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It Goes into the Ground … and Disappears

Kechun Zhang has invented a biodegradable plastic, made from sugar instead of petroleum. Watch “U of M Innovator”

Research News

The Teen Driver Support System device on the dash of a car in motion.

Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

Teen drivers are at an especially high risk of being involved in a crash. To help keep them safe on the road, U of M researchers have been refining the Teen Driver Support System.

Education News

Portrait of Tom Staggs speaking at commencement.

U of M Alum Named COO at Disney

University of Minnesota alumnus Tom Staggs has been named Disney’s chief operating officer—its No. 2 executive. Staggs, a 1982 Carlson School graduate who delivered the school’s commencement address last spring, has been the chair of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and prior to that was Disney’s chief financial officer.

Outreach News

Atacama Desert in Chile: Meybol Garcia sharing her thoughts on the importance of the land.

Bringing Global Adventure to the Classroom

Researcher Aaron Doering shares astonishing stories of climate change with millions—including students in classrooms across all 50 states and six continents.

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