Magnetic properties: Joshua Feinberg

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It pulls the needle of a compass north, birds rely on it to migrate, honeybees orient themselves by it — and without it, life on Earth would be impossible. Earth’s magnetic field is a force that guides life all around us, and McKnight Land-Grant professor Joshua Feinberg studies its behavior to determine […]

Engineering researchers develop technology for startup company that helps teens improve driving skills

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Contacts: John Merritt, Office of the VP for Research, jmerritt@umn.edu, (612) 624-2609 Jeff Falk, University News Service, jfalk@umn.edu, (612) 626-1720 William England, Drive Power founder and CEO, (612) 524-9042 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/12/2012) —Some 16.5 million drivers are involved in traffic accidents in the United States each year, and more than […]

CSE alumna wins Minnesota Cup for artery disease detection device

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Contacts: Jessica Snell, Haberman for Minnesota Cup, (612) 372-6452, jessica@modernstorytellers.com Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Preston Smith, University News Services, smith@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 AUM Cardiovascular will receive $50,000 in seed capital MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/09/11) – AUM Cardiovascular, a Northfield, Minn.-based start-up developing a non-invasive, handheld […]

In memoriam: Neal R. Amundson

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Neal Amundson was namesake of University of Minnesota’s Amundson Hall Neal R. Amundson, former University of Minnesota professor and namesake of the University’s Amundson Hall, died February 16, 2011, in Houston at age 95. Amundson, who served as head of the University of Minnesota’s chemical engineering department for 25 years, was a […]

Fluid dynamics research helps world

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SAFL’s rich legacy inspired future solutions for a wide range of world challenges and concerns TUCKED AWAY ON AN ISLAND in the Mississippi River, a mile from campus, University scientists and engineers have been developing innovative solutions to the world’s water and energy-related problems for more than 70 years. Researchers at the […]

Space shuttle astronaut to speak at U of M Oct. 28

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Preston Smith, University News Service, smith@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Capt. Daniel Brandenstein to present two U of M students with $10,000 scholarships MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (10/26/2010) — Space shuttle astronaut Capt. Daniel Brandenstein will give a free public talk and present two University […]

College of Science and Engineering Alumni Society selected to receive alumni award

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Contacts:Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/26/2010) —The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Alumni Society will receive a University of Minnesota Alumni Association 2010 Program Extraordinaire Award at a celebratory event honoring premier volunteers, groups, and programs on September 29, 2010 in the […]

"Physics of superheroes" professor to participate in national "Nifty Fifty" program

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Jim Kakalios joins top national scientists in Washington D.C. Oct. 10-24. Contacts:Preston Smith, University of Minnesota, smith@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (10/06/2010) —In a massive national effort to ignite a passion for science and engineering in middle and high school students, […]

University of Minnesota math institute receives $20.5 million NSF grant

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Institute is among the nation’s top math institutes Contacts: Preston Smith, University News Service, (612) 625-0552, smith@umn.edu Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, (612) 626-7959, rzurn@umn.edu Fadil Santosa, IMA Director, (612) 624-6066, santosa@ima.umn.edu MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL ( 08/24/2010 ) —The University of Minnesota’s Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) […]

College Alumni Society wins top award

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The College of Science and Engineering Alumni Society (formerly known as the Institute of Technology Alumni Society) was recognized at the 2009-10 University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s celebratory event as the Outstanding Alumni Society, the University’s top award for alumni societies. This past year the alumni society’s programming, volunteerism and outreach touched […]