CSE in the News—2019

December 2019

UMN research in TOP 12 CrossDisciplinary Scientific Discoveries of 2019
A team of scientists from UMN and UMA has discovered a new technology that can potentially accelerate chemical reactions up to 10,000 times faster. Dec. 27: Medium.com

Nanoshell Company: Empowering Innovative and Practical Nanoparticle Solutions
Alumna in chemical physics Agnes Ostfin, Ph.D., who is President, Founder & Partner of Nanoshell Company, is mentioned. Dec. 27: InSightscare

Alumna in mathematics endorsed by Marquis Who's Who
Alumna in mathematics Elizabeth Dake Church Loda has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who. Dec. 20: 24-7 Press Release

Franklin manufacturer teams with UMN to create smart labels
C. Daniel Frisbie, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Professor Lorraine Francis are mentioned. Dec. 17: WBJournal.com

The real science inspired by 'Star Wars'
Jim Kakalios, a physicist at the University of Minnesota, talks about the movie and some of its scientific aspects. Dec. 13: MSN UK, MSN Singapore, MSN NZ, MSN CA, MSN Philippines, MSN Malaysia

UMN students win 2019 Bayer Alka-Rocket® Challenge, take home $25,000
Students from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering rocketed their way to victory and a $25,000 prize in the annual Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Dec. 7: MPR News; Dec. 11: IT News Online, Saline Courier, News AblazeABC 6, Business Class News, Magic 106.5, Intern Daily, The CW Luubbock, 92.9 The Drive, Crain Business Insurance, Profit Quotes, Manhattan Week, Quertle, Talk Radio 1170, 107.7 Yes FM, Physician Family Media; Dec. 12: My Mother LodeMENAFN, 1st Discount Brokerage, Decatur Daily Democrat, Poteau Daily NewsPunxatawney Spirit, Aleris, Post and Mail, Laser Focus World, Inyo Register, Buffalo News, Antlers American, Winslow Evans Crocker, Kane Republican, OONE, Ascensus, Sweetwater Reporter, Public Radio Int'l, Pilot News, Morning News, Electric Light & Power, PRNewswire, DOW Theory Letters, Silicon Investor, Wapakoneta Daily News, AZCentral, Cabling, Value Investing News, Lethbridge Herald, Concord Monitor, KUTV, GAFR, Stock Market, My Central Oregon, Deer Park Tribune, Camedia, Fat Pitch, Workboat Indexes, Times Record, Daily Times Leader, Malvern Daily Record, Renewable Energy World, Observer Reporter, BOSW, Pawtucket Times, Penticon Herald, Borger New Herald, Observer NewsStatesmen Examiner, Franklin Credit, Evening Leader, Ridgeway Record, Newport Daily Express, Investor Place, Big Spring Herald, Int'l Business Times, Medicine Hat News, Starkville Daily News, Star Tribune, NewsOK, Dental Economics, BPAS, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Minyanville, Intelligent Value, Community Post, Mammoth Times, Chronicle Journal, Tamar Securities, Synacor, WRAL, Daily Penny, RICentral, SM Daily Press, Woonsocket Call, Boston Herald, Street Insider, Spoke, Finanzen, Florida Latino News, Benzinga, ADVFN, Ask Markets, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Valley City Times Record, SNNTV, Ticker Technologies, FOX 40, Latin Business Today, FOX 21, TMC, WBOC, Merrill Edge, Le Lezard, AngelaCARES, Tech Social, Spoke, FOX 34, Rock 969, Markets Insider, Metals Channel, AHEI, DMN Newswire, 100.7 The Score, WFMZ, AATC, 98.5 KVOO, News On 6, Big Country 99.5, Marthacisneros, WENY, City News, 93.7 The Eagle, ABC 7, Techdogs, WFMJ 21, JOT, Axcess News, Invertirusa, WRCB 3; Dec. 13: UMN CSEKSTP; Dec. 15: USAgNet, Minnesota Ag Connection; Dec. 19: Cheddar

World's largest computing society announces 2019 Fellows
The ACM has named 58 members ACM Fellows for wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, combating cybercrime, quantum computing and wireless networking. This years' crop of fellows includes Computer Science and Minnesota Robotics Institute faculty Maria Gini. Dec. 11: EurekAlertScienmag, BioengineerHPC Wire; Dec. 12: 7th Space; Dec. 17: Primeur Mag;

Researchers develop first mathematical proof for key law of turbulence in fluid mechanics
Vladimir Sverak, a professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota who was not involved in the work, commented on the new innovation. Dec. 11: Science DailyNewswiseBright Surf, Phys.org, EurekAlert; Dec. 12: Innovations Report;

Neurosurgeon Leads the Way in Eye Tracking Diagnosis for Concussion
An associate professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Uzma Samadani, was on a quest into eye tracking that was rather serendipitous. Dec. 9: Good Men Project;

Dairy-focused education event to be held in Montgomery
University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Dairy Initiative, Minnesota Milk and Midwest Dairy Association will host a free, dairy-focused educational event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the American Legion Post 79, 102 Elm Ave. SW, Montgomery. Dairy producers throughout southern Minnesota are invited to attend. Dec. 9: Southern Minn;

Yoichi Watanabe, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who
Watanabe, an associate professor of medical physics at the University of Minnesota, has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the teaching and medical industry. Dec. 9: 24-7 Press Release;

Former  Engility exec Jacqueline Duley joins Leidos as strategic initiative officer
Alumna in aerospace engineering Jacqueline Duley joins Leidos as strategic initiative officer and brings more than 15 years of experience. Dec. 6: GovCon Wire

"Walk back to your body" at Weisman Art Museum explores the overlap of art and science
Professor and department head of biomedical engineering Brenda Ogle is mentioned. Dec. 5: StarTribune

INDA announces FiltXPO technical conference speaker lineup
Professor and director of graduate studies in mechanical engineering Chris Hogan will be a speaker at FiltXPO. Dec. 4: INDATextile WorldInnovation in Textiles; Dec. 5: TexData; Nonwovens News

Orion: Ruler of Minnesota's winter skies
Data from UMN Bell Museum is cited. Dec. 4: MPRNews

Greenheck names alumnus Matt Spink Managing Director
Alumnus in civil engineering Matt Spink has been named by Greenheck to new position of Managing Director, Mechanical Rep Sales. Dec. 4: HPAC

Atmospheric science, meet data science
A multi-institutional project headed by University of Minnesota and funded by the National Science Foundation is mentioned. Dec. 3: Morning Ag Clips

Alumnus Gilbert Walker, PhD, named editor-in-chief of Langmuir
American Chemical Society names alumnus in physical chemistry Gilbert Walker, PhD, editor-in-chief of Langmuir. Dec. 2: ACS; Dec. 3. C&EN

R&D: HAMR versus PMR, comparative study of signal-noise performance
Research assistant Rizvi Ahmed and professor of computer science and electrical engineering Randall Victora coauthor the study. Dec. 2: StorageNewsletter

UMN science and engineering students set 250,000 holiday lights to music
CSE Winter Light Show is mentioned. Dec. 1: Star Tribune; Dec. 5: Pioneer Press; KSTP at 22:00; Tech.MN; FOX 9 at 23:00; Dec. 6: City Pages; KSTP at 04:40; KSTP at 05:30FOX 9 at 04:30; FOX 9 at 06:00; FOX 9 at 08:00; FOX 9 at 11:00; KARE 11 at 22:00; Dec. 7: KARE 11 at 22:00; Dec. 9: KSTP at 17:00, KSTP at 18:00; Dec. 10: FOX 9 at 04:30KSTP at 04:30, KSTP at 05:00, KSTP Midday, Dec. 14: Fox 9 at 08:00

November 2019

How to tell if your cleaning supplies are about to kill you
Assistant professor in chemistry Joe Topczewski is quoted. Nov. 27: Popular Science; Dec. 1: The Entrepreneur Fund

Professor Douglas Arnold will present at Baylor University Lecture Series
Douglas Arnold, Ph.D., McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics, will present as part of the annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics. Nov. 26: Baylor

Meet the Real P-38 World War II Legend: A Can Opener
Alumnus in chemistry Col. Rohland A. Isker commander of the Subsistence Research and Development Laboratory, US War Department, is mentioned. Nov. 24: The National Interest

Minneapolis to light up for holidays
CSE Winter Light Show is mentioned. Nov. 21: Minuteman Press

Alumnus Mark Chase joins Spring Park city council
Alumnus in mechanical engineering Mark Chase was asked to join Spring Park city council on Nov. 4th. Nov. 21: Laker Pioneer

Locked and loaded: the University's mechanisms for securing data
Professor of mathematics Andrew Odlyzko and director of the Center for Research in Intelligent Storage David Hung-Chang Du are quoted. Nov. 20: Minnesota Daily

Greenheck names alumnus Matt Spink managing director
Alumnus in civil engineering Matt Spink has been named to the new position of managing director, Mechanical Rep Sales, for Greenheck product sales in the U.S. and Canada. Nov. 20: ACHR News; Nov. 21: ThomasNet News; Nov. 22: Engineered Systems

Lawmakers visit campus to assess UMN infrastructure needs
Professor and head of the Department of Chemistry, David Blank, is quoted. Nov. 13: Minnesota Daily

Centennnial library partakes in inaugural Statewide Star Party
Alumna in astrophysics Nadia Abuisnaineh, Statewide Star Party Coordinator, and Bell Museum are mentioned. Nov. 12: Quad Community Press

Paul Lilienthal presented with Founding Chamber Executive Award
Alumnus in engineering Paul Lilienthal awarded as part of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce's 30th anniversary. Nov. 12: Reading Eagle

Creating compounds to treat pain and slow tumor growth
Alumnus in organic chemistry and co-founder and CSO of Euclises Pharmaceutlicas, Dr. John J. Talley, is interviewed. Nov. 11: Player.FM

University professor Ellad Tadmor is using science to fight polarization
Professor in aerospace engineering and mechanics Ellad Tadmor teaches 'Science Court,' a course that encourages discussion about controversial issues. Nov. 10: Minnesota Daily

First UMN small satellite now in space
Director of the Minnesota Space Grant consortium Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, and assistant professor for the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics Lindsay Glesener, are quoted. Nov. 10: Minnesota Daily; Nov. 16: USNews

Unlikely gathering of scientists generates extraordinary research team to create the fat free cell
Professor of physics Vincent Noireaux joins scientists from universities across the nation participating in a $3.4 million Rules of Life grant to engineer a synthetic cell. Nov. 7: MSUToday

Student loans can prove less accessible for international students
Neel Chatterjee, a Ph.D. student from India studying mechanical engineering, speaks on his experience with loans. Nov. 7: MN Daily;

Satish Dhawan: Pioneer of India's space journey
Satish Dhawan, Ph.D., earned degrees from various institutions, including an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UMN. He is remembered as an aerospace pioneer. Nov. 7: Hindustantimes (related article Sep. 5: Constrofacilitator)

For Amy Pittenger, it all comes back to students
Associate Dean for Research Joseph Konstan is quoted. Nov. 6: Minnesota Daily 

University initiative works to include Indigenous perspective 
Director of the Institute for Advanced Study and associate professor of history of science, technology and medicine, Jennifer Gunn, is quoted. Nov. 6: Minnesota Daily

Eden Prairie leads the state in electric vehicle adoption, but tech and perception hinder ambitious goals
Will Northrop, a mechanical engineering professor and director of the Murphy Engine Research Lab at the University of Minnesota, comments on this process. Nov. 6: SWNewsMedia

ACS to host best-selling author Tuesday
Best-selling author Sam Kean, who studied physics and English literature at the University of Minnesota, will be hosted by the American Chemical Society. Nov. 4: Midland Daily News;

In Texas, environmental racism
Research by professor of bioproducts and biosystems engineering Jason Hill is mentioned. Nov. 3: San Francisco Bay View

Iowa State University names new director of Egg Industry Center
Richard Gates, who received a B.A. in agricultural engineering from the University of Minnesota, will start his new duties with the center in 2020. Nov. 1: High Plains Journal, The Poultry Site, Morning Ag Clips

Thompson named Director of Project Delivery at WSP USA
Mark Thompson, who earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, will oversee project operations, management activities, and more. Nov. 1: American Journal of Transportation, Informed Infrastructure

October 2019

Richard Gates named Egg Industry Center director
Gates, an agricultural engineering grad, will start his new duties on January 1, 2020. Oct. 31: Watt Ag Net

Alumnus in chemistry Dr. James Kabrhel receives Underkofler Award for Teaching
Dr. James Kabrhel, who received his Ph.D. in chemistry at UMN and teaches at UW-Green Bay, receives the Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. Oct. 31: UW-Green Bay

Researchers invent shape-changing textiles powered only by body heat
A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Design of Active Materials and Structures Lab (DAMSL) and Wearable Technology Lab (WTL) details the development of a temperature-responsive textile that can be used to create self-fitting garments powered only by body heat. Oct. 30: UMN CSE; KSTP; KARE 11, MINNEINNO, Phys.org; Nov 4: Technology;

Alumnus in chemical engineering Chris Riddle running for Fridley School Board
Chris Riddle, an alumnus in chemical engineering and Fridley High School Graduate, is one of four candidates running for Fridley School Board. Oct. 30: HometownSource

Eight “Small Bets” to try in Your Town
Charles L. "Chuck" Marohn, Jr., who holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, comments on easy improvements that small governments can make to their community. Oct. 29: Value Walk

Panelists named for earthquake program
Erin Cox, who received a Master’s degree in Water Resources Science and Environmental Engineering from the University of Minnesota, joins the program as a panelist. Oct 29: Herald and News;

Constructing Quantum Mechanics Volume 1: The Scaffold
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine faculty Michael Janssen and a partner speak about their research in the quantum realm. Oct 29: Agenparl;

‘Promiscuous’ Grubhub Customers Just Helped Lower The Company’s Value by $1.2 Billion in Minutes
Saif Benjaafar, director of the Initiative on the Sharing Economy and a professor at the University of Minnesota, comments on the intricacies of Grubhub's tech and how to protect it. Oct. 28: Fortune

UMN student Connor Simone is leaping into the professional dance scene
Simone, who studies dance and computer science after three years of hard work, is both a part-time student and full-time trainee at TU Dance, a Twin Cities-based dance company. Oct. 27: MN Daily;

Assisted living robot shines at research showcase
Arshia Khan, an associate professor of computer science at the University of Minnesota, along with the robot Pepper, were part of a research showcase at Lakehead University on Sunday highlighting some of the work being done in kinesiology, bio-technology, and computer science. Oct 27: TB News Watch, Bay Today

Minnesota Starwatch: November
November's star forecast, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Astronomy and the Bell Museum. Oct 26: Fooshya, Int'l Falls Journal; Oct. 30: Kanabec County Times, Pine City Pioneer; Oct. 31: SWNewsMedia;

How To Smell A CAFO
Erin Cortus, an assistant professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota, discusses air quality through the lens of gaseous agricultural emissions. Oct. 24: Wiscontext

TOMCO2 appoints new Vice-President of CryoSystems
TOMCO2, a US carbon dioxide (CO2) equipment manufacturer, has appointed Chris Schmoeckel, who graduated with a mechanical engineering degree, as its new Vice-President of CryoSystems. Oct. 22: Gas World;

Miromatrix awarded $2M in grant from NIH for bioengineered liver
Miromatrix’s technology was first developed by researchers at the U of M. Miromatrix currently has two products on the market: Miromesh and Miroderm. Oct. 21: MINNEINNO

Harvard Bioscience Announces Executive Appointment
Alumnus in electrical engineering Ken Olson has been named Vice President and General Manager, Pre-Clinical Systems, Harvard Bioscience Inc. Oct. 21: Markets Business Insider; TheStreet; Globe News Wire; MarketScreener; Futures Trading Charts; (52 duplicate articles)

Misericordia dean to share stories of work with NASA
Alumna in physics Heidi L.K. Manning, Ph.D., is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University. Oct. 20: Standard Speaker; Oct. 23: Times Leader

Fast new 3D printing method creates objects as big as an adult human
Associate professor in mechanical engineering Michael McAlpine is quoted. Oct. 17: Science

Alumnus in chemistry Judy Rodrigues joins Chemyunion Inc.
Alumnus in chemistry Judy Rodrigues joins Cheyunion Inc. as account manager/business development, effective September, 2019. Oct. 17: Happi; Oct. 22: Premium Beauty News

Biosensors Development and Demand Market
UMN research, which used graphene to make a device as a first step towards making ultra-sensitive biosensors to detect disease at the molecular level, is mentioned. Oct. 17: Fox21; Fox40; BizWire Express; Telemundo Lubbock; Rock 969; WBOC; Digital Journal; Get News; Magic 106.5

Alumnus in civil engineering Peter Kavounas is speaker at Chino Basin seminar
Alumnus in civil engineering Peter Kavounas is a main speaker at October 16th seminar on Chino Groundwater Basin Management. Oct. 16: Eventa; Oct: 21: Daily Item

Not fair to say there is a widespread slowdown: Ajay Bhushan Pandey
Ajay Bhushan Pandey, who received a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota, gives a Q&A on Indian tax laws. Oct. 15: Hindustan Times

Rebuilding America from the Bottom-Up
The Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities is hosting a Strong Towns presentation by city engineer and author Charles Marohn, who received his civil engineering degree from the University of Minnesota. Oct. 15: Decorah Newspapers; Oct. 17: Tama Toledo News;

Mayo Clinic Transform 2019 - The Answer is Right in Front of Us: Gigi Kreibich
Gigi Kreibich, an organic chemistry researcher at the University of Minnesota who also conducts research with Research To The People, addresses the crown at Mayo Clinic Transform 2019. Oct. 14: 1 Click Daily

Following a federal decision, lawmakers weigh possible MN net neutrality law
Joseph Konstan, a University of Minnesota computer science and engineering professor weighs in at the last House commerce committee meeting. Oct. 14: Minnesota Daily

Local business brings wind turbines to Europe
Alumnus in mechanical engineering Jay Nygard is president of Go Green Energy, LLC, and sells wind turbine technology locally, nationally, and to Europe. Oct. 10: Laker Pioneer

Faculty weigh in on changes to UMN liberal education requirements
Sally Kohlstedt, chair of the Provost's Liberal Education Redesign Committee and professor in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, is quoted. Oct. 9: Minnesota Daily

Minnesota Starwatch October brings celestial change
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics and Bell Museum Exploradome are mentioned. Oct. 9: Pine City Pioneer; International Falls Journal

Research Brief: Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought
Researchers from the National Science Foundation Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, led by scientists at the University of Minnesota, found that a common, non-disease-causing bacteria found in the environment, called Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, developed rapid resistance when repeatedly exposed to nanoparticles used in making lithium ion batteries, the rechargeable batteries used in portable electronics and electric vehicles. Oct 9: CSE UMN; BioengineerCentre Daily TimesStarTribune; NewsLive; Phys.Org; Science Daily; EurekAlert!; NewsWiseNanoWerk; Scienmag; Science Codex; Bright Surf; Oct. 10: ArchynewsyMirage News; Technology; Daily Heralds; Oct. 14: USAgNet; MN Ag Connection; STRN

University announces three-year collaboration with Target on cyber security education
The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering announced today a three-year collaboration with Target that includes a $250,000 donation from Target to fund programs that will educate the next generation of cyber security experts. Oct. 8: UMN CSE; StarTribune; Oct. 10: Finance & Commerce; Security Magazine; USAgNet; MNAgConnecton; Oct. 14: Campus Technology; Nov. 3: Pioneer Press

Century Farms: Couple's farm ownership lasts more than half its 100 years in the family
David Derscheid, who studied mechanics at UMN, is the latest in the line of three generations of farmers in Richland Township in Rice County. Oct. 7: Faribault Daily News

GetPublished Summit - Napa, CA
Alumnus in electrical engineering James M. Kochevar will be a presenter at GetPublished Summit on Oct. 8 in Napa, CA. Oct. 6: Eventa

Gov. Whitmer makes appointments to Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future
James M. Kochevar, who earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, is appointed to represent a ferrous mining operation in this state, for a term commencing October 6, 2019 and expiring January 4, 2022. Oct. 6: EVENTAKeweenaw Report;

Ognjen Ilic Honored with 2019 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize
Assistant professor in mechanical engineering Ognjen Ilic has been awarded. Oct. 2: Newswise; Oct. 4: Minnesota Ag Connection, USAgNet;

Engineering alumnus inducted into National Mining Hall of Fame
Alumnus in engineering and prolific inventor Robert Cannon was inducted last month into the National Mining Hall of Fame. Oct. 1: The Almanac South Hills Community News; Observer-Reporter

Introducing the 'All Together' FY20 Board of Directors
Joining the new board is UMN mechanical engineering grad Kelsey Harper, who currently works and a manufacturing engineering in the Leadership Development Program at Ecolab. Oct. 1: SWE All Together;

September 2019

Meteorites and planetary geology program in Minnetonka
Professor emeritus in Earth and Environmental Sciences Calvin Alexander will be a presenter at the program. Sep. 30: Sun Sailor

Minnesota builds expertise in coaxing the body to heal itself
Professor in Biomedical Engineering Robert Tranquillo and associate professor in mechanical engineering Michael McAlpine in CSE are mentioned. Sep. 28: StarTribune

Minnesota Starwatch: The celestial changing of the guard
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics and Bell Museum Exploradome are mentioned. Sep. 28: International Falls Journal; Oct. 2: SWNewsMedia

INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter 2019 Fall Seminar
Alumnus in mechanical engineering Kelly Weyrauch is presenter for INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter 2019 Fall Seminar. Sep. 27: Eventa

Quality Data: Simplify Data Governance
Alumnus in computer engineering Brian Diaz authors article. Sep. 25: AJMC

Thanks to Minnesota, this sea turtle is swimming smoothly
UMN engineering students partnered with Sea Life Aquarium to design a 3D printed device to help an injured sea turtle swim. Sep. 24: BTN LiveBIG; Sep. 25: BTN

UMN CS&E professor to speak at RamReality weekend on CSU campus
Professor of computer science and engineering Victoria Interrante will speak at the XR Symposium. Sep. 23: Colorado State University

In conversation: A framework for designing for disruptive technologies
Professor of electrical and computer engineering Massoud Amin is interviewed. Sep. 19: Engineering 360

Using canoes and virtual reality, local project explores Indigenous traditions
Associate professor in computer science and engineering Daniele Keefe is quoted. Sep. 19: Minnesota Daily

University of Minnesota rolling out welcome mat for new president
Professor in biomedical engineering David Odde is mentioned. Sep. 19: MPR News

Congratulations to the 2019 SWE Scholarship Recipients!
Senior in chemical engineering Katharina Fransen, senior in biomedical engineering Minh-Uyen Nguyen, and senior in civil engineering Mackensie Schuster are 2019 SWE Scholarship recipients. Sep. 19: All Together

Discovering genetic interactions bridging pathways in genome-wide association studies
UMN department of computer science and engineering researchers are co-authors. Sep. 19: Nature Communications

Bc science 10 - unit 2 - chemical reactions and radioactivity gas calculator
Regents professor emeritus of chemical engineering and materials science Dr. Lanny Schmidt and UMN research are mentioned. Sep. 19: Gas & Electricity

SOI industry consortium announces awards during Shanghai event
UMN alumnus Herb Huang, Ph.D. in materials science and engineering and MBA, is CEO of NSI and one of two luminaries of the semiconductor industry to be awarded. Sep. 18: Markets Insider; PR Newswire; Finanzen; (72 duplicate articles)

Alumnus in mechanical engineering R.M. Kruger to retire as Chairman and CEO, Imperial Oil Ltd.
Chairman and CEO of Imperial Oil Limited R.M. (Rich) Kruger, an UMN alumnus in mechanical engineering, plans to retire at the end of December 2019. Sep. 17: Morning Star; Toronto Sun; Yahoo Finance; (31 duplicate articles)

Alumnus in mathematics Darrell Johnson joins Cerner
Alumnus in mathematics Darrell Johnson joins Cerner in newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer. Sep. 16: Business Insider; AP News; The Street; Globe Newswire; Daily Heralds; (39 duplicate articles); Sep. 16: Fierce Healthcare

Alumnus in civil engineering Jason Wedel offered Prior Lake city manager position
City council members will offer the Prior Lake city manager position to Chanhassen public works director and city engineer Jason Wedel, who is a UMN civil engineering alumnus. Sep. 16: SW News Media

