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A red, walnut-sized 3D prostate sits in a gloved hand

The New Shape of Medicine: how 3D printing may save lives

Michael McAlpine and his colleagues are building organ models to help surgeons prepare for surgery. They also have made a device to treat spinal cord injuries and taken a first step toward a bionic eye. Photo: A 3-D printed prostate model
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Eleni Beshah, with magnificent hair drawn back, looks out and down a set of stairs.

A better future for Ethiopia

Ethiopia stands to benefit from UMD chemical engineering student Eleni Beshah’s knowledge and skills.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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.

Fizz-fueled rocket soars to big win

Students’ Alka-Seltzer-fueled rocket garners a Big Ten title and a Guinness world record.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities