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Researchers uncover the farthest star ever seen

Posted April 2, 2018

More than halfway across the universe, researchers have spotted the farthest individual star ever seen. The star is 9 billion light years away.

The four members of Team Aelios


CSE students among winners of 2018 Acara Challenge

Posted March 11, 2018

Aelios Technology, a team comprised of University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) students, took the top prize in the graduate division of the Acara Challenge.

Outdoor photo of Tate Hall from Church Street


CSE hosts Tate Hall Open House and Tours on March 8

Posted February 28, 2018

University of Minnesota alumni, faculty, staff and students, as well as the general public, are invited to get an inside look at the $92.5-million renovation of the historic Tate Hall at a Open House and Public Tours on Thursday, March 8.

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U of M licenses technology to monitor crop nitrogen status to ag-tech firm Sentera

Posted February 27, 2018

Sentera, a Minneapolis-based supplier of technology solutions to the agriculture industry, has signed an agreement to bring University of Minnesota-developed corn nitrogen deficiency technology to the market.

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CSE alumni, faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering

Posted February 19, 2018

Two University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering alumni and two faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Merrick Pierson Smela in front of periodic table


CSE chemistry student wins Churchill Scholarship to study at Cambridge

Posted February 13, 2018

Merrick Pierson Smela, a senior majoring in chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. The scholarship, worth roughly $60,000, will allow Smela to spend the 2018-19 academic year at Churchill College of the University of Cambridge.

Notes from the U.S. Supreme Court


New crowdsourcing project lets you transcribe U.S. Supreme Court justices’ handwritten notes

Posted February 13, 2018

A new crowdsourcing project led by researchers at the University of Minnesota allows members of the general public to transcribe handwritten notes from U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Efi Foufoula-Georgiou sitting at her desk


University of Minnesota professor emerita elected to National Academy of Engineering

Posted February 12, 2018

University of Minnesota Professor Emerita Efi Foufoula-Georgiou has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.


University of Minnesota study shows wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrate pollution

Posted January 29, 2018

A study by University of Minnesota researchers provides new insights to demonstrate that multiple wetlands or ‘wetland complexes’ within a watershed are extremely effective at reducing harmful nitrate in rivers and streams.


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.