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CSE Student Announcements

For October 2013

Oct 31, 13

Career Center hosts workshop on LinkedIn on Friday, Nov. 1

Learn how to connect online with alumni and recruiters who hire University of Minnesota students at a LinkedIn Workshop on Friday, Nov. 1, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Walter Library, Room 101. Get a free professional photo taken at the session!

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Oct 31, 13

Physics Open House is Thursday, Nov. 7

Learn about careers in physics, hear from guest speakers in industry, and tour a research lab at the Physics Open House, Thursday, Nov. 7, 12:30-3 p.m., Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150. Free pizza lunch!

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Oct 31, 13

Join student groups for steel plant and refinery tour in Chicago Nov. 7-9

There are still a few spaces available for a trip to Chicago to tour the U.S. Steel Gary Works plant and the Exxon Joliet Refinery sponsored by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration and Material Advantage student groups. Students will depart Thursday, Nov. 7 and return on Saturday, Nov. 9. Lodging and transportation provided. Sign up now!

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Oct 31, 13

Career Center offers workshop on resume writing Thursday, Nov. 7

Learn how your resume can best market your education, skills and experiences so you can get the job you want at a Resume Writing Workshop, Thursday, Nov. 7, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Walter Library, Room 402.

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Oct 31, 13

Major and Career Exploration Workshop is Tuesday, Nov. 12

Still can't decide which major to choose? Learn about strategies and resources for exploring different majors and careers in science and engineering at a workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Walter Library, Room 402.

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Oct 31, 13

GOFIRST student group hosts Arduino Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 20

Become a DIY guru! Learn more about the Arduino microcontroller platform at a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 (Intermediate Workshop), 5-6:30 p.m., Mechanical Engineering, Room 314.

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Oct 31, 13

Apply from Nov. 12-24 to be part of a Global Health Case Competition

Work collaboratively and analyze a real-world global health challenge as part of the Global Health Case Competition. Individual and team applications will be accepted online from Nov. 12-24, 2013. The winning team from the University of Minnesota competition will be eligible to compete in the 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition. Apply now!

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Oct 31, 13

Apply by Jan. 31 for 2014-15 Microsoft Scholarship

Microsoft is offering scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Students will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their passion for software, academic excellence, and ability to make a difference in the software industry. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31.

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Oct 24, 13

Last day to withdraw from a fall semester class is Monday, Oct. 28

Monday, Oct. 28 is the last day you can withdraw from a 2013 Fall Semester class without using your One-Time-Only Late Withdrawal or petitioning to withdraw due to extenuating circumstances. If you withdraw now, you will have a "W" on your record.

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Oct 24, 13

Learn about study abroad options in Scandinavia at info meeting on Friday, Oct. 25

Meet faculty and students from Norway about exchange opportunities to study in Norway tuition free or learn about our Scandinavian CSE Global Seminar during May Session 2014 at an information meeting on Friday, Oct. 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 1130. Lunch provided. First come, first served.

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Oct 24, 13

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Sneak Peek is Tuesday, Oct. 29

Explore majors that help to develop a more sustainable world at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Sneak Peek Event on Tuesday, Oct 29, 5-8 p.m., Green Hall, Room 110, St. Paul Campus. Join other prospective students for dinner to learn about undergraduate programs, tour labs, talk with faculty about their research, and hear the experiences of our current students. Register now!

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Oct 24, 13

India May Session Global Seminar info session is Thursday, Oct. 31

Meet the faculty leader and learn about a new study abroad option to Bangalore, India during May Session 2014 at an information meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 4-178A (enter through ECE office). Lunch provided. First come, first served.

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Oct 24, 13

Bell Museum hiring planetarium education assistants

The University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History is hiring planetarium education assistants to give presentations and lead activities in astronomy education at the museum and locations offsite. This position requires a minimum of 15 credits completed in astronomy, physics, and Earth science courses or equivalent experience and a general knowledge of astronomy. Apply now!

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Oct 24, 13

Minnesota Society of Women Engineers hosts High-Tech Career Expo on Saturday, Nov. 9

Learn about career opportunities at more than 20+ high tech companies and grad schools at the 2013 High Tech Career Expo on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m., The Westin Edina Galleria. Open to all men and women students in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Please register. The event is hosted by the Minnesota Society of Women Engineers.

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Oct 24, 13

Personal leadership course offered Spring Semester 2014

Gain personal leadership skills and meet the University's requirement for a writing-intensive course (3 credits) by registering for the course Personal Leadership in the University OLPD 1301 W/PA 1961W, Section 017 Spring 2014 (68685 or 68678). The class meets Fridays, 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Section 017 is reserved for CSE students.

