College-wide events

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 8 a.m. through Friday, July 31, 2020, 5 p.m.

Flipgrid

DMD Conference: Rapid Fire Presentations

Authors recorded 5 min presentations about their accepted papers from the 2020 DMD Call for Papers. More details can be found online  http://www.dmd.umn.edu/2020/rapid-fire.html


Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 8 p.m. through Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 9 p.m.

YouTube Live

Universe @ Home: All of Time in 20 Minutes

All of Time in 20 Minutes

Presented by Alexander Criswell, Nico Adams, and Lauren Laufman

A history of the universe from beginning to end.

Activity: Clear plan: Telescope livestream - Saturn Cloudy plan: Virtual sky tour - Easy Backyard Observations

REGISTER HERE!

Sign up by 8pm on July 14 to receive the YouTube Live link by email.

Contact Nico Adams (adams900@umn.edu) for any questions you might have

The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics invites you to a new summer event series:

"Universe @ Home" Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 19, 2020, 8-9 p.m. CDT.

Events are aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds, from families to seasoned scientists!

To see our full schedule and register for an event, visit the Universe @ Home website.


Monday, July 20, 2020, 9 a.m. through Friday, July 24, 2020, 4 p.m.

Virtual Learning Platform

<run>:\the\world Machine Learning Virtual Summer Camp

For High School Students

Join us at camp to learn about the answers to questions like these and more!

  • Use the Python programming language to analyze social networks and data that can be found around us on a daily basis.
  • Apply machine learning algorithms to projects of your choice.
  • Meet a new guest speaker every day! Hear how machine learning methods are used by local companies and how their work makes a difference in the world.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with other high school students who share the same interests, and learn cool programming and math techniques that make a difference in the world. 

Eligibility: 

  • You should be entering 11th or 12th grade. 
  • You have to be interested in exploring the area of machine learning!

Cost: Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, we are able to offer the <run>:\the\world Machine Learning camp at a low fee of $75, charged upon confirmation of admission.  A fee waiver is available upon request.

Application Information:

Registration Deadline is June 15, 2020

Students selected to participate in the program will be notified by
June 19, 2020

Sign Up Here  - Limited Availability


Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 8 p.m. through Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 9 p.m.

YouTube Live

Universe @ Home: The Secret Lives of Galaxies

The Secret Lives of Galaxies

Presented by Jamie Cheshire and Laura Salo

In this talk, we'll go over how galaxies form, merge, and evolve, and how this history shapes the way that they look today.

Activity: Classifying galaxies with Galaxy Zoo

REGISTER HERE!

Sign up by 8pm on July 21 to receive the YouTube Live link by email

Contact Nico Adams (adams900@umn.edu) for any questions you might have

The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics invites you to a new summer event series:

"Universe @ Home" Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 19, 2020, 8-9 p.m. CDT.

Events are aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds, from families to seasoned scientists!

To see our full schedule and register for an event, visit the Universe @ Home website.


Monday, July 27, 2020, 7 a.m. through Thursday, July 30, 2020, 5 p.m.

U of M, Minneapolis and Online Companion Course

Cellular Bioprocess Technology Short Course

We are offering an online companion of this interactive, four-day course. The online version of the course will be professionally broadcasted live to attendees. The efficient information and knowledge delivery that this course is known for will be continued in the online format. The course covers fundamentals and practical analysis of cell culture technology and bioprocess engineering.

Watch a preview video about the online Cellular Bioprocess Technology Short Course.

  • This is the definitive course in cell culture bioprocessing.
  • We have offered this course featuring the latest in the field for more than 30 years.
  • We have served more than 4,000 attendees from five continents.
  • The course covers fundamental knowledge in cell and biochemical sciences and process engineering.
  • Expert experiences on biomanufacturing and perspectives on emerging technology are highlighted.

REGISTER HERE!

The last day of registration is July 6th, 2020. 

For more information, visit our website at cbt.cems.umn.edu, follow us on Twitter at @CellCulture_umn, or join our LinkedIn group.

If you have questions, contact Camille Hanson, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota at bioeng@umn.edu or +1 (612) 626-7630.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 8 p.m. through Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 9 p.m.

YouTube Live

Universe @ Home: Cosmic Rays and the Aurora

Cosmic Rays and the Aurora

Presented by Aaron West and Alexander Criswell

Cosmic rays and aurorae: Two types of precipitation the weather forecasters don't talk about.

