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News from our college is also featured on the University Marketing and Public Relations News site. Above are some recent stories we've shared. To find more, visit our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

If you have a potential story to share, please contact the Swenson College Communications Specialist Valerie Coit at or 218-726-8651.


Swenson College events are included in the UMD Events Calendar. We also offer a variety of Outreach Events for K-12 youth. If you have any questions about our Outreach efforts, contact Charity Rupp at or 218-726-7409.

sunset of UMD campus and wild ricing moon sculpture

Photos Fly

Chemical engineering student's photos hit the national scene.
Math Team Photo

Math/Stats Team Takes Second at State Competition

UMD Math/Stats Team excels at Advance IT Minnesota Data Derby Minnesota and is the only team to place in both divisions of the contest.

The Book that Inspired a Career

UMD alumnus Prabhat Bhatterai shapes a multi-country career in physics.
Coral fragment

UROP project at RIL

An EES undergraduate completes his UROP project at RIL.
Virtual Reality Demonstration with Kids

Astronomy Day 2017

Saturday, April 22: Free, family-friendly activities to celebrate Astronomy Day and the 50th anniversary of UMD's Alworth Planetarium.
Liz Minor on Blue Heron

Asail in Academia

Large Lakes Observatory scientist receives a 2017 teacher-scholar award.

We Call It “Um-tee-ump”

UMD's math program, UMTYMP, is looking for talented youth in grades 5-7.

UMD Students Testing Robotic Pack Mule

Mechanical and electrical engineering students developed it for the U. S. Air Force Research Laboratory Challenge. 

A Sustainable Pedal to the Metal

UMD Clean Snowmobile Team finishes its 2017 season ahead of the pack.
New XRF Analyzer

New XRF on Campus

A new X-ray fluorescence spectrometer is on its way.


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