Researchers use wild rice to predict health of Minnesota lakes and streams

Posted January 24, 2018

By studying wild rice in lakes and streams, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has discovered that sulfate in waterways is converted into toxic levels of sulfide and increases other harmful elements.

Schematic drawing of magnetoresistance


New discovery could improve brain-like memory and computing

Posted January 9, 2018

A new discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates the existence of a new kind of magnetoresistance involving topological insulators that could result in improvements in future computing and computer storage.

K12 Outreach

More than 30,000 school kids will be on U of M campus this week to learn about science

Posted January 8, 2018

University of Minnesota students may still be on winter break, but campus will be buzzing this week with more than 30,000 school kids learning about how science can be fun and interesting.

Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers steer the flow of electrical current with spinning light

Posted December 19, 2017

In new research, scientists at the University of Minnesota used a first-of-its-kind device to demonstrate a way to control the direction of electrical current generated by light, called photocurrent, without deploying an electric voltage.

BizPitch student winners with robot and headband


CSE students win BizPitch student entrepreneur competition

Posted December 8, 2017

College of Science and Engineering students Stephen Mylabathula and Furqan Syed won first place in the University of Minnesota annual BizPitch student entrepreneur competition with their invention to help wheelchair users, earning $1,000 to support their entrepreneurial idea.

Dow Sustainability award winners accepting their award


CSE grad students win Dow sustainability competition with energy-collecting windows

Posted December 8, 2017

A project by CSE graduate students to advance low-cost solar concentrating windows won the 2017 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award $10,000 grand prize.

Student poses with robot


U of M students present largest robot show in Twin Cities

Posted December 8, 2017

More than 200 robots built by engineering students are on display at the 2017 University of Minnesota Robot Show. The event is free and open to the public.

3D-printed prostate model with sensor in a gloved hand

Medical-Health Technology

Researchers 3D print lifelike artificial organ models

Posted December 6, 2017

A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has 3D printed lifelike artificial organ models that can be used for practice surgeries to improve surgical outcomes in thousands of patients worldwide.

Girls in a chemistry lab

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.