Wind turbines in the ocean
Awards-Grants, Energy-Environment, Research

Researchers to study off-shore wind energy storage


The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering researchers a four-year, $2 million grant to lead a national research team to develop a localized method for storing off-shore wind energy.

front of St. Anthony Falls Laboratory building
Awards-Grants, Energy-Environment, Research

Environmental and energy research lab awarded $7.1 million for renovations


The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), an interdisciplinary research unit of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, was recently awarded $7.1 million from the National Science Foundation to renovate its facility on Hennepin Island.

black and white image of CSE Woman faculty member holding up a chemical model

CSE women faculty featured in Walter Library photo exhibit


Portraits of College of Science and Engineering women faculty are featured in a photo exhibit in Walter Library, second floor Great Hall beginning Friday, Sept. 24 and running through December 2010.

new science teaching and student services building

U of M opens new Science Teaching and Student Services building


With its state-of-the-art science classrooms and one-stop student services, a new University building represents one of the country’s biggest investments in educating students and preparing them for their careers.

Solar car

University of Minnesota solar car takes second in American Solar Challenge


The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team finished second overall and took home two additional awards over the weekend in the 2010 American Solar Challenge, a seven-day, 1,100-mile race from Tulsa, Okla., to Chicago, Ill., June 19-26. The team, made up of students from the University’s Institute of Technology (College of Science and Engineering), finished with a total elapsed time of 30 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds.


University of Minnesota math institute receives $20.5 million NSF grant


The University of Minnesota’s Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) has been awarded a $20.5-million National Science Foundation (NSF) renewal grant over the next five years.

satellite approaching the sun
Awards-Grants, Research

U of M to get $7 million for NASA trip to the Sun


Researchers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering will be part of an experiment on NASA’s Solar Probe Plus, a spacecraft that will travel closer to the sun than ever before. 

headshot of Jiali Gao
Awards-Grants, Research

IBM announced that the global annual IBM Faculty Award has been presented to Professor Jiali Gao


University of Minnesota Chemistry Department and Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology professor Jiali Gao has received an IBM Faculty award for his research contributions in the development of novel quantum mechanical methods, including the explicit polarization (X-Pol) potential and multistate density functional theory (MSDFT) for chemical and biological systems ranging from a single electron to fully solvated proteins.

CSE graduates standing in a water treatment plant
Corporate Partners

Two recent CSE graduates launch start-up company based on atrazine treatment technology


An atrazine remediation technology based on the research of two University of Minnesota faculty will serve as the basis for a start-up company launched by two recent College of Science and Engineering graduates, Joe Mullenbach and Alex Johansson. NewWater, the start-up created by Mullenbach and Johansson, will offer a biocatalyst-based drinking water filtration technology that can reduce atrazine concentrations to acceptable levels.

Kids playing at the MN state fair
K12 Outreach

Come see the College of Science and Engineering at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair


A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at this year’s Minnesota State Fair.