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April 14, 2009

Scimagine! 2009: Solar House


SCImagine! 2009:

Solar House on the Prairie


Who?

UMN Solar House Decathlon Team

What?

Over 150 students in 10 teams from all over campus working to build one house completely powered by the sun! Come learn about their innovation!

Where?

Free, open to the public 101 Walter Library University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

When?

Friday, May 8th, 2009
3:00-4:30 p.m.


What's a Solar House Decathlon?



(Picture of a Solar House team working on a system design.)

Solar House group web site: http://www.solardecathlon.umn.edu/

One of 20 international teams invited to compete in Washington D.C. , this group is developing a house that relies only on solar power that is tailored to the Minnesota climate.

The team is broken down into 10 departments focusing on architecture, communications, commissioning, construction, marketing, interior design, logistics, procurement, solar integration, and structural engineering.

What is SCImagine!?
SCImagine emphasizes the Science & Engineering Library's role as an intellectual gathering place on campus. Each spring, the Library showcases University teaching, learning and research in the physical sciences and engineering, offering fascinating presentations and lively discussions.

March 13, 2009

Register your team for the Science Quiz Bowl!

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The Science Quiz Bowl is coming up as part of IT Week. It's the annual friendly knowledge contest sponsored by the Mathematics and Science & Engineering Libraries. Registration is open and limited to IT students.

Teams consist of four members. If you don't have a team but still want to participate there are possibilities to be on a randomly generated team. Registration closes on March 25 and only the first 32 teams to register will be able to participate.

Learn more and REGISTER here!

February 16, 2009

Who owns your scholarship?

Registration is officially closed, but you can still join us TODAY (Monday, February 16) at 2:30 in the Coffman Great Hall to hear a presentation by Dr. Kenny Crews, Founding Director of Columbia University's Copyright Advisory Office. Dr. Crews is known as an engaging and knowledgeable speaker, and in just two hours you will:

  • Get concrete ideas on how to increase the visibility of/access to your work while still retaining ownership
  • Find out how the U's new copyright policy (approved by the Regents in 2007) applies to you
  • Discuss these issues with faculty from across the campus
  • Satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing ed requirement

All that, and refreshments too! More information here.

November 17, 2008

International Education Week Library Information Fair

Via Jon Jeffryes:

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On Tuesday, November 18 from 11-2 the Science and Engineering Library along with University Libraries is hosting a Library Information Fair to celebrate International Education Week.

This is an opportunity to find answers to those questions you've been trying to solve all semester long when it comes to library resources. Meet with a librarian for a one-on-one interaction to answer your questions. We'll also be featuring an international soundtrack, the chance to find international newspapers using Library PressDisplay, and light refreshments.

The event will be in the Upson Room of Walter Library (Room 102).

All are welcome!

Any questions, let me know!