The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team finished second overall in the 2014 American Solar Challenge, an eight-day, 1,700-mile race that started in Austin, Texas on July 21 and ended at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis today.
A University of Minnesota parking lot will transform into a unique finish line as collegiate solar cars from around the world complete the American Solar Challenge in Minneapolis on Monday, July 28.
July 15, 2014
Seventeen new research projects involving University of Minnesota researchers and more than 65 food industry partners have been awarded $3 million in funds through the U’s MnDRIVE initiative, the university announced today.
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual IPUMS Research Awards. The awards honor the best of 2013’s published research and self-nominated graduate student papers that used MPC data to advance or deepen our understanding of social and demographic processes.
July 2, 2014
See a solar car built by University of Minnesota science and engineering students and wish the team luck on their upcoming cross-country race at the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project Open House from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, July 8, at the team’s shop University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, Engineering and Fisheries Laboratory, 1995 Fitch Ave., St. Paul.
July 1, 2014
Jim du Bois, president and chief executive officer of Minnesota Broadcasters Association, has been elected chair of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s Board of Directors for 2014-15. He is the 78th chair in the organization’s 110-year history.
For her field-shaping contributions to the study of risk and resilience among children, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Ann Masten as Regents Professor at its June meeting. She joins a select group of professors at the U of M who have earned this highest faculty honor.
On July 1, the University of Minnesota will celebrate its commitment to the health and well-being of all campus community members with a Fresh Air Fair that’s free and open to the public. On that day, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus will become smoke and tobacco free.
June 20, 2014
The University of Minnesota announced today that it has received a National Science Foundation I-Corps Site award, a grant aimed at helping science and engineering students and faculty to identify the commercial potential of their discoveries and test those ideas in the marketplace. The University of Minnesota will join a select group of only 14 other I-Corps sites across the country, including MIT, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.