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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)

Engineering student advances
real-world NASA projects

One of Kirsi's projects is translating data for a solar power regulator (above). It is the same device she made for a circuit board at Glenn. The device insures the habitat maintains a constant amount of power no matter how much light the solar arrays are receiving.  (more)

UMD Engineering Summer Camp

Big Success for Middle School Girls


“I have never really enjoyed science class at school, but here you learn more stuff and it’s more hands on … it’s much more enjoyable and you learn more,” said Freja Johnson, who will be a freshman at Esko High School in the fall. (more)

Math Prep Program:
Gives New Students A Jump Start

Swenson Math Prep

The Star Tribune featured a story on our summer math prep program led by Instructor Rachel Breckenridge. The program helps freshmen from under represented groups prepare for their first year in college. (more)

2015 Commencement

UMD's commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, May 16, 2015. A total of 2,325 students graduated from UMD this year. Senator Amy Klobuchar was the commencement speaker and encouraged students to make the most of whatever comes next in their lives. For additional photos of our graduates.
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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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