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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

Bobby Bell sits in front of a microphone.

Fulfilling a Promise

Bobby Bell helped the Gophers win a national title in 1960 and the Rose Bowl in ’62, and went on to a Hall-of-Fame NFL career. But he says receiving his degree from the U this spring will rank right up there on his list of accomplishments.

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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