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Oct 24, 13

Apply by March 1 for Cargill Global Scholars Program

Cargill has launched the 2013-14 application cycle of the Cargill Global Scholars Program. Current first- and second-year undergraduates enrolled at the University of Minnesota who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, leadership potential and are studying in a field relevant to Cargill's world of food, agriculture and risk management are eligible to apply. Apply now!

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Oct 24, 13

Join Science and Engineering Student Board (SESB) for donuts and juice breakfast on Friday, Oct. 25

Enjoy donuts and juice and talk with members of the Science and Engineering Student Board (SESB) on Friday, Oct. 25, 7:45 a.m. (until the food runs out), Lind Hall, Room 110.

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Oct 24, 13

CSE Ambassadors hosting pumpkin carving contest on Friday, Oct. 25

The CSE Ambassadors student group is hosting a pumpkin carving contest on Friday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m., Northrop Plaza. All CSE students are welcome to attend. Pumpkins and carving kits will be provided and there will be a prize for the top pumpkin!

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Oct 24, 13

Tesla Works next meeting is Friday, Oct. 25

Get involved and be a part of great engineering projects with Tesla Works. The student group's next meeting is Friday, Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 3-230.

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Oct 24, 13

Engineers Without Borders groups meet weekly on projects in Uganda, Guatemala and fundraising

The Engineers Without Borders-UMN student chapter hosts weekly meetings for each of its subgroups. The Uganda group meets Mondays, 6-7 p.m., STSS, Room 131B. The Fundraising group meets Wednesdays, 7:30-8 p.m., Lind Hall, Room 320.
The Guatemala group meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., STSS, Room 512B.

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Oct 24, 13

Learn more about study abroad opportunities at CSE Ambassadors meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29

Learn about study abroad opportunities at the next CSE Ambassadors meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 1130. Free root beer floats! Open to all CSE students.

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Oct 24, 13

CSE Expo meetings are every Thursday

The new CSE Expo student group invites all CSE students and student groups to join them for meetings on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tate Lab of Physics, Room 166. The CSE Expo group is building projects and designing hands-on demonstrations for a large-scale outreach event for middle school students in April.

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Oct 24, 13

Smash pumpkins with ASME student group on Friday, Nov. 1

The University of Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) invites all students to a Pumpkin Smash on Friday, Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mississippi River flats behind Coffman Memorial Union. Smash pumpkins and enjoy foods made with pumpkin!

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Oct 24, 13

SME student group hosts lunch talk about fracking on Friday, Nov. 1

Learn more about fracking at a lunch talk hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration on Friday, Nov. 1, 12:15 p.m., Civil Engineering Building, Room 210. Free food and networking! Open to all CSE students.

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Oct 24, 13

Astronomy Club hosts Halloween-themed supernova/nova meeting on Friday, Nov. 1

Learn more about novas and have fun at the Astronomy Club's Halloween-themed meeting on Friday, Nov. 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tate Lab of Physics, Room 210.

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Oct 17, 13

Learn about graduate school at GEM GRAD Lab on Saturday, Oct. 19

Learn about graduate school admission, how to prepare, and much more at GEM GRAD Lab on Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., STSS, Room 222. The event is hosted by the University of Minnesota and the North Star STEM Alliance. This event is free! Registrations are being accepted up until the event!

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Oct 17, 13

Schlumberger to host info session on campus Monday, Oct. 21

Schlumberger will host a career information session on campus for students interested in learning more about their company and their various internships and jobs. The session is Monday, Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m., Vincent Hall, Room 209.

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Oct 17, 13

Career Center offers workshop on job search strategies Tuesday, Oct. 22

The Career Center for Science and Engineering is offering a job search strategies workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Walter Library, Room 402. This workshop will provide effective strategies you can use when searching for jobs or internships.

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Oct 17, 13

Apply by Thursday, Oct. 24 for LeaderShape 2014

CSE Collegiate Life is now accepting applications for LeaderShape 2014. LeaderShape is a six-day, off-campus intensive leadership experience set for Jan. 14-19. Apply by Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Oct 17, 13

Learn how you can get involved in the CSE Expo

The new CSE Expo student group invites all CSE students and student groups to join them for a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., Tate Lab of Physics, Room 166. The CSE Expo group is building projects and designing hands-on demonstrations for a large-scale outreach event for middle school students in April as part of CSE Week. Learn how you can get involved!

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Oct 10, 13

BETS student group to host MATLAB workshop Saturday, Oct. 12

Want to hone your MATLAB skills? The Building Engineering Technical Skills (BETS) student group is hosting a free MATLAB workshop on campus Saturday, Oct. 12, 2-4 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 314. Open to all CSE students. Free snacks!

