CSE News & Feature Stories

A professor gives a lecture in a socially distanced UMN classroom

New study explores how coronavirus travels indoors

The CSE researchers' findings may help schools and businesses reopen more safely. Read more. 


Iron sulfide, also known as fool's gold

‘Fool’s gold’ may be valuable after all

For the first time, researchers electrically transformed the material from non-magnetic to magnetic. Read more.


CSE student David Ha on a Zoom call

UMN CSE student builds virtual Star Trek puzzle hunt

"The Final Frontier" game raised more than $1,200 for the We Love Lake Street Recovery Fund. Read more. 


An image grid portraying photos of people involved in the Zooniverse project

U of M partners with NASA and Adler Planetarium

Two years of funding will go to Zooniverse, the world's largest platform for citizen science. Read more. 


PlasticScore founder and CSE alumnus Mladen Gajic with his co-founders

CSE alumnus launches zero-waste app for eateries

PlasticScore rates restaurants based on their plastic usage to raise awareness and reduce waste. Read more.


3D rendering of the printed heart pump

Researchers 3D print a heart pump with human cells

The groundbreaking discovery could have major implications for studying heart disease. Read more. 


CSE in the news

Ventilation placement could affect COVID-19: Study 
July 30: GMA; July 31: ABC NewsABC News Radio;

UMN extends travel restrictions as logistics remain uncertain
July 30: MN Daily;

'Fool's gold' may be valuable after all
July 30 Fox News;

100,000 annual deaths attributed to air pollution, UMN study finds
July 29: MN Daily;

New study explores how coronavirus travels indoors
July 28: UMN CSE;

Read more CSE in the News.

CSE magazine

Inventing Tomorrow is published by the College of Science and Engineering twice a year for alumni and friends. Read the latest issue. 

This cover image of the Winter 2020 magazine features two students looking at a pocket-sized robot.

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