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CSE Events Calendar

Oct 22, 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.


Oct 25, 14

Bell Museum-Saturday with a Scientist: The Engineer's Sandbox

Spend Saturday with Joe Labuz and Kimberly Hill from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota as we explore something we're all familiar with, but may not know a lot about--sand!



Watch demonstrations by Labuz and his graduate students, or listen to Hill talk about "the art and science of sand." Curious about quicksand? Quicksand is not any special type of sand, but is a state that normal sand can be in under certain conditions--learn how with the quicksand tank. See sand up close under microscopes and even test the strength of sand by exploring sand's ability to withstand landslides and friction forces.

Free with museum admission.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Location: Bell Museum

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


Oct 27, 14

Geothermal Energy, Energy from the Earth

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Joel Renner, M.Sc., Idaho National Lab (retired), will present "Geothermal Energy, Energy from the Earth."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Oct 30, 14

Toy Models

Would you like to come see some toys? "Toys" here have a special sense: objects of daily life that you can find or make in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, reveal surprises that keep scientists puzzling for a while. Table-top demonstrations of several such toys will be presented, and we will visit some of the science that they open up.

Tadashi Tokieda, the Director of Studies in Mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, grew up in Japan, was educated in France, used to be a classical philologist, and has a Ph.D. from Princeton. One of his lines of activity is inventing, collecting, and studying toys. Some of these toys have been featured in shows and exhibits in various countries.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Moos Tower, Room 2-650

FFI: Visit the website.


Oct 30, 14

Viewing the Birth of the Universe from the Bottom of the World

At one time the origin and fate of the Universe in which we find ourselves was the subject of speculation by mystics and philosophers. Now it is a hard, data-driven science--although some mysteries remain!

Professor Clem Pryke will guide you through the current state of knowledge, from the discovery of cosmic expansion to dark matter and dark energy. Then journey back in cosmic time to the first instant of the Big Bang and learn about the recent evidence for gravitational waves coming from the BICEP2 radio telescope located at the South Pole.

Pryke's lecture will be followed by a Q&A session, plus free viewing of Eyes on the Universe in the Bell Museum's West Gallery.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Bell Museum Auditorium

FFI: Visit the website.


Oct 31, 14

Multi-Scale Mechanics and Evolving Discontinuities

"Multi-Scale Mechanics and Evolving Discontinuities" will be presented by Rene De Borst, Reuius Professor of Engineering and Mechanics, University of Glasgow at the 2014 Vardoulakis Lecture on Civil Engineering.

Multi-scale methods are quickly becoming a new paradigm in many branches of science, including simulation-based engineering, where multi-scale approaches can further our understanding of the behavior of man-made and natural materials. In multi-scale analyses a greater resolution is sought at ever smaller scales. In this manner, it is possible to incorporate the physics more properly and, therefore, to construct models that are more reliable and have a greater range of validity at the macroscale.

This lecture will begin with a concise classification of multi-scale computational mechanics, and focus on computational methods that allow for concurrent computing at multiple scales. Difficulties related to the efficient and accurate coupling between the various subdomains will be highlighted with an emphasis on the coupling of domains that are modeled by dissimilar field equations. Next, the focus will turn to evolving discontinuities that arise at different scales and methods of resolving them, including level sets, phase-field approaches, partition-of-unity finite element methods, and isogeometric finite element analysis. Finally, approaches will be outlined for multi-scale analyses that include coupling of evolving discontinuities with non-purely mechanical effects.

Date: Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Civil Engineering, Room

FFI: Visit the website.


Nov 10, 14

What Minnesota Lakes tell us about the last 10,000 years

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Kevin Theissen, Ph.D., Geology Department Chair, St. Thomas University, will present "What Minnesota Lakes tell us about the last 10,000 years."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Nov 11, 14

C3=Curiosity, Community, Collaboration

The College of Science and Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts invite faculty to celebrate collaboration and to launch our new C3 initiative to enhance opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction.

Please join us for the CSE/CLA Collaborative Research Showcase and Reception.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Time: Collaborative Research Showcase: 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Northrop Auditorium, Founders Room

FFI: Register online.


Nov 12, 14

Lean Startup 101

If you can build it, will customers come? Not necessarily. The first step to success as an innovator or entrepreneur is to develop solutions to "problems that matter" in the eyes of target customers. In this session, you'll be introduced to the Lean Startup mindset, principles and best practices that help innovators translate their ideas into customer solutions that generate commercial value.

A panel of experienced innovators from both established companies and startup ventures will share real life stories and lessons learned. You'll learn the importance of understanding and addressing customer pains and gains (i.e., "problems that matter") and testing business model hypotheses early as the foundation for winning innovation efforts.

This educational event is part of the Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-Corps) workshop series intended to increase innovation and entrepreneurship University-wide. It encompasses the goals of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, Office for Technology Commercialization, and College of Science and Engineering.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Time: 4–6 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-115

FFI: Register online.


Nov 18, 14

The Biologist's Imagination: Innovation in the Biosciences

Dr. Leo Furcht and Mr. William Hoffman will present "The Biologist's Imagination: Innovation in the Biosciences."

