Research

Scientists make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

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For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars.

Awards-Grants, Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota secures $2.5 million grant to improve quality of life in cities

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The University of Minnesota has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) $2.5 million grant for a new project to advance access, wellbeing, health, and sustainability in cities.

Research

University of Minnesota computer science professor researches successful smiles

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University of Minnesota computer science and engineering assistant professor Stephen Guy is part of a collaborative research team looking into what makes the perfect smile.

Medical-Health Technology

Professor John Bischof named interim director of Institute for Engineering in Medicine

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Distinguished McKnight University Professor John Bischof has been appointed as the interim director of the University of Minnesota Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). His one-year, half-time appointment continues through August 2018.

Students

Physics student awarded U.S. Department of Energy research program award

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Zachary Loren Robinson is one of only 52 graduate students from across the nation selected by for the Department of Energy’s 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.

Energy-Environment

Engines lab receives $1.4M grant to improve delivery vehicle energy efficiency

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The Thomas E. Murphy Engine Research Laboratory announced that it has been awarded a $1.4 million federal grant to research ways to boost energy efficiencies in cloud-connected delivery vehicles.

Giving

U launches fundraising campaign with goal of $4 billion by 2021

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The University of Minnesota has announced the public phase of a 10-year, system-wide fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $4 billion by 2021. The College of Science and Engineering goal is $250 million.

Research

University of Minnesota completes $92.5 million renovation of historic Tate Hall

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The University of Minnesota has completed major construction on a $92.5 million renovation of historic Tate Hall that include state-of-the-art research labs, classrooms, offices, and public space for star-gazing.

Energy-Environment, Medical-Health Technology

U of M startup CoreBiome provides services to accelerate microbiome discovery across industries

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The University of Minnesota announced the launch of CoreBiome Inc., a startup company based on University technology that provides analysis of microbial communities for improving human health, agricultural, environmental applications.

Events

2017 CSE at the Minnesota State Fair

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A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at this year’s Minnesota State Fair.