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U of M student start-ups win 2015 Acara Challenge with innovative impact ventures

Student-run impact ventures focused on solar-powered microgrids for rural India and environmentally friendly feminine hygiene products have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2015 Acara Challenge, a competition held by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

Black phosphorus is new ‘wonder material’ for improving optical communication

Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from the University of Minnesota used an ultrathin black phosphorus film—only 20 layers of atoms—to demonstrate high-speed data communication on nanoscale optical circuits.

Interactive science exhibits to draw 1,700 middle school students to U of M campus

WHO: 1,700 middle school students from nearly 20 schools; about 300 University of Minnesota science and engineering students WHAT: College of Science and Engineering Expo featuring more than 30 exhibits by University of Minnesota science and engineering students aimed at engaging middle school students WHEN: Tuesday, March 3; Exhibits—9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Raptor Show—12:45 p.m. WHERE: Exhibits—Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis; Raptor Show—Northrop, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis

U of M Professors receive 2014 Cozzarelli Prize

Research suggests using neuroscience in law may face political resistance

Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

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

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.

University receives $17.8 million NSF grant for Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

An Empty Stomach Can Lead to an Empty Wallet

A ray of sunshine for bioenergy

University of Minnesota Professor Michael Tsapatsis elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Online photos provide evidence for the value of clean water

Research Uncovers Connection between Craigslist Personals, HIV Trends

Craigslist&rsquo;s entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research from the University of Minnesota published in the December issue of <em>MIS Quarterly</em>