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20-21 astronaut scholars

Students

Two CSE students receive prestigious Astronaut Scholarship

Posted May 22, 2020

Two students in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have been awarded prestigious scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

Donna Whitney doing research in the field

Energy-Environment

CSE professor involved in national recommendations on the future of Earth science

Posted May 19, 2020

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering Professor Donna Whitney was part of a committee appointed by the National Academies that has published a new report outlining the future of Earth sciences over the next decade.

Polyurethane recycling process

Research, Energy-Environment

New recycling method could make polyurethane materials sustainable

Posted April 30, 2020

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are part of a national team that has found a better way to recycle a versatile plastic material, called polyurethanes, that could prevent the material from becoming waste.

Gagliardi and Hirschmann headshot photos

Awards-Grants

Two CSE faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Posted April 29, 2020

Two University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering professors have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

drawing of isolation box for COVID patients

Research

University and M Health Fairview roll out protective device for healthcare professionals

Posted April 28, 2020

CSE researchers are part of a University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview team that has developed a protection device to minimize exposure to health care providers in clinical settings. 

Ventilator on a desk at the Bakken Medical Devices Center

Research

FDA authorizes first-of-its-kind low-cost ventilator developed by the University of Minnesota

Posted April 15, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the production and use of a low-cost ventilator first conceived by a team of University of Minnesota researchers that includes College of Science and Engineering faculty and students.

Anthony Tabet portrait

Awards-Grants

CSE alumnus receives prestigious award for graduate school

Posted April 14, 2020

CSE alumnus Anthony Tabet, a 2017 University of Minnesota chemical engineering and chemistry graduate, is one of only 30 graduate students named as a 2020 Fellow by the Trustees of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a merit-based graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants.

Linsey Griffin wearing N95 alternative mask

Research

U of M researchers design respirator mask prototypes from filter technology

Posted April 6, 2020

To address the desperate need for N95 protective masks, an interdisciplinary research team at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has designed two respirator mask prototypes from donated filter material by Cummins and bendable components from Bedford Industries.

Henry Twiss portrait

Awards-Grants

CSE student receives prestigious national Goldwater Scholarship

Posted March 30, 2020

CSE student Henry Twiss, a junior majoring in mathematics, is one of two students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to receive the prestigious national Goldwater Scholarship

image of molecule with waves

Research

Energy researchers invent error-free catalysts

Posted March 3, 2020

A team of researchers have invented new catalyst technology that could improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness of industrial chemical technologies.