Chemistry department requests renovations to Fraser Hall
UMN chemistry department requests Fraser Hall renovations to include updated labs, a new addition to the building and interior renovations. Sep. 15: Minnesota Daily 

Radiation therapy effective against deadly heart rhythm
Alumna in biomedical engineering Julia Evangelou Strait is author of this article. Sep. 15: Press Release Point

Alumnus in AEM Garrison Lindholm is awarded outstanding academic educator
Alumnus in AEM Garrison Lindholm is awarded U.S. Air Force Outstanding Academic Educator for Department of Engineering - Aeronautics for 2018-2019. Sep. 13: Amery Free Press

Alumna in chemistry Angela Follett is a 2019 Up & Coming Attorney
Angela Follett, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from UMN and is a principal at Fish & Richardson, is interviewed: Sep. 12: Minnesota Lawyer

Alumnus in biomedical engineering Brent Bjorklund, M.D., joins Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire
Brent Bjorklund, M.D., who earned his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from UMN, joins the Emergency Medicine Dept. at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire. Sep. 11: Leader-Telegram

A human liver can be supercooled to -4 C and survive
Professor in mechanical engineering John Bischoff is quoted: Sep. 9: The Atlantic

What's the best medicine?
Professor in history of science, technology and medicine Susan D. Jones is interviewed. Sep. 9: Gizmodo

As DFT matures, will it become a push-button technology?
Theoretical chemist and vice president of research Christopher J. Cramer is quoted. Sep. 8: c&en

Coming soon to a pasture near you: a tractor with a mind of its own
U of MN scientists and Toro researchers are developing a solar powered robotic mower. Sep. 7: StarTribune

Greenberg Traurig grows IP practice with addition of Alexander J. Kim
Alumnus in physics Alexander J. Kim, J.D., joins global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, as a shareholder in the firm's IP practice. Sep. 6: SF Gate; Seattle pi; mySA; Times Union(108 duplicate articles)

Viewing the 'sea goat' constellation may be a challenge
MN Starwatch service of MN Institute for Astrophysics and Tate Laboratory of Physics and Astronomy are mentioned. Sep. 7: Kanabeck County Times; Pine City Pioneer; International Falls

Frederick D. Becchetti, PhD, presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
Alumnus in physics Frederick D. Bechetti, Ph.D., is awarded by Marquis Who's Who. Sep. 6: 24-7 Press Release

Engineering teachers who inspire us everyday
Alumnus in aerospace engineering Satish Dhawan (b. 1920 - d. 2002) is known as the father of experimental fluid dynamics research in India. Sep. 5: Constrofacilitator

Minnesota Starwatch Night reasserts its dominance of September Skies
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics and Bell Museum Exploradome are mentioned. Sep. 5: Pine City Pioneer

Greenberg Traurig Grows IP Practice, Minneapolis Office with Addition of Alex Kim

Alex Kim, who received his B.S in physics from the U of M, will join as a shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. Sept. 4: Business Insurance; Sept. 5: Star TribuneDeer Park Tribune, Pawtucket Times, Boston Herald; Sept. 6: SF Gate; Seattle pi; mySA; Times Union(108 duplicate articles)

ASHRAE Announces 2019-2020 Society Scholarship Recipients
University of Minnesota mechanical engineer Andrew Kivi is the recipient of the ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Peter Potvin Scholarship. Sept. 1: ES Magazine

August 2019

ASHRAE announces 2019-20 society scholarship recipients
Andrew Kivi, a young professional in mechanical engineering, is the recipient of the ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Peter Potvin Scholarship named in memory of a former president of the Minnesota Chapter. Aug. 31: Snips, Engineered Systems;

Alumnus in mathematics appointed board president by Mounds View Schools Ed Fdn
Alumnus in mathematics Erik Rasmussen appointed board president by Mounds View Schools Education Foundation. Aug. 30: Shoreview Press

Minnesota Starwatch: Short Days dominated for night sky in September
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics and Bell Museum Exploradome are mentioned: Aug. 30: International Falls Journal

NEXT GEN: Young engineers can find fulfillment in HVACR
Alumna in civil engineering Midori Drake authors article. Aug. 30: HPAC Engineering (plus 2 duplicate articles)

U of M's convocation, a focus on wellness and self-care
Professor of earth and environmental sciences David Fox is quoted. Aug. 30: Star Tribune; KSTP; KARE 11

Alumnus in chemistry to enter Golden Bears 'Dreams' Hall of Fame
Alumnus in chemistry Dr. Kaine K.S. Stokes, who has a doctorate in dental surgery, will be honored by Barron H.S. and enshrined in the Barron Golden Bears Reaching Dreams Hall of Fame. Aug. 30: Barron News-Shield

Minnesota Corn Meets with U of M Researchers
Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) directors and Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) members met with University of Minnesota researchers and officials as part of a meet-and-greet at the Bell Museum. Aug. 28: USAgNet, Minnesota Ag Connection;

Biosensors Development and Demand Market: 2019 Trends, Size, Investments, Share, Merger, Acquisition, Sales, Demand, Key Players, Regional And Global Industry Forecast To 2023
Researchers in the College of Science and Engineering have made a new medical device using graphene, a first step taken towards ultra-sensitive biosensors in order to detect diseases at the molecular level. Aug. 28: Fox 34, WBOC TV 16, Fox 21(about 12 duplicate articles)

News Feature: The quest for the sustainable city
University of Minnesota environmental engineer Anu Ramaswami gives her thoughts on large cities sustainability plans—more specifically in reference to the new Los Angeles' 'Sustainable City pLAn.' Aug. 27: PNAS

Two SMU Computing Dons Honored at Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining 2019
A University of Minnesota Ph.D. recipient, Professor Lim Ee Peng, will receive the PAKDD Distinguished Contributions Award. Aug. 27

September Starwatch: Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics
Harvest moon on the 13th help farmers work into the night. Aug. 27: SouthernMinn; Aug. 28: SWNewsMedia;

LTS Welcomes New Faculty
Natalie Coe, who received her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, will joining the Long Trail School in Vermont as she adds more than 20 years of teaching experience to the schools' faculty. Aug. 27: Vermont News

Pete Vidmar joins SPF Water Engineering as a senior project engineer
Mechanical engineering grad, Vidmar, will join SPF Water Engineering. Aug. 26: Idaho Business Review

Exploring the Universe: U of M researcher takes telescope to South Pole
Professor in the Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics Clem Pryke is interviewed. Aug. 25: Fox9 

Minnesota State Fair provides unique opportunity for researchers to learn about Minnesota
U of M's Driven to Discover Research Building at the State Fair is featured. Aug. 22: Fox 9

Webinar: Advancements in GNSS+INS Technology and Intergrations
Professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics moderates this webinar. To access the webinar click hereAug. 22: Unmanned Systems Technology

Belinda Carlisle and dairy princesses: 5 things to do Thursday at the State Fair
Celebrate the fair with STEM Day and a performance by the UMN Physics Force team. Aug. 22: Star Tribune

Breaking the ice: Using your whole brain appeals to IP lawyer
Alumnus in electrical engineering Dan McDonald received his J.D. from UMN law school and is a Partner at Merchant & Gould. Aug. 21: Minnesota Lawyer

AbSci Appoints Biopharmaceutical Pioneer Dr. Fred Larimore to Executive Team
Larimore, who received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, will come aboard the AbSCi team as the VP of Process Development. Aug. 21: Star TribunePublic Radio International, PR Newswire, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette(about 111 duplicate articles)

Minnesota-based engineering crew plans 2,000 mile trip in self-driving car
VSI intern and University of Minnesota computer engineering student Jacob Miller will accompany VSI electrical engineer Sara Sargent and her husband on the trip. Aug. 17: StarTribune

Making wearables and microfluidics manufacturable: What you need to know
Alumnus in materials science David Franta coauthors blogpost. Aug. 17: Crypto Commentary; Medical Design & Outsourcing

Alumnus in chemical engineering is candidate for Ramsey County Board
Alumnus in chemical engineering Randy Jessup is a candidate in the Ramsey County Board special election. Aug. 17: Twin Cities Pioneer Press

U of M researchers working to develop more eco-friendly fertilizer to benefit waterways, crops
A University of Minnesota junior Kovic Odhiambo is being recognized as a "computation whiz" by UMN biochemistry professor Larry Wickett for his work in mapping correlations in DNA that's found in the bacteria of soil and plants. Aug. 16: KAALTV, KSTPTV

ProPublica's "Flood Thy Neighbor" investigation wins 2019 Communications Award
Reporters teamed up with UMN fluid mechanics lab to build a miniature levee to demonstrate different scenarios. Aug. 15: ProPublica

CoreView Acquires Crysagi Systems- strongly provide AI/ML services
Satish Patel, who received their PhD from the University of Minnesota, has had their company, Crysagi Systems, acquired by CoreView. Aug. 14: Hans India, Daily Hunt (about 37 duplicate articles)

Alumna in civil engineering Lisa Bigham selected for MnDOT District State-Aid Engineer
Alumna in civil engineering Lisa Bigham begins her new role August 14 as assistant district engineer for state aid in MnDOT District 7. Aug. 14: MN Department of Transportation; KICD; more1049; Big Country 107.7

University of Minnesota receives $20M grant for sustainable plastics research
The University of Minnesota announced today that it has been awarded a $20 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research in the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers focused on discoveries of the next generation of environment-friendly plastics. Aug. 13: UMN CSEEurkAlert!StarTribuneScienmag17:34 KNOW-FM; Aug. 14: Fox9KSTP, XEA; Aug. 21: Minnesota Ag Connection; Aug. 22: USAgNet, Mirage News, National Tribune, Cornell Chronicle; Aug. 26: New York Ag Connections

Alumnus in mechanical engineering Jim Brown joins Reell 
Alumnus in mechanical engineering Jim Brown joins Reell Precision Manufacturing as Senior Global Product Line Manager for Transportation and Medical Motion Solutions. Aug. 12: Star TribuneTimes Record, Ridgeway Record; Aug. 13: Stamford Advocate, WFMZ, WFMJ; (about 142 duplicate articles)

Good Question: What has been invented in Minnesota?
Director of the Medical Devices Center Dr. Art Erdman is quoted. Founder of Medtronic, Earl Bakken, is mentioned. Aug. 12: WCCO 4

New Hope man huts for micrometeorites
Bell Museum exhibit featuring engineering student Scott Peterson's micrometeorite findings is part of a yearlong celebration of space science honoring the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Aug. 10: CCX Media

Your guide to museums in the Twin Cities
UMN's Bell Museum's STEM exhibits and new planetarium are mentioned. Aug. 9: Minnesota Monthly

Food will be scarce, expensive and less nutritious, climate report says
Senior scientist with the Institute on the Environment's Global Landscapes Initiative Deepak Ray is study's author and is quoted. Aug. 9: CNN Health

Altering global diets, food systems could help combat climate change: UN
Associate professor in CFANS and CSE on the Twin Cities campus and fellow in the Institute on the Environment Jason Hill is quoted. Aug. 8: Good Morning America

Step inside Minnesota's only lab for detecting CWD - the mad cow disease of deer
Professor in electrical and computer engineering Sang-Hyun Oh is mentioned. Aug. 7: Minnpost

HPE unveils high-performance ProLiant servers with 2nd-gen AMD Epyc chips
Director of research and computing at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute James Wilgenbusch is quoted: Aug. 7: Venture Beat; Aug. 10: Inside HPC

Announcing the 2019 ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships
Brienna Herold, who is on her way to receiving her PhD in Computer Science in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, is one of six winners of the data science fellowship. Aug. 7: Inside HPC, HPC Wire

Stantec’s Water Practice Welcomes Four New Experts in the US Northeast
Alumna in civil engineering, Yuan Fang, joins Statec's Plymouth Meeting, PA office as Senior Process Engineer. Aug. 7: Informed Infrastructure

In conversation: a framework for addressing technology's ethical challenges
Professor of electrical and computer engineering Massoud Amin is interviewed in part 2 of this series: Aug. 6: Engineering 360

Glenn Burns steps away from Channel 2’s 11 p.m. newscast, will stay at 4 and 6
Astrophysics alumnus Glenn Burns has been Chanel 2's chief meteorologist in Atlanta for nearly 38 years. Aug. 6: AJC

