College-wide events

Saturday Morning Math

The Math Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP) hosts Saturday Morning Math four times during the academic year, where middle school students explore mathematics and its scientific applications through hands-on learning, activities, and games!

Register for the event!

For our January session, fifth and sixth grade students will learn how geometric objects can lead to number patterns. They will also explore perfect, square, and triangular numbers, and investigate their connections to other real-world problems. Sixth and seventh grade students will play games, such as Vector Golf, to learn about the properties of vectors and how they model real-world situations such as wind or motion.

Spotlight Science: Climate Solutions

Join us at the Bell Museum for the start of The Great Northern, a Twin Cities festival celebrating our cold, creative winters. Connect with climate researchers and extension educators, check-out hands-on demonstrations about forest resilience and winter weather observation, explore Snow: Tiny Crystals, Global Impact exhibit, and learn how you can contribute to climate solutions. Members of the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) will also be on hand to chat climate with the public and answer a blizzard of questions! As an added bonus, visitors can take in the special planetarium show, Atlas of a Changing Earth, a stunning film visualizing the processes affecting our warming planet.

This is an in-person event at the Bell Museum. Activities and events will be held throughout the museum and are included in the cost of regular admission.

Career Fair Prep Workshop

Get ready to impress at the CSE Career Fair! Information presented will include how to access the fair, what to prepare ahead of time, what to wear, how to make a positive impression on employers, and how to be successful. Pizza will be provided! Note: If you are unable to attend, you may view the recorded workshops on CSE’s YouTube channel (https://z.umn.edu/CSECareerVideos).

Register for the Career Fair Prep Workshop
Pizza provided!

 

Geological Society of Minnesota Seminar

Seminar Lab presenter: Paul F. Putzier, P.G., CGP, Hydrogeologist Supervisor, MN DNR Groundwater Atlas Program

Seminar Lab Subject: Minnesota’s Major Aquifers – An Introduction to Groundwater Provinces

Always check Geological Society of Minnesota website shortly before each lecture in case there is a cancellation or last-minute change.

Mechanical Engineering Alumnae Women's Networking Event

Please join the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) for our annual alumnae gathering hosted by the student group She is ME. This event will include:

  • A panel of ME alumnae who will share their stories and advice from their careers
  • A presentation from student group She is ME 
  • An opportunity to chat with past and present ME students and catch up with women from your graduating class

Learn more and register for the event!

International Student Career Fair Prep Virtual Workshop

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023
Noon-1 p.m. Central Time
Register for the Friday, Feb. 3, International Student Career Fair Prep Virtual Workshop

or

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023

4-5 p.m. Central Time
Register for the Tuesday, Feb. 21, International Student Career Fair Prep Virtual Workshop

This workshop is for international students who are searching for an internship or full-time job and plan to attend an upcoming career fair. We will discuss what to expect during your job search, how to discuss your work authorization status with companies, and how to identify resources. There will also be time for you to ask questions.

Bell Museum Space Fest 2023: Star Party

Join us February 3–5 for Space Fest

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live on Mars? How will we get there? What challenges will we face along the way? What have we discovered by sending spacecraft before people? Join us in exploring these questions and more through guest speakers from NASA and the University of Minnesota, demonstrations, and hands-on activities at the Bell Museum’s fifth annual Space Fest! The event kicks off on Friday night with a star party investigating our planetary next-door neighbor. Saturday and Sunday will be packed with activities, including special showings of the newest Bell Museum original production, "Mars: The Ultimate Voyage." Throughout the weekend, enjoy presentations by researchers and special guests (including a former NASA astronaut!) and space-themed activities throughout the building. 

Learn more about Space Fest 2023!

CSE Alumni Curling Lesson and Social at Dakota Curling

Try your hand at curling with other CSE alumni. Register now - this event always sells out!

Join your fellow University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) alumni for an opportunity to learn this unique Olympic sport. All guests will receive a curling lesson, followed by the chance to put your new-found skills to the test and play a game. After the lesson, we'll gather for lunch and social time.

CSE Alumni Society Board members will also be on hand to tell you about the Board's mission, upcoming alumni events, and additional ways you can connect with the college, other alumni, and current students. Come find out more about how you can get involved!

10 a.m.—Check-in, curling lesson, and game
Noon—Lunch and social time

REGISTER NOW!

Cost:
$35 per curler
FREE for spectators who do not intend to curl

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Cost includes curling instruction, a game of curling, and lunch. Those who plan to curl must be a minimum of 16 years old, but spectators of any age are welcome.

Not sure what curling is?

For questions or more information, contact Joelle Larson, CSE Director of Alumni Relations, at jblarson@umn.edu.

Bell Museum Space Fest 2023

Join us February 3 - 5 for Space Fest

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live on Mars? How will we get there? What challenges will we face along the way? What have we discovered by sending spacecraft before people? Join us in exploring these questions and more through guest speakers from NASA and the University of Minnesota, demonstrations, and hands-on activities at the Bell Museum’s fifth annual Space Fest! The event kicks off on Friday night with a star party investigating our planetary next-door neighbor. Saturday and Sunday will be packed with activities, including special showings of the newest Bell Museum original production, "Mars: The Ultimate Voyage." Throughout the weekend, enjoy presentations by researchers and special guests (including a former NASA astronaut!) and space-themed activities throughout the building. 

Learn more about Space Fest 2023!

Bell Museum Sensory Friendly Space Fest!

Visitors with sensory sensitivities are invited to join us Saturday, February 4th 4:30-6:30 pm for Sensory Friendly Space Fest! Explore the galleries, get hands-on with space games and activities, and enjoy a 5:00 pm planetarium show – all with fewer visitors, quieter sounds, and lowered lights. 

This is an in-person event at the Bell Museum and is included in the cost of regular admission.

Sensory-friendly resources

Visitors are welcome to check out additional resources like the quiet spaces, visual timers, weighted lap pads, and hearing protection if it helps make the visit more enjoyable. Read more about the museum’s other accessibility resources.

Accessibility resources