College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

Distinguished Scientists and Engineers from Underrepresented Groups

Initiated in 2002, this lecture series creates greater visibility for distinguished women in their respective fields. In bringing these accomplished professionals to campus-each woman an outstanding example of achievement and success in science and engineering-the program offers encouragement to our female students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty.


Speaker Event Details
Professor Jelena Kovacevic
Columbia University
Seminar Title: Problems in Biologic Imaging: Opportunities for Signal Processing
Lunch event with women graduate students and postdocs
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Lunch event: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Walter Library, Room 101 (box lunches available)

Seminar: 4–5 p.m.
Keller Hall Annex, Room 3-230
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Professor Agnes Mocsy
Pratt Institute, Department of Math and Science
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Lunch event: 12:30–2 p.m.
Physics and Nanotechnology Building, Room 110
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Professor Christine Allen
University of Toronto
To be rescheduled

Professor Anna Krylov
University of Southern California, Department of Chemistry
Public lecture title: Who Holds Us Back? A Personal Account of Cultural and Societal Obstacles Facing Women Pursuing Careers in Science

Seminar title: Excited-State Electron Transfer in Fluorescent Proteins: Curse or Blessing?

Wednesday, Feb. 18
Public lecture: 4-5 p.m.
402 Walter Library and watch online.

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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Seminar: 9:45–11 a.m.
331 Smith Hall
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