College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering
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CSE Events Calendar

Aug 12, 14

ACS National Meeting Chemistry Alumni and Friends Breakfast

If you're attending the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco, please join us at the Chemistry Alumni & Friends Breakfast.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Time: 7:30–9:30 a.m.

Location: Moscone Center, South Building, Esplanade Ballroom 306.

FFI: Click here to register for the conference and the breakfast. Already registered? You can add a ticket. The event number is SE-16.

Cost: $5.


Aug 18, 14

Aerosol and Particle Measurement Short Course

This course will provide basic aerosol measurement and sampling skills for individuals entering the aerosol and particle field. It is also a good refresher course providing updated information for individuals that are already in the field. The course includes hands-on laboratory experiences at both the TSI laboratory and the University of Minnesota laboratory where participants will be able to discuss their own projects with the instructors and other attendees.

Dates: August 18–21, 2014

Location: Mechanical Engineering

FFI: Visit the website.


Aug 21, 14

MnTAP Intern Program Presentations

Each summer, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) interns help identify solutions for companies that include reducing energy, raw material use, defects, scrap, air emissions, solid or hazardous waste, and water use. Learn more about pollution prevention and energy efficiency solutions from the students participating in the 2014 MnTAP intern program. Eleven summer interns will present the findings from their pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Time: 1–5 pm.

Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Maroon and Gold Room

FFI: Register online.


Sep 11, 14

2014 Clean Water Summit

Green Infrastructure for Clean Water: Costs & Benefits to Our Communities

In Minnesota, water is an important yet vulnerable resource we need to protect. Using green infrastructure to manage runoff in the urban landscape plays an important role in cleaning our water and provides multiple benefits to our communities. Yet widespread use on public and private property still isn't the norm. The 2014 Clean Water Summit will focus on both the costs and benefits of green infrastructure in development projects, including the economic, social, and ecological factors. Participants will learn how we currently value clean water, why we need to change the way we think about water as a finite resource, and tools and strategies that have been used to develop green infrastructure projects, leading to more partnerships, more implementation, greater acceptance, and cleaner water in our communities.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN

Cost: $60 members and conference affiliates. $70 general registration
Fee includes lunch and Arboretum admission

FFI: Visit the website.


Sep 16, 14

2014 Robotics Alley Conference

More than 500 global leaders in robotics research, design, business development, investment, law, and policy will share their insights into the worldwide explosion of robotics and autonomous systems at the Fourth Annual Robotics Alley Conference and Expo.

Businesspeople, media, investors, academics, and policy professionals interested in the future of the Midwestern robotics industry will hear from internationally known keynote speakers and many other presenters in nine robotics tracks.

Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 16–Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Location: Minneapolis Marriot Northwest

FFI: Visit the website.


Sep 16, 14

Fall 2014 Science and Engineering Career Fair

The career fair will connect companies with current science and engineering students and recent alumni. The career fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota which will allow employers to network with science and engineering students seeking full-time positions, part-time positions, co-ops, and internships.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: Mariucci Arena

FFI: Visit the website.


Sep 16, 14

2014 Misel Family Lecture: Universe or Multiverse

The 2014 Misel Family Lecture will feature Andrei Linde, Stanford University, who will present "Universe or Multiverse."

Cosmological observations show that the universe is very uniform on the largest scales accessible to our telescopes, and the same laws of physics operate in all of its parts that we can see now.

The best theoretical explanation of the uniformity of our world was provided by the theory of inflation, which was proposed about 30 years ago. Rather paradoxically, this theory also predicts that on a very large scale, much greater than what we can see now, the world may look totally different. Instead of being a single spherically symmetric balloon, our universe may look like a "multiverse", a collection of many different exponentially large balloons ("universes") with different laws of physics operating in each of them.

Refreshments will be served after the lecture in the McNamara Atrium.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

FFI: Visit the website.


Sep 17, 14

Inflation and cosmological attractors

Andrei Linde, Stanford University, will present ""Inflation and cosmological attractors" at the Physics and Astronomy Colloquium.

Refreshments will be served in Physics, Room 216 after the lecture.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Time: 3:35 p.m.

Location: Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 131

FFI: Visit the website.


Oct 13, 14

Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference

Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout sessions, networking opportunities, tours of local research laboratories, and panel-discussions on the technologies and workforce skills transforming the fluid power industry.

Event Highlights:


  • Premier fluid power technical conference

  • High caliber panel on public-private partnerships in innovation, teaching and learning and research to marketplace

  • Meet one-on-one with fluid power experienced students

  • Over 40 fluid power technical research posters and presentations

  • Tour of Vanderbilt University fluid power laboratories

  • Special visit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dates: Oct. 13–16, 2014

Location: Nashville, TN

FFI: Visit the website.


Oct 21, 14

Cyber Security Summit 2014

The Cyber Security Summit seeks to change the paradigm of how we look at digital space and security, focusing on demystifying the impact that cyber security has on our nation's government and business operations. The mission of the Summit is to establish a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together industry, government, and academic interests in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level.

The 2013 Cyber Security Summit is open to representatives of public sector organizations, private sector organizations, and those interested on this topic. Great savings are available for faculty and staff from any college or university who register before Sunday, Sept. 15. Cost: Rates vary; Discounts for faculty and staff before Sept. 15 and students before Oct. 18.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 21–Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Time: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location: The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


Nov 22, 14

Math & Science Family Fun Fair

Fascinating activities, hands-on exhibits and entertaining presentations showcasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics add up to a day of fun and learning.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: Coffman Memorial Union

FFI: Visit the website.