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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.

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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.

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2019 CSE at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted August 1, 2019

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 2019 Minnesota State Fair.

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Future moon landing will leave U of M ‘footprint’

Posted July 17, 2019

CSE physicists are contributing instruments for 12 NASA investigations in preparation for lunar visits in 2024.

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Energy researchers break the catalytic speed limit

Posted May 27, 2019

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered new technology that can speed up chemical reactions 10,000 times faster than the current reaction rate limit.

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New graphene-based device is first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

Posted March 7, 2019

Researchers have developed a unique new device that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near perfect efficiency.

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Weighing galactic wind provides clues to evolution of galaxies

Posted March 5, 2019

New data from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, of the famous Cigar Galaxy (M82) reveals how material that affects the evolution of galaxies may get into intergalactic space.

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Citizen science projects have a surprising new partner—the computer

Posted February 5, 2019

New computer machine learning techniques can be now be used in crowdsourcing projects to deal with massively increasing amounts of data—making computers a surprising new partner in citizen science projects.

Three researchers working in the new wind tunnel lab.


Land O’Lakes gift supports student learning and industry studies

Posted November 14, 2018

CSE faculty will partner with students and industry experts on a new wind tunnel in the Mechanical Engineering Building.

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New research center based in Minnesota to explore spintronics materials for advanced computing

Posted November 12, 2018

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering announced today that it will lead and house a new $10.3 million Center for Spintronic Materials in Advanced Information Technologies (SMART) focused on novel materials for advanced computing systems over next four years.