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Five CSE faculty receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

Posted July 27, 2018

Five University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering early career researcher have received National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards to further their research ranging from studying the sun to monitoring structures to speeding up wireless networks.

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University of Minnesota-based center awarded $12 million to continue energy materials research

Posted July 27, 2018

The University of Minnesota announced that it has received a $12 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue leading the discovery of a new class of materials used in energy research.

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U of M team places second at American Solar Challenge

Posted July 26, 2018

The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team finished second in the cross-country American Solar Challenge and grabbed a first place win in the Formula Sun Grand Prix track race.


U of M solar car team challenges Iowa State to a duel

Posted May 31, 2018

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project and Iowa State University Solar Car Team are preparing for the American Solar Challenge by facing off on June 3 in a mock challenge from Minnesota State Capitol to Ames, Iowa.

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Digital Technology

Scientists discover new magnetic element

Posted May 25, 2018

A new experimental discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates that the chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth single element to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature.

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University of Minnesota graduate students advance to national cleantech startup competition

Posted May 18, 2018

Aelios Technology will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Cleantech UP and U.S. Department of Defense’s national competition in Washington, D.C. this June.


Two CSE students named 2018 Astronaut Scholars

Posted May 16, 2018

Two students in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have been awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

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CSE professor Mikhail Shifman elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Posted May 3, 2018

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering Professor Mikhail “Misha” Shifman has been elected as a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his excellence in original scientific research.

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Researchers 3D print electronics and cells directly on skin

Posted April 25, 2018

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time.

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Medical-Health Technology

First-ever study of triple gene combinations could help predict risk of disease

Posted April 20, 2018

In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Toronto have revealed a complex network of genes that work together. The research reveals genetic connections that can help develop new life-saving treatments to combat diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.