Monday, December 6, 2021 - 10:15am

Categories: Diversity, Engagement, Student Support

3M scientists and University donors Jayshree Seth (left) and Raghu Padiyath established the University of Minnesota Sankofa Scholarship following racial unrest in Minneapolis.

“Racial disparities resulting from systemic racism impact many aspects of Black lives, including the lack of representation in STEM. This inequity must be addressed since STEM professionals... Read more

Topics: CSE

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 9:30am

Categories: By the numbers, Diversity

In 2017, 3M made a generous five-year pledge of more than $8 million that has sparked progress in a wide range of areas, especially when it comes to building a more diverse workforce and providing our future scientists, leaders, and engineers with opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. 

Click here to learn more about the far-... Read more


Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:15pm

Categories: Diversity, Undergraduate

Kate Fernandez had wanted to go to medical school for as long as she could remember. She wanted to use her interest in science and technology to help people, and becoming a doctor seemed like the most logical path—that is, until her mother encouraged her to look into engineering as a back-up plan.

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Topics: CSE, STEM

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:00pm

Categories: Diversity, Engagement, Outreach

The College of Science and Engineering continues to wow children and families from across the state with 3M-sponsored shows. With recent and upcoming performances in 2020, Physics Force and Energy and U are getting kids excited about science and technology, targeting underserved youth and building a pipeline of talent. 

Energy and U

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Topics: CSE

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Categories: Diversity, Student Support

In the second of our two-part series, Michael Goh, Ph.D., who is the University of Minnesota’s vice president for equity and diversity, continues a discussion on why the U’s equity and diversity mission and its 3M partnership are so important.


Q: How is 3M helping with the University and state equity and diversity mission?  3M’s home state... Read more

Topics: OED

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 11:15am

Categories: Diversity

In part one of a two-part series, Michael Goh, Ph.D., vice president for equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota, explains why equity and diversity are critical for success.


Q:  On the landing page of the website of the Office for Equity and Diversity is this quote: “We all share responsibility for equity and diversity—it’s everybody’s... Read more

Topics: OED

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:15am

Categories: By the numbers, Diversity, Outreach, Student Support, Undergraduate

By 2025, nearly 25 percent of Minnesota’s working-age adults will be people of color, and 62 percent of new jobs in the Minneapolis and St. Paul—home to 3M headquarters—will require postsecondary education. However, nationally and at the U of M, there are gaps in academic success between white students and students of color. The University is working to close these gaps... Read more

Topics: OED, STEM

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:45pm

Categories: Athletics, By the numbers, Diversity, Engagement, Faculty, Outreach, Research, Student Support, Undergraduate, Graduate

How does the partnership between 3M and the U of M make a difference? 

3M’s long relationship with the U of M includes $120 million invested in research, the education of scientists, engineers, and leaders, and much more.  Click here to learn more about how this... Read more

Topics: CSE, CSOM, DENT, Intercollegiate Athletics, OED, Recruitment, STEM, UMD

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 12:45pm

Categories: By the numbers, Diversity, Outreach

Getting kids excited about science and technology is the first step in building a pipeline of science and engineering talent. 3M is a partner with the U of M’s College of Science and Engineering youth programs aimed at sparking interest in STEM subjects.

3M support is key to these signature programs, which are especially targeted at families, and... Read more

Topics: CSE, Recruitment, STEM

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:30pm

Categories: Diversity, Outreach, Student Support, Undergraduate

Students benefit from new challenges and opportunities offered by student organizations. 3M’s investment in these programs aligns with its goals around visibility as well as recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. In 2018-19, 3M is supporting these student organizations:


Professional and special interest:... Read more

Topics: CSE, STEM



CSE-College of Science and Engineering

CSOM-Carlson School of Management

DENT-School of Dentistry

ICA-Intercollegiate Athletics

OED-Office of Equity and Diversity

STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

UMMCH-M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital