College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering
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CSE Student Announcements

For March 2014

Mar 27, 14

Career Center hosts networking workshop on Wednesday, April 9

The Career Center for Science and Engineering is hosting a networking workshop on Wednesday, April 9, 11 a.m.-noon, Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB), Room 2-122.

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Mar 27, 14

Learn about proposed Environmental Engineering major at an info session Tuesday, April 15

Come learn about the proposed new College of Science and Engineering major in Environmental Engineering at an information session on Tuesday, April 15, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Civil Engineering, Room 202. Pizza and drinks will be served.

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Mar 27, 14

Apply by Tuesday, April 15 for Association of Energy Engineers Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation of the Association of Energy Engineers-Twin Cities Chapter is offering a $2,000 scholarship for undergraduates or graduate degree candidates enrolled in an energy-related program at an accredited college or university in the Twin Cities. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2014. Apply now!

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Mar 27, 14

Graduating seniors: Commencement sign-up deadline extended to Wednesday, April 16

The registration deadline for students planning to participate in this year's College of Science and Engineering Commencement Ceremony has been extended to Wednesday, April 16. This is a separate process in addition to submitting your Application for Degree. Sign up online now!

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Mar 27, 14

CCC software company to host a career info session Thursday, April 17

College of Science and Engineering students are invited to an upcoming information session about careers at CCC Information Services Inc. on Thursday, April 17, 5:30-7 p.m., Lind Hall, Room 203. Food will be provided.

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Mar 27, 14

Applications due Friday, April 18 to conduct summer research in South Korea

POSTECH, one of the top engineering schools in Asia, is hosting selected College of Science and Engineering students on its campus as research assistants this summer. Applications are due April 18. Apply now!

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Mar 27, 14

Career Center offers workshop on professionalism in the workplace Monday, April 21

Before you begin your first job or internship, learn how to be professional in the workplace at a Career Center for Science and Engineering workshop on Monday, April 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Walter Library, Room 402. Refreshments will be served.

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Mar 27, 14

Learn about study abroad opportunities at an info session on Tuesday, April 22

Discover study abroad opportunities offered through the College of Science and Engineering at an upcoming information session on Tuesday, April 22, 3-4 p.m., Lind Hall, Room 105. No registration required.

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Mar 27, 14

Sign up by Wednesday, April 23 for a site visit at Emerson Process Management on April 30

Network with professionals and tour the facilities of Emerson Process Management on Wednesday, April 30, 12:15-4:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 23. The site visit is free with transportation provided. Sign up now! Space is limited!

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Mar 27, 14

Sign up now to volunteer at the CSE Expo on Friday, April 25

Volunteers are needed to help at the College of Science and Engineering Expo on Friday, April 25. Volunteer shifts are approximately two hours long and are available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Student groups will receive a stipend of $100 for every four volunteer shifts covered ($200 maximum). All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and lunch. Sign up now!

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Mar 27, 14

Apply by Friday, April 25 to be a 2014-15 CSE Peer Mentor

If you are interested in sharing your experiences with freshmen, building your resume with leadership experience, and being a role model for new students, apply now to be a College of Science and Engineering Peer Mentor! Applications are due Friday, April 25.

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Mar 27, 14

Submit your proposal for HACKATHON: Everest Challenge by Friday, April 4

Enter your proposal now for HACKATHON: Everest Challenge, hosted by Logic PD. The contest is open to all University of Minnesota students and seeks to address real market challenges through the mash-up of connected sensor data with publicly available datasets and APIs. Team applications are due Friday, April 4.

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Mar 27, 14

Register your team for the Science Quiz Bowl on Sunday, April 27

Gather your team for the 11th annual University Libraries' Science Quiz Bowl on Sunday, April 27, 1-8 p.m., Walter Library. Registration opens Wednesday, April 16. The tournament is limited to 32 teams. Don't miss your chance to participate!

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Mar 27, 14

Apply by Thursday, May 1 to take the Acara Global Venture Design course in Fall 2014

Apply for a permission number to take the fall semester Acara Global Venture Design course, in which students develop business solutions to address social and environmental challenges. The four-credit course is open to all upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students. Applications are due Thursday, May 1. Space is limited!

