FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - The former Spamville building at the Minnesota State Fair has been transformed into something new.

It is now the University of Minnesota Driven to Discover building, housing 30 different rotating research projects throughout the duration of the fair.

It's not always easy for researchers to convince people to come to them so they decided to go to the people, hundreds of thousands of them, at the fair.

U of M Dr. Logan Spector explained that those who step inside the Driven to Discover building are encouraged to sign up for a study, participation taking no longer than 30 minutes.

Check out Driven to Discover to find out just what studies are being conducted during various times throughout the fair.

The studies have fun titles like Faces at the Fair, Spill the Beans and the UFF DA Study.

Topics studies include language, fitness, diet, cooking, social issues, microbes, veterans coming home and much more.

Participants can leave satisfied, knowing they helped researchers understand people and the world around us a little better.

The U of M Driven to Discover building is located at 1367 Cosgrove at the fair.