U of M Resources

So Many Opportunities

Teacher-scholars in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering are able to take advantage of research and teaching resources at UMD, within the University of Minnesota system, and throughout the Twin Ports. Check out some of the opportunities for collaboration that await you.

Research Hubs

At UMD, we solve complex challenges that affect our region and world. Swenson College is home to:

Research Resources

There are many centers and institutes at UMD and the University of Minnesota that are available to support our team.

Swenson College's Research Instrumentation Lab houses characterization instrumentation such as electron and confocal microscopes, and spectrometers that will advance your research projects.

In addition there are more than 300 research, education, and outreach centers and institutes that encourage collaboration among disciplines and partner with other institutions and community programs. To highlight just a few of these centers that can support and expand your research program: the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, the Center for Metabolomics and Proteomics (CMSP) Facility, the Minnesota Nano Center, the UMN Genomics Center, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Center for Transportation Studies, and the Minnesota Robotics Institute. You can also partner with U-Spatial for geospatial technologies and tools.

Teaching and Outreach

The Swenson College of Science and Engineering has led efforts at UMD in active learning and inclusive pedagogy. For the next 5 years, our faculty will be participating in the Swenson Mobile Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching that will be led by teaching and learning leaders in our College.

Our STEM Teaching and Learning Committee regularly leads book clubs and workshops to catalyze innovation in our classrooms and laboratories. We work closely with colleagues in the Center for Educational Innovation for feedback on our teaching and suggestions for new ideas to explore. Academic Technology Support Services provides new tools and technologies that we use to introduce our students to the latest advances in science and engineering.

Swenson College has a vibrant outreach program, leading events in the community and K-12 focused activities. We also host the Marshall W. Alworth planetarium for teaching and outreach activities.