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CSE Student Announcements

For February 2014

Feb 27, 14

Employers hosting on-campus info sessions in February and March

Several employers will be hosting information sessions for CSE students on campus. Google and UnitedHealth Group are visiting Friday, Feb. 28. Accenture and Humana are visiting Wednesday, March 5. Unisys is visiting Wednesday, March 12. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about careers at these companies!

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Feb 27, 14

Deadline is Friday, March 14 to apply for field internships in Rwanda and Peru

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are offering international internship opportunities in Rwanda and Peru. The program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in global work to gain direct experience working at country level offices. Apply by Friday, March 14.

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Feb 27, 14

Apply by Saturday, March 15 to study nanotechnology in Germany this summer

Apply now to study at a top German engineering school. The Technical University of Munich is offering a summer program focused on the field of nanotechnology as well as German culture and language. Participating students earn four technical credits while studying with international students. Previous German language study is not required. The application deadline is Saturday, March 15.

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Feb 27, 14

Graduating seniors: Apply by Friday, March 28 to speak at commencement

Apply now to be the student speaker at the 2014 College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 16. The student speaker will receive a $500 award and have a seat on stage during the ceremony. Applications and supporting materials are due Friday, March 28.

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Feb 27, 14

Learn about opportunities for women in math at info session on Thursday, March 6

Attend a Women in Mathematics information session on Thursday, March 6, 5-6 p.m., Vincent Hall, Room 211. Learn about graduate school, discover research opportunities in mathematics, and network with other women in STEM majors. Free food will be provided!

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Feb 27, 14

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics hosts upcoming events

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has several upcoming events. On Friday, Feb. 28, the student group is hosting a free movie and telescope observation event. Also on Friday, Feb. 28 is the deadline for abstracts to be submitted for the 2014 AIAA Regional Student Paper Conference. Thursday, March 6 is the next AIAA general meeting. See a full list of events with details.

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Feb 27, 14

Tesla Works and Active Energy Club to host general meetings

Learn about two student groups at their upcoming general meetings. Tesla Works will host its next meeting Friday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 3-230. Active Energy Club is hosting a meeting Monday, March 3, 5 p.m., Amundson Hall, Room 124. Get involved!

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Feb 27, 14

Kappa Eta Kappa hosts study nights every Wednesday

If you need help with your physics or calculus classes, come by the Kappa Eta Kappa house for study sessions every Wednesday at 7 p.m. This is your chance to meet and study with like-minded engineers and scientists!

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Feb 20, 14

Connect with more than 260 employers at the U of M Job and Internship Fair Friday, Feb. 21

More than 260 companies and organizations will attend the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair on Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. The fair is open to all U of M undergraduate and graduate students as well as U of M alumni who graduated in the past three years. Cost is $25 at the door. Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota!

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Feb 20, 14

Catalyst by LeaderShape deadline extended to Sunday, Feb. 23

This is your last chance to apply for Catalyst by LeaderShape on Friday, Feb. 28, noon-7:30 p.m. The free, one-day program is an excellent opportunity for students looking to explore involvement and action in the greater community. Lunch, snacks, and dinner provided. The application deadline has been extended to Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Sign up now!

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Feb 20, 14

Learn about new master's degree program in patent law at Wednesday, Feb. 26 info session

The University of Minnesota Law School is offering a new, one-year master's degree program beginning in Fall 2014 for scientists and engineers interested in the field of patent law. Learn about the new program at an info session Wednesday, Feb. 26, 4-5 p.m., Mondale Hall, Room 50. Free pizza!

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Feb 20, 14

Gemini Project workshop on Thursday, Feb. 27 focuses on using innovation to improve your business

Explore Six Sigma methodologies that can help you improve as an innovation leader while building your company at the next Gemini Project workshop on Thursday, Feb. 27, 4-5:30 p.m., Walter Library, Room 101. Hosted by Ecolab. No registration required.

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Feb 20, 14

SIAM student chapter to sponsor lecture on statistical modeling in insurance Wednesday, Feb. 26

Representatives from Travelers will present a free lecture on statistical modeling in insurance on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m., Tate Lab of Physics, Room 133. Learn about statistical techniques used in insurance and find information about statistical and actuarial career opportunities in the insurance industry. Free food will be provided. RSVP now!

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Feb 14, 14

Apply by March 1 for MnTAP internship

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is seeking junior or senior students for its Summer 2014 internship program. Work on waste reduction and energy efficiency projects at companies in Minnesota. Priority will be given to students who apply before March 1. Apply now!

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Feb 14, 14

Deadline is March 1 to apply for Cargill Global Scholars Program

The application deadline for the 2013-14 Cargill Global Scholars Program is Saturday, March 1, 2014. This scholarship opportunity is available to current first- and second-year undergraduates at the University of Minnesota who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential. Applicants must be studying in a field relevant to Cargill's world of food, agriculture, and risk management. Apply now!

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Feb 13, 14

More than 260 employers attending the U of M Job and Internship Fair on Friday, Feb. 21

See a list of companies attending the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair on Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 260 employers are expected to attend the fair as they search for new employees and interns. Cost is $10 if you pre-register by Tuesday, Feb. 18 or $25 at the door. Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota!

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Feb 13, 14

Prepare for the U of M Job and Internship Fair at workshop on Thursday, Feb. 20

If you are planning to attend the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair on Friday, Feb. 21, come to the Career Fair Preparation and Elevator Pitch Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Vincent Hall, Room 207. You'll learn how to make a positive impression with employers, practice your "elevator pitch," and have your resume reviewed. Hosted by the Career Center for Science and Engineering.

