MN Daily: UMN students push for greener future in chemistry

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Through various organizations and research opportunities, some students are advocating for sustainable chemistry practices that are non-toxic and produce less waste.

MN Daily: The search for “perfect” recyclables: University researchers explore alternatives to plastics

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In developing biodegradable alternatives, Dr. Paul Dauenhauer seeks to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

MN Daily: UMN researchers develop new computer component

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A College of Science and Engineering professor and graduate students developed a new variant of a superconducting diode, a key component in most computers.

New research could improve performance of artificial intelligence and quantum computers

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A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has developed a more energy-efficient, tunable superconducting diode — a promising component for future electronic devices — that could help scale up quantum computers for industry and improve artificial intelligence systems.

U of M to lead new AI Institute focusing on climate-smart agriculture and forestry

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The University of Minnesota  has received a $20 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation  and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute. 

U of M researchers develop technique for rapid detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Chronic Wasting Disease

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have developed a groundbreaking new diagnostic technique that will allow for faster and more accurate detection of neurodegenerative diseases.

Model helps analyze EV system impacts, evaluate policies for subsidies and charging

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Electric vehicles are expected to capture a substantial portion of the future vehicle market. In the short term, however, technology and infrastructure limitations—such as driving range and charging availability—will prevent transition on a large scale.

SDG Webinar Series: Teaching the SDGs

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This session of the Sustainable Development Goals Webinar Series will feature three panelists who will share how they have integrated the Sustainable Development Goals into their courses or programs. You will hear about a health course with a study abroad component, a Freshman Seminar, and about how a 21-credit program was developed using the SDGs as a framework.


University of Minnesota to offer new Data Science for Chemical Engineering and Materials Science master’s degree

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The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering has announced that it will offer a new, first-of-its-kind master’s degree in data science for chemical engineering and materials science.

Chemical researchers discover catalyst to make renewable paints, coatings and diapers

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A team led by University of Minnesota researchers has invented a groundbreaking new catalyst technology that converts renewable materials to the key chemicals, acrylic acid and acrylates used in paints, coatings and superabsorbent polymers.