How does imagination shape our understanding of the natural world? How do thoughts of "what could be" challenge conventional wisdom and practices at the intersection of science, enterprise and entrepreneurship. William Hoffman, author of "The Biologist's Imagination: Innovation in the Biosciences" believes it is at this intersection that ideas find fertile soil and take root.

In an interactive presentation suitable for scientists, engineers, policy-makers, business leaders and entrepreneurs alike, Mr. Hoffman will discuss the history of innovation in the biosciences from the late eighteenth century to the present, including the rise of the biotechnology industry in the second half of the twentieth century.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

FFI: Visit the website.


Nov 19, 14

CSE Alumni Gathering and Tour at Stratasys

CSE Alumni Gathering and Tour at Stratasys

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014


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.


Nov 24, 14

Where the Dinosaurs Roam

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Ray Rogers, Ph.D., Macalester College, will present "Where the Dinosaurs Roam."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Dec 2, 14

Advances in Heart and Lung Transplant

8th Annual Bakken Symposium

This course highlights the past, present, and future of heart and lung transplantation with a focus on optimizing outcomes through patient selection, procedural enhancements, and organ preservation. It discusses the role of technology in maximizing donor utilization and providing alternatives to transplantation. The breath of the course covers changes in therapies, shifts in practice, and emerging options for patients with organ failure.
This course is ideal for all primary care providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, hospital and clinic nurses, patients, transplant specialists and others that are involved in the care of heart and lung disease patients.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Time: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location: Mayo Auditorium

FFI: Visit the website.


Dec 4, 14

Concrete Conference

In 1950, concrete industry professionals met with University of Minnesota engineering faculty and continuing education staff to design a professional development program for engineers, contractors, architects, consultants, educators, and engineering students. The result, an inaugural conference in December 1951, became an annual University offering now in its 64th year.

Through the years, concrete construction concepts and technology have changed in response to new and recurring challenges facing the industry. Performance, durability, restoration, repair, innovation, and research continue to be important topics for those involved in concrete construction. Conference presenters include practicing engineers, engineering faculty, and consultants who will offer information on current technology and practice.

Registration by Nov. 21 is $150, after that the cost is $170.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Time: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, Minn.

FFI: Visit the website.


Dec 5, 14

Emerging Technologies: Electroencephalography

An interdisciplinary workshop presented by the Center for Cognitive Sciences

Come to this one-day EEG event to learn more about the method and see it in action! Students and faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Scheduled speakers
9–10:20 a.m. "What is EEG and how does it work?"
Yang Zhang, University of Minnesota

10:30 a.m.–Noon "Why use EEG? Applications and major findings"
Paul Collins, University of Minnesota

Noon–1 p.m. Lunch

1–4 p.m. "Hands-on workshop: Data collection and analysis"
Emily Kappenman, UC Davis

Date: Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Time/Location: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Walter Library, Room 402
Noon–1 p.m.; Anderson Hall, Room 174
1–4 p.m.; Anderson Hall, Room 174

FFI: Visit the website.

Register online by Nov. 5.


Dec 8, 14

The Purpose of the Minnesota County Atlas

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Dale Setterholm, M.Sc., MOT, MN Geological Survey, will present "The Purpose of the Minnesota County Atlas."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Dec 11, 14

CSE Public Lecture

CSE Public Lecture featuring Chemistry Professor Marc Hillmyer, Director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers

Date: Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014


Jan 26, 15

Sustainability and Mineral Stewardship

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

John Beck, 3M Geologist, and Mike Hansberry, 3M Sustainability Leader, will present Sustainability and Mineral Stewardship."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Feb 9, 15

North Shore Geological Mapping

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Terry Boerboom, M.Sc., Minnesota Geological Survey, will present "North Shore Geological Mapping."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Feb 23, 15

Where the USGS comes from and where it is going in Minnesota

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Tim Cowdery, M.Sc., USGS, will present "Where the USGS comes from and where it is going in Minnesota."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Mar 9, 15

Straight Talk About Folds

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Peter Hudleston, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, will present "Straight Talk About Folds."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Mar 23, 15

Fracking

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Emmanuel Detournay, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, will present "Fracking."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, March 23, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Apr 6, 15

Industrial Sand Mining in Wisconsin-Geology and Controversies

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Kent Syverson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, will present "Industrial Sand Mining in Wisconsin-Geology and Controversies."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, April 6, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Apr 20, 15

Oil Field Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Steven Erickson, M.Sc., Past President GSM, will present "Oil Field Earthquakes in Oklahoma."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


May 1, 15

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Commencement

Commencement ceremony for graduate students in the College of Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Engineering, and the Medical School basic science programs.

Doors open at noon. Tickets are not required. This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

Time: Noon Graduates assemble, doors open; 1 p.m. Commencement

Location: Mariucci Arena

FFI: Visit the website.


May 4, 15

Como Bluff, Brontosaurs, and Beyond

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Mark Ryan, Writer-Photographer, SMM Science Buzz, will present "Como Bluff, Brontosaurs, and Beyond" at the GSM Spring Banquet and Silent Auction.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, May 15, 2015

Time: 5–8:30 p.m.

Location: U Garden, 2725 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis

FFI: Visit the website.