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Oct 10, 13

Register by Tuesday, Oct. 15 for MCAE Scholarship and Internship Fair

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is hosting its annual Scholarship and Internship Information Fair for multicultural undergraduate students on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union, President's Room. Register by Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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Oct 10, 13

Career Center offers workshop on resume writing Wednesday, Oct. 16 and workshop on job search strategies Tuesday, Oct. 22

The Career Center for Science and Engineering is offering two workshops to help you secure a job or internship. A resume writing workshop is Wednesday, Oct. 16, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Walter Library, Room 402. A job search strategies workshop is Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Walter Library, Room 402.

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Oct 10, 13

Google Tech Interview Workshop is Thursday, Oct. 17

Join Google engineers and University of Minnesota alumni to learn tips and tricks for Google's technical interview process at an upcoming workshop on Thursday, Oct. 17, 4-5:30 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 3-180. This will be an interactive workshop so come ready to code!

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Oct 10, 13

Get paid for summer research in Germany

Do you have a passion for Germany? The USA Interns program helps place qualified CSE students with German language backgrounds in paid summer positions. Applications are now being accepted for summer 2014 positions.

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Oct 10, 13

Register by Friday, Oct. 18 for Cyber Security Summit to receive student discount

Network with national experts and technology business leaders while you learn the latest information about protecting our nation's digital infrastructure at the third annual Cyber Security Summit on Oct. 22-23 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Register by Friday, Oct. 18 to receive the student discount.

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Oct 10, 13

Submit entries for Pop-Up Northrop by Tuesday, Oct. 22

Ever dream of turning Northrop Plaza into something humorous, strange, beautiful, educational, fun, or innovative? Here's your chance! Pop-Up Northrop: Igniting Big Ideas is a series of spontaneous pop-up events. Submit a proposal with your ideas by Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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Oct 3, 13

Several employers to host info sessions on campus in October

Dow Corning, H.B. Fuller, General Electric, and Google are just a few companies that will be hosting information sessions or workshops on campus in October. See a full list of events.

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Oct 3, 13

Student Chapter of MSPE presents 'Tips for Landing Your First Job' on Monday, Oct. 7

The Student Chapter of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers presents "Tips for Landing Your First Job" by Claire Moreau, Human Resources Consultant at Barr Engineering on Monday, Oct. 7, 5 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 3-115. Open to all CSE students. Free pizza and pop!

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Oct 3, 13

Learn about new CSE Australia Global Seminar at info meeting on Friday, Oct. 11

Meet the faculty leader and learn about a new study abroad option to Australia during May Session 2014 at an information meeting on Friday, Oct. 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 1130. Lunch provided. First come, first served.

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Oct 3, 13

MinneDemo15 event on Wednesday, Oct. 9 features best of local tech talent

See live demos from the best of local tech talent at MinneDemo15 on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Riverview Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is required.

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Oct 3, 13

Collaborate with innovators at UnitedHealth Group on Friday, Oct. 11 and win a scholarship

Collaborate with creative innovators at UnitedHealth Group and work on the incredible changes sweeping through the health care industry with a team of other students at a free event on Friday, Oct. 11, noon-2 p.m., Carlson School of Management, Room 2-206. You and your team members could win and share a $3,500 team scholarship. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Oct 3, 13

Apply by Monday, Oct. 14 for materials science scholarship from Ellwood Group, Inc.

Ellwood Group, Inc. (EGI) is seeking applicants for its Seventh Annual EGI Metallurgy Scholarship awarded to talented materials science/metallurgy students in their junior year. One scholarship of $15,000 and three scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 14.

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Oct 3, 13

ASCE Fall Career Fair is Thursday, Oct. 17

The University of Minnesota student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) hosts its Fall Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., TCF Bank Stadium, DQ Room. A networking event will follow the fair from 4:30-7 p.m. Talk to representatives from more than 30 companies that offer internships, co-ops, and full time positions in a variety of engineering fields. All CSE students are welcome to attend.

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Oct 3, 13

Apply by Friday, Nov. 1 for Triangle Fraternity scholarships

The Triangle Fraternity is currently offering two $500 scholarships to first-year freshman students (male or female) majoring in science, engineering, or architecture. Apply by Friday, Nov. 1.

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Oct 3, 13

Apply by Nov. 1 for American Council of Engineering Companies of MN engineering scholarships

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2014-15 academic year. Applications are due in the ACEC/MN office by noon on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Last year eight scholarships were awarded to Minnesota engineering students ranging from $2,000-$3,500.

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Oct 3, 13

CSE academic advising blog helps you navigate your academics

Learn about adding or dropping a class, liberal education requirements, grade base changes, and much more on the new CSE academic advising blog.

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To submit information for the weekly CSE Student Announcements, send an email to: kubit001@umn.edu. The deadline for submissions is Wednesdays at 9 a.m.