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Industrial setting with hot iron in vessels on a factory-type floor with a worker tending to machinery
Dec 17, 2021

UMN Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) is driving the “Iron of the Future” research program for Minnesota’s Iron Range with the help of a $2.1 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant leveraging an additional million dollars of Minnesota legislative and other support.

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Peter Kennedy standing in a forest, working on a tree with a ruler
Dec 10, 2021

A 40-acre wooded area near the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is the site of a new, multi-year research project, led by College of Biological Sciences researcher Peter Kennedy, to map the forest and track changes over time. 

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Driven to Discover Research Facility
Dec 8, 2021

Recruit hundreds of participants within days at the Driven to Discover Research Facility at the Minnesota State Fair. Applications due Jan. 18, 2022. 

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$5k Prototyping Prize
Nov 23, 2021

A funding opportunity for students and researchers to develop “Minimum Viable Product” prototypes. The MVP Challenge will award 20-30 grants of $1,000 - $5,000 each. Application deadline December 10, 2021.

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Chan Lan Chun in NRRI laboratory holding a petri dish
Nov 16, 2021

Environmental engineer Chan Lan Chun is working to remove harmful toxins from Minnesota's freshwater systems in order to preserve and protect our natural ecosystem, including the waterways that support wild rice.

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Banner reading "Sironix" in a laboratory
Oct 27, 2021

Sironix Renewables uses a patented method to make nontoxic, sustainably-sourced surfactants that replace their counterparts made from petroleum.

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Oct 21, 2021

The University of Minnesota Office of Budget and Finance has reached an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on the FY22 fringe benefit rates.

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Arishia Khan stand besides her robot
Oct 18, 2021

A revolutionary robot developed in Duluth will be helping meet people’s emotional, physical, and cognitive support, thanks to a partnership between UMD Computer Science Professor Arshia Khan and Monarch Healthcare group.

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Alina C. Zdechlik in a laboratory
Oct 11, 2021

Postdoc Alina Zdechlik tapped into the broad network of support and educational opportunities available at the UMN for young innovators to increase her research impact and jump start her career.

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"Minnesota's 2021 Tekne Awards Finalist"
Sep 29, 2021

UMN and Launch Minnesota have been recognized for their partnership in connecting technology entrepreneurs across the state with a multifaceted array of education, resources, and advising.

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