On July 19, 2022, we enjoyed the first in-person event we have held in almost 3 years! Over the past 33 months, we zoomed, celebrated Scholars, and our 2021 Scientist of the Year, Dr. Michael Osterholm. Those meetings went very well, but it wasn't the same as being together.
Rachel Tenney is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in the department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at UMN. She works under Drs. Paige Novak and Timothy LaPara and is studying nitrogen removal in rural wastewater treatment ponds. Rachel’s research focuses on elucidating fundamental mechanisms of nitrogen cycling with the goal of developing sustainable, practical methods for nutrient management in rural,... Read more
Sze Cheng is a PhD Candidate in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is advised by Dr. Jeongsik Yong, which studies pre-mRNA processing in cancer. Sze aims to investigate the role of splicing factor U2AF1 mutation in transcriptome reprogramming in lung cancer. She integrates gene editing, biochemistry,... Read more
Dean is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Minnesota. He works with Professor Kumar K. Tamma on the development and study of algorithms for transient and dynamic applications in computational mechanics. His research strives to foster a fundamental understanding of these algorithms in the... Read more
Matt is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and is a member of the McAlpine Research Group (under Dr. Michael McAlpine). His research focus is on the utilization of programmable drug capsules and 3D bioprinting to differentiate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into 3D multicellular cardiac... Read more
Nick Heller, PhD candidate in Computer Science, has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) for 2021-2022.
The DDF gives the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.
Has the world-wide pandemic crisis changed attitudes about science?
On November 19, 2020, Dr. Jayshree Seth presented the 2020 update from global surveys taken both before and after the pandemic. View video to hear the continuation of this important conversation.... Read more