College-wide events

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7 a.m. through Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11 p.m.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus

IPRIME Annual Meeting 2019

Registration is now open for this year's IPRIME Annual Meeting. Our annual meeting attracts more than 500 participants and offers a lively scientific exchange among our more than 30 member companies and the faculty and students involved in the seven IPRIME research programs. The IPRIME Annual Meeting is free to all member companies. If your company is considering membership, please contact me about attending the event as an IPRIME guest.

REGISTER HERE!

Online registration closes on May 19. We will have same day registration so that you can register the day of the meeting if you are unsure of your plans before May 19.

We encourage you to go to the Meeting Schedule web page for detailed information on the presentation and poster sessions, including titles, authors, abstracts, and times.

Meeting Highlights:

Workshops covering topics on:

  • New Developments in Coating Microstructure (CPF)
  • Sustainability of Polymers (MP)
  • From Commodity to Value-Added Surfactants: Structure, Phase Behavior, & Applications (NMP)
  • Synthetic Biology: An Overview of Industrial Potential (BB)
  • Wearable Technology -- Materials and Applications II (BPM)
  • Ultra-wide Gap Materials for High-power Electronics (EMD)
  • Scalable Photonics and Metamaterials (FEP)

Program Reviews with current research overviews

Plenary Luncheon featuring Professor Emeritus Chris Macosko, University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, speaking on “How Challenges from Industry Motivate Fundamental Polymer Research”

Student-Industry Meet and Greet Reception

Faculty-Industry Meet and Greet Reception

Two Evenings of Poster Sessions featuring top program research


Hotel information
For our out-of-town guests, we have an IPRIME room block available at the Graduate Minneapolis hotel conveniently located one block from all meeting events. Rooms are limited so please reserve a room now on the Graduate Minneapolis website or call (612) 379-8888.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 5 p.m. through Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10 p.m.

Bell Museum

Moonlit Memories

Bell Museum resident artist and poet Erin Sharkey will offer a reminder to look up as she leads an open writing workshop to reflect on experiences on Earth’s Moon and nature at night. Enjoy a night at the museum. Tonight, we are open until 10 p.m. to give you a chance to the the stunning Museum of the Moon as the sun sets, when it glows even brighter in Horizon Hall. Whether you’re sketching, photographing, painting, or coloring, let lunar-inspiration be your guide as you curate your evening from a host of activities, including a show in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, a Moon tour, or a special writing workshop.

Special Guest: Erin Sharkey, 7 p.m. Bell Museum resident artist and poet Erin Sharkey will lead an open writing workshop to reflect on experiences on Earth’s Moon and nature at night. Participants will leave with a new piece of writing and a reminder to look up. The workshop is open to all, no experience necessary. Bring your writing implement of choice. Erin is a poet, essayist, producer, educator, and community organizer who spent a decade working on an urban farm. She is using her Bell residency to explore a new “Farmer’s Almanac” for the modern urban farmer. In addition, Erin’s ongoing research into unpublished WPA-sponsored narratives by ex-slaves is inspiring new works that imagine community vegetable gardens as locations of autonomy and connection to nature and culture.

Moon Tour: 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30 p.m. Join a short, guided tour of Moon geography, geology, and important landmarks in history at the Museum of the Moon.

Planetarium: 6 p.m. Space Mission Update; 7 p.m. Minnesota Night Sky; 8 p.m. Phantom of the Universe

Activities free with gallery admission. Planetarium ticket fees apply.

Click here for tickets and availability.

Advance tickets for planetarium shows are available up to three weeks ahead of time via the link above. If you are a current Bell member, please log in first, to receive your discounted tickets.

 


Saturday, June 1, 2019, 8:30 a.m. through Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

Bell Museum

Moon Yoga

Start your weekend off on the right foot with balanced poses in the Bell Museum’s beautiful light-filled lobby. On June 1, we’re giving “moon salutations” a whole new meaning with an inclusive yoga experience in view of our stunning Museum of the Moon installation. Instructor Rachel Holdgrafer of Peaceful Mind Yoga focuses her practice on gentle and restorative yoga sessions that benefit all bodies. Please bring your own mat. Rachel will provide blocks and props to support you through your practice.

Suitable for ages 10 and up, all levels, and a wide range of abilities. Ticket are $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 10–18. Gallery admission not included in yoga ticket price.

Tickets available April 16 here! Available until May 31.


Saturday, June 1, 2019, 6 p.m. through Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9 p.m.

Bell Museum

Super Moon Pajama Party

Bring the kids and enjoy a late-over at the Bell with Museum of the Moon! Pajamas are welcome, but not required. Pj’s or not, plenty of Moon-related fun awaits: Take a selfie with the Moon! Make your own mini space diorama to take home or search for many moons in our exhibit halls with our Moon scavenger hunt.

Check out the Museum of the Moon sculpture, visit all our galleries, and take a bite out of the Moon with a specially decorated cookie.

