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Follow the 2010 UMN Solar Vehicle in the 2010 American Solar Challenge

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The race is starting soon! Follow the progress of this year's solar vehicle via their blog and Twitter.

Find out more about the U of M solar vehicle at their website.

OIT Pecha Kucha Event: Google at UMN 12/2

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20 by 20: An OIT Pecha Kucha Event
Google@UMN

Date: 12/02/2009
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Mississippi Room Coffman Memorial Union

Ten short, entertaining presentations will be given by faculty, staff, and students on the topic "Google@UMN," followed by breakout discussion sessions. Presentations will be Web cast, and a recording of the presentations will be published online.

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E3 2009: Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference 11/17

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11/17/2009
St Paul RiverCentre

How do we provide sustainable fuel, food, fiber and freshwater to a global population of 9 billion people in our lifetime? That's one of more than 15 urgent questions we'll explore during E3 2009.

NREL's Larry Kazmerski, a pioneer in the field of solar photovoltaics, will offer the keynote presentation for this year's conference. Other highlights include a super panel discussion with national experts, track sessions focused on the big questions of the 21st century, and a series of Green on the Ground workshops.

Hosted by the University of Minnesota's Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment.

Register here for the conference.

Wandering Planets, Falling Apples, Curving Spaces, Whirling Stars 10/6

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Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center

Helen Quinn, a professor of physics at Stanford University and a leading expert in theoretical high energy physics, will present a free public lecture. In her presentation entitled "Wandering Planets, Falling Apples, Curving Spaces, Whirling Stars: How Unraveling the Mysteries of Gravity has Taught Us About the Universe," Quinn uses the history of understandings about gravity as a template for understanding how science works.

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Engineering: Find Better Information Faster 9/30

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Wed, 09/30/2009 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

A quick tour of the resources available for finding the best information for your engineering research. We'll demonstrate how to find journal articles and conference papers using Engineering Village and Web of Science, show how to access reference books online using Knovel, and discuss best practices in patents and standards searching.

Register here for the workshop.

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