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Awards-Grants

Professor Frank Bates named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Posted December 10, 2018

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Regents Professor Frank Bates has been named National Academy of Inventors Fellow, the highest distinction accorded to academic inventors.

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U of M Students present largest robot show in Twin Cities

Posted December 10, 2018

More than 200 robots built by engineering students are on display at the 2018 University of Minnesota Robot Show. The event is free and open to the public.

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Digital Technology

University to lead $2.25 million grant for developing next-generation quantum computer

Posted December 6, 2018

The University of Minnesota that it will lead a $2.25 million grant over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science for developing materials and device knowledge necessary for creating the next-generation of computing—the quantum computer.

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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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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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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.

Three researchers working in the new wind tunnel lab.

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.