A coordinated research effort to help older adults retain their sensory capabilities and age healthily is one focus of the University of Minnesota’s new Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science.
A key tenant of design thinking is rapid prototyping — the idea that testing a new idea early and often in an environment that supports and learns from failure is crucial to driving innovation forward.
Throughout the past year, the U of M has built up capacity in data analysis, established a number of competitive grants programs, and brought people together within the university and with outside organization.
The U has revamped its central business office in its research arm to better connect economic development activities across the university and increase outreach to business partners throughout the state.
The Office of the Vice President for Research recently established the new system-wide University of Minnesota Informatics Institute, whose acronym, UMII, should sound familiar as it referred to the U’s former informatics initiative.
In order to play a leadership role in shaping informatics and advancing data analytics to enhance its research competitiveness and capacity, the university has established the University of Minnesota Informatics Institute.
Historic photos lining the hall at the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science show scientists wearing suits and ties when handling carcasses, using wooden tables in their preparations and conducting their work out of barns and other bygone facilities.