College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering


About our research

From the outer reaches of space to the inner workings of cells, research within the College of Science and Engineering's 12 departments and a multitude research centers and labs, truly lives up to the college's motto of "Inventing Tomorrow."

MnDRIVE Initiative

The University of Minnesota's new initiative, called MnDRIVE (Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy), focuses on advancing Minnesota’s economy and positioning the state as a leader in key industries.

Research by the numbers

College of Science and Engineering faculty bring in more than $100 million each year in research funding to the University of Minnesota. In addition, our faculty have generated 364 invention disclosures, 120 patents and three start-up companies over the last five years.

Research centers and facilities

In addition to its 12 academic departments, the College of Science and Engineering oversees more than a dozen research centers and institutes that bring scholars from diverse disciplines together for research collaboration.

Undergraduate research opportunities

Stimulate your mind, broaden your perspectives, and get a boost for your future career. We offer a variety of undergraduate research opportunities tailored to your specific interests. You'll work directly with faculty members in state-of-the-art facilities.

Connect with a researcher

Find out how you can collaborate with one of our 400 College of Science and Engineering faculty researchers. We have experts in many fields including energy and the environment, medical devices, nanotechnology, digital technologies and much more.

Physics and Nanotechnology Building Webcam

Watch a live webcam overlooking the University's Scholars Walk near the entrance of the new Physics and Nanotechnology Building.