Chemical engineering alumnus and founder of Serimmune will continue as CSO and board member
Patrick Daugherty, who graduated with a chemical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and later received his PhD from UT at Austin, will continue as the CSO and a board member of Serimmune, a company he founded in 2014. August 6: Markets Insider; PR Newswire; FinanzenWFMJ; WICZ; Telemundo Lubbock; fffchallengeBioFlorida; 53 duplicate articles

Analyze, Discover & Innovate in a Data-Rich World:  A Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta webinar
Professor Preetam Basu, who received an MS in applied mathematics from UMN, will be a speaker for the August 10th IIMC webinar. Aug. 5: Analytics India Magazine

Illinois Farm Bureau’s Young Leader Excellence in Agriculture Award finalists announced
Amanda Zwilling, an agricultural engineering graduate, and her husband, Luke, are named one of the finalists. Aug. 5: Farm Week Now

Why Are Some Smells So Hard to Get Rid Of?
Dr. Christopher Cramer, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, explains why stink can stay. Aug. 3: True Viral News

AISI names recipient of 2019 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture
The program, instituted in 2005 in memory of associate professor of civil engineering Robert J. Dexter, announces the 2019 recipient. Aug. 2: Informed Infrastructure

Professor Massoud Amin in conversation: a framework for assessing new technology
Professor of electrical and computer engineering Massoud Amin is interviewed. Aug. 1: Engineering 360

"Crash" was his name: car safety was his game
Forty years later, the inventions of former professor in mechanical engineering from 1931 to 1963 James "Crash" Ryan are still saving lives. Aug. 1: Minnesota Medicine

Texas Biomed Announces New Faculty Member
Dr. Ebrahimi joins Texas Biomed from the University of Minnesota where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics. Aug. 1: Newswise

People of ACM August feature

Andrew Odlyzko, a mathematician and professor at the University of Minnesota, is featured by the Association for Computing Machinery in August. Aug 1: ACM

CSE associate professor receives U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award
University of Minnesota Chemistry Associate Professor Ian A. Tonks has received the highly-competitive national award provides support to exceptional researchers. Aug. 1: UMN CSE

July 2019

Solar panels boost up the outlook of society in energy conserving
Aerospace engineering alumnus Asif Ansari is CEO of Sundam Solar a worldwide leader in the solar panel business. July 31: Silicon India News

EPA Advisory Panel Changes Split Science Committee
University of Minnesota environmental chemist Deborah Swackhamer, who chaired BOSC before EPA removed her in mid-2017, confirmed that the shakeup in committee has proven to be highly disruptive. July 30: American Institute of Physics

UMN to help NASA prepare for next moon landing in 2024
Professor in physics Keith Goetz is leading the project to place the first radio telescope on the moon. July 30: Minnesota Daily

Minneapolis' Stantec hires transportation expert
Civil engineering grad Andrew Nordseth has joined the global design and engineering firm Stantec as transportation program manager. July 30: RE Journals

Can the Sun Cool Sows?
Erin Cortus, faculty with the Department of Biosystems and Biological Engineering, is part of a team of UMN researchers to finally answer the age old question. July 30: Farm Journal;

County board primary to narrow field to 2 for special election
Alumni Douglas Blomberg and Randy Jessup among hopefuls looking to secure the special election victory. July 30: Lillie News;

Brain-computer interface has made breakthroughs in succession. Are we far from "superhuman"?
University of Minnesota biomedical engineer Bin He's work in robotics is referenced. July 29: AnyV; July 30: PTT News

2 Minnesota entrepreneurs and their robot among finalists in worldwide contest
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the McDonald's Corporation are offering $4 million for research to automate farms and improve animal welfare, for which Jack Kilian, who graduated with an M.S. in electrical engineering, is amongst the finalist with his business partner. July 29: KAALTV, KSTPTV

A simple way to get more women into higher-paying STEM jobs
Data from participating institutions included Cornell University, the University of Minnesota and American University in Cairo, Egypt. July 26: MarketWatch

Mike McNulty new superintendent for Barnum School District
Alumnus in mathematics Mike McNulty is new superintendent for Barnum School District. July 25: Moose Lake Star Gazette

Minnesota August Starwatch: August nights make for some of the best star watching all year
The astronomy program at UMN's Bell Museum Exploradome are mentioned as a great placed to view the cosmos. July 25: Southernmin; July 26: SWNewsMedia; July 27: International Falls Journal; July 30: Kanabec County Times

Climate change? "Meh," say Gentoo penguins
Research associate in the department of earth sciences and lecturer at Gateway Antarctica Michelle LaRue is quoted. July 25: Scientific American

TriSalus Appoints Two New Members to Its Board of Directors
Dr. Yongxin Han, who holds a PhD in chemistry from University of Minnesota, is one of the two joining the Board of Directors. July 24: BiospaceChippewa Herald, KUTV, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, NewsOK, Business Wire(about 82 duplicate articles)

Two CSE engineering faculty receive highest honor from U.S. government
Two University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering faculty are among the recipients of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). They are Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Associate Professor and Shell Chair Bharat Jalan and Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering Assistant Professor Dominik Schillinger. July 24: UMN CSE, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

U of M telescope will soon be sent to Arctic
Researcher in physics and astronomy Nathan Precup is interviewed. July 23: Kare11

Apollo 11 Remembered: Astronaut leads Space Foundation's 50th anniversary celebration of moon walk
Aerospace engineering alumnus Retired Air Force Lt. Co. Duane "Digger" Carey, who piloted NASA's Space Shuttle, spoke at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. July 23: Colorado Springs Gazette Cheyenne Edition; Colorado Springs Gazette Woodmen Edition

Swihart named fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Dr. Mark T. Swihart, who received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, is being given the AIChE's highest grade of membership. July 23: University of Buffalo

Leekthough Creates New Music Genre Inspiring Millions
Computer engineering alumnus "Leekthough" is profiled about his own unique music style, for which a whole new genre is being created. July 22: Star Tribune, The Boston HeraldThe Ridgeway RecordMalvern Daily Record, BOSW, The Buffalo News, KUTV(about 113 duplicate articles)

Getting up to speed on the new hands-free phone law
Nichole Morris, director of the HumanFIRST Lab inside the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, spoke about what it means for a vehicle to be hands-free, what defines distracted driving and how drivers can use their phone hands-free. July 22: Lillie News;

A mind-controlled robot arm doesn’t have to mean brain implants
University of Minnesota CSE researchers, in collaboration with former UMN Professor and current Carnegie Mellon University researcher Dr. Bin He, helped develop a robotic arm that responds to user's brain patterns via an external cap device. July 22: Yahoo Finance UK, Yahoo News UK, World Pro News, Portal4News; July 25: Twin Cities Geek

Moon landing inspired many to pursue space, science careers
University of Minnesota astronomy alumnus Bradley Petersen peaks about his inspiration. July 20: The Columbus Dispatch

Minnesota companies played a big role in Apollo 11 moon landing
Former aeropsace engineering professor (1967-2017) Dr. Bill Garrard is quoted. July 18: KAALTV; KSTP TV

Creating 2D Compounds
“Twistronic” devices is a term proposed by Stephen Carr and colleagues at Harvard and the University of Minnesota. July 18: Semiconductor Engineering

UMN researcher works to make city streets safer for the visually impaired
Scholar at the Center for Transporation Studies and senior research associate in CSE Chen-Fu Liao is quoted. July 18: Minnesota Daily

What their bodies (and summer schedules) can handle
Three Gopher student-athletes are tackling a challenging summer internship developing a sports-related medical device at the College of Science and Engineering's Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center. July 17: UMN News

Bell Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with public viewing of moon rocks
Planetarium manager at Bell Museum Sally BrummelBell is quoted. July 16: TwinCities

CSE Alumnus is talented vintner of Washington's Stottle Winery
Alumnus in chemistry and biology Josh Stottlemyer attended Northwest Wine Academy and is vintner of Stottle Winery in Washington. July 15: SipNorthwest

Standards seekers put the human microbiome in their sights
Chief scientific officer of CoreBiome Daryl Gohl is quoted. July 14: c&en

Alumnus and Noble Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug saved more lives than anyone else in history
U of M's most honored alumnus Norman Borlaug is remembered for saving more lives than anyone else in human history. July 14: Mirror

How much safer does the new hands-free law make our roads?
Director of the HumanFIRST Lab and scholar in the Center for Transporation Studies is quoted. U of M research is cited. July 12: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Teachers from across the US head to U of M for STEM Training
CSE's Project Lead The Way hosts event at U of M to train and certify teachers across the country and MN to teach STEM classes. July 10: WCCO4

MN Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's Germany trip focuses on sustainability
The Berlin Seminar on Energy Policy, is hosted by the U of M's Institute on the Environment and Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. July 10: StarTribune; Grand Forks Herald; TC Pioneer Press; Post Bulletin; July 11: MPR

Modern humans failed in early attempt to migrate out of Africa, old skull shows
Professor in earth and environmental sciences Larry Edwards, who was not involved in the study, is quoted. July 10: LIVESCIENCE

U of M research aims to find health benefits of Twin Cities' green alleyways
Professor in CFANS and scholar in Center for Transportation Studies Ingrid Schneider and graduate student Ella Weber are quoted. July 10: Minnesota Daily

Climate change is affecting crop yields
Senior scientist at Institute of the Environment's Global Landscapes Intiative, Deepak Ray, is quoted/authors. U of M research is featured. July 10: The Conversation; July 11: AgPro; StarTribune; July 12: MinnPost;

Teachers gather at the University of Minnesota for STEM training
The PLTW program, in conjunction with the UMN College of Science and Engineering, instructs primary and secondary educators on different ways to develop STEM education prior to post-secondary education. July 10: WCCO;

Minnesota utilities weigh energy storage as substitute for peaker plants
Executive director of U of M's Energy Transition Lab, Ellen Anderson, is quoted. July 9: Energy News

Bell Museum's new exhibit features space dust
Bell Museum exhibit features engineering student Scott Peterson's micrometeorite findings which have been verified using U of M electron microprobe. July 9: StarTribune

Alumna in mechanical engineering enters council race
Alumna in mechanical engineering Laurie Anderson has entered Broomfield, CO, council race for Ward 4 seat. July 9: Daily Camera

Miromatrix spins out a company, steps up focus on bioengineered organs for humans
U of M-startup Miromatrix has created Reprise Biomedical focusing on bioengineered organs for humans. July 9: StarTribune; WFMYNEWS2

Snoring problem? There's an app for that
Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center developed game app to stop snoring. July 9: KARE11

Bank of China: take two puzzle
Professor in biomedical engineering Victor Barocas is coauthor. July 7: MarketScreener

Alumnus in engineering Joe Moses to celebrate 100th birthday
Alumnus in engineering Joe Moses to celebrate 100th birthday in September. July 7: Fox9

American Public Media is seeding 28 media and technology start-ups from downtown St. Paul
Undergraduate research fellow in computer science and engineering Cody Perakslis is quoted. July 7: Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Top 4 ways to lose belly fat for good
Associate professor in Biotechnology and computer science and engineering Dan Knights is quoted. July 6: Men's Health

Alumnus in electrical engineering to speak at GetPublished Summit in Vancouver, WA
Alumnus in electrical engineering Arthur Ritter will be presenter at GetPublished Summit on July 8, 2019, in Vancouver, WA. July 5: Eventa

Chasing the moon: the moon's lasting pull
Bell Museum's installation Museum of the Moon is mentioned. July 5: PBS

Meet the minds who shaped the Indian Budget 2019
Ajay Bhushan Pandey, who graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Ph.D. in computer science, is profiled for his involvement in issuing one of most critical budgets in India's history. July 4: Daily Hunt, LiveMint; July 5: Hindustan Times

KDD 2019 to Rally Big Data Experts Around the Environment on Its First ‘Earth Day’
Dr. Vipin Kumar – one of KDD 2019’s General Chairs (and a regents professor and holder of the William Norris Chair at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota) — was central to the decision to include the Earth Day in this year’s conference. July 3: Datanami, Biospace, Huanqui; Aug. 8: Alaska Journal

Shining a spotlight on LGBTQ+ Visibility in STEM
Queer Science, an initiative in CSE on the Twin Cities campus, is cited. July 3: EOS

How 3-D printing could shape surgery
Associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering Michael McAlpine is quoted and U of M research is cited. July 2: The Scientist Magazine

Minnesota Starwatch: Earth reaches farthest point from sun
Article is from Minnesota Starwatch, a service of the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. July 1: Kanabec County Times, Pine City Pioneer

