Students

University of Minnesota students are finalists in Bayer Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge

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Members of the Rocket Team at the University of Minnesota will head to the Houston Space Center in Texas on Nov. 8 to compete as one of three finalists in the Bayer Big Ten Alka-Rocket challenge.

Students

CSE students receive awards of excellence at SWE National Conference

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At the 2017 Society of Women Engineers Conference, the University of Minnesota chapter received several awards for its work in K-12 outreach, resource promotion, and public policy.

Medical-Health Technology

New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements one step closer to human trials

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new lab-grown, first-of-its-kind nonsynthetic, decellularized graft that becomes repopulated with cells by the recipient’s own cells when implanted.

Awards-Grants

CSE researchers receive University support for work on clean water and equitable communities

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CSE researchers have received University funding for their work related to clean water and equitable communities.

Awards-Grants

Biomedical engineering Ph.D. student Lizzy Crist named 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year

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Lizzy Crist, a current University of Minnesota biomedical engineering Ph.D. student and former women’s soccer standout at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year.

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.