CSE in the News

April 2024

Q&A: Uncovering why people develop acute respiratory distress syndrome
Researchers of this study, led by Joseph Zasadzinski, PhD, professor in the department of chemical engineering and materials science at the University of Minnesota, found that more lysolipids, or the “byproduct of the immune response to viruses and bacteria,” can lead to uneven lung inflation that evolves into respiratory distress, according to a university press release. April 16: Healio

Prayers, Pancakes, and Progress at the Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
It was recently announced that Dr. Ramirez will be training the next generation of synthetic and computational organic chemists and will be starting the Ramirez laboratory in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities this January 2025. April 11: Pasadena Now

Julie McDonald: Professor talks about using AI to re-create deceased loved ones
Ahmad, who also has taught engineering and computer science at the University of Minnesota Computer Science Department, UM’s Center for Cognitive Science, and Istinye University and the Indian Institute of Technology–Kanpur, spoke about the future of AI in society. Millions of people already use AI every day, whenever they ask Alexa or Siri to answer a question for them. April 8: The Chronicle

Oshkosh's EAA museum debuts 'Women in Aerospace' exhibit to inspire future aviators
This new exhibit was developed by a Wisconsin woman, Elise Palecek, an Oshkosh native who is currently studying aerospace engineering at the University of Minnesota. It was created to help young girls feel included in the fields of aviation and space and inspired by the women who came before them. April 6: Fox 11 News

Could An Earthquake Now Happen Again in Minnesota?
According to the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering: "Weak to moderate earthquakes do occur occasionally in Minnesota, but a severe earthquake is very unlikely. While our state has one of the lowest occurrence levels of earthquakes in the United States, a total of 20 small to moderate earthquakes have been documented since 1860." April 5: KDHL Radio; April 6: KROC News (2 as of Apr. 8 at 8:25 a.m.)

Minnesota logistics company tests possibilities of electric semi-autos
“Fleet companies like Murphy here really need to have certainty that they can get to their destination,” said Will Northrop, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota. April 4: The Bharat Express News; Report Wire; CBS News (3 as of April 5 at 9:22 a.m.)

 NASA rockets to gather sun data in rare daytime Poker Flat launches
The Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager mission is led by Lindsay Glesener, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. April 4: Italy 24

31 Secrets Not Many People Know About the Iconic White Castle
White Castle co-founder Ingram brought in University of Minnesota Physiological Chemistry professor Jesse McClendon to conduct a study to help Americans get over their burger fears. April 4: Aol

Transporting spin information at the speed of light
“It is great to see spin-orbit-torque (SOT) materials that can be part of the enablers to demonstrate the first spin-laser. We are glad to be part of this large team to try out different SOT materials,”1 NE says co-author Jian-Ping Wang, Distinguished McKnight University professor and Robert Hartmann Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. April 3: UBNow