Why the Twin Cities are Right For You
The University of Minnesota's chemical engineering program is mentioned for boosting the Twin Cities viability for quality post-secondary education. July 1: Minnesota Monthly

Alumnus with master's in electrical engineering develops 'Poultry Patrol' robot
Recent master's degree graduate in electrical engineering Jack Kilian has designed Poultry Patrol, an autonomous robot to minimize work for turkey farmers. July 1: Northfield News

June 2019

Study: Climate change affecting crop production
Senior scientist at Institute of the Environment's Global Landscapes Intiative, Deepak Ray, is quoted. U of M research is featured. June 30: Inforum

Developing Another Use for Corn
Minnesota Corn Growers Association will be funding a $460,000 research project at the University of Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Polymers with the goal to create the next generation of bioplastics. June 30: KDHL; July 22: AgWeek

Alumna in chemical engineering named EVP Innovation at Aker BioMarine
Alumna in chemical engineering Shauna Cecilia McNeill has been named Executive Vice President Innovation at Aker BioMarine. June 28: Nutraceuticalsworld

Alumna in chemical engineering nominated for BOD of Hawkins, Inc.
Alumna in chemical engineering Mary J. Schumacher has been nominated for election to board of directors of Hawkins, Inc. June 28: MarketScreener

New lab puts Minnesota at the forefront of robotics research
Gemini-Huntley Robotics Research Laboratory in CSE on the Twin Cities campus is featured and professor in the department of computer science and engineering Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos is quoted. June 28: Big Ten Network

DD 2019 to Rally Big Data Experts Around the Environment on Its First ‘Earth Day’
Dr. Vipin Kumar – one of KDD 2019’s General Chairs (and a regents professor and holder of the William Norris Chair at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota) — was central to the decision to include the Earth Day in this year’s conference. June 27: Yahoo Finance July 3: Datanami, Biospace

NFPA Curriculum Grant Awarded to UMO to supplement book written by UMN researchers 
U of M department of mechanical engineering researchers wrote Fluid Power System Dynamics and Control. U of MO will develop case studies to supplement it. June 27: Fluid Power Journal

Intellegince is a primary characteristic of people who cooperate
Ph.D. alumnus in mathematics and professor in economics Aldo Rustichini is a researcher and coauthor on study using game theory and societal cooperation. June 27: LSE Business Review

Alumnus in electrical engineering will be presenter at Get Published Summit
Alumnus in electrical engineering Arthur Ritter will be a presenter at the GetPublished Summit on June 29th in Nashville, TN. June 27: Eventa

Minnesota Starwatch: Lunar cycle runs its course in July
The MN institute for Astrophysics and Bell Museum offer public viewings of the night sky. June 27: International Falls Journal

U of M researchers discover new technology that speeds up chemical reactions 10,000 times faster
Associate professor in chemical engineering and materials science Paul Dauenhauer is quoted. June 26: Before It's News

Protect your next design with coatings that stand the test of time 
Alumnus in chemistry and chemical engineering Channing Beaudry is global technical director at Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings and authors this article. June 26: PRISM

U of M unveils remodeled liberal education draft plan
Professor in history of science, technology and medicine Sally Gregory Kohlstedt is chair of the Liberal Education Redesign Committee and is quoted. June 25: Minnesota Daily

U of M professor emeritus to speak at North Suburban Kiwanis Golden K Club
Professor emeritus in bioproducts and biosystems engineering Jim Bowyer will discuss technological developments that have led to construction of wood buildings to unimaginable heights. June 25: LillieNews

Five New Faculty Join UMIACS
Patrap Toketar, who graduated with a Ph.D in Computer Science, will join the faculty at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. June 25: UMIACS

On your next walk, look down: Sidewalks are concrete monuments to lasting workmanship
University of Minnesota chemistry graduate David Suby is asked about his own company's sidewalk squares. June 24: Inforum

Wisconsin claims it has more lakes than Minnesota but it doesn't
Research associate in earth sciences Amy Myrbo is quoted. June 23: StarTribune

Entrepreneurial chemist wants to reduce the environmental impact of detergents
Ph.D. alumnus in chemical engineering Christoph Krumm is co-founder and CEO of Sironix Renewables, bringing to market biorenewable surfactants. June 22: c&en

Why can't we shrink our kids yet?
Professor of physics James Kakalios is quoted. He is the author of The Physics of Superheroes. June 21: Popular Mechanics

How to earn free money online!
Associate professor in computer science and engineering Abhishek Chandra is quoted. June 21: OZY

Parametric Announces New Head of Responsible Investing and the Expansion of the Global Research Team
CSE alumnus Dr. Benjamin Hood is named the Director of Research as part of the expansion of the global research team. June 21: PR Newswire, Business InsiderInyo Register, the Statesmen Examiner, Daily Herald, KUTV, Electric Light & Power, Pawtucket Times, Deer Park Tribune, Cabling, RI CentralBarchart (about 89 duplicate articles)

U of M gets grant to develop better corn-based plastic
U of M research is featured. Marc Hillmyer, director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers in CSE is quoted. June 20: Star Tribune; June 26: Phys.org

Two CSE professors named Regents Professors
Ned Mohan from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and David Pui from the Department of Mechanical Engineering are named Regents Professors, the highest distinction given to faculty by the University of Minnesota. June 20: UMN College of Science and Engineering

The 11 Best Graduate Aerospace Engineering Programs
The University of Minnesota's Aerospace Engineering program is tied for 14th in these rankings. June 19: Yahoo Finance;

Can fertilizer fuel greener tractors?
Director of the Thomas E. Murphy Engine Laboratory and associate professor in mechanical engineering Will Northrop is quoted about research on the modified diesel tractor. June 19: MPRNews

2 alumni appointed to executive team at Veravas
Alumna in chemistry Carmen Wiley is appointed chief clinical officer and alumnus in biochemistry Joshua Solda is appointed chief scientific officer by Veravas, an emerging diagnostics company. June 19: BioSpaceBusiness WireMarketscreener; Morning NewsMorningstar; (81 duplicate articles)

Alumnus Bin Liu to speak at U of Science and Technology of China
Alumnus in chemical engineering Bin Liu will speak about design strategy towards oxygen electrocatalysts on June 24th at USTC. June 19: USTC

Magic Leap Claims He Stole Augmented Reality Ideas as an Employee, but Who Is Chi Xu, the Founder of Nreal?
University of Minnesota electrical and computing engineering graduate Dr. Chi Xu is profiled. June 18: Medium

6 'Firsts' in Advancing Regenerative Medicine Toward Patient Care
Associate Professor in the department of mechanical engineering Michael McAlpine is highlighted for his research into whether stem cells may be used to repair damaged heart tissue. June 17: Newswise, June 18: Health News Digest; June 19: Knowable MagazineMedical Health News;

National Acedemy's Frontiers of Engineering Spotlight UMN's Michael McAlpine
The mechanical engineering Associate Professor talks about his work in the FOE spotlight. June 17: Frontiers of Engineering

Opp, Alfveby inducted to Forest Lake district Hall of Fame
Chemical engineering graduate Todd Loushine is inducted into the Forest Lake district Hall of Fame along with six others. June 15: Country Messenger

Solving the plastic problem
Director for the Center for Sustainable Polymers gives insight to the right and wrong uses for plastics. June 15: Axios

'Why Attend NEMB?' podcast online now, live webcasts from conference
Kuhrmeyer Chair in mechanical engineering John Bischof  was program chair for NEMB 2014 and is interviewed in a recently posted podcast. June 14: ASME

Super-Resolution Raman Imaging with Plasmonic Substrates
Associate professor in chemistry Renee Frontiera is interviewed about the development of a super-resolution Raman microscope. June 14: News-Medical

Alumnus Leonardo S. Buzzetto appointed to be process engineer at Nufarm's Greenville, MS, facility
Alumnus in chemical engineering Leanardo S. Buzzetto appointed to be process engineer at Nufarm's Greenville, MS, facility. June 13: Seedtoday

Out of the lab and into the conference room
Shane Loeffler, a cartographer and web developer for the Polar Geospatial Center in CSE is quoted. OTC’s Venture Center, several U of M-startups, and OVPR are mentioned. June 12: Starting Up North

ProLung Announces Changes to its Board of Directors and Leadership Team to Enhance its Medtech Expertise
University of Minnesota chemistry graduate Jim Hogan joins the board of directors. June 12: Money.caDigital JournalBarchartFinanzNachrichterMarket Screener (about 20 duplicate articles)

U of M researchers find the food pyramid is not the perfect diet guide
Assistant professor in computer science and engineering Dan Knights is quoted. Research finds that similar foods have different effects. June 12: AfaaeThe ConversationDaily MailEarthHealth Medicine NetworkLong RoomMailOnSundayWhatsnew2dayPhys.org; June 14: Brinkwire; June 17: Medical News TodayMedicine News Line; June 18: Live Science; June 19: Discover Magazine; June 20: PetFoodIndustry; July 26: Nutri-Ingredients; July 30: Food Matters Live

Report: Black communities bear 'Pollution Burden' while white communities have 'Pollution Advantage'
Professor of bioproducts and biosystems engineering Jason Hill led the study and is quoted. June 11: Atlanta Black Star; June 12: Defender Network

UI's first chief diversity officer: 'Breadth and depth of experience'
After serving as a University of Minnesota mechanical engineer and the associate vice provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity, Dr. Sean Garrick has been selected to serve at the University of Illinois first chief diversity officer. June 11: U of I News Gazette

Fresh Express Announces Release of its Blue-Ribbon Panel Interim Report on the Prevention of Foodborne Cyclospora Outbreaks
University of Minnesota distinguished teaching professor Dr. Michael T. Osterholm delivers the summary of the report. June 11: Perishable News;

Earth Circle Celebrates Sixth Anniversary
Tim Scherkenbach, a chemical engineering graduate, will be a feature speaker at this years meeting, while speaking about climate change and solutions on a local level. June 10: Grand Rapids Herald Review

Advancing basic chemical research while developing a globally competitive workforce
Energy and U, a collaboration between the chemistry and theater departments at the University of Minnesota is sited as an example of what the award is looking for, in this context. June 10: Open Access Government;

Minneapolis surgeon Dr. Henry Buchwald receives the 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons
Currently serving as a prefessor of surgery and biomedical engineering, Dr. Henry Buchwald received award in innovation. June 10: Newswise; Bariatric News

Horse barn ventilation tips
University of Minnesota extension engineer Kevin Janni give his insights to properly making sure new barns are properly ventilated. June 10: Stable Management; June 17: Successful Farming;

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: 3D printing and the path to next generation optoelectronics
Mayhugh Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Michael C. McAlpine, writes about the next steps to 3D-printing in the industry and about the award winning 3D-printed bionic eye. June 10: Medium; QEPrize; TEDxMinneapolis

Why Are Some Smells So Hard to Get Rid Of?
Chemistry professor Christopher Cramer speaks to why this is the case. June 9: LiveScience

A Day in the Life of Engineering Director Kalyani Mallela
Kalyani Mallela, who graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters in Electrical Engineering, is highlighted in this biographical piece. June 7: SWE;

A breakdown of the upcoming Crow Wing Power election
Board of director elections are being held in Jun 2019, to choose representatives in the electric power cooperative. Electrical engineering graduate Eric Larson is running for district 1B. June 5: Brainerd Dispatch

Top research-commercialization exec at U of M heading to U of Chicago
Former associate vice president, special assistant to vice president for research Jay Schrankler is appointed to be associate vice president and head of Uof Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. June 5: StarTribuneuchicago news

Society of Women Engineers names women engineers you should know
Lizzy Christ, a student seeking a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering engineering, is featured. June 5: All Together

Biosensors Development and Demand Market 2019 Segments, Top Key Players, Drivers, Trends, Key Vendors Analysis, Import & Export, Revenue by Forecast 2023
Researchers in the College of Science and Engineering have made a new medical device using graphene, a first step taken towards ultrasensitive biosensors in order to detect diseases at the molecular level. June 3: Fox34WFMJ TV-24, WBOC TV-16(about 11 duplicate articles);

Iron Ore 2019 keynote speaker spotlights
University of Minnesota mineral engineering MS and Ph.D. graduate Allon Brent to be keynote speaker at the 2019 Iron Ore Conference on July 22-24 in Perth, Australia. Brent is featured in a pre-conference interview. June 3: AusIMM

