” said Luke DeMars, CSE physics student. “It’s amazing how […]

SWE brings STEM to girls

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As one of the larger Society of Women Engineers (SWE) student chapters across the country with approximately 45 active members, the University of Minnesota’s chapter participates in a number of outreach activities to boost the number of young women in the science and engineering fields. At the CSE Expo, 22 SWE members […]

U of M Physics Circus brings large-scale stunts and physics lessons to the public Jan. 15

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Daily shows reach more than 25,000 school-age children throughout the week Media Note: Members of the media may attend a daytime school group show earlier in the week at Northrop Auditorium to get photos or video, but please contact Rhonda Zurn at rzurn@umn.edu to make arrangements. MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/08/2015) —If you’ve never seen […]

University researchers among recipients of NSF grant in early concept brain research

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, (612) 626-7959, rzurn@umn.edu Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation, (703) 292-7738, sabates@nsf.gov MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/18/2014)—A team of engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota led by biomedical engineering professor Bin He is among an exclusive group of nationwide researchers who […]

Two CSE professors named Titans of Technology by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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Contact: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, (612) 626-7959, rzurn@umn.edu MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/07/2014)—Two University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering professors are among the top technology professionals in the state honored as recipients of the 2014 Titans of Technology awards by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Arthur Erdman, […]

Come see the College of Science and Engineering at the Minnesota State Fair

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Contact: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, (612) 626-7959, rzurn@umn.edu MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/06/2014)—A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at this year’s Minnesota State Fair. The University of Minnesota exhibit on Dan Patch Avenue […]

U’s Center for Sustainable Polymers receives $20 million NSF grant to pioneer next generation of plastics

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Contacts: Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 624-2801 Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/01/2014) —The University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Polymers announced today that it has been awarded a $20 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) […]