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Duluth's Blatnik Bridge at sunset

Research. For safer bridges.

Making our infrastructure safer, longer.

Research and Creative Activity at UMD

At UMD, our shared passion for discovery fuels innovation and creativity across the five colleges. Faculty and students work together to produce high-quality research that benefits people in Minnesota and beyond. Whether they’re discovering new galaxies or composing original music for a theatre production, Bulldogs are changing the world.

Each year, UMD’s colleges and research institutions invest over $25 million in research and development. This external support from federal and state agencies, as well as the private sector, ensures that UMD continues to preserve Minnesota’s natural resources, to build a strong regional economy, and to foster global engagement among students.

Research Stories

Neil Henderson and the Memory Keepers

November 19, 2019

Taking steps toward healthy aging in Indian Country.

Investigating Invasive Species

November 11, 2019

Maya Enriquez receives the DOVE Fellowship for aquatic research.

Forest, Forts, and Children

November 6, 2019

A UMD graduate student explores environmental learning.

Den Boxes Provide Nesting Sites for Fishers

November 3, 2019

Wildlife project is research habitat needs of forest fishers to help species populations.

Shedding Light on Complexity of Biodiversity Loss

October 30, 2019

How does loss of biodiversity effect ecosystems? NRRI scientist has found a better way to understand impacts to ecosystem communities.

Creative Nonfiction

October 15, 2019

Whitney Jacobson, assistant professor in English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, has recently published several works.

Ojibwe Lessons

October 14, 2019

It took four generations and over 150 years for a powerful history to come to light.

Aging and Music

October 8, 2019

The effect of nursery rhymes on the brain waves of older adults.
Three people in a lift, under a bridge.

Making our infrastructure safer, longer

October 2, 2019

UMD's civil engineering researchers are working to improve aging roads and bridges.

Duluth Demonstration Fills City Potholes

October 2, 2019

What happens when you mix innovation with waste rock and potholes? Hopefully, a new road repair that lasts.

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