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STEM Internships Are Critical to Minnesota’s Future

  Heading into 2020, college students pursuing STEM degrees had a positive job outlook in Minnesota. A leader in the medical technology and computing industries,...

SciGirls Role Models: Antoinette Smith, Software Engineer

  Antoinette builds web apps and communities that enable people to create their own technologies. She also empowers more African Americans to enter and thrive...

SciGirls Role Models: Aubrey Scott, Gameplay Engineer

  Aubrey’s experience as a trans woman of color fuels her passion for making games that allow everyone to see themselves represented. Want to keep the...

SciGirls Role Models: Amy Alexander, Biomedical Engineer

  Amy Alexander uses her creativity and the power of technology to design and 3D print tools that help surgeons reconstruct the human body. (No...

Almanac’s Mary Lahammer Gets an Antibody Test for COVID-19

  Story published: May 11, 2020 The day begins on a beautiful spring morning - it’s hard not to feel optimistic when you have trees blooming...

Alone Together: In Quarantine, Life Unfolds in the Background

What's it really like for a family to be in mandatory, at-home quarantine following a trip to Europe? One Minnesota family of five has...

Meet the Many Women Named Ruth Who Shaped Public Health in...

Once upon a time, four women named Ruth transformed public health at the University of Minnesota. That sounds flippant. But like so many stories about...

Wonder what it’s like inside a legalized hemp greenhouse?

  The sign outside says it all: “This is not marijuana. It will not get you high. These are hemp plants.” Why the warning? Because...

SciGirls Role Models: Laura Valencia, Electrical Engineer

  Laura Valencia is an Electrical Engineer at Eaton, designing and developing electrical controls for technology that people use on a daily basis. These projects...

SciGirls Role Models: Becca Cuellar, Medicinal Chemist

  There are many STEM professionals working on trying to cure cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease and other chronic illnesses every day, and Becca Cuellar assists in...