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

Distinguished Women Scientists and Engineers Speakers Program

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 Yayoi Takamura
UC Davis
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
1:25 p.m., Amundson Hall, Room B-75
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Professor Shelley L. Anna
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Title: Connecting the Mechanics of Complex Fluid Interfaces to Emulsion Formation and Stability

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
3:35 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 1130
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Professor Ruth Litovsky
Professor of Communicative Disorders
University of Wisconsin

Seminar Title: Consequences of auditory deprivation on hearing abilities of deaf humans hearing through electrical stimulation of the cochlear nerve.

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
Lunch Discussion/Networking Event:
Noon–1 p.m., Nils Hasselmo Hall, Room 4-101 (box lunches available at 11:45 a.m.)

3:35–4:30 p.m., Nils Hasselmo Hall, Room 2-101
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Dr. Joan Schmelz
U.S. National Science Foundation

Seminar Title: Some Like it Hot: What Observations Can Tell Us About Solar Coronal Heating

Coffee Hour Title: Unconscious Bias in Hiring, Promotions, and Tenure

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
12:20–1:30 p.m., Tate Lab of Physics, Room 210

Coffee hour:
3:30–5 p.m., Walter Library, Room 101

Dr. Debra Rolison
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Seminar Title: Creating Change in Scientific Institutions through Subversion, Revolution (Title IX!!) & Climate Change

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Seminar/Early Dinner:
4:30 p.m., Walter Library, Room 101
For more information email Professor Lee Penn.

Professor Marti Hearst
Professor of Information and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Seminar Title: Exploratory Text Analysis at the Middle Distance

Monday, April 21, 2014
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 3-125
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Informal networking lunch:
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Keller Hall, Room 4-192
For more information email Professor Gini.

Professor Suncica Canic
Cullen Distinguished Professor Department of Mathematics University of Houston

Seminar Title: Mathematical Challenges in Cardiovascular Applications

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Noon–1 p.m., 402 Walter Library
Lunch discussion with graduate and undergraduate students
For more information email Professor Peter Olver.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:35–4:30 p.m., 16 Vincent Hall

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