College-wide events

ISyE Seminar “Ride-Sourcing Systems & Multiple-Objective Online Ride Matching”

3:30-4:30 p.m. - Graduate seminar
4:30 p.m. - Reception

Zoom meeting link

Hai Wang
Assistant Professor
School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University

Visiting Assistant Professor
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University

Virtual Book Launch: Minnesota’s Natural Heritage, Second Edition

Join us for a conversation exploring the definitive work on Minnesota’s natural history and ecology. Minnesota’s Natural Heritage has been updated, expanded, and copiously illustrated to account for profound changes to the state’s natural landscape over the past 25 years.

This Bell Museum event is being held in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Press. Visit the Minnesota's Natural Heritage webpage more information about the virtual book launch and to purchase the book.

This conversation will be available to the public via Zoom. Please register through Eventbrite. You will receive a link two days prior to the event.

Register here!

January Virtual Star Party

Grab your star map and enjoy telescope observing from wherever you are. Our astronomy staff will guide you through the night sky as our telescope, with its new camera features, will live capture deep space objects and stream them to you virtually.  Eventbrite registration link coming soon! See Bell Museum website for more details.

Don’t forget to download your own Minnesota Skies Guide!

Cray Distinguished Speaker Series: “Software Engineering for Data Analytics (SE4DA)"

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering is honored to welcome Miryung Kim from the University of California, Los Angeles as the next guest in the Cray Distinguished Speaker Series. She will speak about “Software Engineering for Data Analytics (SE4DA).” 

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: We are at an inflection point where software engineering meets the data-centric world of big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. As software development gradually shifts to the development of data analytics with AI and ML technologies, existing software engineering techniques must be re-imagined to provide the productivity gains that developer’s desire. 

For more information and to view a full presentation abstract, visit the Cray Colloquium website.

Pre-registration is not required. Log in to the lecture on Jan. 25 via Zoom.  

This speaker series was established in 1981 by an endowment from Cray Research and brings distinguished visitors to the Department of Computer Science & Engineering every year.


Minnesota Night Skies in February

It’s time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join Bell Museum planetarium educators on Bell Museum Facebook Live as they take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies.

Together, we’ll explore the sky above Minnesota, including seasonal constellations, the Moon, and visible planets. There’s something in the sky for everyone! Don’t forget to bring your questions, as we’ll save time for Q & A.

Be sure to download your own current Minnesota Skies Guide. 

ME Virtual Alumnae Event

We invite you to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) for our inaugural ME Alumnae Event hosted by the student group She is ME. This event will include a panel of local ME alumnae who will share their stories and advice from their careers as well as an opportunity to network with past and present ME students. Our students are eager to hear from the alumnae who have gone before them.



Barb Balinski—B.S. 1986, Tennant Company
Wei Liu—M.S. 1999, Ph.D. 2003, Seagate Technology
Kathleen Stenersen—B.S. 1991, M.S. 1993, Medtronic
Natalie Vig—B.S. 2019, Medtronic


  • Panel on women in ME
  • Presentation on the history of women at UMN ME by She is ME students
  • Opportunities to connect with and hear from other alumnae

Geological Society of Minnesota Seminar

Presenter: Andrew Breckenridge, Ph.D., Geology Professor, Natural Sciences Dept., U. of Wisconsin Superior

Topic: Glaciation and the Great Lakes, an Epoch in the Making

Virtual lecture 7:00 PM CT

All seminars & labs are free and open to the public.

Seminars through April 2021 are online webinars. A means to register for each seminar will be provided two weeks before the seminar.

Our schedule is planned over 6 months in advance, so changes may occur, especially in this pandemic year. Always check the Geological Society of Minnesota website shortly before each lecture for the latest seminar information.

CSE Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair

The CSE Spring 2021 Career Fair is going virtual! Our virtual platform provides features that will allow employers and students to connect personally without waiting in lines. 

Virtual fair platform: Career Fair Plus

Career fair information for students

Questions? Contact the CSE Career Center at

IMA Public Lecture: "Coding and Generative Design for 3D Printing"

Join the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) for “Coding and Generative Design for 3D Printing” presented by Professor Laura Taalman of James Madison University.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: 3D printing and design allows us to physically experience complex mathematical objects. In this talk, we’ll take a 3D-printed tour of mathematical knots, tessellations, fractals, and polyhedra. Using code and generative design, we can create parametric models that leverage randomness to achieve structural variety or even organic-looking behavior. We’ll also talk about iterative design, the ability to “learn by failing,” and the importance of being open to sharing that process, both in 3D design and in mathematical exploration.

Register for the presentation!

For more information and to view a full presentation abstract, visit the IMA Lecture website. Registration is required for this Zoom webinar.

Engineers Without Borders: How CSE students are making a difference

Join representatives from the U of M chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to learn how CSE students are making a difference around the world. Current partnerships in Guatemala, Ethiopia, and the Twin Cities aim to improve quality of life in those communities via projects focused on clean water accessibility, agricultural practices, and urban gardening.

FEATURED SPEAKERS: Laura Amundson, EWB mentor and CSE alumna; Jacob Hermann, EWB chapter president; and Dani Alfonzo and Sneha Sinha, project leads

The UMN chapter of EWB works to implement environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Their goals are achieved through cooperation with each other, fellow institutions, communities, and mentors on the basis of commitment, persistence, and concern for the recipients of their efforts.