Cancer cells changing their movements on a matrix

Medical-Health Technology

Researchers stop ‘sneaky’ cancer cells in their tracks

Posted November 20, 2018

A new study by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers shows how they stopped cancer cells from moving and spreading, even when the cells changed their movements.

Three researchers working in the new wind tunnel lab.


Land O’Lakes gift supports student learning and industry studies

Posted November 14, 2018

CSE faculty will partner with students and industry experts on a new wind tunnel in the Mechanical Engineering Building.

Jian-Ping Wang in his office


New research center based in Minnesota to explore spintronics materials for advanced computing

Posted November 12, 2018

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering announced today that it will lead and house a new $10.3 million Center for Spintronic Materials in Advanced Information Technologies (SMART) focused on novel materials for advanced computing systems over next four years.

Robot picking an apple

Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota to open new robotics research labs

Posted November 7, 2018

Robotics research at the University of Minnesota received a big boost this week with the opening of new state-of-the-art robotics research labs.

technical image for quantum research with exciton

Digital Technology

University of Minnesota receives federal grant to study disorder in quantum systems

Posted November 6, 2018

The University of Minnesota has received $1 million over the next four years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for fundamental quantum research that will help develop materials that could someday be used in quantum computing.

University of Minnesota M in Lights


Student-designed winter light shows begin Nov. 30 at the University of Minnesota

Posted November 6, 2018

Join the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) for two weekends starting Friday, Nov. 30 for a dazzling light show designed by science and engineering students. The high-tech light show features more than 250,000 LED lights set to musicwritten and recorded by University of Minnesota students.

Jungle fern

Medical-Health Technology

Immigration to the United States changes a person’s microbiome

Posted October 31, 2018

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person’s arrival in the United States.

Earl E. Bakken headshot photo


In Memoriam: Earl Bakken

Posted October 22, 2018

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering alumnus and Medtronic founder Earl E. Bakken, died on Oct. 21 in his home in Hawaii. He was 94.

Robert Schwarz at his desk at the South Pole station


CSE researcher makes history at the bottom of the world

Posted October 11, 2018

University of Minnesota astrophysicist Robert Schwarz holds a place unique in history. Over the past 22 years, he has spent 14 Southern Hemisphere winters at the Pole—more than anyone else.

two stars colliding


Researchers discover new type of stellar collision

Posted October 8, 2018

New observations of a stellar phenomenon by a team of researchers, including University of Minnesota astrophysicists, has solved a 348-year-old mystery.