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Awards-Grants

College of Science and Engineering graduate programs receive high rankings in U.S. News report

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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities remains one of the top schools in the country for science and engineering, with several CSE graduate programs ranked in the top 25 nationally and all CSE graduate programs landing in the top 25 among public universities.

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Research

First-of-its-kind measurement of the Universe’s expansion rate weighs in on a longstanding debate in physics and astronomy

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A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team used a first-of-its-kind technique to measure the expansion rate of the Universe, providing insight that could help more accurately determine the Universe’s age and help physicists and astronomers better understand the cosmos.

CSE senior Matthew Brown
Students

Marching band and medical devices are instrumental in senior Matthew Brown's CSE journey

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In this Q&A, University of Minnesota mechanical engineering senior Matthew Brown discusses his aspirations in medical device engineering, his time in marching band, and how his College of Science and Engineering experiences have given him confidence for his future career.

CSE senior Nathan Bellefeuille
Students

University of Minnesota provides launchpad for CSE senior Nathan Bellefeuille

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Aerospace engineering student Nathan Bellefeuille shares how he cultivated his interest in aircraft design, his college-defining experiences on the University of Minnesota Rocket Team, and his plans post-graduation.

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Awards-Grants

CSE Professor Boris Shklovskii elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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Professor Boris I. Shklovskii has been elected as a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his excellence in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer. Shklovskii is one of only 120 researchers nationwide to be elected to the Academy in 2023.

CSE senior Reina Balley
Students

CSE senior Reina Balley gets into the field—and down in the dirt

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Environmental geosciences senior and former Geoclub president Reina Balley discusses how she found her passion and made valuable connections in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering.

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Digital Technology, Energy-Environment, Research

University of Minnesota to lead new $20M AI Institute focusing on climate-smart agriculture and forestry

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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities received a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new research institute that will leverage artificial intelligence to help absorb and store carbon in farms and forests.

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Giving, People-Profiles

Still giving back 30-plus years later

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Dick Hedger’s ties to Minnesota are strong—and long. They include volunteering at Gopher games when he was a Boy Scout to serving on the CSE Dean’s Advisory Board after earning his U of M second degree in electrical engineering.

CSE senior Akshay Naik
Research, Students

CSE senior Akshay Naik’s undergrad journey include research and mental health advocacy

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Computer engineering senior Akshay Naik discusses the highlights of his University of Minnesota journey, his passion for mental health, and why he strives to be an expert in his field.

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Energy-Environment, Medical-Health Technology, Research

U of M researchers develop technique for rapid detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Chronic Wasting Disease

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have developed a groundbreaking new diagnostic technique that will allow for faster and more accurate detection of neurodegenerative diseases that affect humans, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and similar diseases that affect animals, such as chronic wasting disease (CWD) and mad cow disease.