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The just-completed Career and Internship Services survey shows that 95% of graduates from the class of 2013 surveyed are employed or are continuing their studies. "UMD does an excellent job providing the right mix of classroom instruction, research opportunities, internships, and extra curricular activities to set students on a path of success," says Chancellor Lendley C. Black. "The results are getting noticed." (read more here.)

Insight into Northern Minnesota's Domesticated Apple

Marshall Wedger, an undergraduate research student studying biology, and his advisor, Briana L. Gross, assistant professor of biology, know that supporting local agriculture helps farmers and strengthens the local economy. In an effort to help restore apple production in Duluth and along the North Shore of Lake Superior, they launched a project to genetically identify area apples. (read more here.)

UMD's Shane Loeffler Works at a Sky-high Facility for Interstellar Research

Loeffler began work at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in January, 2014, leaving frigid Duluth for northern Chile. There, he spent 10 weeks researching and observing the cosmos. Loeffler is an undergraduate student working towards a geology major and astronomy minor. The adventure began in October 2013, when he applied to the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program through the National Science Foundation. He was one of the six students from the U.S. and two students from Chile to land work as apprentices to the researchers at the Cerro Tololo Observatory.(read more here.)

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