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CSE Events Calendar

For November 2014

Nov 6, 14

Science, Technology and Society: Exploring the Linkages; Framing the Questions

CEMS Presents the 2014 Aris Seminars

Commune Vinculum Omnibus Artibus Lectures

This lecture series, named in honor of Regents Professor Emeritus Rutherford Aris, will feature Kenneth H. Keller as the distinguished speaker. Keller is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and former University of Minnesota President (1985-1988).

Date: Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Time: 1:25 p.m.

Location: Amundson Hall, Room B75

FFI: Visit the website.


Nov 10, 14

What Minnesota Lakes tell us about the last 10,000 years

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Kevin Theissen, Ph.D., Geology Department Chair, St. Thomas University, will present "What Minnesota Lakes tell us about the last 10,000 years."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.


Nov 11, 14

C3=Curiosity, Community, Collaboration

The College of Science and Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts invite faculty to celebrate collaboration and to launch our new C3 initiative to enhance opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction.

Please join us for the CSE/CLA Collaborative Research Showcase and Reception.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Time: Collaborative Research Showcase: 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Northrop Auditorium, Founders Room

FFI: Register online.


Nov 12, 14

Lean Startup 101

If you can build it, will customers come? Not necessarily. The first step to success as an innovator or entrepreneur is to develop solutions to "problems that matter" in the eyes of target customers. In this session, you'll be introduced to the Lean Startup mindset, principles and best practices that help innovators translate their ideas into customer solutions that generate commercial value.

A panel of experienced innovators from both established companies and startup ventures will share real life stories and lessons learned. You'll learn the importance of understanding and addressing customer pains and gains (i.e., "problems that matter") and testing business model hypotheses early as the foundation for winning innovation efforts.

This educational event is part of the Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-Corps) workshop series intended to increase innovation and entrepreneurship University-wide. It encompasses the goals of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, Office for Technology Commercialization, and College of Science and Engineering.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Time: 4–6 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-115

FFI: Register online.


Nov 13, 14

Science, Technology and Society: Exploring the Linkages; Framing the Questions

CEMS Presents the 2014 Aris Seminars

Commune Vinculum Omnibus Artibus Lectures

This lecture series, named in honor of Regents Professor Emeritus Rutherford Aris, will feature Kenneth H. Keller as the distinguished speaker. Keller is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and former University of Minnesota President (1985-1988).

Date: Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Time: 1:25 p.m.

Location: Amundson Hall, Room B75

FFI: Visit the website.


Nov 18, 14

The Biologist's Imagination: Innovation in the Biosciences

Dr. Leo Furcht and Mr. William Hoffman will present "The Biologist's Imagination: Innovation in the Biosciences."

How does imagination shape our understanding of the natural world? How do thoughts of "what could be" challenge conventional wisdom and practices at the intersection of science, enterprise and entrepreneurship. William Hoffman, author of "The Biologist's Imagination: Innovation in the Biosciences" believes it is at this intersection that ideas find fertile soil and take root.

In an interactive presentation suitable for scientists, engineers, policy-makers, business leaders and entrepreneurs alike, Mr. Hoffman will discuss the history of innovation in the biosciences from the late eighteenth century to the present, including the rise of the biotechnology industry in the second half of the twentieth century.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

FFI: Visit the website.


Nov 19, 14

CSE Alumni Gathering and Tour at Stratasys

Guests will have a chance to network with each other, enjoy a light dinner as well as take a tour of the Stratasys facility.

Registration is now closed. Click here to add your name to the waiting list.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Location: Stratasys, 9600 W. 76th Street, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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


Nov 22, 14

Math & Science Family Fun Fair

Fascinating activities, hands-on exhibits and entertaining presentations showcasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics add up to a day of fun and learning.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: Coffman Memorial Union

FFI: Visit the website.


Nov 24, 14

Where the Dinosaurs Roam

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Ray Rogers, Ph.D., Macalester College, will present "Where the Dinosaurs Roam."

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-210

FFI: Visit the website.