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Research Brief: Small classes reduce performance gaps in science

A microscope

UMN researchers looked at how class size might impact students’ performance in undergraduate biology courses.

A chemist for Cambridge

Merrick Pierson Smela, blond with a grin, poses next to the 3-d periodic table display in Kolthoff Hall.

Recent grad and Churchill Scholar Merrick Pierson Smela heads to England to study reproductive biology.

Research Brief: Complex river networks better support stable watershed populations

A river's waterfall.

Researchers explored how complex river systems underpin watershed-scale populations.

U of M solar car team challenges Iowa State to a duel

solar car

Friendly border battle will prepare both teams for this summer’s American Solar Challenge cross-country race

‘I think I can’

Students in lab.

Active learning is key to closing the achievement gap in biology-related careers.

Research Brief: New approach boosts effort to scale up biodiversity monitoring

Fields and trees at Cedar Creek Reserve.

Measuring the plant diversity using spectral data promises to improve efforts to predict how well ecosystems function.

Scientists discover new magnetic element

periodic table research

Discovery led by University of Minnesota researchers could have a big impact in the semiconductor industry

Research Brief: More dead leaves can help remove lead from soils

Trees and stream covered in snow during the winter.

Study finds that organic matter from decaying plants and other sources plays a key role in removing the pollutant.

Two University of Minnesota students named 2018 Astronaut Scholars

Left to Right - Aliza Beverage, Elizabeth Zudock. Photo of Beverage by Richard G. Anderson.

Recipients are pursuing research-oriented careers in mathematics, engineering, and the natural and applied sciences.

Research Brief: New research sheds light on why certain oaks are found together

Oak tree.

Continent-wide study finds key to unusual distribution, offers lessons for keeping ecosystems healthy.

Research Brief: Crowdfunding campaigns for unproven stem cell-based interventions

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Researchers looked at how benefits and risks tied to unproven interventions are portrayed in patients' online campaigns.

Two UMN professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Professor Peter Reich and Professor Mikhail Shifman

Professors Peter B. Reich and Mikhail Shifman were elected for their excellence in original scientific research.

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