College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering
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CSE Events Calendar

For May 2014

May 1, 14

CSE Public Lecture - St. Croix Crossing: Balancing Construction, Environment, and Community

The St. Croix Crossing bridge will connect Oak Park Heights, Minn., with Houlton, Wis., and replace the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge. Minnesota Department of Transportation Project Director Jon Chiglo will discuss how the project team balances an aggressive construction schedule with design requirements, two-state collaboration, environmental standards and an extremely engaged stakeholder community that has been anticipating this new bridge for decades.

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014

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.


May 2, 14

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Commencement

Graduate students from the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Engineering, and the Medical School Basic Science Departments will be recognized at a combined commencement ceremony.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014

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

Location: Mariucci Arena

FFI: Visit the website.


May 2, 14

2014 Sehlin Lecture: Managing the Risk of Triggered Seismicity

Mark D. Zoback, Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University, will present "Managing the Risk of Triggered Seismicity" at the 2014 Sehlin Lecture.

Zoback will discuss the management of earthquake risks associated with shale gas and tight oil development. It is well known that there has been a great deal of controversy in some regions surrounding the development of shale gas resources because of a variety of potential environmental impacts. Adding to this has been concern in the past few years about earthquakes triggered during shale gas development.

The Katherine and Arthur Sehlin Memorial Lectures are supported by a fund established in 1986 by the Sehlin family to reflect the values expressed by Katherine and Arthur Sehlin in their professional and volunteer activities. The yearly lecture alternates between the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Social Work.

RSVP's required.

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014

Time: 3:30 p.m. Lecture; 5 p.m. Open House

Location: Civil Engineering Building, Room 210

FFI: RSVP by Monday, April 22 to Nicole Pilman at npilman@umn.edu.


May 5, 14

Mapping Minnesota's Precambrian Bedrock

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Mark Jirsa, Senior Geologist, Minnesota Geological Survey, will present "Mapping Minnesota's Precambrian Bedrock: Primer, History, Methods, Examples, and Relevance" in conjunction with the GSM Spring Banquet.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Time: 5:30 p.m. Dinner; 7 p.m. Lecture

Location: U Garden Restaurant, 2725 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis (www.ugardenrestaurant.com)

FFI: Visit the website.


May 15, 14

CSE Class of 1964 Reunion

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering Class of 1964 will reconnect with classmates and faculty as they enjoy campus tours, a reunion picnic, and participate in the 2014 College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Registration is required.

Dates: May 15–16, 2014

Location: Various campus locations.

Registration: Register by Friday, May 2, 2014

FFI: Visit the website.


May 16, 14

Golden Medallion Society Reunion

College of Science and Engineering alumni who have graduated more than 50 years ago join the Class of 1964 for a reunion. This year's gathering includes various tours and a reunion picnic. This is an opportunity to catch up with classmates, reconnect with faculty, and take a look ahead--at new initiatives, exciting research, and the students of today as they become the leaders of tomorrow. Registration is required.

Dates: Friday, May 16, 2014

Location: Various campus locations.

Registration: Register by Friday, May 2, 2014

FFI: Visit the website.


May 16, 14

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 16, 2014

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

Location: Mariucci Arena

FFI: Visit the website.


May 19, 14

Energy and U public show

Flames, rock music, and screaming gummy bears--they're all part of a unique and fun University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering outreach program that aims to interest young people in science.

Reservations are required to attend the performances. Space is limited.

Date: Monday, May 19–23, 2014

Time: TBD

Location: Smith Hall, Room 100

FFI: Visit the website, and contact Eileen Harvala for more show reservations.