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Solar jet hunter screenshot
Research

You can help scientists study the Sun

Posted December 7, 2021

A new citizen science project, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota with support from NASA, allows volunteers to play an important role in learning more about the Sun by using their personal computers.

illustrated process for creating bio petroleum
Energy-Environment

Chemical researchers invent bio-petroleum for sustainable materials

Posted November 23, 2021

A team of researchers from the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers have developed a chemical technology of combined fermentation and chemical refining that can produce petroleum-like liquids from renewable plants.

Block M Light Show
Students

Student-designed winter light shows begin Dec. 9 at the University of Minnesota

Posted November 19, 2021

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.

Weeping ceramic material during phase transformation
Research

Exploding and weeping ceramics provide path to new shape-shifting material

Posted November 17, 2021

An international team of researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Kiel University in Germany have discovered a path that could lead to shape-shifting ceramic materials. This discovery could improve everything from medical devices to electronics.

Radio galaxies image from the MeerKAT telescope
Research

Large MeerKAT telescope data release reveals beautiful new cosmic puzzles

Posted November 15, 2021

An international team, including lead researchers from the University of Minnesota, have released highly detailed images of radio emissions from 115 clusters of galaxies that give new clues to the formation and evolution of galaxies throughout the Universe.

A dental manikin set up for COVID-19 aerosol experiments
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Filtration devices could make dentist appointments safer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted November 8, 2021

University of Minnesota researchers tested several filtration devices that can reduce COVID-19 spread and make dental cleaning procedures safer.

Group of first-year students at Convocation
Students

College exceeds three-year enrollment growth plan

Posted November 1, 2021

This fall, CSE welcomed 1,453 new first-year students—the largest freshman class in history and a 26 percent increase from 2018—despite the pandemic.

170-ton tank
Research

University of Minnesota researchers part of collaboration that casts doubt on 'sterile neutrino'

Posted October 27, 2021

Assistant Professor Andrew Furmanski and his team are part of an international collaboration of scientists who have possibly eliminated the theory related to the “sterile neutrino.” 

Vipin Kumar portrait
Awards-Grants, Digital Technology

Professor Vipin Kumar appointed first director of Data Science Initiative

Posted October 6, 2021

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Dean Mos Kaveh has appointed Regents Professor Vipin Kumar as the first director of the new CSE Data Science Initiative.

Plastic deformation process
Nanotechnology, Research

Induced flaws in quantum materials could enhance superconducting properties

Posted October 4, 2021

In a surprising discovery, an international team of researchers, led by scientists in the University of Minnesota Center for Quantum Materials, found that induced imperfections in the crystal structure of quantum materials can actually improve the material’s superconducting and electrical properties.