It'll be a Homecoming the University of Minnesota hasn't seen the likes of in 28 years. With TCF Bank Stadium now on campus, festivities like the parade and pepfest will have an added sense of excitement. Margaret Carlson, CEO of the U of M Alumni Association, says all Minnesotans are invited on October 4 for one of the week's most anticipated events. Visitors will be able to tour the stadium and experience the new and exciting academic work and research being done at the U.
U of M energy and design student innovators compete in D.C.
Next month a group of University of Minnesota students will travel to Washington DC for the 2009 Solar Decathlon, an international competition to design, build and operate a highly energy-efficient, completely solar-powered house. Student project leader Shengyin Xu says that a priority was to incorporate the solar panels into a visually appealing design.
Not only is the incoming freshman class at the University of Minnesota one of the most accomplished in history, it's lucky enough to be the first to experience football back on campus in 28 years. During their Welcome Week orientation, the students got a chance to visit TCF Bank Stadium and hear from the leader of "Gopher Nation" himself, head coach Tim Brewster.
It's not easy being a green 50,000-seat sports venue. But that's what the new TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota is expected to be, according to the standards set forth by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED. The stadium would be one of the first of its kind to receive that certification, says stadium project manager Brian Swanson.