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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

Researchers Work with Business to Decontaminate Boats

August 4, 2019

Leading by example, researchers work with local business to power up boat decontamination of aquatic invasive species.

Currents in Motion

August 1, 2019

In an attempt to answer novel and complex questions, UMD’s LLO deploys equipment designed to take data from Lake Superior.

Collaborations Bring Global Innovations to Minnesota

July 22, 2019

Even though Minnesota has ambitious renewable energy goals – and is well on its way to achieving them – there’s always more to learn.

Coleraine Lab Prepares For the Future

July 10, 2019

Train tracks running through NRRI’s busy Coleraine labs are a daily reminder of a busy 100-year history. But the past is long gone.

What’s Happening with Wild Rice?

July 9, 2019

UMD partners with national program offering undergrads an opportunity to dig in.

Jim Vileta Discusses Artificial Intelligence

June 25, 2019

Librarian Jim Vileta presents on the topic of AI at national conference.

Biochar: The Hot Material You Don't Know About

June 17, 2019

You know charcoal. (Summer picnic, anyone?) But do you know about the economic and environmental benefits of its close cousin, biochar?

New Sensors Keep Cars Safe

June 9, 2019

GPS-based system warns drivers about lane departures and curves.

Projects in the Park

June 4, 2019

Students work together to assess, address, and improve parks in Duluth.

Exploring Grammar

May 7, 2019

Professors of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies and Math explore grammar together.


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