College-wide events

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, Noon through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, 2 p.m.

Bell Museum

Solar Sunday

Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck, Bell Museum

Free with gallery admission. Tickets are available on site or online.

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

Solar Sundays are weather dependent—we need clear skies to see the Sun. If the weather does not allow for good viewing conditions, the activity will be canceled.

What you need

Dress for the weather, this includes sunscreen! It may be cold outside, but even then you can still get a sunburn. Always wear sunscreen when participating in outdoor activities.

Solar safety

Our telescope equipment utilizes safe Sun viewing methods; filtering the sunlight and projecting the sunlight.

Solar filters include white light filters that block 99.999 percent of incoming sunlight, safely allowing us to see any sunspots that might be visible.

H-alpha SolarMax II telescope filters out all the colors of sunlight except a specific red light (656nm) to allow us to see features such as solar prominences along the edge of the Sun.

Sunspotters use a different method to safely view the Sun. They utilize mirrors and lenses to project the Sun safely onto a screen (piece of paper). You can draw/trace your own Sun and sunspots to start our own solar data log.


Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 5:30 p.m. through Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 7 p.m.

McNamara Alumni Center

Women in Science and Engineering: A Medtronic Perspective Panel and Networking Event

Connect with Medtronic Women in Science and Engineering!
Make connections leading up to the CSE Spring Career Fair by networking with more than 20 scientists and engineers from Medtronic's own Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) initiative.

Reception following. Hot hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

RSVP HERE!

This is a unique opportunity to meet women working in research, testing, manufacturing, design, and business in one night. The evening will include a panel, speed networking, and reception. Medtronic hires a wide range of majors including electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, and more.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative
College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota
csewise@umn.edu
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Sponsored by Medtronic

Mission: The College of Science and Engineering created the Women in Science and Engineering Initiative to promote diversity and strengthen community across gender identities by providing additional opportunities for professional and personal


Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, 9 p.m.

Bell Museum

January Star Party

Explore the sky with the Bell Museum. FREE telescope observing nights take place monthly during the University’s Fall and Spring semesters. These are very informal and family-friendly. Free admission, $5 donation requested.

Start the night inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium for a brief presentation of Winter Sky Tonight. After the planetarium show, the evening will continue with telescopes on our rooftop observation deck. Bell Museum staff will guide you through observations of the same celestial objects that have inspired sky-gazers throughout history!

Planetarium

Shows start at 7:30 & 8 pm

Start the night inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium for a brief presentation of Winter Sky Tonight.

Telescopes

The evening continues outside with telescopes on the Ruth & John Huss Observation Deck. Our astronomy team will guide you through observations of the same celestial objects that have inspired sky-gazers throughout history!

Remember to dress for the weather! The event takes place rain or shine. In the case of extreme or poor weather, indoor activities will be planned in place of telescope observing.

Note: Bell Museum galleries are not open during Star Parties.

Advance registration required. Click here to sign up online today!

Minnesota’s Astronomy Classroom is generously supported by Ruth and John Huss. Note: Museum galleries are not open during Star Parties.


Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, 10 a.m. through Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, 5 p.m.

Bell Museum

Space Fest 2020: Saturday

Join us for our annual celebration of the cosmos! We’ll be exploring the many women in space science and their contributions to the field. There will be special guest speakers, science demonstrations, and hands-on astronomy activities all weekend long. Free with museum admission.

Activities

Check out the Beyond Curie art installation highlighting women in science, technology, engineering and math. Children can join in the fun by creating their own art pieces.

Planetarium Shows

Show times:

10:30 am—Minnesota Night Sky
11:15 am—Einstein’s Gravity Playlist
12 pm—Minnesota Night Sky
12:45 pm—Einstein’s Gravity Playlist
1:30 pm—Minnesota Night Sky
2:15 pm—Einstein’s Gravity Playlist
3 pm—Minnesota Night Sky
3:45 pm—Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

Click here to buy your tickets!

Einstein’s Gravity Playlist is an original planetarium show from Montana State University that explores the ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves. Join Lucia, a Ph.D. student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe, and how scientists like her work to hear them.

Minnesota Night Sky is a live tour of the night sky, showcasing the planets, stars, and seasonal constellations currently visible from Minnesota. Recommended for all ages.

Space Fest has been generously supported by the Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation and Ruth & John Huss.


Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, 4 p.m.

Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

CSE Alumni Tour of the Minnesota Orchestra Hall

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Alumni Society Board invites you to attend an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Orchestra Hall. The tour will include an enhanced discussion of the acoustics that make the hall sound so wonderful. The tour is free, but pre-registration is required.

Following the tour, guests are invited to socialize with one another at a pre-concert happy hour. Desserts and drinks will be available for purchase. In addition, participants have the option of purchasing tickets to a one hour concert beginning at 6 p.m. following the happy hour. The concert is a cello concerto and Beethoven Symphony No. 4. Learn more about the concert on the orchestra's website.

Register for Tour Here

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

4-4:45 p.m.—Tour of Orchestra Hall
4:45 p.m.—Optional socializing at pre-concert happy hour
6 p.m.—Optional concert, tickets sold separately

Attendees will experience a behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Minnesota Orchestra, including a discussion of the building's acoustics. There may also be an opportunity to ask questions of musicians and stage managers as pre-concert schedules permit.

