College-wide events

Fall 2022 CSE Virtual Career Fair

More than 70 companies and organizations are registered to attend the Fall 2022 Virtual Career Fair on Friday, Oct. 7. Employers are eager to speak with you about their opportunities for jobs, internships, and co-ops! Individual and group meeting sign-up is required and opens Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 a.m. Central Time. Slots will fill quickly so make sure you prioritize your top employers.

Sign up for sessions
The CSE Virtual Career Fair will be held via Handshake, the University's career events and job/internship/co-op platform that provides features that allow you to connect with employers personally. You'll have the opportunity to schedule 10-minute, one-on-one conversations with employers, as well as attend employer group information sessions.

You can sign up for meetings with employers starting on Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 a.m. Central Time. To ensure you're able to view employers of interest and schedule meetings with employers, you must follow these steps:

  • Log into Handshake and search for the College of Science and Engineering Virtual Career Fair in the Events tab.
  • Within My Profile, select your major, GPA, and month and year of graduation (called End Date).
  • In your Settings, select Employers or Community (Recommended).
  • If you are an international student, we recommend selecting Prefer not to answer these questions for work authorization to allow access to more one-on-one meetings.
  • Next, begin searching for employers and signing up for time slots to speak one-on-one with employers. Many companies are also offering group sessions.
Sign-up will be open and employers may add more meeting times throughout the Virtual Career Fair, so continue to check Handshake for additional available time slots.
 
Prepare for the CSE Virtual Career Fair

Helpful information related to the Career Fair can be found on the CSE Virtual Career Fair website. You can also view pre-recorded Career Fair prep videos. A pre-recorded Virtual Career Fair preparation workshop will be added early next week.

If you need your resume reviewed or have questions about the Virtual Career Fair, CSE career counselors and peer advisors are available via appointments or drop-ins from 2-4 p.m. Central Time daily. To schedule an appointment or attend a drop-in, visit the CSE Career Center website.

 

MCFAM Seminar Series: "Graphon Trading Networks Static Properties"

Please join us for our first seminar of fall semester! This seminar will feature Ping Zhong from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities who will discuss the static and dynamic nature of the equilibration process in a sampled community graphon network.

Ping Zhong, graduate student, Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Ping Zhong is studying the static and dynamic nature of the equilibration process in a simple market consisting of agents trading complementary commodities in a sampled community graphon network. Interestingly, the convergence seems to be suboptimal over a wide range of graphon parameters and network sizes. It remains to be seen whether stochastic perturbation in the agent endowments or the network connections can lead to improved outcomes. This work is undertaken through the University of Minnesota Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) directed study elective under the guidance of professor John Dodson

Department of Mechanical Engineering Three Minute Thesis (ME3MT) Competition

You are invited to join us at this year's Mechanical Engineering Three Minute Thesis (ME3MT) competition to see the latest research being conducted by our talented graduate students. Watch as they have exactly three minutes to explain their research in an engaging and easy-to-understand format.

UMN ME graduate students engage in pioneering, interdisciplinary research and are poised to become the next leaders in mechanical engineering in both academia and industry. The purpose of the competition is to celebrate the innovative research conducted by our graduate students and to cultivate their academic, presentation, and research communications skills. Help support the leaders of tomorrow by attending ME3MT.

Learn more and register for the event! Plan to join us live or virtually.

If you have questions, contact Jennifer Clarke at jclarke@umn.edu. More information is also available on the ME website's 3MT competition page

Geological Society of Minnesota Seminar

Seminar Lab presenter: Kent Kirkby, Ph.D., Teaching Professor, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, U of Minnesota

Seminar Lab Subject: From Sparta to St. Paul, the Roles Earth Processes Played in Our Past

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

Covestro Lecture in Sustainability: "Plastics Waste and the Circular Economy - 5 Signs of Change"

The Center for Sustainable Polymers hosts this annual lecture for leaders working on issues in sustainability to deliver a talk designed for a general audience. Community members from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership, will deliver the 2022 lecture and speak about plastic waste and the circular economy.

Consumers are calling on companies to help stop plastic waste. The public understands that if we don’t address the global plastics crisis there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish by 2050. On one side, plastics play a critical role in our lives and in reducing greenhouse gas output, but the way we use and dispose of them matters. From policy to corporate accountability, data-driven packaging design tools to global pledges, Harrison will highlight five signs that the circular economy is driving a shift in the way companies and the public use plastics.

Learn more and register for the event!

College of Science and Engineering Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Please join us for the College of Science and Engineering's (CSE) Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. CSE graduate students will have exactly three minutes to explain their research in an engaging and easy-to-understand format.

This will be an exciting display of the diversity of research in CSE today, with topics ranging from energy and the environment to robotic systems and human health. The purpose of the competition is to celebrate the innovative research conducted by our graduate students and to cultivate their academic, presentation, and research communications skills.

Register for the event! 

You may attend the event in-person or view it live on Zoom. All registered audience members will receive instructions for joining virtually a day or two before the competition event.

BME-Industry Grand Rounds: Technical advances in interventional oncology

Join Boston Scientific and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota for a virtual grand rounds event.

Register for the Zoom webinar

Speakers

Delivering cancer therapy with Y90 radioembolization
Bruce Forsyth
Boston Scientific

Manipulating the dynamics of the cellular DNA damage response to control tumor cell fate
Eric Batchelor
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

 

Thirst for Knowledge: The Future of Spatial Computing

Join Computer Science & Engineering alumni and faculty at Surly Brewing!

Join the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CS&E) for this all-alumni event featuring Minnesota spatial computing faculty. Enjoy hosted beverages and appetizers and the chance to reconnect with former classmates, colleagues, instructors, and friends. All alumni of University of Minnesota CS&E programs (Computer Science, Data Science, MSSE) are invited to attend, and guests are welcome.

Register for the event now!

There is no charge to attend our event, but pre-registration is required. Register by Tuesday, Oct. 18.

About the Program

Learn about current and future directions in spatial computing research from three star CS&E faculty members:

Questions? Contact cscievents@umn.edu.

October Star Party

Recommended for all ages

Join the Bell Museum and the White Bear Center for the Arts for a special event in celebration of NEA Big Read. We’ll have telescopes set up to observe our favorite deep space objects (weather permitting!) on the roof deck. In our outdoor plaza spaces, the Big Woods Garden and the North Woods Garden, follow along on a tour of the constellations we can see in our skies. Inside, you can explore hands-on activities, and our expert astronomy team will guide you through celestial phenomena associated with The Bear by Andrew Krivak in the planetarium. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Register for the event!

Geological Society of Minnesota Seminar

Seminar Lab presenter: Christian Teyssier, Ph.D., Professor, Gibson Chair in Geoscience, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, U of Minnesota

Seminar Lab Subject: What’s New with Plate Tectonics?

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