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UMD & SCSE Rank Among
Best Colleges

U.S. News and World Report issue of “America’s Best Colleges” 2016 edition. And out of more than 200 engineering schools, Swenson College's undergraduate program ranked in the top quarter. (more)

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UMD Weekly Seminars


Monday, October 05, 2015

Title:  “From the Deep Ocean to Lake Superior, Elucidating the Geochemical Roles of Microorganisms

Speaker:  Dr. Cody Sheik, assistant professor, Department of Biology and Large Lakes Observatory, UMD

Time/Place:  4:00 PM / SSB 202

Host:  Randall Hicks, SCSE, Biology, 726-8438,

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

No Seminars

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

No Seminars

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Graduate Colloquium:

Title:  “Angles, Bases, Cayley and Determinants: A New Look at Classic Geometry

Speaker:  Dr. Marshall Hampton, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMD

Time/Place:  2:00 PM / SCC 130

Host:  Zhuangyi Liu, SCSE, Mathematics & Statistics, 726-7179,

Friday, October 09, 2015

Title:  “Intelligent Compaction of Pavement Subgrade and Asphalt Layers

Speaker: Dr. Manik Barman, assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering, UMD

Time/Place:  1:00-2:00 PM /  SCiv 155 (High Bay Lab)

Host:  Adrian Hanson, SCSE, Civil Engineering, 726-6444,


Title:  “Highly Branched Functional Macromolecules” 

Speaker:  Dr. Nicolay Tsarevsky, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry & Center for Drug Recovery, Design and Delivery, Southern Methodist University

Time/Place:  3:00 PM. / LSci 175

Host:  Victor Zhdankin, SCSE, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-6902,


Title:  “Relationships Between Fish and Coarse Woody Habitat in Wisconsin Lakes

Speaker:  Dr. Greg Sass, Research Director, Escanaba Research Station, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Time/Place:  3:15 PM / 185 LSci

Host:  Tom Hrabik, SCSE, Biology, 720-7626,


If you are organizing a seminar and wish to include it in this list for maximal exposure and attendance, please contact Sue Johnson by e-mail ( or phone (218-726-6397). For an update, please visit (

Why Chagas Disease Research?

Chagas Research

The parasite enters a human when its host, most often the kissing bug, breaks the skin with a bite. Some people have symptoms such as a fever and swelling, and others don't. After a few weeks, the parasite enters an intermediate stage which can last for 10-40 years, often leaving the individual without symptoms. In the chronic stage, it affects 20-30 percent of the infected people with cardiac problems and cardiac-related death (more)

Students Unravel Minnesota Wolf DNA

Students Unravel Minnesota Wolf DNA

Have you ever seen a wolf in its natural habitat? If you have, consider yourself one of a lucky few. It’s more likely you have heard or seen one of the more prevalent coyotes. The progressively shrinking wolf population has motivated many researchers, like graduate student Jessica Rick and undergraduate student Stephanie Grewenow, to find answers. (more)


Toothpick Bridge Competition

(Highspeed Video)

Hundreds of students from high schools in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin recently gathered at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) to see how much weight a toothpick and glue structure could support. (read more)


Byron SteinmanByron Steinman Published in Science Magazine

A faculty member new to University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), Byron Steinman, has already distinguished himself as the lead author of a research paper published by Science Magazine. (read more)


UMD Named Outstanding University by American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute has named the University of Minnesota Duluth a “2014 Outstanding University”. Only 12 Universities are receiving this honor at an upcoming national convention in Kansas City, MO. (read more)

UMD students compete to keep service members cool


An equipment prototype that would cool down U.S. troops in hot weather, created by University of Minnesota Duluth students, will get a test run by military officials today in Boston. (read more)


It's official - UMD now has a cutting-edge space that is incredibly unique for a University setting. The new Motion + Media Across Disciplines (MMAD) Lab incorporates a high definition video production studio with 3D motion capture technology and a pristine chroma key setup. (read more)

Looking Up: New Wind Turbine at UMDUMD Windmill

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Clean Snowmobile Team
Top Innovators

Team Captain Dylan Dahlheimer explained how the Innovation award came from their development of a chassis dynamometer testing technique. “We set up a big water tank, about 8 feet by 3 feet, and would run the snowmobile track in it to test our modifications,” said Dahlheimer.
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The Power of Technology in Creation

Darrell Anderson woring with MasterCam and Soldiworks

Darrell Anderson, a staff member with MIE at Swenson College of Science & Engineering is creating a tool path using MasterCam & SolidWorks software. This automates the milling machine process, creating a part to precise specs. (click image to enlarge) MIE Info Call SCSE at (218) 276-6397

Experiments In LearningFaculty within the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) recently received three of the four grant awards to UMD for learning innovation from the University of Minnesota Provost’s Office and their Center for Educational Innovation (CEI, formerly the Center for Teaching and Learning). (more)

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