PLEASE NOTE: The Minnesota Orchestra requires advance notice of mobility restrictions so it can plan the best tour route for our group. Please be sure to note mobility restrictions when you register.

Optional Post-Tour Concert

If you wish to stay for the concert beginning at 6 p.m., you will need to purchase your tickets directly from the Minnesota OrchestraRead more about the concert and purchase tickets on the orchestra's website.

For questions or more information about the event, please contact Joelle Larson, CSE Director of Alumni Relations at jblarson@umn.edu or 612-626-1802.

 


Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, 10 a.m. through Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, 5 p.m.

Bell Museum

Space Fest 2020: Sunday

Join us for our annual celebration of the cosmos! We’ll be exploring the many women in space science and their contributions to the field. There will be special guest speakers, science demonstrations, and hands-on astronomy activities all weekend long. Free with museum admission.

Activities

Check out the Beyond Curie art installation highlighting women in science, technology, engineering and math. Children can join in the fun by creating their own art pieces.

Planetarium Shows

Show times:

10:30 am—Minnesota Night Sky
11:15 am—Einstein’s Gravity Playlist
12 pm—Minnesota Night Sky
12:45 pm—Einstein’s Gravity Playlist (This showtime is captioned)
1:30 pm—Minnesota Night Sky
2:15 pm—Einstein’s Gravity Playlist
3 pm—Minnesota Night Sky
3:45 pm—Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

Click here to buy your tickets!

Einstein’s Gravity Playlist is an original planetarium show from Montana State University that explores the ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves. Join Lucia, a Ph.D. student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe, and how scientists like her work to hear them.

Minnesota Night Sky is a live tour of the night sky, showcasing the planets, stars, and seasonal constellations currently visible from Minnesota. Recommended for all ages.

Space Fest has been generously supported by the Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation and Ruth & John Huss.


Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, 7 p.m.

University of Minnesota. Exact building, room location and last minute changes will be posted on the GSM home page when they have been determined.

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Geological Mapping Of Our World – How It Works in the Current Era

Presenter: Harvey Thorleifson, D.Sc., Director of the Minnesota Geological Survey, State Geologist

All lectures are free and open to the public.


Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, Noon through Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, 5 p.m.

3M Arena at Mariucci

2020 Spring CSE Career Fair

Pre-register now for the CSE Spring Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 4

Get your resume ready and start researching companies!

Pre-register and prepare to attend the Spring 2019 CSE Career Fair. More than 150 companies and organizations are expected to attend the event as they search for students to fill full-time, part-time, co-op, and internship positions.

The CSE Career Fair is free and open to University of Minnesota CSE undergraduate and graduate students.

Now is a great time to prepare for the CSE Career Fair.
 

  • Pre-register for the Career Fair. Visit GoldPASS powered by Handshake to register for the event. Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. Those who pre-register will get updates and additional information.
  • Attend Career Fair Prep Workshops. Plan to attend Career Fair prep workshops. See a full list of workshops.
  • Research companies that interest you. Visit GoldPASS for more information. Note: If you do not already have a GoldPASS account, sign up for one now at goldpass.umn.edu. Many employers post open positions on GoldPASS, and an account is required for students to apply. 
  • Get your resume and cover letter ready. Visit the CSE job search resources page for resources, including resume and cover letter guides. 
  • Prepare your 30-second "elevator pitch." To learn how to introduce yourself to employers and see sample elevator pitches, download the Career Fair Preparation Guide (PDF).
  • Prepare for interviews. To get started, download the Interviewing Guide for Industry (PDF).
  • Dress to impress. Make sure you wear professional attire to the Career Fair and interviews. If you have financial need, CSE Career Center staff can secure an appointment for you with one of two local non-profit organizations that provide free professional attire to students seeking jobs and internships. If you are interested, please fill out an application form to determine eligibility for professional clothing assistance.

For more information, visit the CSE Career Fair website.

The Spring 2019 CSE Career Fair is co-sponsored by the CSE Career Center and the University of Minnesota Student Chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE).

CSE Career Center
Lind Hall, Suite 105
csecareer@umn.edu
612-624-4090
cse.umn.edu/career


Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, 10 a.m. through Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, Noon

Macalester College, Geology Dept., SW area of basement of Olin-Rice Science Center. (south end of campus, by tennis courts) at Building 14 on Campus Map   Road Map

 

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Saturday Laboratory: An Exploration of the Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Gemstones

Conducted by Jeff Thole, M.Sc., Macalester College.
Lab time is 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 


Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 11:30 a.m. through Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 1 p.m.

Walter Library, Room 101
117 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dean's Lunch and Learn featuring the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Join Dean Kaveh and department head C. Daniel Frisbie for a closer look at some of the innovations taking place in the Department Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. 

RSVP HERE!

DEADLINE: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Featured speaker: Stefano Martiniani, Assistant Professor

Professor Martiniani’s research builds on statistical mechanics and scientific computing to address fundamental questions in soft matter physics, biological and engineered dynamical systems, and machine learning. During his talk, he will give an overview of the types of problems his group seeks to solve through computation and data-driven approaches. Martiniani will then cover in greater depth his group’s work on soft matter systems, and how they solved decades-old questions on the nature of the jamming transition in granular matter. 

Alumni from all academic majors are welcome.