A Moon-themed version of our Minnesota Night Sky show will play in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, and an Astronaut Challenge in Solution Studio will test your engineering skills.

A moon-inspired story time is a good chance for some downtime; bring a blanket and relax while Librarian Lisa reads a story at 7 and 8 pm.

There will be a food truck outside, or you can grab a snack in the Curiosity Shop. Picnic snacks of your own are welcome in Horizon Hall or the lounge, too.

Ticket are $20, and $15 youth ages 3–18 ($15/$10 for Bell members) and include the Museum of the Moon, entry to all galleries, a planetarium show, make-and-take space diorama activity, and a moon cookie. Tickets available April 16 here!


Sunday, June 2, 2019, Noon through Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m.

Bell Museum, Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck

Solar Sunday

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. Bell astronomy staff will have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing. Note: These events are weather dependent (we need clear skies for observing the Sun); if the weather does not allow for solar viewing, events will be canceled.

Free with gallery admission

Tickets are available on site or online.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 5 p.m. through Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 10 p.m.

Bell Museum

After Hours: Many Moons

Enjoy a night at the museum. Tonight, we are open until 10pm to give you a chance to the the stunning Museum of the Moon as the sun sets, when it glows even brighter in Horizon Hall.

Whether you’re sketching, photographing, painting, or coloring, let lunar-inspiration be your guide as you curate your evening from a host of activities, including a show in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, a Moon tour or tonight’s special talk.

Activities free with gallery admission. Planetarium ticket fees apply.

Special Guests: Čhaŋtémaza & Kaagegaabaw

The Moon through Dakota and Ojibwe Eyes, 7 pm. University of Minnesota Dakota Language Specialist Čhaŋtémaza (Neil McKay) and Minneapolis Public Schools indigenous linguist Kaagegaabaw (James Vukelich) will lead a talk about what Dakota & Ojibwe people see when they look at the moon. Indigenous people depend upon seasonal and lunar cycles and name the moons for important seasonal events. Did you know? Tonight’s event falls during the Strawberry Moon—Waœußtecaßa wi in Dakota and Ode’imini-giizis in Ojibwe.

Moon Tour, 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30 pm. Join a short, guided tour of Moon geography, geology, and important landmarks in history at the Museum of the Moon.

Planetarium: 6 pm Space Mission Update; 7 pm Minnesota Night Sky; 8 pm Habitat Earth

Click here for tickets and availability.

Advance tickets for planetarium shows are available up to three weeks ahead of time via the link above. If you are a current Bell member, please log in first, to receive your discounted tickets.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, 11 a.m. through Saturday, June 8, 2019, 3 p.m.

Bell Museum

Lunar Science Saturday

Please join Bell Museum in the Nucleus for family-friendly activities as we celebrate the final days of our special exhibit Museum of the Moon.

  • Engineer a lunar lander so it arrives safely on the surface of the moon.
  • Experiment with moon craters and how they’re formed.
  • Design your own mission patch or lend your artistic skill to assemble a large paper moon.
  • Learn more about moon phases and gravity.

All activities are free with gallery admission.

Tickets are available on site or online.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 4 p.m.

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Tour of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

About this event

The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), located on the Mississippi River at the heart of Minneapolis, is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research and educational facility of the College of Science and Engineering at the UMN. We offer a FREE monthly public tour through our historic facility to showcase our experimental facilities and research projects (donations accepted online at https://makingagift.umn.edu/give/fund.html?id=22393). 

You will receive an email 1-2 days before your scheduled tour with details of where to meet your tour group.

REGISTER HERE!

On the day of the tour:
• Please wear closed-toed shoes – no flip flops or sandals.
• Parking is reserved for SAFL personnel only (let us know if you require a handicap space). We ask that you park off-site at one of these locations:
o Garage: 212 SE 2nd Ave
o Metered street parking is available along SE Main St, portions of SE 3rd Ave, and 2nd St SE
o We also have bike racks.

Email bkb0811@umn.edu with questions.


Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m. through Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9 p.m.

University of Minnesota East Bank Campus, Twin Cities

CEMS Centennial and Jubilee Celebration

Purchase your tickets today for the "full weekend" of activities. This alumni reunion and anniversary celebration are filled with special events to commemorate the 100-year centennial of chemical engineering in 2019 and 50-year jubilee of materials science in 2020 at the University of Minnesota.

REGISTER HERE!

Reminder: Register for the CEMS Centennial & Jubilee Celebration by May 22

The "Full Weekend" package includes:

Friday, June 21, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Twin Cities CEMS Events (Choose one): Includes transportation and lunch

Evening Grand Finale Event:

 


Sunday, June 23, 2019, Noon through Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2 p.m.

Bell Museum, Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck

Solar Sunday

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. Bell astronomy staff will have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing. Note: These events are weather dependent (we need clear skies for observing the Sun); if the weather does not allow for solar viewing, events will be canceled.

Free with gallery admission

Tickets are available on site or online.