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A backlighted whitish spiny water flea with eggs clearly visible in doral sac.

Stopping the spiny water flea

UMD researchers look for best practices to halt the spread of this destructive species. Learn more about spiny water fleas.

A young girl and an adult engage in an interactive exhibit.

Exhibit celebrates Minnesota’s water

“We Are Water MN” invites visitors to reflect on the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota and add their own stories to the mix. Learn more about the exhibit.

A carp, halfway out of the water, with a tailing splash.

Making common carp less common

Researchers hunt for measures to control the nonnative, destructive common carp. Watch a video.

We are #UMNdriven


"As a Native American woman, sharing my experiences overcoming poverty, violence, and substance use on my reservation, the Tuscarora Indian Nation of New York, has been critical in prompting discussions on how to break vicious cycles that span generations. For me, it was by making conscious efforts to forge a new path by being the first in my family to pursue a BA, MS, and now, a PhD."

Jill F.


“Change in this system can begin with me - by becoming a physician, I can serve as a role model and motivate people of color who feel they are unable to pursue medicine due to the lack of representation.”

Emmanuel O.


"In studying architecture and product design, my passion is understanding how to optimize the diverse experiences users have with a product or a service and directly relate that to business growth."

Maia P.


"As an educator, I plan to continue connecting the past and present because I want my students to use the past as fuel to move our society forward without repeating history."

Atosha R.
Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance


Opportunities to celebrate differences continually motivate me to be a leader that brings everyone together to speak, listen, and create. The lessons I am learning from other people have streamed into my academic design projects by leading my focus toward the creation of equitable spaces.

Hana S.


"As an aspiring educator, I want to celebrate every student so they know their identity exists, is valued, and is respected."

Dani G.
Integrated Elementary, Special Education