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CSE Events Calendar

Jan 30, 15

The Santa Ana Mountains: Indenter Tectonics and the Earthquake Hazards of 'The OC'

The Santa Ana Mountains: Indenter Tectonics and the Earthquake Hazards of "The OC",

Faculty host: Peter Hudleston and . If you wish to meet with Dr. Gath, please contact Dr. Peter Hudleston and/or sign up in 104 PillsH.

Date: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Time: 10:10 a.m.

Location: Pillsbury Hall, Room 120

FFI: Contact faculty host email Peter Hudleston.


Feb 3, 15

2015 Legislative Action Kickoff

The 2015 Legislative Action Kickoff (formerly the Legislative Briefing) will take place on Tuesday, February 3rd. Attendees will learn about issues that will impact the U of M during the 2015 Minnesota Legislative Session and discover ways to help. This is a great opportunity to network with other University supporters and gear up for the legislative season. Attend informational booths and legislative action stations, then hear a short program featuring University President Eric Kaler, Alumni Association Board Chair Jim du Bois, and a featured speaker.

Learn how you can help make a difference.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Time: 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

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 14, 15

Saturday with a Scientist: Lunar Geology

The moon rocks! Lunar samples collected during the Apollo missions will be on display for you to get up close with. Professor Calvin Alexander from the University of Minnesota Department of Earth Sciences was a part of the original Apollo Lunar Sample team and will join us on our investigation of these national treasures.

Alexander also is the curator of meteorites at the University. The day's activities include lunar sample analysis, how to hunt for and identify meteorites, and much more.

Free with museum admission.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Location: Bell Museum

FFI: Visit the website and register online.


Feb 18, 15

Who Holds Us Back?

Professor Anna Krylov University of Southern California, Los Angeles, will present "Who Holds Us Back? A Personal Account of Cultural and Societal Obstacles Facing Women Pursuing Careers in Science" at the College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Scientists and Engineers from Underrepresented Groups Speakers Program.

The progress toward gender equality in high-profile careers has been slow--women are still under-represented in the workforce and, in particular, in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Moreover, the distribution of women in industry and academe is uneven: there are fewer women in top positions. Even when holding the same position, women are not equally compensated and their achievements often do not receive the recognition they deserve. Different aspects of gender inequality in science will be discussed; the issues will be illustrated with quantitative examples. Issues such as gender schemas, stereotypes, and biases continue to pose obstacles for advancement of women in science. The societal pressures that still exist even in developed countries contribute to the problem of leaky pipeline. Better understanding of the problem is the first step toward a solution.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar.

This seminar will also be available online through UMConnect.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Walter Library, Rooms 401/402

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 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 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 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 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.


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.