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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

Helping Patients with Dementia Engage

December 11, 2019

Developing guidelines for professionals who interact and communicate with people who are experiencing dementia

Putting UMD on the Map for Data Science

December 5, 2019

Big data means the opportunity to provide answers to big questions and that is what a group of students set out to do.

Protecting Great Lakes from Invasive Species

December 4, 2019

Ballast water testing lab on Lake Superior reopens; regulations to keep tiny water invaders out of Great Lakes challenged.

Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy in Native Youth

December 1, 2019

Addressing the problem of alcohol-exposed pregnancies in American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Neil Henderson and the Memory Keepers

November 19, 2019

Taking steps toward healthy aging in Indian Country.

Research Brief

November 19, 2019

Mapping the benefits of the world’s largest lakes

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.

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