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Medical-Health Technology, Research

Musical instruments don’t spread aerosols as far as you might think

Posted October 19, 2020

University of Minnesota Associate Professor Jiarong Hong is working with the Minnesota Orchestra to find out how aerosols are released and spread via wind instruments.

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Medical-Health Technology, Research

New research could help millions who suffer from ‘ringing in the ears’

Posted October 14, 2020

In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus, commonly described as “ringing in the ears.”

3D printed microfluidic sphere
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Researchers 3D print unique micro-scale fluid channels used for medical testing

Posted October 9, 2020

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed unique microfluidic channels on a sphere that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.

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Awards-Grants

CSE professor receives prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

Posted October 6, 2020

University of Minnesota Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Professor Paul Dauenhauer been named a 2020 fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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Awards-Grants, Students

Polaris donates $1 million to University to support STEM education programs

Posted October 1, 2020

Polaris Inc. will donate $1 million to expand educational and experiential opportunities, including support for project-based learning experiences and scholarships aimed at diverse and underrepresented students.

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Medical-Health Technology, Research

Researchers develop AI algorithm to analyze chest X-rays for COVID-19

Posted October 1, 2020

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota recently developed and validated an artificial intelligence algorithm that can evaluate chest X-rays to diagnose possible cases of COVID-19.

Sironix lab
Energy-Environment, Research

U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary to visit University of Minnesota on Sept. 30

Posted September 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar will visit the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus to see groundbreaking technology developed at the University through funding from the Department of Energy.

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Students

New Sezzle Scholarship focuses support on under-represented students

Posted September 16, 2020

CSE announced a four-year collaboration with Minneapolis-headquartered digital payment solution Sezzle that includes a $124,000 donation from Sezzle to fund a full, four-year scholarship to a deserving CSE undergraduate student.

Researchers working at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Awards-Grants, Research

University of Minnesota receives $18M grant for materials research

Posted September 4, 2020

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18 million in renewed funding over the next six years for the University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).

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Energy-Environment

Crop rotations improve environmental outcomes while keeping farms profitable

Posted September 1, 2020

A new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University finds that diversifying crop rotations can greatly reduce negative environmental and health impacts, while maintaining profitability for farmers.