U alumni channel entrepreneurship experience into startup

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First shipment of ‘smart’ water bottles will go out in January 2016 By Kevin Coss Before a small startup team overshot its Kickstarter goal last summer by almost $600,000 and garnered widespread interest in their smart water bottle technology, they were University of Minnesota business, engineering and design students honing their knack […]

Alumnus named an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer

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Daniel W. McDonald, a partner at the intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould, has been selected as an “Attorney of the Year 2015” by Minnesota Lawyer. McDonald received an electrical engineering degree in 1982 and a law degree in 1985, both from the University of Minnesota. Attorneys are chosen for this […]

Giant Dreams

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Using cutting-edge technology, CSE alumnus cofounds giant fighting robots company, MegaBots By Adam Overland Matt Oehrlein (EE ’08, M.S. ’10) dreams big. In fact, he believes that one day a generation of kids will grow up watching giant robots fight. They’ll be inspired, he says, to be engineers “because they see technology in […]

Two CSE alumni receive Outstanding Achievement Awards

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Honorees receive U’s highest alumni accolade MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (10/30/2015)—The University of Minnesota Board of Regents honored two College of Science and Engineering alumni with the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) for 2015. The award is given to University of Minnesota graduates, or former students of the University, who have attained unusual […]

Scientists You Must Know: Robert Gore

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Bob Gore (Ph.D. ChemE ’63) is featured in a film series called “Scientists You Must Know” produced by the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF). The film chronicles Gore’s life and highlights his most significant achievement in creating expanded PTFE or ePTFE. That discovery led to a new direction in materials science and resulted […]

Honorary Doctorate Degrees

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The honorary degree is the highest award conferred by the University of Minnesota. An honorary degree may be awarded to an individual who has achieved acknowledged eminence in cultural affairs, in public service, or in a field of knowledge and scholarship. 2011 Chunli Bai Professor and Executive Vice President Chinese Academy of […]

Outstanding Achievement Award

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2017-18 Robert Brown (ChemE, Ph.D. ’79; Mathematics Ph.D .’79) President, Boston University Renowned chemical engineer, whose seminal scholarship and insight have significantly advanced our understanding of the growth of semiconductor crystals and the flow of viscoelastic fluids. 2016-17 Ronald Adrian (ME ’67, M.S. ’69) Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy Arizona […]

CSE alumna Cynthia D. Pederson named first female regional administrator for NRC

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/28/2014)—Cynthia D. Pederson (ChemE ’83) has been named the new administrator of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)’s Region III office in Lisle, Ill. Region III is responsible for regulating 15 commercial nuclear power plants and more […]

Miracle magnetic materials: Jian-Ping Wang

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What do disease early detection, rare-earth-free magnets and massive information storage and processing all have in common? Magnetic materials could be instrumental in a new wave of solutions in these areas. Distinguished McKnight Professor Jian-Ping Wang is experimenting with magnetic materials for all these innovations, and more. Evident in his varied and […]

A peek into Curiosity

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Mars rover has Minnesota ties When NASA’s Curiosity rover touches down on Mars just after midnight on Aug. 6, 2012 it will be millions of miles away from Earth as it begins its robotic exploration of the planet, but some of the components of the rover have ties close to home. University […]