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Solution Studio

Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 10:00 amSunday | September 02, 2018 | 5:00 pm

Scientists use creativity every day. Meet researchers from the University of Minnesota who are using their imagination to solve real challenges facing people and the planet.

Be inspired by their work. Let your creativity run wild as you work to solve challenges inspired by this cutting-edge research – We’ll provide the materials and tools, you bring your big ideas and a willingness to explore, create, experiment, and share!

Throughout its summer run, the Solution Studio will feature special programs with Makers-in-Residence including UMN researchers, local artists, and community partners.

Stay tuned to the calendar for upcoming opportunities.

Featured researchers & challenges

Solve the Puzzle
Can you figure out how an animal moves by studying its bones?

Sharon Jansa, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, and Curator of Mammals, Bell Museum

Weave Ideas Together
How do you construct a fabric that functions in a specific way, but also feels and looks good?

Lucy Dunne, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wearable Technology Lab and Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel
Brad Hoschuh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Wearable Technology Lab and Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

Stretch Your Thinking
How do you swab a surface that you can’t reach?

Christine Salomon, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Center for Drug Design

Respond to Feedback
Can you build a robot that senses and responds to the environment?

University of Minnesota Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research
Jerrold Vitek, M.D., Ph.D, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology


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Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 10:00 am
Sunday | September 02, 2018 | 5:00 pm
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Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

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