Research

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

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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.

Awards-Grants

CSE chemistry student wins Churchill Scholarship to study at Cambridge

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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.

Awards-Grants

University of Minnesota professor emerita elected to National Academy of Engineering

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

Energy-Environment

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

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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.

Energy-Environment

Researchers use wild rice to predict health of Minnesota lakes and streams

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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.

Research

New discovery could improve brain-like memory and computing

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A new discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates the existence of a new kind of magnetoresistance involving topological insulators that could result in improvements in future computing and computer storage.

K12 Outreach

More than 30,000 school kids will be on U of M campus this week to learn about science

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University of Minnesota students may still be on winter break, but campus will be buzzing this week with more than 30,000 school kids learning about how science can be fun and interesting.

Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers steer the flow of electrical current with spinning light

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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.

Students

U of M students present largest robot show in Twin Cities

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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.

Students

CSE grad students win Dow sustainability competition with energy-collecting windows

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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.