May 2019

NextGen Voices: Science-inspired sustainable behavior
Juliet Tegan Johnston, an engineer within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, shares one way in which science has led her to a more environmentally conscious and sustainable life. May 31: ZME Science Blog

Designing for A Dog's Life
University of Minnesota biomedical engineering undergrad Aimee Krebsbach led a team to develop innovative medical braces for canines. She speaks about how her internship and experience at medical device company Caerus Corp. helps in this endeavor. May 29: USAgNet, MinnesotaAgConnection;

Energy researchers break the catalytic speed limit
A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered new technology that can speed up chemical reactions 10,000 times faster than the current reaction rate limit. May 28: UMN College of Science and EngineeringNewswisePhys.orgBioengineer, Scienmag, Science Daily, Science Codex, Tech2, AZoM; May 29: Research & Development, Science Tech Updates; May 30: Technology; June 8: Impact Lab;

June Minnesota Starwatch
The June starwatch from the Alworth Planetarium and Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. It's all about Jupiter this time. May 27: International Falls Journal; May 30: SWNewsMedia, Pine City Pioneer; Jun 1: Kanabec County Times Jun 2: MessAge Media

Even as the company is sold, the Cray name will still be seen in high tech
As supercomputer manufacturer Cray Inc., founded by the University of Minnesota's engineering alumnus Seymour Cray, is purchased by tech giant Hewlett-Packard, the company will keep the name of it's founder. May 24: StarTribuneLaCrosse Tribune(about 41 duplicate articles)

Former professor of chemistry John Overend is remembered
Former professor of chemistry John Overend (deceased) is remembered by his daughter Sue Overend Koehler for his links with the artist Hildred Harpin. May 24: The Telegraph and Argus; Craven Herald and Pioneer; Keighley News

Alumnus Keith Butcher will become Princeton Public Utilities' new general manager
Mechanical engineering alumnus Keith Butcher will be the new general manager for Princeton Public Utilites effective May 29th. May 22: Union-Times

Museum of the Moon art installation at Bell Museum
Students studying astrophysics and others will lead tours at Bell Museum moon exhibit commemorating 50th anniversary of Apollo moon landing. May 21: CityPagesMPRNewsWCCORadio; May 22: Minnpost; May 24: Fox9

Expert on Nanoelectronic Computing Leads Team at New Center
The University of Minnesota's Center for Spintronic Materials and InfoRmation Technologies principal investigator, Georgetown's Kai Liu, is profiled about his contributions to the center. May 21: Georgetown University

Registration now open for 25th ACM SIGKDD Conference
Regents Professor of computer science and engineering Vipin Kumar, who is co-chairing the event, peaks to what the conference may offer. May 21: PR Newswire; MorningStar; Finanzen; May 27: Yahoo Finance (about 85 duplicate articles)

Genetically engineered immune cells fight off deadly virus in mice
University of Minnesota genome engineer Branden Moriarity questions the viability of this treatment on the open market. May 17: Science, The Scientist, Vanguard

The forgotten soviet history of plague eradication
Professor of history of science, technology and medicine Susan Jones is quoted. May 16: The Atlantic

Alumnus Nick Halla will be a panelist at Global Food Security in a Changing Climate
Chemical engineering alumnus Nick Halla will be a panelist at the Global Food Security in a Changing Climate event. May 16: Eventa

Alumnus Todd Loushine announced as a new Forest Lake Area Schools Hall of Fame inductee
Chemical engineering alumnus Todd Loushine is one of seven new members to be inducted into the Forest Lake Area Schools Hall of Fame. May 16: Forest Lake Times

Alumnus Brad Kult is a 2019 40 under 40 
Electrical engineering alumnus Brad Kult is director of technology design and planning services at HGA and works on national projects with the company’s offices around the country. May 16: csemag

Alumnus Timothy S. Nelson appointed to Dermavant Sciences board of directors
Chemical engineering alumnus Timothy S. Nelson appointed to Dermavant Sciences Board of Directors. May 15: AP NewsMorningstar; MarketScreener; Financial Content; FirstWordPharma; May 17: PredictWallStreet; (about 47 duplicate articles)

A ‘New York Times’ crossword clue weighed in on the Cuban sandwich war.
A 'New York Times' Cubano crossword question, written by University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Victor Barocas, highlighted the longtime feud between two Florida cities and the origin of the Cuban sandwich. May 13: Tampa Bay Times

Thanks to U of M, gaseous sea turtle can dive again
Seemore, a sea turtle rescued from the Florida Keys after being hit by a boat propeller was given a backpack prototype by two University of Minnesota students who work with the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center. Davis Fay, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student, and Tom Skahen, and aerospace engineering undergrad, were able to help the sea turtle resume it's diving capabilities. May 12: Kare 11

'FishDonkey' to change fishing tournaments
University of Minnesota engineering grad Darren Amundson's 'FishDonkey' to change competition fishing. May 11: APG Media of Wisconsin

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra embraces spring
Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra concert on May 12 featured University of Minnesota mathematics professor Peter Webb as a piano soloist in the Grieg concerto. May 11: Red Wing Republican Eagle

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities' engineering school ranks 27th best in the nation, study finds
In a ranking by U.S. News ranked the University of Minnesota's engineering school tied for 27th of about 200 ranked schools, based upon criteria from 10 indicators. May 11: The Neighbor; SouthernMinn; Mesabi Daily News; Watchdog

Grieving parents plan playground in Mahtomedi
Becky and Craig Markovitz, who received their Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota, have raise nearly half of the $100,000 needed to build a community playground in honor of their son, who passed away after being born prematurely. May 11: Star Tribune

How well do electric vehicles perform in our extreme weather?
Associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, William Northrop, gives his expertise on the subject. May 10: Star Tribune

Boyden features interview with Mike Zelkind, CEO of 80 Acres Farms
Electrical engineering alumnus Mike Zelkind, CEO of 80 Acres Farms, offers insights on leadership and the future of the fast-growing sector of vertical farming. May 8: Morning Star; Benzinga; MarketScreener; May 9: AP News; Fox 40; May 13: Associated Press; Boston Herald; multiple duplicates (about 113 total articles)

Construction giant HOCHTIEF releases video highlighting the future
Newly renovated and state-of-the-art facility Shepherd Labs is featured on how technology and construction overlap. May 7: HOCHTIEF Youtube; HOCHTIEF

Centennial grad takes part in first Bot Shot competition
Matt Tlachac, a computer science undergrad who participated in the 2019 Bot Shot Challenge, speaks about the University of Minnesota Robotics team and the challenge. May 7: PressPubs

Masters of the Turnaround: A New Age of Insurance and Risk Assessment
Kate Stillwell, who received her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is the founder and CEO of Jumpstart, an expedited natural disaster insurance provider, speaks about her company and Jumpstart's mission. May 7: Medium; Thrive Global;

Sand Country Foundation Hired New Ag Research Leader
Dr. Heidi Peterson, who serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems engineering at the University of Minnesota, was just named as the Vice President of Agricultural Research and Conservation at the Wisconsin-based Sand County Foundation. May 7: Minnesota Ag Connection; Wisconsin Ag Connection; USAgNet

Holloman’s 8th FS graduates first class of F-16 Viper pilots
Captain Robert Ritchie, who obtained his undergraduate degree followed by his Masters of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota, is among the new class of F-16 Viper pilots. May 6: Holloman Air Force Base; F-16.net; Air Education and Training Command

Physics breaks down the science behind 10 iconic Marvel scenes
University of Minnesota physics professor Jim Kakalios, who has won an Emmy for his work as a science consultant for his work with superhero flicks, breaks down scenes within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. May 3: Business Insider, Long Room; May 9: Civilized May 11: VidShaker

Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2018
The Bell Museum and Tate Hall are among the building projects mentioned. May 3: Finance & Commerce

Science-focused incubator in St. Paul cuts ribbon on $6.4M expansion
U of M-startups, including CoreBiome, and the University of Minnesota Genomics Center are mentioned. May 2: Twin Cities Pioneer Press

SECUDE appoints Mr. Eric Kang as VP (Technology) in US
Mathematics and computer engineering alumnus Eric Kang has been appointed as Vice President (Technology) and Evangelist for SECUDE IT Security, LLC in the US. May 2: PRLOG; May 3: onlineprnews; spoke; Morningstar; multiple duplicates (about 128 total articles)

2019 J. Stanley and Doris Hill Legacy Award recipient named
Mechanical engineering alumnus Don Craighead has been selected as the 2019 J. Stanley and Doris Hill Legacy Award recipient. May 1: White Bear Press

Minnesota starwatch: Mars gets its last hurrah
The U of MN offers public viewings of the night sky. For TC viewing schedules check out MN Institute for Astrophysics and the Bell Museum Exploradome. May 1: International Falls Journal, MessAge Media

April 2019

Historic number of women elected to National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Daniel Voytas, Director for the Center for Genome Engineering at the University of Minnesota, was also part of the class of 100 new members. April 30: EurekAlert!

20th annual ISQED Conference
Distinguished McKnight Professor and the Henle Chair Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Sachin Sapatnekar is a panelist. April 29: Fox 40; Fox 34; multiple duplicates (about 13 total articles)

Stillwater Area High School to honor four of its 'distinguished alumni'
Mechanical engineering and bio-engineering alumnus Robert MacDonald III is one of four people named 2019 Distinguished Alumni at Stillwater Area High School. April 28: Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Gorman-Rupp Company Appoints VP and COO
Mechanical engineering alumnus Scott A. King has been appointed Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Gorman-Rupp Company. April 26: Marketscreener

Boeing 737 MAX raises concerns over how FAA will ensure safety of autonomous aircraft
Associate professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics Peter Seiler is quoted. April 24: Forbes

Earth's magnetic north pole is moving too fast for experts to keep up. Now scientists might know why.
Professor of earth sciences Justin Revenaugh is quoted. April 23: Business Insider South Africa

The bloom boom: increasing frequency of algal blooms may be due to climate change
Graduate student and researcher in the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Jackie Taylor is quoted. April 22: Minnesota Daily; April 24: Faribault Daily News

Elusive red sprites, like glowing jellyfish in the night sky, photographed in Oklahoma
University of Minnesota physicist, John R. Winckler, is credited with capturing the first image of the lightning-like electrical discharge high in the atmosphere. April 22: The Seattle Times; Omaha World-Herald; Duluth News-Tribune; April 23: Science AlertMultiple duplicates (about 40 total articles)

3D bioprinted cancer model to test anticancer drugs
Researchers at the University of Minnesota created a new, dynamic 3D bioprinted tumor model that is able to screen anticancer drugs and study the spread of cancer and primary site tumor growth. April 18: NIH

Machine learning accurately classifies age of toddlers based on eye tracking
Researchers in the University of Minnesota, supported by the College of Science and Engineering, have created a machine learning algorithm that has accurately classified the age of toddlers based on eye tracking. April 18: Nature

University of Minnesota faculty to start a conversation surrounding ethics of portable neuroimaging
University of Minnesota physicist, Michael Garwood, on of four UMN researchers to begin discussion of ethics following development of MRI device that is a tenth of size of a typical machine. April 16: Science; Medical Health News; Primetimes

Multidisciplinary study to investigate ancient warming events begins
Part of a 20 researcher team, researchers within the University of Minnesota will help study historical global warming habits, in order to better understand contemporary warming effects. April 16: Newswise

University of Minnesota hosts world's largest medical devices conference April 16-18
The University of Minnesota’s 18th annual Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD) will be hosted April 16-18 at the Graduate Minneapolis, addressing emerging trends related to medical device design, digital health, policy, engineering, education and commercialization. April 15: UMN

Tel Aviv University Scientists print first 3D heart with patient's own cells and materials
The 2017 UMN biomedical engineering research which created a 3D-bioprinted patch for heart repair is mentioned in the article. April 15: livemint; Centre Daily Times

Alumnus Steve Mertens hired as CTO at NMTC
Alumnus Steve Mertens, B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Master's in Business, hired as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at NeuroOne Medical Technoloties Corporation (NMTC). April 15: Nasdaq; WFMJ; Multiple duplicates (about 111 total articles)

Tande Takes Engineering and Mines Interim Job
University of Minnesota chemical engineering and chemistry graduate, Brian Tande, will be appointed the interim dean of the University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines (CEM). April 14: USAgNet; Minnesota Ag Connection;

