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Three pictures of VPR Priya at the NRRI facilities, interacting with staff and equipment

Earlier this month, Vice President for Research Shashank Priya met with researchers on the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus and at the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) in Duluth and Coleraine.

During his visit, he had the opportunity to inspect a manual printing press with UMD Associate Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature Krista Sue-Lo Twu and UMD Interim Chancellor David McMillan. He also traveled to NRRI’s Duluth and Coleraine facilities, where he spoke to researchers and watched demonstrations of several mining and energy-related projects.

UMD is an integral part of the systemwide University of Minnesota campus, supporting approximately 9,700 undergraduates and graduate students and accounting for a $500+ million total annual economic impact on the region. NRRI’s two facilities, a 19-lab facility in Duluth and a 27-acre site in Coleraine, are part of UMD and home to land, wildlife, water, minerals, and bio-based energy research.

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