Robot design

Q&A with the UMN Lunabotics team

Posted August 15, 2022

Students from the CSE Outstanding Student Group Award-winning Lunabotics team discuss their process for building robots to compete in a lunar environment and how they’re gearing up for next season.

A human body with electrical and sound signals around it
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Study finds that sound plus electrical body stimulation has potential to treat chronic pain

Posted August 11, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has found that electrical stimulation of the body combined with sound activates the brain’s somatosensory cortex, increasing the potential for using the technique to treat chronic pain and other sensory disorders.

Histology image of vaccine in nasal cavity
Medical-Health Technology, Research

New method of nasal vaccine delivery could lead to better vaccines for HIV and COVID-19

Posted August 10, 2022

A University of Minnesota assistant professor is part of a team that has developed a new way to effectively deliver vaccines through the nose that could lead to better protection against diseases like HIV and COVID-19.

Circularity of resources diagram
Awards-Grants, Energy-Environment

UMN receives $3 million for interdisciplinary NSF Research Traineeship program

Posted August 2, 2022

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to implement an interdisciplinary, cross-college research traineeship program that aims to better educate students on topics including sustainability, resource conservation, waste upcycling, and community impact.

Student exhibitor interacting with students

2022 CSE at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted July 25, 2022

A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair.

2022 MN Cup Semifinalists graphic
Research, Students

MN Cup semifinalists include more than 10 companies with CSE ties

Posted July 25, 2022

CSE alumni, faculty, and students are part of startups competing for gold in the Minnesota Cup. Their companies span industries, including clean energy, digital technology, and automotive.

DNA strand and test tube

Engineers develop new tool that will allow for more personalized cell therapies

Posted July 20, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities team has developed a new tool to predict and customize the rate of DNA editing, paving the way for more personalized, efficient genetic and cell therapies for diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Solar Vehicle Project team with their 2022 car

Student-led Solar Vehicle Project team wins the 2022 American Solar Challenge

Posted July 19, 2022

The University of Minnesota student-led Solar Vehicle Project team took first place for the first time in the 2022 American Solar Challenge, where they raced their solar-powered car nearly 1,400 miles across North America.

Minnesota lakes identified by ReaLSAT (red) and HydroLAKES (blue)

Data scientists use new techniques to identify lakes and reservoirs around the world

Posted July 19, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team of data scientists has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive global dataset of the lakes and reservoirs on Earth that shows how they have changed over the last 30+ years.

bioartificial heart vessel being implanted during surgery
Medical-Health Technology

UMN awarded $3.7M to prepare for clinical trials of lab-created pediatric heart vessels that grow with the recipients

Posted July 18, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team of researchers has received a $3.7 million grant over the next four years from the U.S. Department of Defense to prepare for a human clinical trial of artificial blood vessels bioengineered in the lab that grow with the patient.