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Weddell seal pup on the ice
Energy-Environment

Researchers and citizen scientists complete first-ever Weddell seal count

Posted September 24, 2021

A research team led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has completed a first-ever global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica.

illustration environmental research
Energy-Environment, Research

University of Minnesota is part of $25M AI-based climate modeling center

Posted September 10, 2021

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers are part of a new $25 million climate modeling center funded by the the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) called the Learning the Earth with Artificial Intelligence and Physics (LEAP).

Medical Devices Interns collaborating
Medical-Health Technology

University of Minnesota launches Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity

Posted September 8, 2021

The University of Minnesota announced a new Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity (CMDC) that will foster university-industry-government collaborations to ensure that medical devices are both safe and secure from the growing number of cybersecurity threats.

Lightburlbs illustrated on chalkboard with University of Minnesota M
Awards-Grants, Research

University of Minnesota part of $15M Great Lakes innovation hub

Posted August 26, 2021

The University of Minnesota will play a key role in a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Great Lakes Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub that will nurture a regional innovation ecosystem and move more discoveries from the research lab to the real world.

Young child holding test tube
Research

2021 CSE at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted August 11, 2021

A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair.

An illustration of a safer, cheaper way to create thin films out of stubborn elements
Research

New technology will allow important metals to be made more efficiently

Posted August 6, 2021

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a “stubborn” group of metals, such as the Pt-group elements, to be transformed into thin films for various practical applications. The technology has been patented and is receiving interest from industry.

Drawing of cell contact guidance theory elements
Medical-Health Technology, Research

New study provides clues to decades-old mystery about cell movement

Posted July 22, 2021

A new game-changing discovery about how cells move within their environment could have a major impact on fields from regenerative medicine to cancer research.

Ammonia plant
Energy-Environment, Research

CSE researchers part of $10M DOE grant to improve ammonia production

Posted July 8, 2021

University of Minnesota researchers in the College of Science and Engineering’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials science are part of a new $10 million research project aimed at developing and demonstrating novel processes to produce ammonia from intermittent renewable energy.

U of M CSE Ph.D. student Viktor Radermacher poses with dinosaur fossils in Tate Hall
Research

New fossil sheds light on the evolution of how dinosaurs breathed

Posted July 6, 2021

Using a well-preserved Heterodontosaurus skeleton and high-powered x-rays, an international team including a University of Minnesota researcher has discovered that not all dinosaurs breathed in the same way.

Art Erdman and Carla Pavone
Awards-Grants, Medical-Health Technology

Bakken Medical Devices Center now part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine

Posted July 1, 2021

The University of Minnesota announced that its Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center (BMDC), an internationally renowned center of excellence in the training and practice of medical technology innovation, is being incorporated within the University’s Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM).