Computational Modeling

Featuring speakers from Medtronic and David Odde

  • Ruth Nicholson Klepfer, Medtronic
  • Troy Jackson, Medtronic
  • David Odde, Department of Biomedical Engineering

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We are delighted to announce the debut of UMN BME-Industry Grand Rounds, a new monthly event series that deepens the connection between the University of Minnesota Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Twin Cities’ thriving health technology industry.

Through these virtual events, local engineers, scientists, faculty, and trainees will share knowledge about critical biomedical engineering topics. Each talk features at least one presenter from our department and one from a local company.

We hope you can join us! We encourage you to keep an eye on the UMN BME-Industry Grand Rounds webpage for upcoming talks, and help spread the word among those within and outside of the University. All are welcome!

A Social History of Machine Learning

A CBI Tomash Virtual Lecture

Join CBI's 2020 - 2021 Tomash Fellow Aaron Mendon-Plasek, History Department, Columbia University presenting his paper on the topic of Social History of Machine Learning.

 Aaron Plasek

This virtual event is free and open to the public. 

Formal paper title, forthcoming.


The Flying Jewish Chaplain & Curt Carlson: The Ultra Entrepreneur - UL First Fridays Online

The event is free. Please make a reservation to receive instructions for connecting via Zoom.

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The Flying Jewish Chaplain

Presented by Kate Dietrick, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

After serving as military chaplain for the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, Rabbi Harold H. Gordon became a Circuit Chaplain for the North Atlantic Division of the Air Transport Command. Learn more about Rabbi Gordon, nicknamed the “Flying Jewish Chaplain,” as he logged over 200,000 miles of flying (at a time when flying was still novel and not without peril) to bring spiritual guidance to members of the Armed Forces.

Curt Carlson: The Ultra Entrepreneur

Presented by Amanda Wick, Processing Archivist, Carlson Companies Corporate Records and Family papers

Curtis L. (Curt) Carlson and his ultra successful businesses are a homegrown Minnesota success story. This talk will delve into the personal and professional life of Mr. Carlson and the incredible social networks that he built and participated in as he rose in prominence.