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Student-designed winter light shows begin Dec. 1 at the University of Minnesota

Light Show

The event features a dazzling light show designed by College of Science and Engineering students.

AAAS and the University of Minnesota Announce 2017 Fellows

A microscope

Five UMN researchers have been named AAAS Fellows by their peers.

Carbon emissions by plant respiration will have large impact on climate

team measurement

Findings by U researchers suggest plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought.

Fizz-fueled rocket soars to big win

U students (l to r) Brody Hultman, Machlen Polfliet, Kevin Schrader, Jeffrey Guevara, and Andrew Van Gerpen hold a certificate and oversized check. Next to Van Gerpen is astronaut Mae Jemison.

Students’ Alka-Seltzer-fueled rocket garners a Big Ten title and a Guinness world record.

An 'unreal dream' becomes reality

Jason Jones.

Persistence and a McNair Scholarship helped Jason Jones overcome life’s obstacles to achieve his childhood dream.

University of Minnesota students win Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge

The team of winning students.

A team of student rocketeers from the U of M won the Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge.

New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable

Oak Wilt detection device

Technology developed by CFANS Prof. Abbas and team offers a simple, affordable diagnostic test for oak wilt detection. 

U launches young rocket scientists' careers

Lindsay Glesener, Jenna Burgett, Abi Valero and Tim Kukowski work on wiring.

Students learn the ropes of space science by building satellites from the ground up.

New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements closer to human trials

Blood Vessels

Discovery could help tens of thousands of kidney dialysis patients each year.

Biology exams can put female students at a disadvantage, researchers find

Journalism students

A new study suggests that women are more heavily influenced than men by test anxiety.

A New Way to Measure Photosynthesis

ecological gradients

Thanks to NASA and the U, scientists have a new way to measure the plant canopy for productivity. 

“I think I can” is key to closing achievement gap in biology education

Students in lab

Study finds group learning, active participation give students self-confidence needed to shine in classroom.

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