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Energy-Environment

Ecolab Foundation commits $5 million to University for sustainability research and education

Posted December 6, 2018

Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. and University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today jointly announced a $5 million gift from the Ecolab Foundation to the University-wide Driven campaign in support of environmental sustainability research and education.

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Medical-Health Technology

U of M startup Vascudyne to commercialize biologically engineered tissue

Posted December 3, 2018

University of Minnesota Technology Commercialization announced the formal launch of Vascudyne Inc., a startup company based in Stillwater, Minn., focused on the development of biologically engineered tissue for medical device and therapeutics applications.

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Students

Incoming CSE students are most academically prepared in history

Posted November 27, 2018

A recently released profile of the students in CSE's fall 2018 freshman class shows that the college continues to attract the best and brightest students. The incoming class is also the most diverse in history.

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Students

Student-designed winter light shows begin Nov. 30 at the University of Minnesota

Posted November 25, 2018

Join the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) for two weekends starting Friday, Nov. 30 for a dazzling light show designed by science and engineering students. The high-tech light show features more than 250,000 LED lights set to musicwritten and recorded by University of Minnesota students.

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Medical-Health Technology

Researchers stop ‘sneaky’ cancer cells in their tracks

Posted November 20, 2018

A new study by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers shows how they stopped cancer cells from moving and spreading, even when the cells changed their movements.

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Research

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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Research

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.

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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.

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Medical-Health Technology

Immigration to the United States changes a person’s microbiome

Posted October 31, 2018

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person’s arrival in the United States.