Saturday, November 21, 2015

Math and Science Family Fun Fair

Activities for kids of all ages!

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. 21, 2015

Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Watch for more details later this fall, including a full exhibit and show listing.

Past highlights include:
  • More than 35 interactive science and engineering exhibits for kids of all ages
  • Physics Force shows
  • Energy and U shows
  • The solar system in 3D in the ExploraDome
  • A chance to build your own earthquake-resistant structure
  • A remote controlled airplane simulator
  • Make-and-take DNA bracelet
  • And much more!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

14th Annual Fredrickson Lecture

Rakesh Jain, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University, will present at the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 14th Annual Fredrickson Lecture.

Seminars are open to alumni, friends of the Department, and the general public.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Time: 1:25-2:25 p.m.

Location: Amundson Hall

FFI: Visit the website.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Chemical Engineering Happy Hour for Recent Graduates

Join us for 'Perspectives and a Pint'

Recent chemical engineering graduates are invited to connect with Professor and Department Head Dan Frisbie, along with other chemical engineering faculty members Professors (Eray Aydil, Samira Azarin, Frank Bates, Aditya Bhan, Paul Dauenhauer, Kevin Dorfman, Chris Macosko, and Michael Tsapatsis).

CEMS alumni are our greatest resource, and we value your opinion. Help us improve the quality of our chemical engineering programs by sharing your perspective on the Department. Your input will inform decisions on the future growth of the Department as we continue to strive for academic excellence.

ChemE recent graduate event

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
5:30-8 p.m.
Urban Growler Brewing
2325 Endicott Street
St. Paul, MN 55114

The event is free, but registration is required. Guests must be 21 years or older to participate. Please bring a valid photo I.D. to the event. Guests will be provided with one complimentary beverage and appetizers. Additional beverages available for purchase.

Please visit the Urban Growler website to learn more about convenient parking options.

REGISTER NOW! Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 9.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Masters of Science in Security Technologies

Attend an MSST Information Session

Few degree programs are geared toward making our communities, our country, and the world a safer place. In just 14 months, the MSST program will give you the opportunity to confront and solve real-world challenges as you secure tomorrow’s critical infrastructure systems.

Join the Technological Leadership Institute for an information session to learn more about our M.S. in Security Technologies in one of two ways: an in-person group information session or a one-on-one session, either in person or online. Information sessions are usually held at the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Many sessions are also offered virtually; inquire about this option if it works better for you.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Time: Noon—1 p.m.

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

Register Online:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Catalyzing External Collaborations and Partnerships

Join colleagues interested in food and agriculture to hone your collaboration kills for public-private partnerships. 

Best practices for effective collaborations will be highlighted. Case studies of successful (and not so successful) public and private partnerships will be shared. This is the first of a four part series of Global Food Ventures Catalyzing Partnerships events scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Participation is welcome from across the University of Minnesota and all MnDRIVE initiatives at this Global Food Ventures sponsored program. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
  • 8-8:30 a.m. continental breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. program begins
  • 10 a.m. program finishes
  • North Star Ballroom, Saint Paul Student Center
Please RSVP online

Please direct questions to Deb Barron or 612-624-5975.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall 2015 CSE Career Fair

The Fall College of Science and Engineering Career Fair is sponsored by the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering Career Center and the Society of Women Engineers–UMN student chapter. The career fair connects organizations with current science and engineering students and recent alumni. Open to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Science and Engineering, the career fair provides an opportunity for students seeking full-time positions, part-time positions, co-ops, and internships to connect with potential employers.

More than 200 employers are expected to attend as they search for students to fill full-time, part-time, co-op, and internship positions.

The career fair is free and open to University of Minnesota science and engineering undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni who have graduated in the past three years.

The career fair is an excellent opportunity for students to:
  • Learn about internship and job opportunities in the engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science fields
  • Develop a network of contacts
  • Gain experience interacting with professional recruiters
  • Discover various career paths
  • Learn about different companies

Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (tentative)

FFI: Visit the website.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Misel Family Lecture

The 2015 Edythe and Irving Misel Family Lecture Series

Joseph Polchinski, The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara will present "Spacetime Versus the Quantum" at the 10th Annual Misel Family Lecture. The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute is proud to host the annual lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you there! Refreshments will be served afterward in the McNamara Atrium.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

Polchinski will talk about the search for a unified theory of the laws of physics including quantum mechanics, which governs the very small, and general relativity, which governs the very large. Stephen Hawking showed 40 years ago that these theories make conflicting predictions near black holes. This ignited a battle that continues to this day: either quantum mechanics must break down, or our understanding of spacetime must be wrong. The latest wrinkle is the `firewall' paradox: if quantum mechanics is to be saved, then an astronaut falling into a black hole will have an experience very different from what Einstein's theory predicts. This has led to many new ideas that may lead to the unification of these two great theories.

Friday, August 28, 2015

CSE at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people's everyday lives at this year's Minnesota State Fair. The University of Minnesota exhibit on Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street will feature students and faculty in a wide range of fields. College of Science and Engineering faculty and students will also be featured during STEM Day at the Fair in Carousel Park near the Grandstand.

Dates: Thursday Aug. 27–Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Location: University of Minnesota exhibit, Crossroads Building, Minnesota State Fairgrounds

FFI: More details will be provided later this summer.