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Awards-Grants, Corporate Partners

3M invests $26 million in the next generation of science and business talent

Posted December 5, 2017

3M and the University of Minnesota announced a major investment by 3M to benefit the next generation of scientists, engineers, and business leaders. The College of Science and Engineering will receive $3.6 million between 2017-2023 for scholarships, K-12 outreach and student programs support,

Fluorescence images of microchip containing a large array of graphene electronic tweezers

Medical-Health Technology, Nanotechnology

Researchers develop graphene nano ‘tweezers’ that can grab individual biomolecules

Posted December 4, 2017

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed tiny electronic “tweezers” that can grab biomolecules floating in water with incredible efficiency. The discovery could lead to revolutionary handheld disease diagnostic system.

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Giving

CSE surpasses Give to the Max Day goal

Posted November 21, 2017

Thanks to our generous donors, the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering surpassed its goal for Give to the Max Day raising more than $70,000 to support student scholarships, research, academic programs.

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Awards-Grants

Two CSE faculty named AAAS Fellows

Posted November 20, 2017

Two University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering faculty have been named 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows.

MHTA Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony

Awards-Grants

Former CSE dean receives MHTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted November 17, 2017

CSE alumnus and former dean Steven Crouch received the 2017 Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Tekne Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rocket team preparing for Alka-Rocket Challenge

Students

University of Minnesota students win Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge

Posted November 9, 2017

A triumphant team of student rocketeers from the University of Minnesota have blasted their way into history by winning the Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge and capturing a place in the annals of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.

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University of Minnesota part of new $12.5 million center focused on nuclear chemistry

Posted November 7, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers are part of a new National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Actinide Center of Excellence (ACE) to conduct research in actinide and nuclear chemistry.

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Students

CSE students receive awards of excellence at SWE National Conference

Posted November 2, 2017

At the 2017 Society of Women Engineers Conference, the University of Minnesota chapter received several awards for its work in K-12 outreach, resource promotion, and public policy.

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Students

University of Minnesota students are finalists in Bayer Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge

Posted November 2, 2017

Members of the Rocket Team at the University of Minnesota will head to the Houston Space Center in Texas on Nov. 8 to compete as one of three finalists in the Bayer Big Ten Alka-Rocket challenge.

Lab-grown blood vessels on a shelf

Medical-Health Technology

New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements one step closer to human trials

Posted November 1, 2017

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new lab-grown, first-of-its-kind nonsynthetic, decellularized graft that becomes repopulated with cells by the recipient’s own cells when implanted.