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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.

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Makers Space at UMD

UMD is catapulting future engineers to the next level with a Shakespeare-inspired event.
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True Natures Found

Under the protective canvas of the woods, Bulldogs are breaking from balance, relaxing into their ride, and kicking away at their comfort... more
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Doug Dunham,Professor & Artist, Presents in Austria, China, Finland and Slovenia

Douglas Dunham, Professor, Department of Computer Science, attended four conferences in July, August, and September, giving talks at each... more
Students Making a Trebuchet

Maker's Space: Elizabethan Engineering

Build like an Elizabethan!

Inclusive Game Development

Three Minnesota leaders in computer game development share their ideas about ways to make the field more welcoming to users.
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Stormwater - Filtering with Muck, Peat and Taconite

Pollutants from roads can get into watersheds if not captured and filtered. Scientists at NRRI are working on solutions.
Lake Superior Ice

Frozen: The Importance of Ice and Snow Cover

It's hard to study underneath the ice, but that doesn't mean nothing is happening. 
Student working with peat

Stormwater - Filtering with Muck, Peat and Taconite

Pollutants in runoff from roads can get into watersheds, if not captured and filtered. 
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Fall is a Stressful Tme for Trees

Happy fall color watchers probably don’t know that the bright leaves of autumn are actually a tree’s stress response. 
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Mechanical Engineering Steps Up

UMD's new Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering welcomes its first class.


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