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Mar 27, 14

Enter your innovative business idea in the Minnesota Cup by Friday, May 9 to win $20,000

The annual Minnesota Cup competition is seeking the newest, most innovative business ideas from entrepreneurs and inventors. The winner in the student division will receive $20,000 in seed capital and compete for an additional $50,000 grand prize. Submissions are due Friday, May 9.

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Mar 27, 14

RSVP for Monday, March 31 tour of the Immersive Driving Simulator, hosted by SIAM and INFORMS student chapters

The University of Minnesota student chapters of SIAM and INFORMS are hosting a tour of the Immersive Driving Simulator on Monday, March 31, Mechanical Engineering, Room 358. The tour starts at 10:10 a.m., followed by a social hour with free coffee. RSVP now! Space is limited!

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Mar 27, 14

Pre-register now for Monday, March 31 blood drive hosted by Society of Women Engineers

Save three lives by donating blood with Memorial Blood Centers on Monday, March 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in front of Coffman Memorial Union. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ups are also welcome. The blood drive is hosted by the Society of Women Engineers.

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Mar 23, 14

Tell us what you think in the SERU survey by Tuesday, July 15

Complete the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey by Tuesday, July 15 to give feedback about your undergraduate experience at the University of Minnesota. Results are used to improve the student experience on campus. Take the survey now!

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Mar 21, 14

Register now for site visits at 3M and Boston Scientific

Explore careers and tour the facilities of two global companies. Register by Monday, April 7 to attend a site visit at 3M on Monday, April 14. Register by Wednesday, April 9 to attend a site visit at Boston Scientific on Wednesday, April 16. The site visits are free with transportation provided. Space is limited! Sign up now!

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Mar 21, 14

GradFest 2014 is Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27

If you are graduating this spring, attend GradFest 2014 on Wednesday, March 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursday, March 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall. GradFest is your one-stop source for all graduation information, services, and products.

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Mar 21, 14

Apply now to be a CSE Outreach Assistant this summer

The College of Science and Engineering is seeking three outreach assistants this summer to work as camp counselors, event planners, and administrative assistants under the supervision of CSE staff. These are paid positions. Apply now!

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Mar 21, 14

Gemini Project workshop on Thursday, March 27 explains entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

Learn the difference between entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship at the next Gemini Project workshop on Thursday, March 27, 4-5:30 p.m., Walter Library, Room 101. Hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute. No registration required.

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Mar 21, 14

Women in STEM Mixer is Friday, March 28

Don't miss the Women in STEM Mixer event on Friday, March 28, 3:30-5 p.m., STSS, Room 412. Join other women studying in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields for an afternoon of networking, games, and community service. Everyone is welcome. Free pizza!

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Mar 21, 14

Pitch your best business idea by Tuesday, April 1 to win $1,000 in the Biz Pitch Contest

Enter your business idea in the Biz Pitch Contest by Tuesday, April 1. Finalists will give a 90-second pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs and investors for a chance to win $1,000. The contest is open to all University of Minnesota undergraduate students.

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Mar 20, 14

Apply now to be a 2014-15 Co-Lab Fellow in website design or web development

Co-Lab is seeking website design and web development fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Co-Lab Fellows will work 8-15 hours per week providing expertise in their respective areas. Fellows receive free membership to Co-Lab. Apply now!

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Mar 20, 14

SMART Learning Commons offers free services to help you succeed academically

The University of Minnesota's SMART Learning Commons offers many free academic support services. These services include peer tutoring for more than 250 courses, peer-assisted learning sessions, support and use of media production equipment, exam preparation resources, and more.

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Mar 19, 14

Check GoldPASS for job and summer internship postings

Are you looking for a summer internship or job? Remember to check GoldPASS. Many employers are still posting summer internships for science and engineering students and full-time jobs for spring graduates.