Activity: We're astronomers, ask us anything: A panel of real life astronomers to answer your questions on what life as an astronomer is like - and how to become one!

REGISTER HERE!

Sign up by 8pm on July 28 to receive the YouTube Live link by email

Contact Nico Adams (adams900@umn.edu) for any questions you might have

The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics invites you to a new summer event series:

"Universe @ Home" Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 19, 2020, 8-9 p.m. CDT.

Events are aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds, from families to seasoned scientists!

To see our full schedule and register for an event, visit the Universe @ Home website.


Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, 8 p.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, 9 p.m.

YouTube Live

Universe @ Home: The Extremes of Space

The Extremes of Space

Presented by Trevor Knuth and Sean Bruton

The Extremes of Space: A walk through the extreme phenomenon of space. Black holes, supernovae, pulsars, and active galactic nuclei, this talk will focus on the objects that sit at the edge of our understanding.

Activity: Crafting the Scales of Space

REGISTER HERE!

Sign up by 8pm on August 4 to receive the YouTube Live link by email

Contact Nico Adams (adams900@umn.edu) for any questions you might have

The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics invites you to a new summer event series:

"Universe @ Home" Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 19, 2020, 8-9 p.m. CDT.

Events are aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds, from families to seasoned scientists!

To see our full schedule and register for an event, visit the Universe @ Home website.


Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, 8 p.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, 9 p.m.

YouTube Live

Universe @ Home: Asteroid Adventures and Majestic Meteors

Asteroid Adventures and Majestic Meteors

Presented by Lauren Laufman and Trevor Knuth

What are meteor showers? Have we ever visited an asteroid in space? Are we in danger from all those big rocks out there? Find out these answers and more in tonight's adventure.

Activity: We'll use Universe Sandbox to show the orbits of asteroids and comets, and how meteor showers work.

REGISTER HERE!

Sign up by 8pm on August 11 to receive the YouTube Live link by email

Contact Nico Adams (adams900@umn.edu) for any questions you might have

The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics invites you to a new summer event series:

"Universe @ Home" Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 19, 2020, 8-9 p.m. CDT.

Events are aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds, from families to seasoned scientists!

To see our full schedule and register for an event, visit the Universe @ Home website.


Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, 8 p.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, 9 p.m.

YouTube Live

Universe @ Home: Wildcard - Current events in astronomy

Wildcard: Current events in astronomy

Presented by Nico Adams and Aaron West

For this event, we'll talk about the biggest astronomy news stories that arise this summer. They could be new discoveries, odd observations, or other anything else that catches the public eye.

Activity: Depends on the topic!

REGISTER HERE!

Sign up by 8pm on August 18 to receive the YouTube Live link by email

Contact Nico Adams (adams900@umn.edu) for any questions you might have

The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics invites you to a new summer event series:

"Universe @ Home" Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 19, 2020, 8-9 p.m. CDT.

Events are aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds, from families to seasoned scientists!

To see our full schedule and register for an event, visit the Universe @ Home website.


Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Coffman Memorial Union, Theater and livestream*
* Protecting the health and safety of our community is our highest priority and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, we plan to host this event on campus, as well as stream live online. If there are any changes to the in-person component of this event, we will communicate them to you as soon as possible. 

Curiosity Drives Progress Lecture Series: Impacting Communities

NOTE: Based on recommendations from the CDC, this event was rescheduled from its original April 7, 2020 date.

6 p.m. - Doors open

6:30 p.m. - Lecture featuring three faculty members

Registration opens in August on the CSE Public Lecture website.

The Curiosity Drives Progress Lecture Series showcases CSE's top faculty in TED-style lightning talks. The next installment will highlight the work of three distinguished CSE professors who are quantifying the social impacts of science and technology, empowering citizens to participate in scientific discovery, and encouraging civility.

Featuring: 
  • Saif Benjaafar, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, "The Rise of Global Online Platforms: The Promise and Peril of the Sharing Economy"
  • Lucy Fortson, School of Physics and Astronomy, "To the Zooniverse and Beyond: How Crowdsourcing Science is Solving Big Data Problems for UMN Researchers"
  • Ellad Tadmor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, "Can Truth Save Democracy? We're Trying in Science Court"