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Digital Technology

University of Minnesota to offer new master’s degree in robotics

Posted January 28, 2020

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering announced that it will offer a new master’s degree in robotics to meet the growing local and global workforce needs for robotics engineers and scientists.

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Digital Technology

University to lead $2.25 million grant for developing next-generation quantum computer

Posted December 6, 2018

The University of Minnesota that it will lead a $2.25 million grant over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science for developing materials and device knowledge necessary for creating the next-generation of computing—the quantum computer.

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Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota opens new robotics research labs

Posted November 7, 2018

Robotics research at the University of Minnesota received a big boost with the opening of new state-of-the-art robotics research labs.

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Digital Technology

University of Minnesota receives federal grant to study disorder in quantum systems

Posted November 6, 2018

The University of Minnesota has received $1 million over the next four years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for fundamental quantum research that will help develop materials that could someday be used in quantum computing.

Demonstration of autonomous shuttle bus on campus

Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota awarded federal grant to research autonomous vehicles

Posted October 4, 2018

The University of Minnesota has received a $1.75 million grant over three years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the NSF's Smart & Connected Communities grant program.

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Digital Technology

University of Minnesota to lead $5.3 million federal grant to improve electronic circuit design

Posted September 25, 2018

The University of Minnesota has received a four-year, $5.3 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead an effort that could spark the next wave of U.S. semiconductor innovation and broaden the competitive field for circuit design.

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Digital Technology

New material could improve efficiency of computer processing and memory

Posted August 21, 2018

A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has developed a new material that could potentially improve the efficiency of computer processing and memory.

Jian-Ping Wang

Digital Technology

University of Minnesota team receives $3.1 million federal grant to improve electronics

Posted August 9, 2018

The University of Minnesota team will receive $3.1 million over four years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to create new electronics capabilities that protect our country’s economic and national security interests.

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Digital Technology

Scientists discover new magnetic element

Posted May 25, 2018

A new experimental discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates that the chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth single element to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature.

Awards-Grants, Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota secures $2.5 million grant to improve quality of life in cities

Posted October 12, 2017

The University of Minnesota has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) $2.5 million grant for a new project to advance access, wellbeing, health, and sustainability in cities.