Swenson College of Science and Engineering
The Swenson College of Science and Engineering embodies:
Education: We prepare students for success by adhering to our strong tradition of teaching while incorporating active, hands-on experience. Join us in building today’s workforce and tomorrow’s leaders.
Research: We partner with regional industry to solve problems with local, national and international impact. Join us in answering real-world challenges with real-world solutions.
Outreach: We serve Northern Minnesota and beyond by engaging in science education and communication. Join us in creating opportunities for women and minorities in STEM.
Together, our investments in science and engineering education drive discovery in our students, our community and our world. Claire Anderson is a powerhouse who serves as president of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), follows her research passion in green energy, keeps up with her chemical engineering classes, and teaches ballet. Claire Anderson and SWE are orchestrating an event, "Mommy, Me, and SWE," to help young girls and their moms have fun with engineering. Her scholarships give her time to reach out to the community. "They really help, and it's cool to be recognized," she says.
The Department of Biology is the hub for fundamental biological sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Faculty and students in the Department of Biology form a collaborative network that conducts cutting-edge research which furthers our understanding of the natural world and finds application in fields from conservation to biomedical sciences. Donations provide program support, student financial assistance and assistance for research.
The Department of Chemical Engineering seeks excellence in engineering education and research by using modern, hands-on, and active learning experiences to prepare undergraduate students for professional success, and to hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and protect the environment in performance of their professional duties. Your donations support research, scholarships and student activities.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to providing scientific solutions that address societal needs in an increasingly complex, diverse, and dynamic world. This commitment is demonstrated in our support of the professional and personal development of our undergraduate and graduate students.
The Department of Civil Engineering prepares graduates for professional practice and graduate study through a program firmly based in strong technical skills, fundamentals, hands-on learning, sustainability, and professionalism. Our graduates are prepared to address real-world problems with real-world solutions.
The Department of Computer Science balances formal classroom instruction with hands-on learning opportunities. Students gain real-world experience collaborating with faculty on projects, and work with state of the art equipment. Your generous donations help students enter their chosen profession with the ability to adapt to change and innovation.
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers challenging hands-on laboratory and design components, in conjunction with a thorough foundation in theory. Through research and scholarships, your donations equip students to be make lifelong contributions to their profession and to society.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences incorporates a strong tradition of undergraduate geology, and many opportunities for field-based study and independent research. The geosciences combine science, engineering and math to create an understanding of our physical environment and critical economic, political and ethical issues.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics responds to the ever-increasing demands for the mathematical sciences in today's society by providing an integrated set of academic and research programs designed to prepare students for careers in business, industry, education, and government. Faculty seek to develop critical thinking with broad exposure to many areas within the mathematical sciences.
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering strives to deliver a laboratory-intensive undergraduate mechanical engineering education to provide students with the tools and skills to excel in theengineering profession, as they pursue lifelong learning and make positive contributions to society.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a launching pad for exploration and discovery of the universe. Faculty and students team up to search beyond the basic rules of the behavior of matter and energy.
Through work on research at the forefront of science our graduates are prepared for a future that holds exciting opportunities and exhilarating breakthroughs.
From spending five days on a research vessel on Lake Superior to becoming the president of UMD’s Chapter of the Society of Physics Students, junior Mark Kallevig has made strong connections at UMD. He appreciates the Dedicated Faculty scholarship because it allows him to pursue a double major in physics and electrical engineering. “I like to solve problems and UMD gives me challenges, like the Physics Olympiad and a mathematical modeling competition.”
Detachment 420 of the Air Force ROTC prepares young men and women for an air force commission as soon as they earn their degree. The department offers a curriculum focusing on Air Force history, leadership, management and professionalism partnered with the real world application of organizational leadership and management skills.
The Large Lakes Observatory is the only institute in the country dedicated to the study of large lakes throughout the world. LLO has a global outlook and an international reputation with field programs and collaborators on six continents. LLO provides unique research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
The Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) is a student workforce-driven geographic information systems (GIS) services organization with statewide visibility and relevance. GAC has a decade-long record of external contract work with state agencies, counties, and regional organizations. The Center's staff also provides assistance in classrooms and research projects across campus.
The Research Instrumentation Laboratory (RIL) is a shared instrumentation facility that houses and maintains major analytical instruments such as scanning electron microscope for research and teaching. RIL also provides analytical services to local technology businesses. Financial support from donors helps RIL continue to advance scientific learning and exploration.