Fluid Power Assists Rehabilitation Efforts
Researchers from the University of Illinois,Georgia Tech, University of Virginia, and University of Minnesota, working with a grant from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, have a device to provide power-assisted methods for improving strength and range of motion in physical therapy. April 14: Machine Design

University of Minnesota among final four contestants in Land O'Lakes Bot Shot competition
Four robotics teams from Midwestern universities competed in the Land O'Lakes "Bot Shot" challenge. A team of four CSE student represented the University of Minnesota, competing for the $10,000 top prize. April 14: Star Tribune; AT&T

Alumnus Brian Tande appointed as interim dean of the University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines (CEM)
Alumnus Brian Tande, B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Ph.D., U of Delaware) appointed interim dean of UND CEM. April 14: USAgNet; Minnesota AgConnection

Two CSE entrepreneurial faculty receive Innovation Awards;
The University of Minnesota honored two College of Science and Engineering faculty at the 2019 Innovation Awards. Professor Jian-Ping Wang, who holds the Robert Hartmann Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and directs the newly created SMART Center, will receive the Entrepreneurial Researcher Award. Associate Professor Dan Knights, a computer scientist and quantitative biologist in the College of Biological Sciences and College of Science and Engineering, was part of the team of inventors behind the start-up CoreBiome, which will receive the Committee's Choice Award. April 11: UMN

Rochester Engineering Society to honor 9 local standouts
Structural engineer and University of Minnesota graduate, James Kaniecki, to be named and Engineer of Distinction at the 117th RES Gala. April 11: Rochester Business Journal

Alumnus Dr. Patrick Gruber Awarded the Millson Award for Invention
Alumnus Dr. Patrick Gruber, who received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota, has been named the recipient of the AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) Henry E. Millson award for Invention. April 12: Star TribuneBoston HeraldMorningstar; (multiple duplicates, about 95 total articles)

Boeing's 737 Max failure
Failure of Boeing's 737 anti-stalling system in Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines jetliners prompts discussion of what went wrong. Associate professor in the University of Minnesota Department of Aerospace Engineering, Peter Seiler, weighs in. April 6: Yahoo! News; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; MSN; April 8: USA Today Multiple duplicates (about 25 total articles)

Study lends insight to new river management methods
Study conducted at the St. Anthony Fall Laboratory Outdoor StreamLab show link between flow & sediment management and vegetation. April 4: Frontiers

Production of "Marjorie Prime" to feature post-show talks
University of Minnesota Department of Computer Science Professor Maria Gini to lead April 28 post show-discussion on central theme at Park Square Theatre. April 4: Broadway World

Getting ahead of heat stress
Heat stress causes problems in dairy production. Kevin Janni, an extension engineer at the University of Minnesota outlines how to combat this phenomenon. April 3: Progressive Dairyman

3-D printed transparent skull provides a window to the brain
Researchers at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Mechanical Engineering 3D-printed skull implant for mice that allows for the study of the entire brain surface in real time. April 2: UMN NewsNewswiseEurekAlert!Bright Surf; Bioengineer.org; Scienmag; Nature; MedicalXpressTech Site; Health News Digest; Infowars; R&D; 3D Printing Media Network; MINNEINNO; Daily Heralds; Centre Daily Times; News Live TV; The Medical News; April 3: MedIndia, Medicine News Line; Before It's News; Tech Networks; RCA of BC; IFL Science; 3Ders.org; Navva; International Society of Bionic Engineering; Tunis Daily News; DOTmed; Recipe.Ru; DrugNews; True Viral News; Tech2; April 4: 3Druck; Science and Tech Research News; Med Product Outsourcing; Genetic Engineering & Biotech News; Science Alert; Science Alert; April 5: EeDesignIt; Interesting Engineering; April 6: Canadian Homesteading; April 7: MN Daily; April 8: Electronic Component News; BrinkwireThe Norman Gazette; April 10: Big Ten Network; May 13: 3D Print

Air pollution caused by corn production increases mortality rate in the United Sates, study says
Researchers within CSE, CFANS and CBS at the University of Minnesota have estimated the health damages caused my corn production for the first time. April 1: EurekAlert!; National Public Radio (NPR); Minnesota Public RadioBright Surf; Bioengineer.org; Scienmag; Nature; ScienceDaily; KUWOWUGA; Southern California Public RadioTexas Public RadioWisconsin Public Radio; Boise State Public Radio; New Hampshire Public RadioJefferson Public Radio; Peoria Public Radio; Northeast Public RadioKLCC; KCUR; Health Medicine Network; April 2: MedIndia; WABE; Drug News; Brownfield Ag News; April 3: Medical Daily; APG Media of Wisconsin; Anthropocene; April 4: Popular Science; April 5: The Weather Channel; April 7: AT&T; April 8: City Pages; The Vision Times; Indiana Public Media; April 11: The Farmer; April 17: worldenvironment; zmescience (multiple duplicates, about 70 total articles) 

March 2019

University of Minnesota professor honored as a 2019 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Fellow
Dr. Art Shultz, a professor within the Department of Civil, Engineering and Geo-Engineering, honored at 2019 PCI Convention. March 28: CSIEngineeringMag

Central Lake College to feature University of Minnesota physics and astrophysics senior in "Cultural Thursday" talk
Meg Foster, a senior in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering who spent time living amongst, interacting and interviewing Russian locals during an independently organized study abroad experience. She tells her story and the story of many Russians on April 4th in the Chalberg Theatre at CLC in Brainerd, Minnesota. March 28: Brainerd Dispatch

Dr. Christopher Yip selected to be dean of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Yip, who received his Ph.d. in chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, will begin a five year term starting in July 2019. March 28: University of Toronto; Education News Canada

Seminar promotes awareness of water security issues in Panama
12 students and two professors in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota took a spring break excursion to Panama, in order to test water quality and more. March 28: Minnesota Daily

Mixed feelings on nitrate pollution study
A new in-depth study on nitrate levels and agriculture pollution in Southeast Minnesota garners mixed reviews. Dr. Calvin Alexander, a University of Minnesota Professor in Earth Sciences, is quoted. March 27: Winona Post

Highlighting the accomplishments of women in STEM
The College of Science and Engineering recently held a Women of STEM Wikithon, in conjunction to International Women's Day, where participants worked to update the Wikipedia pages of women in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. March 26: Inquiry, UMN

This UMN student's robot hates geese as much as you
Jack Kilian, an electrical engineering graduate student at the University of Minnesota, built a robot that utilizes sensors to recognize and chase geese off the lawn of a Wayzata Bay home. March 25: Twin Cities Business

University of Minnesota Alumni and Circadance's Laura Lee to present at InfoSec World 2019
Executive Vice President at Rapid Prototyping, award-winning cyber professional and University of Minnesota Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics alumni Laura Lee will present a this years InfoSec World Conference about hiring a modern cybersecurity workforce. March 25: PRLog

The University of Minnesota and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. have announced biopharma partnership
The BioTechnology Institute (BTI) has partnered with the Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company to provide advance training. March 25: USAgNet; Minnesota Ag Connection

Most precise measurement of sickle cell disease building blocks could lead to new treatments
Researchers in the University of Minnesota Department of Biomedical Engineering recently discovered the molecular development of the disease is slower than previously recorded, meaning that lower doses of drug treatments could be effective in combatting symptoms. March 25: Minnesota Daily March 28: NewswiseEurekAlert!; Bright Surf; Bioengineer.org; Scienmag; Tech Site; MedicalXpress; ScienceDaily; The Medical News; March 29: BioPortfolio; Health Medicine Network; April 22: MultiBriefs

New graphene-base machine is first step towards ultra-sensitive biosensors
Researchers in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering a unique graphene-based device that provides a vital first-step towards ultra-sensitive biosensors that will be capable of detecting diseases at a molecular level with near-perfect efficiency. March 23: Inforsurhoy

With the emergence of a new 'super-app,' Facebook and Tencent "pivot to privacy"
University of Minnesota mathematics professor Andrew Odlyzko's essay titled "Cybersecurity is not very important" is quoted, giving context to the large holdings of data that will be channeled through the super-app. March 20: Fortune

Using robotics to tell ag's story
University of Minnesota robotics team is one of seven to compete in Land O'Lakes Bot Shot challenge during the NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship in early April. March 19: FarmProgress

UMN to lead $9.7 million NIH grant to improve hearing restoration
Associate professor of biomedical engineering Hubert Lim is the lead PI on this grant to develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure to restore more natural hearing to people who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. March 19: EurekAlert!; UMN Medical School; Newswise March 21: Hearing News March 22: Star Tribune; Idaho State Journal; Pittsburgh Press-Gazettemultiple duplicates (about 100 additional articles).

Orchard Therapeutics appoints Ran Zheng as Chief Technical Officer
Ran Zheng, a University of Minnesota M.S. graduate in Microbial Engineering and Chemical Engineering, was appointed to the newly created Chief Technical Officer position and Orchard Therapeutics. March 18: Boston Herald; Spoke; Pilot News; Financial Content; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; International Business Timesmultiple duplicates (about 90 additional articles).

Prescription costs an issue with many factors and long history
Associate professor of history of science, technology and medicine Dominique Tobbell is quoted. March 17: Inforum

Aerospace engineer takes civility to court at UMN
Professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics Ellad Tadmor runs a program called Science Court in which students study societal issues. March 15: StarTribune

Workshop on the hydro-meteorological monitoring and watershed management underway
A two-day training and workshop held March 15-16 at the Resource Centre, Ruzaphema, Dimapur organized by the Land Resources Dept. in collaboration withe the University of Minnesota and Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. March 15: Eastern Mirror; Nagaland; March 16: Nagaland

International politics of gut health
A recent study by University of Minnesota researchers on gut bacteria, or microbiome, of Asian populations is discussed. March 14: Scientific American

Alchemie snags NSF grant to develop AR tools for teaching chemistry
Alchemie has been testing an AR tool called ModelAR for general chemistry courseware at the University of Minnesota. March 14: Xconomy

A novel approach for treating inflammatory arthritis
Researchers at UMN, with researchers at Medtronic, have shown that noninvasive daily ultrasound stimulation of the spleen in mice with inflammatory arthritis resulted in significantly less joint swelling. March 13: Newswise;  March 14: bioengineering; brightsurf; EurekAlert; March 15: Medicine news line; news-medical; DOTmed

'Self-forming' waterfalls could change our understanding of earth's history
Assistant professor of earth sciences Andrew Wickert reviewed the paper and is quoted. March 13: F3NewsGizmodoremonewsvaajuVIPortal; March 14: msn; Gizmodo Australia; Gizmodo UK;

Sustainable polymers: plastics with potential
Professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers Mark Hillmyer is quoted. March 13: E&T

PCI Elects New Chairman and Board Members
Professor of civil, environmental and geo-engineering Art Schultz is honored by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute as a 2019 PCI Fellow. March 13: Building Enclosure;

Study: racial gap between who causes air pollution and who breathes it
Associate professor of CFANS/bioproducts and biosystems Jason Hill led the study. March 11: appAssociated PressBustleColoradoan; Daily American; EcoWatchHerald Times Reporter; Naples Daily NewsNew ScientistNPR; Independent; Washington Post; Daily Beast; Seattle Times; Stevens Point Journal;  USA Today; Visalia Times DeltaReuters; Wausau Daily Herald; Wisconsin State Farmer; March 12: Centre Daily TimesColor Lines; MetroBreitbart; Columbian; Global Citizen; The Atlanta; WABE March 13: Moguldom; Futurity; ktrh.iheart99.5 WRNO.iheart; wjbo.iheart; Viral News Pedia; Prison Planet; YubaNet; March 14: CGTN; Asia Pacific Daily; March 15: theanswerhawaii; am1460; am570theanswer; Atlanta Black Starmultiple duplicates; March 23: Inforsurhoy; April 8: UNM Newsroom; April 11: Traderzone NetworkZero Hedge; April 12: Prison Planet; April 22: JBHE; June 11: Atlanta Black Star;

8 facts about excited delirium syndrome (ExDs) we learned in 2018
Adjunct professor in biomedical engineering Mark Kroll co-authors article. March 11: Police One

Researchers develop a tool to probe plastics' behavior down to the molecular scale
Professor of chemical engineering and materials science Timothy Lodge wrote a commentary about Princeton researchers' work. March 11: Phys.org; March 13: Laboratory Equipment

