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.

Give to the Max Day graphic


CSE surpasses Give to the Max Day goal

Posted November 21, 2017

Thanks to our generous donors, the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering surpassed its goal for Give to the Max Day raising more than $70,000 to support student scholarships, research, academic programs.

Headshot photos of Parhi and Odde


Two CSE faculty named AAAS Fellows

Posted November 20, 2017

Two University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering faculty have been named 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows.

MHTA Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony


Former CSE dean receives MHTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted November 17, 2017

CSE alumnus and former dean Steven Crouch received the 2017 Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Tekne Lifetime Achievement Award.