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

CSE Events Calendar

For October 2014

Oct 13, 14

Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference

Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout sessions, networking opportunities, tours of local research laboratories, and panel-discussions on the technologies and workforce skills transforming the fluid power industry.

Event Highlights:

  • Premier fluid power technical conference

  • High caliber panel on public-private partnerships in innovation, teaching and learning and research to marketplace

  • Meet one-on-one with fluid power experienced students

  • Over 40 fluid power technical research posters and presentations

  • Tour of Vanderbilt University fluid power laboratories

  • Special visit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dates: Oct. 13–16, 2014

Location: Nashville, TN

FFI: Visit the website.

Oct 13, 14

The Mount Simon Aquifer

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Jim Berg, M.Sc., Hydro Geologist, Minnesota DNR, will present "The Mount Simon Aquifer."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.

Oct 16, 14

Why Technical Leaders Should Embrace Playfulness and Humor

This interactive talk will discuss connections between creativity, prolific idea generation, humor, and play. Specifically, humor and creativity both involve making non-obvious connections between seemingly unrelated things. In controlled, time-limited idea generation studies, we found that improvisational comedians produce more creative ideas than professional designers and engineers. Furthermore, people can generate significantly more ideas after improvisational training.

Researchers have found that a playful attitude is helpful in creative problem solving. When we play, we are fully engaged in an activity; we can look at problems in different ways and suggest less obvious solutions. Unfortunately people tend to play less as we age especially in work environments. If we want to be creative technical leaders, we need to encourage and embrace play and humor.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

FFI: Visit the website.

Oct 17, 14

CSE Homecoming Alumni Celebration

Please join us for the Eighth Annual College of Science and Engineering Alumni Homecoming Celebration. A casual, fun-filled barbecue will be followed by the University-wide Homecoming Parade on University Avenue.

This event is FREE for CSE alumni and families!

At the Homecoming Celebration, you will network with other alumni, experience interactive demonstrations, and enjoy fun activities for kids and adults of all ages. Show your Homecoming spirit by wearing your maroon and gold!

Date: Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Time: 5–7 p.m. Barbecue; 7 p.m. Homecoming Parade

More details to follow.

Oct 18, 14

Ski-U-Mania All-Alumni Pregame Celebration

Celebrate 100 years of Homecoming at the premier all-alumni pregame celebration.

Ski-U-Mania features fun for the whole family with food, entertainment, and special appearances by the U of M Spirit Squads, Goldy, and the Alumni Band along with coronation of the Homecoming king and queen.

Be a part of the fun for only $10. Registration includes:

  • $15 in vouchers to any D'Amico concession within the event

  • Commemorative Goldy bandanna/rally rag

  • Access to exclusive seating within McNamara

  • Purchasing Ski-U-Mania tickets also entitles you to buy a Homecoming football game ticket in the alumni section. Just follow the Ski-U-mania registration link and the football ticket option will appear.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Time: 8–11 a.m.

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

FFI: Visit the website and register online.

Oct 21, 14

Cyber Security Summit 2014

The Cyber Security Summit seeks to change the paradigm of how we look at digital space and security, focusing on demystifying the impact that cyber security has on our nation's government and business operations. The mission of the Summit is to establish a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together industry, government, and academic interests in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level.

The 2013 Cyber Security Summit is open to representatives of public sector organizations, private sector organizations, and those interested on this topic. Great savings are available for faculty and staff from any college or university who register before Sunday, Sept. 15. Cost: Rates vary; Discounts for faculty and staff before Sept. 15 and students before Oct. 18.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 21–Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Time: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

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

FFI: Visit the website and register online.

Oct 27, 14

Geothermal Energy, Energy from the Earth

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Joel Renner, M.Sc., Idaho National Lab (retired), will present "Geothermal Energy, Energy from the Earth."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.