News

A submersible claw picking up a piece of limestone underwater
Energy-Environment, Research

Ocean bacteria release carbon into the atmosphere

Posted April 12, 2021

A study led by CSE researchers discovered that deep-sea bacteria dissolve carbon-containing rocks, releasing excess carbon into the ocean and atmosphere.

Planet and stardust
Research

From stardust to pale blue dot: Carbon's interstellar journey to Earth

Posted April 8, 2021

A pair of new studies involving a University of Minnesota Twin Cities researcher finds that we really may be made of stardust after all!

MScope explanation of parts for mouse brain imaging
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Unique mini-microscope provides insight into complex brain functions

Posted April 4, 2021

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have developed a unique head-mounted mini-microscope device that allows them to image complex brain functions of freely moving mice. The study provides new insight into fundamental research that could improve human brain conditions.

CSE student Brian Carrick
Awards-Grants, Students

CSE student awarded prestigious 2021 Goldwater Scholarship

Posted April 1, 2021

Chemistry and chemical engineering student Brian Carrick is one of two juniors at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities who have been recognized as Goldwater Scholars.

Kia Vang leaning against a tree.
Giving, Students

UMN College of Science and Engineering names inaugural Polaris Scholars

Posted March 25, 2021

Gift from Polaris, Inc. supports scholarships, project-based learning, and leadership opportunities for students from underrepresented communities.

Lab created heart valves
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Lab-created heart valves can grow with the recipient

Posted March 17, 2021

University of Minnesota lab-created heart valves made from real cells can grow with the recipient and are a step forward in reducing the need for repeated pediatric valve replacement surgeries.

Comet Catalina
Research

Comet Catalina suggests comets delivered carbon to rocky planets

Posted March 5, 2021

University of Minnesota professor was the lead researcher on a study that gives new insight on the source of carbon on planets like Earth and Mars during the early formation of the solar system.

electron micrograph cells
Medical-Health Technology, Research

University of Minnesota, UMN Hormel Institute, and Mayo Clinic collaborate on new citizen science project

Posted February 16, 2021

A University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic partnership has joined with the Zooniverse citizen scientist platform and the Francis Crick Institute in London to leverage world-leading expertise in microscope imaging with the power of citizen science to study the relationship between structure and function in biology to better understand health and disease.

Allison Hubel portrait
Awards-Grants, People-Profiles

UMN Technological Leadership Institute names Professor Allison Hubel new director

Posted February 16, 2021

The University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Allison Hubel as TLI’s new director.

Illustration of solvents spontaneously react with metal nanoparticles
Nanotechnology, Research

Discovery improves catalytic production of chemicals

Posted February 16, 2021

In a new study, a national team of researchers, including a University of Minnesota Twin Cities professor, have discovered an innovative way to improve catalytic processes used in the production of chemicals.