'Wikithon' highlights unsung UMN women scientists
Professor of physics and astronomy Marvin Marshak is quoted. March 10: Minnesota Daily

Algae applications could lead to a greener future
Professor of CFANS/bioproducts and biosystems Shri Ramaswamy, director of graduate studies in bioproducts and biosystems Brett Barney, and associate professor of CFANS/bioproducts and biosystems Bo Hu  are quoted. March 8: Minnesota Daily

Physicists explain Mortal Kombat's gruesome fatalities
James Kakalios professor of physics and astronomy is quoted. March 7: gameinformer

New Graphene-based device is first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors
UMN CSE researchers have developed a new device using graphene that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors. Electrical and computer engineering Professor Sang-Hyun Oh is the lead researcher. March 7: Bioengineer; BioPortfolio; BrightSurf; EurekAlert!Health Medicine Network; nanowerknewswisePhys.org; Remonews; ScienceDailyTechsite; Vaaju; 7thSpace; March 8: ein007IConnect007; nano magazineScience & Technology; March 11: Electronic Component NewsNews Live TV; R&D Magazine; March 12: Science360; Materials Today; March 13: National Science Foundation; March 14: printedelectronicsworld

DeepMind is asking how Google helped turn the internet into an echo chamber
Associate dean for research in the college of science and engineering Joseph Konstan is quoted. March 7: MIT Technology Review

Sharing economy goes mainstream as IPOs loom
Director of UMN's Initiative on the Sharing Economy Saif Benjaafar is quoted. March 5: Yahoo! News; Daily Mail; March 6: France24

Weighing galactic wind provides clues to evolution of galaxies
Professor of astrophysics Terry Jones is lead researcher for this study. March 5: NASA; March 6: Interesting Engineering

Kohima Science College Jotsoma to host international symposium March 12-14
Assistant professor of bioproducts and biosystems engineering Joseph Magner will be a resource person of the program. March 5: MorungExpress

One of MnDOT'S oldest snowblowers keeps on churning
Assistant professor of civil, environmental and geo-engineering Alireza Khani set up cameras at Snelling and University and presented findings to Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority. March 3: StarTribune

February 2019

Expanding job market spurs new environmental geosciences major 
Associate dean for research in the college of science and engineering Joseph Konstan is quoted. Feb. 28: Minnesota Daily

Expanding job market spurs new environmental geosciences major 
Director of undergraduate studies and associate professor of Earth Sciences Josh Feinberg is quoted. Feb. 28: Minnesota Daily

20th ISQED Conference, March 6th - 7th
Distinguished McKnight and Henle Chair professor in electrical and computer engineering Sachin Sapatnekar will be a featured panelist. Feb. 27: CBS8; The Daily Telescope and 21 duplicates

March madness: daylight savings, full moon into spring 
The Bell Museum Exploradome offers public viewings of the night sky. Feb. 27: International Falls Journal

Lessons from IBM for Google, Amazon and Facebook 
Senior research fellow at Charles Babbage Institute James Cortada is author of this article. Feb. 25: The Conversation

UMN looks to revamp longstanding lib ed requirements 
Professor of history of science, technology, and medicine and chair of the provost's liberal education redesign committee Sally Kohlstedt is quoted. Feb. 24: Minnesota Daily

Travelers Disrupting Distraction Symposium: Over 70 percent of Minneapolis-area drivers surveyed use phones behind the wheel 
The College of Science and Engineering's HumanFIRST Lab for this luncheon program exploring the latest data and research around distracted driving. Feb. 21: HeraldcourierFox40; Wow!; GVTC; Stockwatch; Fox21; 107.7; Oldies 97.7; ValleysCW; Telemundolubbock; ForwardGeek; Toshiba Start; Businesswire.sys-con; Feb. 27: Insurance Journal; 92 duplicate stories

UMN president is commencement speaker for UMN Morris
President Eric W. Kaler will serve as 2019 Commencement speaker at UMN Morris on May 18. Feb. 20: Stevens County Times 

UMN researchers use stalagmites to gauge climate change
Regents professor in earth sciences Larry Edwards is quoted. He uses stalagmites as indicators of climate change in his research. Feb. 20: MNdaily

Online physics courses you can take for free
UMN via Coursera offers the introductory physical chemistry course Statistical Molecular Thermodynamics. Feb. 15: Class-central

UMN explores the future of nanotechnology in medicine
Research from the department of electrical and computer engineering focuses on using nanotechnology. Professors Rhonda Franklin and Bethanie Stadler are quoted. Feb. 15: MNDaily

'Forever' chemicals leave costly water problem in Bemidji, cities across the country
Professor of civil, environmental and geo-engineering Bill Arnold, who has done extensive research on PFAS, is quoted. Feb. 14: MPRnews

Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Highlight the Fall CCEFP Summit
Professors Tom Chase, Tequila Harris, Perry Li, Ashlie Martini, Paul Michael, Eric Severson, Kim Stelson, James Van de Ven, and new CCEFP Director Zongxuan Sun attended the event last October. Feb. 14: Fluidpowerjournal

Partnership sending UMN members to African math institute
Peter Olver, head of the Department of Mathematics in CSE on the Twin Cities campus, and Molly Portz, assistant dean of Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, are quoted. Feb. 13: The Minnesota Daily; Feb. 19: JBHE

BioEngineering, BioDetection and BioSensors Conference April 1st-2nd, 2019
Associate professor in mechanical engineering Michael McAlpine will make a keynote presentation. Feb. 12: WebsiteGear; Feb. 19: Technology Today; and 63 similar sites

The remarkable diversity of hot springs on the bottom of Yellowstone Lake
UMN researchers Andrew Fowler, Chunyang Tan, and William Seyfried, were involved in a large multidisciplinary project called the Hydrothermal Dynamics of Yellowstone Lake (HD_YLAKE). Feb. 11: USGS; Feb. 12: Express

UMN researchers 3D bio-print a model that could lead to improved anticancer drugs and treatments
UMN medical researchers and engineers have developed a way to study cancer cells which could lead to new and improved treatment. Feb. 11: AZoM.com: Materials InformationBrightSurfEurekAlert!Medical Xpress; Medicine news lineNewswiseScienceDaily; Scienmag7thSpace; Feb. 12: Health Medicine NetworkThe Medical News; Medicine news line; Feb. 13: 3ders; DrugnewsMedicalnewserMedindia; Feb. 13: 3druck

Transforming Fluid Power Systems through Collaboration
Zongxuan Sun, Director of Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, Department of Mechanical Engineering authors article. Feb. 11: FluidPowerJournal

Minnesota Starwatch: Second supermoon arises this February
Professor of astrophysics Robert Gehrz is quoted. Public viewings of the night sky offered at Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics and Bell Museum Exploradome. Feb. 6: Winona Post; Feb. 8: Pine City Pioneer

UMN regents approve $2k engineering surcharge
The Board of Regents agreed to adopt a College of Science and Engineering surcharge of $2,000 per year. Feb. 7: TwinCities Pioneer Press; Feb. 8: MNdaily

Citizen science projects have a surprising new partner - the computer
Professor of physics and astronomy Lucy Fortson, and recent graduate in master's program in data science Marco Willi, are working to integrate machine learning techniques. Feb. 6: Bioengineer; BrightSurf; Phys.Org; NewswiseScience MagazineScience Daily; Science360Techristic;  Feb. 7: UCNews; Glocalist; EurekAlert!; R&D; Cenredailytimes; Daily Herald; NewsLive; Feb. 8: MinnesotaAgconnection; USAgNet; Feb. 9: Interesting Engineering

10 beloved sci-fi shows that experts say got science wrong
Professor of physics and astronomy James Kakolios is quoted. Feb. 4: Insider; Feb 6: Business Insider Nordic; Business Insider SingaporeThis Is Insider; Feb. 7: Business Insider Australia

UMN startup Vascudyne's new organic material to replace artificial tissue for heart surgery
UMN Technology Commercialization's startup Vasudyne Inc., based in Stillwater, Minn., has developed an innovative living tissue made from skin cells to replace artificial tissue for safer cardiovascular surgeries. Feb. 6: Compelo

Sustainable Bioenergy from Native Prairie on Abandoned Ag Land
Post-doctoral associate in bioproducts and biosystems engineering Yi Yang is lead author of the study and is quoted. Feb. 6: USAgNet

Student scientists earn scholarships to national biodiesel conference
Student in bioproducts and biosystems engineering Kelly Martichuski is quoted. Feb. 4: PressReleasePoint; Feb. 6: FuelsMarketNews

Punishments scrapped from pronoun policy
Associate dean and professor in computer science and engineering Joseph Konstan is quoted. Feb. 3: Minnesota Daily

ONY hosting technical forum with Marc Hillmyer
McKnight presidential endowed chair in the department of chemistry Marc Hillmyer will give a tecnhical lecture on sustainable polymers. Feb. 1: Lima Ohio; Feb. 4: AdaIcon

January 2019

Minnesota starwatch for February 2019
Professor of astrophysics Robert Gehrz is quoted. Public viewings of the night sky offered at Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics and Bell Museum Exploradome. Jan. 26: Austin  Daily Herald; Jan. 30: Southernminn; Jan. 31: Tri-County News; WDIO; MilleLacsMessenger

Driverless vehicles and the future of smart mobility
Professor in mechanical engineering Max Donath, director of Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute and the Roadway Safety Institute in the Center for Transportation Studies, is interviewed. Jan. 31: Fox9

With higher ed costs rising, libraries offer free textbooks
Assistant professor of mathematics Mike Weimerskirch says his class cost and withdrawal rate plummeted after switching to an online video textbook. Jan. 30: Minnesota Daily

Sustainable bioenergy from native prairies on abandoned agricultural lands
Researcher in bioproducts and biosystems engineering is quoted. Jan. 29: Phys

Mason awardees display benefits of outsider perspectives
Assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science Vivian Ferry combines nanocrystal chemistry and nanoscale optics to study light-matter interactions in materials. Jan. 25: ScienceMag

Experts see bright future for electrical, solar car
Professor in electrical and computer engineering Ned Mohan is quoted. Jan. 24: Finance & Commerce

MN Ag Expo, Connects All Industry Members
Professor in chemistry Thomas Hoye is quoted. Jan. 23: KEYC

Chemistry preprints pick up steam
Vice president for research Christopher Cramer has experienced the benefits of preprints and sharing research before publication. Jan. 19: C&EN

UMN Physics Department puts on a show
The Physics Force uses a high-energy approach to show younger students that physics is fun, interesting and understandable. Jan. 16: KSTP TV; Jan. 17: USAgNet

Stopping the Spread of Cancer Cells
Associate professor of biomedical engineering Paolo Provenzano, supported by the Randy Shave Cancer Fund, has discovered a way to stop cancer cells from moving and spreading. Jan. 16: KARE 11

Sociophysics could change the future of astrology
Associate professor of computer science Stephen Guy provides research on sociophysics and how human conduct and particle systems can be understood. Jan. 11: Thought Catalog

Webinar on GNSS Jamming and Crowd Sourcing Detection and GeoLocation
Professor of Aerospace engineering Demoz Gebre-Egziabher will be the moderator of the webinar. Jan. 10: Inside GNSS

How to strengthen safety in the lab
Assistant professor of chemistry Ian Tonks discusses the emphasis on safety procedures in the lab. Jan. 9: Science Magazine

Driveway sealants pollute Minnesota ponds
Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering Raymond Hozalski researches sediment from stormwater ponds to track carcinogenic chemicals known as PAHs. Jan. 8: MPRNEWS; Northfield News; Jan. 14: MiddletownPressFresno BeeThe HeraldThe Tribune; Argus-Press;The Eagle; New Haven RegisterTri-City HeraldHastings Tribune; Jan. 16: Insurance Journal

UMN spinoff CoreBiome sold to Pennsylvania company
Associate professor of BioTechnology Institute Dan Knights leads CoreBiome and co-founded the company two years ago. Jan. 4: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal; StarTribune; Philadelphia Inquirer; MinneInno; Jan. 31 MinneInno

Can recycling market find a second life?
Professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers Mark Hillmyer researches plastics that would decompose in the ocean. Jan. 3 Houston Chronicle; Jan. 11: Click2Houston

New Course Confronts Polarization
Professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics Ellad Tadmor creates Science Court, to investigate polarizing issues with reasoned, scientifically based presentations. Jan. 2: Minnesota Ag Connection