College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

CSE Events Calendar

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

Robotics, Sensors, and Advanced Manufacturing Spring Symposium

Plenary talks given by:

  • Lynne Parker, Division Director, Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation
  • Rob Sweet, Associate Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota
  • Mario Munich, Vice President of Advanced Development, iRobot
  • Daniel Schmoldt, National Program Leader, USDA/NIFA

Event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, May 4, 2015

Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location: Walter Library, Room 401/402

FFI: Register online by Friday, April 24.

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.

May 6, 15

Gopher Motorsports technical presentation

University of Minnesota Student Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), each year we design and build a vehicle to compete in the global Formula SAE Series. The competition goal is to design and manufacture an open wheel, open cockpit, single seat vehicle marketable to the weekend autocrosser.

Join the group for a technical presentation of the 2015 car. University faculty encouraged to attend.

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Mechanical Engineering, Room 108

May 7, 15

MnDRIVE Robotics, Sensors and Advanced Manufacturing Lecture

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is an industry- and world-changing wave of transformation for manufacturers. Software, sensors, and connectivity are increasingly embedded into the products we design and build. Join us for an upcoming lecture to learn more from one of the leaders in the industry.

Smart, connected products--made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity--have unleashed a new era of competition. These technologies allow manufacturers to gather product feedback, which gives them the ability to improve product design, troubleshoot in real-time and become an integral partner with their customer throughout the lifecycle of their product. Manufacturers must be ready to collect, analyze and capitalize on vast streams of data arriving at increasing volumes and speed. It also means evaluating the company's readiness to pursue new business models. Heppelmann's talk will focus on the changing environment, trends, and new strategic choices that are reshaping the manufacturing industry.

Event is free and open to the public.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Time: 2–3:30 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-180

FFI: Visit the website.

May 15, 15

CSE Undergraduate Commencement

More than 800 undergraduate students who have completed bachelor's degrees over the last year in the areas of engineering, physical sciences, computer science, and mathematics will be recognized at the College of Science and Engineering's annual commencement ceremony.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are not required. Graduates are asked to assemble one hour before the ceremony.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015

Time: 6 p.m. Graduates assemble, doors open; 7 p.m. Commencement

Location: Mariucci Arena

FFI: Visit the website.

May 20, 15

CTS Transportation Research Conference

The conference acts as a forum for researchers and practitioners from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to share their research findings in a variety of transportation-related areas. Concurrent sessions are focused in four categories that match the Center's research emphasis areas--Transportation Safety and Traffic Flow, Transportation Infrastructure, Transportation and the Economy, and Transportation Planning and the Environment--with a fifth category covering Education and Outreach issues.

The conference audience consists of individuals from multiple disciplines and organizations involved in transportation, including policymakers and practitioners from state, regional, and local government; private sector consultants, shippers, carriers, and providers; and faculty, students, and staff from the University of Minnesota and other educational institutions.

Registration cost is $195.

Dates: Wednesday, May 20–Thursday, May 21, 2015

Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN

FFI: Visit the website.