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Awards-Grants

CSE researchers receive University support for work on clean water and equitable communities

Posted October 25, 2017

CSE researchers have received University funding for their work related to clean water and equitable communities.

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Awards-Grants

Biomedical engineering Ph.D. student Lizzy Crist named 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year

Posted October 23, 2017

Lizzy Crist, a current University of Minnesota biomedical engineering Ph.D. student and former women’s soccer standout at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year.

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Research

Scientists make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

Posted October 16, 2017

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars.

Awards-Grants, Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota secures $2.5 million grant to improve quality of life in cities

Posted October 12, 2017

The University of Minnesota has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) $2.5 million grant for a new project to advance access, wellbeing, health, and sustainability in cities.

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Research

University of Minnesota computer science professor researches successful smiles

Posted October 6, 2017

University of Minnesota computer science and engineering assistant professor Stephen Guy is part of a collaborative research team looking into what makes the perfect smile.

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Medical-Health Technology

Professor John Bischof named interim director of Institute for Engineering in Medicine

Posted September 21, 2017

Distinguished McKnight University Professor John Bischof has been appointed as the interim director of the University of Minnesota Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). His one-year, half-time appointment continues through August 2018.

Students

Physics student awarded U.S. Department of Energy research program award

Posted September 14, 2017

Zachary Loren Robinson is one of only 52 graduate students from across the nation selected by for the Department of Energy’s 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.

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Energy-Environment

Engines lab receives $1.4M grant to improve delivery vehicle energy efficiency

Posted September 11, 2017

The Thomas E. Murphy Engine Research Laboratory announced that it has been awarded a $1.4 million federal grant to research ways to boost energy efficiencies in cloud-connected delivery vehicles.

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Giving

U launches fundraising campaign with goal of $4 billion by 2021

Posted September 8, 2017

The University of Minnesota has announced the public phase of a 10-year, system-wide fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $4 billion by 2021. The College of Science and Engineering goal is $250 million.

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Research

University of Minnesota completes $92.5 million renovation of historic Tate Hall

Posted September 5, 2017

The University of Minnesota has completed major construction on a $92.5 million renovation of historic Tate Hall that include state-of-the-art research labs, classrooms, offices, and public space for star-gazing.