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Mar 13, 14

Apply by Wednesday, March 26 to be a webpage monitor for the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge

Minnesota 4-H is seeking a part-time webpage monitor for the Engineering Design Challenge. The monitor will oversee webpage activity and answer questions from teams related to the challenge. This is a paid position. Applications are due Wednesday, March 26.

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Mar 13, 14

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Sneak Peek is Thursday, March 27

Explore majors that help to develop a more sustainable world at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Sneak Peek event on Thursday, March 27, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Ruttan Hall, Room B35, St. Paul Campus. Learn about undergraduate programs, tour labs, meet with faculty, and hear from current students. Dinner is provided. Register now!

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Mar 13, 14

RSVP now for Career Center interview workshop on Thursday, March 27

The Career Center for Science and Engineering is hosting a professional development event on interviewing skills Thursday, March 27, 4-5 p.m., STSS, Room 432A. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP now!

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Mar 13, 14

Learn about new Industrial and Systems Engineering major on Friday, March 28

Come learn about the new College of Science and Engineering major in Industrial and Systems Engineering at an information session Friday, March 28, 1-2:30 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 3-115. Free refreshments!

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Mar 13, 14

Sign up to attend IT expo at Kohl's Corporate Headquarters April 4

Join students from across the Midwest to explore careers in IT at an expo Friday, April 4 at Kohl's Corporate Headquarters, located near Milwaukee, Wisc. All expenses paid. Sign up now!

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Mar 6, 14

Unisys to host info session and tech talk on campus Wednesday, March 12

Unisys will be hosting an information session and tech talk for computer science and engineering students on Wednesday, March 12, noon-1 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 4-204C. Learn about the company and its career opportunities. Free food will be provided.

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Mar 6, 14

No Career Center or Academic Advising drop-in hours on Thursday, March 13

The Career Center for Science and Engineering and the College of Science and Engineering Office of Academic Advising are not holding their regular drop-in hours for students on Thursday, March 13 due to conflicting events.

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Mar 6, 14

Sustainability Symposium abstracts due Friday, March 14

The 2014 Sustainability Symposium on Friday, April 11 is a great opportunity to practice communicating your research, specifically its implications related to sustainability. Abstracts for the symposium must be submitted by Friday, March 14. ALL students are encouraged to participate. You could win a Kindle Fire!

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Mar 6, 14

Register for entrepreneur event on Thursday, March 27 and learn to turn failure into success

Students with an interest in innovation and business development are invited to an entrepreneur event on Thursday, March 27, 6:30-9 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center. The University of Minnesota's Office for Technology Commercialization hosts the event, which includes networking and a panel of entrepreneurs and investors who will share how they turned their biggest failures into successes. Refreshments will be served. Register now!

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Mar 6, 14

RSVP for financial mathematics networking event on Friday, March 28

The Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics is sponsoring the annual Financial Mathematics Spring Networking Event on Friday, March 28, 5-8:30 p.m., Carlson School of Management, Carlson Private Dining Room. The event will include a networking reception with an appetizer and dessert buffet, followed by a panel featuring professionals in the field of quantitative finance. RSVP today!

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Mar 6, 14

Submit CSE Week T-shirt design ideas by Friday, March 7

CSE Week is celebrating its 100-year anniversary April 21-27, 2014, and Plumb Bob is seeking students to create T-shirt design ideas that incorporate the centennial theme. Designs must be submitted by Friday, March 7. Student voting will take place March 10-14. The winner will receive a free CSE Week T-shirt and gift card!

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Mar 6, 14

Solar Vehicle Project team to exhibit at Twin Cities Auto Show March 8-9

The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team will be displaying their latest solar car during opening weekend of the Twin Cities Auto Show Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 in a special display area near the Ride and Drive section.

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Mar 6, 14

Theta Tau co-ed professional engineering fraternity hosts Honeywell career presentation Thursday, March 13

Join co-ed professional engineering fraternity Theta Tau for a presentation on Honeywell career opportunities Thursday, March 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 3-125. Representatives from Honeywell will discuss the company and show product demonstrations. They will also give interviewing tips and talk about Honeywell's hiring process.

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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.