University researchers among recipients of NSF grant in early concept brain research

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, (612) 626-7959, rzurn@umn.edu Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation, (703) 292-7738, sabates@nsf.gov MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/18/2014)—A team of engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota led by biomedical engineering professor Bin He is among an exclusive group of nationwide researchers who […]

Two CSE professors named Titans of Technology by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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Contact: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, (612) 626-7959, rzurn@umn.edu MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/07/2014)—Two University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering professors are among the top technology professionals in the state honored as recipients of the 2014 Titans of Technology awards by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Arthur Erdman, […]

Guided-Inquiry Multi-day Workshop

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Twenty chemistry faculty members representing 13 states and a variety of higher education institutions participated in the National Science Foundation-sponsored Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops & Community of Scholars (cCWCS) workshop on Teaching Guided-Inquiry Organic Chemistry Laboratories, June 8-13, in the Department of Chemistry. The workshop was organized and hosted by Department of Chemistry […]

University of Minnesota receives NSF grant to boost student innovation and entrepreneurship

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Contacts: Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 624-2801 Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (06/20/2014) — The University of Minnesota announced today that it has received a National Science Foundation I-Corps Site award, a grant aimed at helping science and engineering students and […]

University of Minnesota physics assistant professor receives Department of Energy honor

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Contact: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Early Career Research Program provides support to exceptional researchers MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (05/07/2014) – University of Minnesota physics and astronomy assistant professor Rafael Fernandes is one of only 35 scientists from across the nation selected by the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office […]

Governor’s bonding recommendations include full funding for Tate Lab of Physics

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U leaders will continue to make their case at the Legislature to fully fund the University’s 2014 capital request. Contacts: Julie Christensen, University News Service, jrchris@umn.edu, (612) 626-1720 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/15/2014) —University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today called Gov. Mark Dayton’s bonding proposal for the University a great starting […]

Come see the College of Science and Engineering at the 2012 State Fair

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Contact: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, (612) 626-7959, rzurn@umn.edu MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/14/2012)—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. The University of Minnesota exhibit on Dan Patch Avenue […]

U of M to host public viewings for Transit of Venus

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Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics and Bell Museum to welcome public for this last-of-our-lifetime orbital phenomenon Media Note: For interviews with Terry Jones, U of M professor of astronomy, please contact Rhonda Zurn at (612) 626-7959 or rzurn@umn.edu. For interviews with Sarah Komperud, Bell Museum interim planetarium educator, at the Eisenhower Observatory contact […]

Media Advisory: Robots take over U of M sports arenas March 30-31

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Contacts: Matt Hodson, University News Service, mjhodson@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Media Note: Practice rounds on Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. are open to the media. Media may also interview students and mentors working on their robots in the pit areas. […]

To the Ends of the Earth 

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Without question, Antarctica is one of the harshest, most inhospitable places on Earth. During the polar winter, temperatures can plummet to 100 degrees below zero over a near-empty landscape made up of broad icy plateaus and jagged ranges of bare rock. So alien is the continent that regions of Antarctica are studied […]