Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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.

Tech Comm Sets New Record Number of Startups in 2023

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The University of Minnesota launched a record-breaking 23 startup companies in fiscal year (FY) 2023.

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.

University of Minnesota study looks to make traffic signals smarter, shorten time stopped at intersections

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It can be frustrating when the light turns green and every car in front of you makes it through before it turns red -- except for you.

Building Better to Reshape Tomorrow

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Advancing innovative procedures so that children can leap, jump, and grow into healthy adults is Dr. A. Noelle Larson’s work and her passion.

MPR News: Morris is a small Minnesota town with big climate goals

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Morris is a small town in western Minnesota with big clean energy goals.

University of Minnesota launches environmental justice center to help underserved communities

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The University of Minnesota is home to a new federal office intended to get as much climate investment into environmental justice communities as possible.

MPR News: A new fast-growing tree species out of Minnesota may be part of a climate change solution

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota in Duluth recently unveiled a new kind of tree after 20 years of research. 

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.

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Scenarios for Global Learning

Online, instructor led

This 30-minute webinar is designed to help you integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into your courses. Integrating the goals can help your students build awareness of global issues and learn about concrete steps they could take to address them on both global and local levels.