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CSE professor Bharat Jalan and Ph.D. student Sreejith Nair
Nanotechnology, Research

Stretching metals at the atomic level allows researchers to create important materials for quantum, electronic, and spintronic applications

Posted May 22, 2023

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has developed a first-of-its-kind breakthrough method that makes it easier to create high-quality metal oxide films that are important for various next generation applications such as quantum computing and microelectronics.

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Medical-Health Technology

UMN professor part of team that has received FDA approval for new tinnitus treatment

Posted May 17, 2023

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities researcher is part of an international team that has developed a new device that could help millions of people worldwide with tinnitus or “ringing of the ears.” The non-invasive device, called Lenire, is now available in the United States.

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Awards-Grants

College of Science and Engineering graduate programs receive high rankings in U.S. News report

Posted May 15, 2023

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities remains one of the top schools in the country for science and engineering, with several CSE graduate programs ranked in the top 25 nationally and all CSE graduate programs landing in the top 25 among public universities.

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Research

First-of-its-kind measurement of the Universe’s expansion rate weighs in on a longstanding debate in physics and astronomy

Posted May 11, 2023

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team used a first-of-its-kind technique to measure the expansion rate of the Universe, providing insight that could help more accurately determine the Universe’s age and help physicists and astronomers better understand the cosmos.

CSE senior Matthew Brown
Students

Marching band and medical devices are instrumental in senior Matthew Brown's CSE journey

Posted May 10, 2023

In this Q&A, University of Minnesota mechanical engineering senior Matthew Brown discusses his aspirations in medical device engineering, his time in marching band, and how his College of Science and Engineering experiences have given him confidence for his future career.

CSE senior Nathan Bellefeuille
Students

University of Minnesota provides launchpad for CSE senior Nathan Bellefeuille

Posted May 8, 2023

Aerospace engineering student Nathan Bellefeuille shares how he cultivated his interest in aircraft design, his college-defining experiences on the University of Minnesota Rocket Team, and his plans post-graduation.

Portrait of Professor Boris Shklovskii
Awards-Grants

CSE Professor Boris Shklovskii elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Posted May 4, 2023

Professor Boris I. Shklovskii has been elected as a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his excellence in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer. Shklovskii is one of only 120 researchers nationwide to be elected to the Academy in 2023.

CSE senior Reina Balley
Students

CSE senior Reina Balley gets into the field—and down in the dirt

Posted May 4, 2023

Environmental geosciences senior and former Geoclub president Reina Balley discusses how she found her passion and made valuable connections in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering.

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Digital Technology, Energy-Environment, Research

University of Minnesota to lead new $20M AI Institute focusing on climate-smart agriculture and forestry

Posted May 4, 2023

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities received a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new research institute that will leverage artificial intelligence to help absorb and store carbon in farms and forests.

Dick Hedger smiling at the camera.
Giving, People-Profiles

Still giving back 30-plus years later

Posted May 2, 2023

Dick Hedger’s ties to Minnesota are strong—and long. They include volunteering at Gopher games when he was a Boy Scout to serving on the CSE Dean’s Advisory Board after earning his U of M second degree in electrical engineering.