2017 CSE at the Minnesota State Fair

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MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/17/2017) – A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. The University of Minnesota exhibit on Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street will feature students and faculty in a […]

More than 30,000 school kids will be on U of M campus this week to learn about science

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Flames, explosions, and scientists dropping 20 feet through the air are just a few of the exciting demos kids will see MEDIA NOTE: If you plan to attend a show, please contact Lacey Nygard in the University of Minnesota News Service at ljnygard@umn.edu. MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/09/2017) — University of Minnesota students […]

University students host Boy Scout Science and Engineering Merit Badge event Saturday, April 2

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Media alert What: Boy Scout Science and Engineering Merit Badge event Who: 130 Boy Scouts and several University of Minnesota science and engineering student groups When: 8 a.m.-4:20 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2016 Where: Smith Hall, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant St., S.E., Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/31/2016) –-University of Minnesota […]

U of M Physics Circus brings large-scale stunts and physics fun to the public Jan. 14

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Daily shows reach more than 25,000 school-age children throughout the week Media Note: Members of the media may attend a daytime school group show earlier in the week at Northrop to get photos or video, but please contact Lacey Nygard at ljnygard@umn.edu to make arrangements. MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/04/2015) —If you’ve never seen a physicist […]

Media Alert: Hall of Fame astronaut and NASA Kennedy Space Center Director to visit U of M campus

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Who:     Robert Cabana, director of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center and astronaut on four space shuttle flights; Minneapolis native and graduate of Washburn High School What:    Talk to freshmen students in a Honors physics class and presentation of Astronaut Scholarship Foundation awards; Sold-out public lecture When:   Tuesday, Oct. 20, […]

Media Alert: University of Minnesota begins $92.5 million renovation of historic building

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What: Ceremonial groundbreaking for the University of Minnesota Tate Science and Teaching Renovation When: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015; Program begins at 4 p.m. Where: Tent outside Tate, 116 Church St. SE, Minneapolis Please note: This is an invitation-only event, but media are welcome. MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/18/2015)—More than 135 people, including legislators, alumni, University leaders, and […]

Flames, explosions and dancing bring 6,000 kids to campus for Energy and U shows May 18-22

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New venue and new collaboration make the show bigger and better than ever Media Note: Members of the media must contact Rhonda Zurn at rzurn@umn.edu or Lacey Nygard at ljnygard@umn.edu if planning to attend one of the shows to ensure that media permission slips are in place for that show. Shows are […]

U of M lecture explores the possibility of mapping the Universe

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Speaker from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals what maps can tell us about the evolution and structure of the Universe Who: Margaret J. Geller, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics What: University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy lecture about mapping the Universe; lecture is free and open to the public When: 7 p.m., […]

MEDIA ALERT: Interactive science exhibits to draw 1,700 middle school students to U of M campus

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NOTE: This is an invitation-only event for schools. The event is not open to the public. Media planning to attend should send an email to rzurn@umn.eduor ljnygard@umn.edu to make arrangements. WHO: 1,700 middle school students from nearly 20 schools; about 300 University of Minnesota science and engineering students WHAT: College of Science and […]