CSE senior Reina Balley

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.

CSE senior Akshay Naik
Research, Students

CSE senior Akshay Naik’s undergrad journey include research and mental health advocacy

Posted May 1, 2023

Computer engineering senior Akshay Naik discusses the highlights of his University of Minnesota journey, his passion for mental health, and why he strives to be an expert in his field.

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Energy-Environment, Medical-Health Technology, Research

U of M researchers develop technique for rapid detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Chronic Wasting Disease

Posted May 1, 2023

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have developed a groundbreaking new diagnostic technique that will allow for faster and more accurate detection of neurodegenerative diseases that affect humans, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and similar diseases that affect animals, such as chronic wasting disease (CWD) and mad cow disease.

Lori and Steve smiling at the camera

20-plus years of giving, inspired by great education

Posted May 1, 2023

University of Minnesota alumni Lori Dietrich and Steve Piazza have been helping students and sharing their wealth since 2003.

Michelle Quan

CSE brings unforgettable experiences in leadership and DEI for senior Michelle Quan

Posted April 27, 2023

Chemical engineering and materials science double major Michelle Quan discusses how her interest in sustainability drove her to CSE and her legacy of contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusivity efforts in the college.

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Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota to lead $2 million federal grant to study human-centered AI for news recommender systems

Posted April 26, 2023

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is one of five institutions leading National Science Foundation-funded projects to support artificial intelligence research infrastructure that will help scientists better understand and study AI for applications like news recommendation systems.

Jimena Jimenez

College opens up career and life opportunities for first-gen student

Posted April 21, 2023

Electrical engineering major and 3M Impact Scholar Jimena Jimenez is pursuing as many opportunities as she can in the University of Minnesota's "environment of innovation and limitless possibilities."

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Digital Technology, Research

How is TikTok affecting our mental health? It’s complicated, new U of M study shows

Posted April 18, 2023

University of Minnesota Twin Cities computer science researchers found that the nature of TikTok’s algorithm can have both positive and negative outcomes for users’ mental health and sense of belonging on the platform.