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World-renowned site of ecosystem research turns 75

Cedar Creek

The University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve marks milestone with September 9 celebration.

U of M awarded nearly $4M for retention of underrepresented STEM students

A student describes his research at a poster session

Goal is to increase the number of students of color and American Indian students pursuing STEM

Dome Construction Begins on Planetarium at the New Bell Museum

Bell Museum Planetarium Rendering

Latest Technology Makes the Theater the First of Its Kind in the World.

CFANS professor receives NSF grant to support microbiome research network

Researchers at work

The grant will lead to the creation of an international network working on plant-associated microbes. 

Researchers transform conservation tool with gold nanotechnology, lasers

Embryo

Cryopreservation study results have sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health

‘Lang-MN' is UMN's latest wheat variety

Lang wheat variety

Lang-MN is a well-balanced, high yielding spring wheat variety well suited for much of the spring wheat-growing region.

Sustainable rubber and plastics become a reality

Looking down two neat rows of tires.

U researchers discover a way to turn sugar into the main building block of rubber for car tires.

U of M wastewater treatment pilot promises to turn scum into profit

U of M wastewater treatment pilot promises to turn scum into profit

CFANS researchers are converting scum into high-quality biodiesel. 

Research study gives new insight into how cancer spreads

Cancer cells graphic

Discovery could have a major impact on therapies to prevent the spread of cancer.

We’re on the brink of mass extinction — but there’s still time to fix it

Students with binoculars

UMN researchers explain threats biodiversity faces and the opportunity we have to save species before it’s too late.

 

Help astronomers find ‘baby’ galaxies that give birth to new stars

prism

A new UMN-led citizen science project uses the public to find “baby” galaxies that are giving birth to new stars.

Two University of Minnesota students named 2017 Astronaut Scholars

Photo of Rahul Parhi and Merrick Pierson Smela.

Two U of M students have been named Astronaut Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. 

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