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CSE Events Calendar

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

Alumni and Student Networking Event

Meet and mingle with current CSE students and your fellow alumni. Light appetizers will be served and cash bar will be available. This event is a chance for current students to hear about your experiences at the University of Minnesota and learn how you progressed from being a student to where you are in your career today.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Location: Campus Club, 4th floor

FFI: Visit the website.


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 NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca

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

How can we better anticipate adverse environmental impacts?

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering professor Bill Arnold together with Matt Simcik, associate professor, School of Public Health and Lowell Anderson, professor, College of Pharmacy, will present "How Can We Better Anticipate Adverse Environmental Impacts?"

Many anthropogenic actions have unanticipated consequences. This is especially true of chemical pollution resulting from products we use every day. Recent examples include triclosan -- a chemical used in hand sanitizers -- forming dioxins in Minnesota lakes; antibiotics' potential for harboring antibiotic-resistant genes in the environment; algal toxins that form from an overload of nutrients into natural systems. The presenters will discuss methods to assess potential risks of chemicals and how chemical structure may indicate important environmental fate processes and reaction products.

This lecture is free and open to the public; no registration required.

Join online via UMConnect.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: Noon–1 p.m.

Location: Learning & Environmental Sciences Building., IonE Seminar Room R380

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 22, 15

The Living Art of Mathematics

Dr. Cédric Villani will explore how mathematicians, obsessed with the notion of elegance, consider themselves as artists and poets in a form of art that is more alive than ever. Examples include the collaborative images of mathematician Richard Palais and graphic artist Luc Bénard created using 3D-XplorMath software, and Man Ray's Shakespearean Equations paintings that were inspired by photographs of mathematical models made in the 1930s. Villani will also show how the intuition and creative genius of mathematicians have been inspiring artists for years.

The event is free and open to the public.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 7–8:30 p.m.

Location: Phillips-Wangensteen Building, Room 2-470

FFI: Visit the website.


Apr 23, 15

Gilruth Tribute Celebration, featuring NASA Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana

This event honors the late University of Minnesota aeronautical engineering alumnus Robert Gilruth, known as the "Father of America's Human Space Flight program." Gilruth advised President Kennedy to put a man on the moon and led the Apollo program. Gilruth oversaw 25 manned spaceflights, from the suborbital Mercury-Redstone 3 flight to Apollo 15 lunar landing mission in July 1971.

Featured guest Robert Cabana, Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Robert Cabana will help pay tribute to Gilruth, the legacy of the University of Minnesota, and the many Minnesotans who helped take America into space. Cabana, a Minnesota native 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.
He has flown four space shuttle missions, serving as the pilot of Discovery on STS-41 in October 1990, the pilot of Discovery on STS-53 in December 1992, the commander of Columbia on STS-65 in July 1994, and the commander of Endeavour on STS-88, the first space station assembly mission, in December 1998.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 8–10 a.m.

Location: TCF Bank Stadium

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


Apr 23, 15

Click: The 3D Universe

Renowned astrophysicist Margaret J. Geller, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will present "Click: The 3D Universe" at the Van Vleck Public Lecture.

Geller is best known for her pioneering maps of the distribution of galaxies in the nearby Universe. Together with the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) observations of fluctuations in the microwave background, these maps profoundly changed the view of large-scale structure in the Universe. Geller has also made substantial contributions to the study of galaxies and their environment. She has developed and applied techniques for measuring the matter distribution in clusters of galaxies. She is currently making a deeper map of the galaxy distribution called HectoMAP.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150, Van Vleck Auditorium

FFI: Visit the website.


Apr 30, 15

To the Zooniverse and Beyond: How Crowdsourcing Science is Solving Big Data Problems in Astronomy

The Zooniverse is an online portal to help researchers solve many kinds of problems - like finding differences between types of galaxies, counting craters on the moon, learning about climate change from transcribing weather data in ships records from World War I, and hunting for planets outside our solar system that may even be like Earth. Each of these projects suffers from a similar problem: they require human visual processing of the data because there is too much complexity in the data for researchers to properly analyze by computers alone. So how can researchers make any progress with these problems? By turning to the general public and asking for their help. Zooniverse has over a million volunteers from around the world who find fun and engaging projects that at the same time enable research. And some of these "citizen scientists" have made discoveries of their own that have led to scientific publications.

Join Dr. Lucy Fortson, Associate Head and Associate Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, as she describes the wildly successful Galaxy Zoo project that led to the birth of the Zooniverse. She will focus on several of the discoveries made by citizen scientists and talk about how the Zooniverse team is building the technology to enable computers and humans to work in tandem, each doing what they are best at, to prepare for the 20 billion galaxies that will be imaged by the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Along the way, she will describe the issues that researchers now face with "Big Data", what crowdsourcing is and how it is revolutionizing how science is being done.

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Bell Museum, Auditorium

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.


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.


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