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CSE Events Calendar

Feb 28, 15

3D Printing and Bionics

Keynote speaker Mike McAlpine, head of McAlpine Research Lab at Princeton University will lead the MIN-Corps seminar "3D Printing and Bionics." Join ground-breaking academic and industry leaders in this half-day seminar to explore the lifesaving and commercial possibilities at the intersection of 3D printing and bionics.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Time: 7:30 a.m.–Noon

Location: Hanson Hall, Room 1-107

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


Mar 2, 15

Data Science: A Signal Processing Approach

José M. F. Moura, Carnegie Mellon University, will present "Data Science: A Signal Processing Approach" at the DTC Science and Technology Innovators Lecture Series.

Signal processing has traditionally dealt with time series, images, video where data is indexed by time ticks and pixels. The structure of the indexing set is taken for granted. In the last few years, new opportunities for signal and data processing have arisen, except data is now indexed by social agents, genes, customers of service providers, or by some other arbitrary enumeration suggested by the application. We revisit the fundamentals of Signal Processing and develop for data (signals) arising from these various domains the essential concepts and methods of traditional Signal Processing.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015

Time: 3:30 p.m. Reception; 4 p.m. Seminar

Location: Walter Library, Rooms 401/402

FFI: Visit the website.


Mar 5, 15

Gallery Conversation: Eyes on the Universe

Explore the "Eyes on the Universe" exhibit with Professor Evan Skillman from the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. Professor Skillman led the Andromeda Project on Zooniverse that allowed citizen scientists to help researchers search for star clusters in the Andromeda Galaxy.

Free with museum admission.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Bell Museum

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


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 10, 15

Emerging Professionals Network (EPN) Event @ Surly Brewing MSP

Join your fellow University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering alumni for our latest EPN event!

Recent graduates are invited to a special evening at the new Surly Brewing in Minneapolis. Check out the just-opened private event space while you enjoy special U of M pricing on beer, complimentary Happy Hour fare, and networking with U of M emerging professionals.

Cost: $10/UMAA members, $12/Non-members.

Register today!

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Location: Surly Brewing, 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis

FFI: Register online today. For questions or more information, please contact Ann Terry, Director of Alumni Relations, at asterry@umn.edu.


Mar 11, 15

Metro Accessibility Dynamics

Twin Cities Research Group event features civil engineering professor David Levinson who will present on metro accessibility dynamics.

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: Noon–1 p.m.

Location: Wilder Foundation, Room 2610, 451 Lexington Parkway (at University Ave), Saint Paul, MN 55104


Mar 11, 15

Waving Tails, Spiny Disks, and Sticky Situations: Explorations in Biological Fluid Dynamics

Phytoplankton floating in the ocean, sperm moving through the reproductive tract, and fish swimming in the sea all rely on an intricate interplay of forces. These are examples of how flexible structures interact with a surrounding fluid--a common theme in biological fluid dynamics. This lecture will explore how mathematical models and computational simulations are being used to study some intriguing biological systems.

Lisa Fauci holds a Ph.D. in math from New York University and is the Pendergraft Nola Lee Haynes Professor of Mathematics at Tulane University. Her research focuses on fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, and scientific computing. In particular, she uses methods from computational fluid dynamics to understand biological processes, such as sperm motility, the neuromechanics of locomotion, and phytoplankton dynamics in the ocean. She is a world-renowned speaker on the topic of biological fluid dynamics.

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 7–8:30 p.m.

Location: 2-650 Moos Health Sciences Tower

Cost: Free


Mar 14, 15

Saturday with a Scientist: Chemistry

Chemistry is cool - and hot!

Join the (Be)ll (M)useum and (P)rofessor Ken Leopold from the Department of (C)hemistry as we explore the various f(Ac)ets of chemistry in our everyday (Li)ves, from non-(Ne)wtonian fluids to exothermic/endothermic (Re)actions. Play with dry ice, make liquid (N)itrogen ice (Cr)eam, (Se)perate oil and water with a (F)unky lava lamp, and more!

Free with museum admission.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Location: Bell Museum

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


Mar 19, 15

CSE Alumni at The Works

The Works Museum uses its exhibits, programs, and design challenges to engage kids in science, technology, and engineering and make learning memorable and fun. You can learn more about the Works Museum on their website.

Cost includes hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, museum admission, and use of the Design Lab. Please also note that although the museum is tailored to kids 5 - 12, this event is geared towards adults.

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time: 6–8 p.m.

Location: The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420

Cost: $20 for University of Minnesota Alumni Association Members; $22 for non-members

FFI: Contact Ann Terry, CSE Director of Alumni Relations, at asterry@umn.edu.


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.


Mar 28, 15

Tapping the Potential of Plant Genomics

Keynote speaker Dan Voytas, director of the Center for Genome Engineering, and recipient of the first University of Minnesota Entrepreneurial Researcher Award will lead the MIN-Corps seminar on "Tapping the Potential of Plant Genomics." Join ground-breaking academic and industry leaders in this half-day seminar to examine the potential of plant genomics for more reliable and abundant food production.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time: 7:30 a.m.–Noon

Location: Hanson Hall, Room 1-107

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


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 11, 15

Robot Day at The Works Museum

Celebrate National Robotics Week at The Works Museum!

Come learn about robots of all shapes and sizes as we celebrate National Robotics Week. Meet robots used in businesses and universities, see student-built robots in action, and more!

Admission to the museum is required, and Robot Day activities are included with the price of admission; $8 per person for adults and children, and children two and under are free.

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Avenue, Bloomington

FFI: Visit the website.


Apr 13, 15

Medical Device Innovation Workshop "Becoming a Medical Technology Innovator"

In this BETTER THAN EVER fast-paced, one-day workshop, you will learn the essentials of being a medical technology innovator and key opinion leader. Learn from experts in the field on these topics:

  • Medical device new product development process
  • Pre-clinical trials
  • Understanding med tech markets and needs
  • Intellectual property
  • How clinicians can innovate
  • Building a med tech startup
  • Creativity and brainstorming
  • Writing a business plan
  • Formulating a research question
  • Case studies of med tech innovation

The lectures are complemented by a series of hands-on activities where you will conceive, refine, prototype and develop a new med tech product.

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015

Time: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Location: Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union (third floor)

FFI: Visit the website.


Apr 13, 15

5.10(k) Road Race and Fun Run

The race winds through the scenic University of Minnesota Minneapolis East and West Bank Campuses highlighting great views of the Mississippi River and historic buildings. The race start/finish area is in front of the Coffman Memorial Union Building (facing Washington Ave) located at 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Pre-registered and race-day registrants should check in by 6:15 p.m. on the day of the race to pick up your race number, t-shirt, and sign a waiver form. Race day registration will begin at 5 p.m.

Online race registration will begin in January 2015. On-site registration will be available. Price will increase onsite. UMN students may register for only $10 with a valid student ID. All race registrants will receive a free race t-shirt and be welcome to enjoy post-race goodies including food and drinks as well as be eligible for post-race prizes!

The DMD 5K is open to all-level runners and walkers, and to those not attending the DMD conference.

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m. Race begins

Location: Coffman Memorial Union

FFI: Visit the website.


Apr 14, 15

2015 Design of Medical Devices Conference

The world's largest premiere medical devices conference consists of four days of workshops, symposiums, scientific poster sessions and technical/scientific sessions, with topics such as:

  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Big Data and Informatics
  • Biomaterials
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Micro and Nano Devices
  • Neuroendovascular Devices
  • Surgical Robotics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Keynote Luncheon
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Free Medical Devices Industry Career Fair
  • Symposium: "Medical Device Innovation in the Far East"

Registration is required and prices vary. Register online.

Date: Tuesday, April 14–Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

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

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


Apr 14, 15

2015 Medical Devices Industry Career Fair

The Design of Medical Devices Conference, in cooperation with Minnesota Works, will be hosting a unique opportunity, for those seeking employment or internships, to network with medical device industry professionals and companies. This is a free career fair and pre-registration is not required.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time: 5:30–7:30 pm.

Location: Pinnacle Ballroom, The Commons Hotel

FFI: Visit the website.


Apr 16, 15

CSE Public Lecture 'No News Is Big News: Adventures in Science Journalism'

Featuring Joe Palca, National Public Radio science correspondent

The factors that make something newsworthy and those that make something scientifically important can be very different. NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca knows that from personal experience. Two stories in particular reveal that dichotomy. Both had enormous public impact, and neither contained a shred of news. In his lecture, Palca will explain why that was, and provide other examples of the frequent disconnect between science and news.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Space is limited so register early! Seating is first-come, first-served the day of the event.

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Location: Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150

FFI: Visit the website and register online or contact Megan Orr at mlorr@umn.edu or 612-625-3767.


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.


Apr 22, 15

Lean Startup 101

Seminar leader Kirk Froggatt, Gemini Chair and Senior Fellow at the Technological Leadership Institute in the College of Science and Engineering, will lead the MIN-Corps seminar on "Lean Startup 101." This seminar will provide an introduction to the Lean Development methodology developed at Stanford University to translate ideas and IP into successful business ventures.

Free and open to the public.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 4–6 p.m.

Location: Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 170

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


Apr 23, 15

Gilruth Tribute Celebration

Minnesota vision launched the most audacious engineering challenge in history.

Celebrate one of the most amazing stories in our State of Innovation and grow our legacy by supporting a new generation of learners.

Featured Guest: Robert Cabana, Director, Kennedy Space Center

The Minnesotan who advised President Kennedy to put a man on the moon led the Apollo program and built a great space center in a pasture to do it.

Known as the "Father of America's Human Space Flight program," Robert Gilruth was born in Nashwauk, Minnesota on October 8, 1913. He graduated from high school in Duluth, earned Aeronautical Engineering degrees from the University of Minnesota and oversaw 25 manned spaceflights, from the suborbital Mercury-Redstone 3 flight to Apollo 15 lunar landing mission - July 1971.

AirSpace Minnesota nominated Mr. Gilruth for induction into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, to occur on Saturday, April 25. Mr. Cabana is coming to help pay tribute to Mr. Gilruth, the legacy of the University of Minnesota and the many Minnesotans who helped take America into space.

About Robert Cabana
Mr. Cabana, a Minnesota native and graduate of Minneapolis Washburn High School, was appointed to lead the Kennedy Space Center in October 2008. The Hall of Fame astronaut previously served as director of NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and deputy director of NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 8–10 a.m.

Location: TCF Bank Stadium

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


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.


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.