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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.

Lonza, Inc. Turns Nuisance Dust into Fuel Source

NRRI helps Minnesota manufacturer turn waste wood particles to a biofuel to power their plant.

Renewable Energy Lab Delivers Biofuels for the Future

After 10 years of research, NRRI delivered solid results this fall. As in solid biofuels. By the ton. 

Clover Science and Genetics

From a Colombian veterinarian clinic to Minnesota clover, one UMD student searches for answers

Four in the Family

The Larsen clan descends on UMD.

Dr. Ryan Bergstrom Named IonE Associate

IonE recently selected Dr. Ryan Bergstrom as one of 14 faculty from across the University of Minnesota system to join its cohort of... more

Digging Deep

A quest to dig beneath the earth's oldest ice.

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Clear lakes disguise impaired water quality.

He's Been There

After being tutored as a freshman, Shane Johannsen now helps his classmates in the Tutoring Center.  

New Planning Course Offered

Sponsored by Minnesota Sea Grant and NOAA, Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities will be held Oct. 25-26, 2017, in Duluth.

NRRI Analyses Give MnDOT Project Strong Start

Ore resource model and geology analysis provides critical information that helped MnDOT reroute U.S. Highway 53 to make way for mining.


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