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Medical-Health Technology

Research Brief: Researchers invent shape-changing textiles powered only by body heat

Posted October 30, 2019

A breakthrough invention in wearable technology has the potential to change how we interact with the clothes we wear every day.

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Student-designed winter light shows begin Dec. 5 at the University of Minnesota

Posted October 21, 2019

Join the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) 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 music written and recorded by University of Minnesota students.

Carlson in her lab


Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought

Posted October 8, 2019

First-of-its-kind study shows that non-antibacterial nanoparticles can cause resistance in bacteria.

Target reps with students at Career Fair

Corporate Partners

University announces three-year collaboration with Target on cyber security education

Posted October 8, 2019

Target will donate $250,000 to help develop the next-generation, high-tech workforce in the Twin Cities.

A close-up of a drone wing in a lab, with two students in the background.

Corporate Partners

Seagate reaches students in labs, courses, and research projects

Posted September 25, 2019

Since 2018, Seagate Technology has donated more than 200 pieces of equipment to the College of Science and Engineering student research and education.

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Alumni win top University awards

Posted September 10, 2019

Zsolt Rumy and Julie Stein received the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota. Haakon Fossen was honored with the 2019 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals.

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University launches record 19 startup companies in FY19

Posted September 9, 2019

The University of Minnesota announced that it launched a record 19 startup companies in fiscal year 2017 based on discoveries and inventions by its researchers. Ten of those startups have ties to CSE students, faculty, and staff.

Brekke in front of rockets


CSE alumna chosen as 2019 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal

Posted August 23, 2019

CSE aerospace engineering alumna Michele A. Brekke will serve as Grand Marshal for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus 2019 Homecoming parade on Oct. 4.

Researcher holding a piece of foam


University of Minnesota receives $20M grant for sustainable plastics research

Posted August 13, 2019

The University of Minnesota announced that it has been awarded a $20 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research in the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers focused on discoveries of the next generation of environment-friendly plastics.

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CSE professor initiates data mining conference’s first-ever ‘Earth Day’

Posted August 5, 2019

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering Professor Vipin Kumar played a key role in bringing an environmental angle to the 2019 Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery.