Medical-Health Technology

Gut bacteria may predict risk of life-threatening infections following chemotherapy

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A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Nantes University Hospital in France shows that the bacteria in people’s gut may predict their risk of life-threatening blood infections following high-dose chemotherapy.

Students

Concrete Canoe Team takes fourth place in regional competition

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The University of Minnesota Concrete Canoe Team finished in fourth place overall in the Midwest Regional Concrete Canoe competition last weekend in Ames, Iowa.

Awards-Grants

University of Minnesota professor elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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University of Minnesota Regents Professor Timothy P. Lodge has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies.

Research

Researchers capture first-ever videos showing how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale and speed of sound

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Using a state-of-the-art ultrafast electron microscope, University of Minnesota researchers have recorded the first-ever videos showing how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale traveling at the speed of sound.

Medical-Health Technology

University of Minnesota hosts world’s largest medical devices conference

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Medical device leaders from across the country in both industry and academia will converge at the University of Minnesota’s 15th annual Design of Medical Devices Conference. More than 1,300 people are expected to attend this year’s conference, making it the largest medical devices conference in the world.

Awards-Grants, Students

Two University of Minnesota CSE students named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

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Two University of Minnesota-Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering undergraduates—Stephanie Hart and Anthony Tabet—have been named 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.

Awards-Grants, Research

University of Minnesota is part of new $317 million national initiative to develop ‘smart’ fabrics

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The University of Minnesota is part of a $317 million public-private partnership to develop the next generation of “smart” fabrics and fibers that incorporate technology in new ways to improve (and even save) lives.

Events

University students host Boy Scout Science and Engineering Merit Badge event Saturday, April 2

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University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering students will help about 130 Boy Scouts earn merit badges in science and engineering at a special day-long event on Saturday, April 2

Awards-Grants, Digital Technology

University of Minnesota professors and alumnus win international award for groundbreaking recommender systems research

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Three University of Minnesota computer science and engineering professors and an alumnus will receive the 2016 Seoul Test of Time Award at the World Wide Web Conference for their groundbreaking research on recommender systems

Awards-Grants

U of M student start-ups win 2016 Acara Challenge with innovative impact ventures

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A University of Minnesota impact venture run by two engineering students that focuses on providing clean water through micro-entrepreneurs is the winner of the top award in the International Division of the 2016 Acara Challenge.