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Kimberly Colgan and Jinbin Chen
Corporate Partners, People-Profiles, Students

Recent grads excel as CSE Mentor Program reaches highest number of industry mentors in nine years

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The CSE Mentor Program may be old hat, but increasing participation from younger CSE graduates proves that it’s changing the student—and the mentor—experience for the better.

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Awards-Grants, Research

Chemistry Assistant Professor Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran receives Cottrell Scholar Award

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University of Minnesota Chemistry Assistant Professor Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran is one of 25 early-career researchers across the U.S. and Canada to receive a 2023 Cottrell Scholar Award in recognition of her excellence in research and teaching.

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Awards-Grants

CSE Dean Andrew G. Alleyne elected to National Academy of Engineering

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor and Dean of the University’s College of Science and Engineering Andrew G. Alleyne has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Larry Edwards
Awards-Grants, Energy-Environment, Research

Professor Larry Edwards receives Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor R. Lawrence “Larry” Edwards has been awarded the Franklin Institute’s 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences recognizing his achievements in the field.

Brittany Hartwell
Awards-Grants, Research

Biomedical engineering Assistant Professor Brittany Hartwell receives Michelson Prize for excellence in vaccine research

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University of Minnesota Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Brittany Hartwell is one of four researchers worldwide who has been awarded a 2022 Michelson Prize, which recognizes early-career investigators who represent “the next generation of innovators in human immunology and vaccine research.”

Professor Emeritus David Kohlstedt
Awards-Grants, Energy-Environment, Research

Professor Emeritus David Kohlstedt receives Vetlesen Prize, the ‘Nobel Prize of Earth Sciences’

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor Emeritus David Kohlstedt has been awarded the Vetlesen Prize, one of the highest honors in Earth sciences and considered to be the field’s Nobel Prize equivalent.

Professor Chris Kim
Awards-Grants, Digital Technology

Professor Chris Kim to lead NSF-, DARPA-funded $8M quantum-inspired computing efforts

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor Chris Kim will lead three new projects to study quantum-inspired computing, supported by more than $8 million in program funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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Research

New research shows dynamics of memory-encoding synapses in the brains of live mice

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A University of Minnesota Twin Cities researcher is part of an international team that has used two-photon imaging technology to show, for the first time, the creation and elimination of synapses between neurons in the brains of live mice.

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Corporate Partners, People-Profiles

Former Emerson VP Jane Lansing named chair of CSE Dean’s Advisory Board

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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering (CSE) announced today that Dean Andrew Alleyne has appointed alumna Jane Lansing (CivE ‘76) as the first woman to serve as chair of the CSE Dean’s Advisory Board.

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Energy-Environment, Research

Chemical researchers discover catalyst to make renewable paints, coatings, and diapers

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A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has invented a groundbreaking new catalyst technology that converts renewable materials like trees and corn to the key chemicals, acrylic acid, and acrylates used in paints, coatings, and superabsorbent polymers.