Energy-Environment, Nanotechnology

Lithium battery material found to harm key soil microorganism

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New research published by researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison is an early signal that the growing use of the new nanoscale materials used in the rechargeable batteries that power portable electronics and electric and hybrid vehicles may have untold environmental consequences.

Awards-Grants

University of Minnesota senior wins prestigious science scholarship to Cambridge University

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Sammy Shaker, a senior in the College of Science and Engineering and University Honors Program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has been named a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.

Awards-Grants

Three CSE faculty named McKnight Land-Grant Professors

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Three College of Science and Engineering faculty members are among eight recipients of the 2016-18 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, a program designed to advance the careers of the most promising junior faculty members who are at the beginning stages of their professional careers.

Events

U of M Physics Circus brings large-scale stunts and physics fun to the public Jan. 14

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The Physics Force will present its largest public show of the year, the “Physics Circus,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis.

Research

University of Minnesota partners with San Diego Zoo to test bird and window collisions

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The University of Minnesota is partnering with researchers at the San Diego Zoo to host the nation’s first real-world testing of an experimental window film aimed at reducing collisions between birds and windows.

Research

University of Minnesota receives materials science partnership award to broaden participation, strengthen research

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With an eye toward improving material science through increased diverse perspectives, the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded the University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center one of six Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) awards.

Awards-Grants

University of Minnesota named most innovative public university

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The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) named the University of Minnesota a winner of its fourth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards.

Awards-Grants

Professor Sally Gregory Kohlstedt wins History of Science Society’s Hazen Prize

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Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Professor in the Program in History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota, has won the 2015 Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize for excellence in education from the History of Science Society.

Students

U of M engineering students present largest robot show in Twin Cities

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A 3D drawing robot, Towers of Hanoi solver, a Connect 4 player, and a magnet juggler, will be among more than 200 student-designed machines on display at the University of Minnesota Robot Show.

Awards-Grants, Students

Project to develop recyclable polyurethane foam wins $10,000 Dow SISCA prize

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A team of four Ph.D. candidates in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering won the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award for their project aimed at developing polyurethane foam that can be recycled.