College-wide events

Solar Sunday

Sunspots, prominences, and flares…oh my! Stop by the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck on your next trip to the Bell Museum and check out the Sun. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing (weather permitting). With solar maximum expected in 2025 we’re already getting great views of activity on the Sun’s surface and in its atmosphere. So come on by and take a look at your closest star!

Please note: If the weather does not allow for solar viewing, events will be canceled.

This event is included in the cost of regular admission.

IEM Innovation to Impact: "What I Didn't Know That I Wish I Knew: Reflections From Med Tech Innovators"

Mingle with Med Tech Innovators. Innovation to Impact is an opportunity for med tech innovators to see "eye to eye" at a series of hybrid events. During the first hour (online and in-person at the UMN Health Sciences Education Center), speakers will share insights on medical technology commercialization. The second hour will be an in-person happy hour - food and beverages provided!

 "What I Didn't Know That I Wish I Knew: Reflections From Med Tech Innovators"

Med tech innovators and entrepreneurs share their early mistakes and surprises, and how they could be avoided.

Register for the event and more information!

Free to students, research scientists, faculty, and med tech professionals.

IEM Innovation to Impact: "Predicting Med Tech Innovation Success"

Mingle with Med Tech Innovators. Innovation to Impact is an opportunity for med tech innovators to see "eye to eye" at a series of hybrid events. During the first hour (online and in-person at the UMN Health Sciences Education Center), speakers will share insights on medical technology commercialization. The second hour will be an in-person happy hour - food and beverages provided!

"Predicting Med Tech Innovation Success"

A case study from the MILI valuation lab illustrates how to assess med tech business potential.

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Free to students, research scientists, faculty, and med tech professionals.

Alumni Gathering and Tour of Eolos Wind Turbine Research Station

Attendees will meet at the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center to hear a presentation about the history of the Eolos Wind Research Field Station and the research being done there. During the presentation, a light dinner will be served. Following the presentation, attendees will drive to the Eolos Wind Turbine and will be able to enter the base (weather permitting).

Thursday, July 21, 2022
6 p.m. - Presentation on Eolos Wind Research Field Station, light dinner will be served
7 p.m. - Visit to the Eolos Wind Turbine

Register for the event!

PLEASE NOTE: The visit to the Eolos Wind Turbine requires walking on gravel and uneven ground. Because Eolos Wind Turbine is a working laboratory, children under 12 are not permitted.

Solar Sunday

Sunspots, prominences, and flares…oh my! Stop by the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck on your next trip to the Bell Museum and check out the Sun. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing (weather permitting). With solar maximum expected in 2025 we’re already getting great views of activity on the Sun’s surface and in its atmosphere. So come on by and take a look at your closest star!

Please note: If the weather does not allow for solar viewing, events will be canceled.

This event is included in the cost of regular admission.

IEM Innovation to Impact: "Med Tech Investor Roundtable: Who Gets Funding and Why?"

Mingle with Med Tech Innovators. Innovation to Impact is an opportunity for med tech innovators to see "eye to eye" at a series of hybrid events. During the first hour (online and in-person at the UMN Health Sciences Education Center), speakers will share insights on medical technology commercialization. The second hour will be an in-person happy hour - food and beverages provided!

"Med Tech Investor Roundtable: Who Gets Funding and Why"

Medical technology investors share their criteria and priorities, how to impress them, and how they find opportunities.

Register for the event and more information!

Free to students, research scientists, faculty, and med tech professionals.

MnRi Technology Day Camp

The Minnesota Robotics Institute is hosting a Technology Day Camp for young people going into 6th to 8th grade. Participants will learn about robots and robotic technology through fun hands-on activities. Through the camp activities, students will also practice STEM skills including soldering, electronic circuit design, 2D computer-aided design, computer programming, and oral presentation. 

Camp Schedule

  • Camp Days: Monday, August 8 - Wednesday, August 10
  • Drop-off & Pick-up Area: Akerman Hall
  • Drop-off Period: 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
  • Activities start: 9:00 a.m.
  • Activities end: 3:45 p.m.
  • Pick-up Period: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Visit MnRi Technology Day Camp for more information!

IPRIME Rheological Measurements Short Course 2022

IPRIME would like to invite you to attend this very popular Short Course. Note that IPRIME members receive a discount.

This intensive short course is designed to give practicing engineers and chemists an understanding of rheology fundamentals, principles of measurements, and applications to problem solving.

The course is four and a half days August 15 - August 19, 2022 from 8:20 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Central Time) on Friday.

For more information, visit the Short Course website.

This course is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and IPRIME - Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering.  

Cellular Bioprocess Technology Short Course

Cellular Bioprocess Technology Short Course
August 15-19, 2022


The 2022 Cellular Bioprocess Technology short course will be offered in a hybrid format of both online and on-site. It will be offered virtually and professionally broadcast live to attendees around the globe while also offered in-person at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. The efficient information and knowledge delivery that this course is known for will be continued in the hybrid format. The course covers fundamentals and practical analysis of cell culture technology and bioprocess engineering.

Register for the course! The last day of registration is July 15th, 2022.

Watch a preview video about the online Cellular Bioprocess Technology Short Course.

  • This is the definitive course in cell culture bioprocessing.
  • We have offered this course featuring the latest in the field for more than 30 years.
  • We have served more than 4,000 attendees from five continents.
  • The course covers fundamental knowledge in cell and biochemical sciences and process engineering.
  • Expert experiences on biomanufacturing and perspectives on emerging technology are highlighted.

For more information

If you have questions, contact Madeline Osborne or Carissa Rungkittikhun, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota bioeng@umn.edu or +1 (612) 626-7630.