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Feb 13, 14

Employers host on-campus info sessions Feb. 17-19

Several employers are planning career information sessions for students on campus: H.B. Fuller on Monday, Feb. 17; Cryptic Studios on Tuesday, Feb. 18; and Intel, Schlumberger, and Stroz Friedberg on Wednesday, Feb. 19. See an updated list of events for more details.

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Feb 13, 14

Undergraduate research proposals are due Monday, Feb. 24

Submit your proposal now to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) to get paid to do research with a University of Minnesota faculty mentor. UROP students receive stipends of up to $1,400 and expenses of up to $300. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

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Feb 13, 14

Learn how to patent your ideas at Tuesday, Feb. 18 seminar

Learn how to protect your science and technology ideas at the "Securing Intellectual Property" seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 3-5 p.m., Carlson School of Management, Room 2-206. Led by experienced attorneys, the seminar will provide an overview of intellectual property and the patent process. Register now to attend. Spots are limited!

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Feb 13, 14

2014 STEM Scholarships deadline is April 1

The Minnesota High Tech Association Foundation is accepting applications for $2,500 and $5,000 scholarships to Minnesota undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These awards can include internship opportunities. Application deadline is April 1, 2014. Apply now!

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Feb 13, 14

CSE Ambassadors to host networking presentation on Thursday, Feb. 20

The College of Science and Engineering Ambassadors will host a networking presentation as part of the group's next general meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lind Hall, Room 315. The presentation will be given by the Career Center for Science and Engineering. Free food!

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Feb 13, 14

Join the CSE team for the Unlimited Dance Marathon on Feb. 22-23

Have fun and raise money for pediatric health at the Unlimited Dance Marathon from 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Join the College of Science and Engineering team to earn pledges for your dance time. No dancing experience needed. Sign up now!

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Feb 6, 14

Biggest-ever STEM Student Organization Fair is Tuesday, Feb. 11

Find out how you can get involved in more than 50 student groups on campus at the biggest-ever STEM Student Organization Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall. Hosted by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Science and Engineering Student Board. Free food and great prizes, including a Kindle Fire!

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Feb 6, 14

Employers host more info sessions on campus in February

H.B. Fuller, Intel, and Schlumberger are just a few companies that will be hosting information sessions on campus in February. See an updated list of events.

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Feb 6, 14

U of M Job and Internship Fair is Friday, Feb. 21

Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! The University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair is Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. Cost is $10 if you pre-register by Tuesday, Feb. 18 or $25 at the door.

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Feb 6, 14

Priority deadline is Friday, Feb. 14 to apply for 2014-15 National Student Exchange

Do something different next year! With National Student Exchange, you can study at another school in the U.S. or Canada for a summer, semester or year. Most students pay University of Minnesota tuition and are still eligible to receive financial aid. The priority application deadline is Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Apply now!

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Feb 6, 14

Last call to sign up for 2014 May CSE Global Seminars

There is still space available in 2014 May Session CSE Global Seminars to Australia, India or Scandinavia. The final application deadline is Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Sign up now! Fees for the 2014 programs have been lowered using grant funding, so take advantage of this life-changing opportunity!

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Feb 6, 14

Get free tutoring in computer science classes

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is offering free on-campus peer-tutoring this spring semester through the Smart Learning Commons. Students can seek help from tutors for computer science classes during walk-in hours Monday-Friday afternoons at Walter Library, Room 204, or by appointment.

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Feb 6, 14

Compete in NeuroGame Jam 2014 on March 14-16

It's not too late to register to compete in NeuroGame Jam 2014 on March 14-16 during spring break. Teams can participate on-site in Albuquerque, NM, or remotely to develop the most innovative product from one of three categories: brain-controlled games, recreational brain-controlled devices or brain training games.

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Feb 6, 14

CSE International Ambassadors hosts Lunar New Year event on Friday, Feb. 7

Come celebrate the Lunar New Year on Friday, Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m., STSS, Room 412. Hosted by CSE International Ambassadors, the event will showcase East Asian culture with food, live music, and study abroad presentations.

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Feb 6, 14

Alpha Sigma Kappa recruitment events continue until Feb. 10 for women in technical studies

Alpha Sigma Kappa, University of Minnesota's premier social sorority for women studying architecture, engineering, math, and the sciences, continues its spring recruitment events through Monday, Feb. 10, with a variety of activities including a Sunday brunch and craft night.

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Feb 6, 14

Society of Women Engineers hosts "Consulting 1001" on Monday, Feb. 10

Have you ever wondered how you can use a science and engineering degree to work as a consultant? Come to "Consulting 1001" on Monday, Feb. 10, 4:30-6 p.m., Mechanical Engineering, Room 221, and learn about the growing field of technology consulting. Accenture and the Society of Women Engineers are hosting the event. Dinner will be provided!

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Feb 6, 14

CSE Student Board hosts "Skate with a Date" on Thursday, Feb. 13

The Science and Engineering Student Board (SESB) is hosting "Skate with a Date," a free skating event on Thursday, Feb. 13, 9-11 p.m., Mariucci Arena. Skate rental is free for students. Must have valid student ID. All are welcome, with or without a date!

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Feb 6, 14

Unlimited Dance Marathon on Feb. 22-23 to raise money for pediatric health

Have fun and raise money for pediatric health at the Unlimited Dance Marathon from 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Dance marathon participants will earn pledges for their dance time. No dancing experience needed. Sign up now!

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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.