College-wide events

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

IPRIME Virtual Program Reviews and Poster Session

We have created a remote event on August 4-6 consisting of virtual program reviews. We are providing the agendas by program for you to make your participation choices. See the agendas here.

Contact Bob Lewis boblewis@umn.edu if you'd like to attend.

 

All My Favorite Science Teachers Are Undead: Science lessons from zombies, vampires, and immortals

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology is excited to announce a free public webinar presented by Professor Raychelle Burks from American University.

CSN Scholar-in-Residence Professor Raychelle Burks (also known as @DrRubidium on Twitter) is an analytical chemist also renowned for her work in science communication and her advocacy in promoting women and underrepresented groups in the sciences. In addition to her many awards and multimedia appearances, she writes a chemistry-meets-crime column called "Trace Analysis" for Chemistry World and her writing has been featured in Slate and The Washington Post, among others. 

* Content warning: This webinar will include discussion and media related to zombies and vampires, as well as various fantasy, science fiction, and horror themes. Some viewers may find such content disturbing and participant discretion is advised.

REGISTER HERE!

Questions? Contact Miriam Krause at mkrause@umn.edu

http://susnano.wisc.edu/burks (event website)

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.

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.

Rheological Measurements Short Course - Online

IPRIME would like to invite you to attend this very popular Short Course which will now be online. Note that IPRIME members receive a discount.

Directed by Chris Macosko
Guest Lecturers: Christian Clasen (KU Leuven), Randy Ewoldt (U Illinois), and Gareth McKinley (MIT)

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This intensive short course is designed to give practicing engineers and chemists an understanding of rheology fundamentals, principles of measurements, and applications to problem solving.

The course is four and a half days from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Central Time), Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Central Time) on Friday.

For more information, visit the Short Course website.

This course is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and IPRIME - Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering.  

Dean's Lunch and Learn featuring the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Featured speakers: Matt Johnson, Associate Professor; Hubert Lim, Associate Professor

"The Road to Responsive Therapies for Damage and Diseases of the Nervous System”

Professors Matt Johnson and Hubert Lim will explain the causes of essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, tinnitus, rheumatoid arthritis, and COVID-19. They will then share outcomes from pioneering new clinical trials designed to treat the source of disease and to respond to the ever-changing conditions of each individual patient.  

REGISTER HERE!

Alumni from all academic majors are welcome. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinars.

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.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Virtual Lunch and Learn

Professor Randall Victora, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Head, invites you to gather with fellow alumni and friends for a virtual “Lunch and Learn” on Thursday, Aug. 27. Professor Victora will be joined by Associate Head and Professor Bethanie Stadler. Both will share updates from the department, and Professor Stadler will present an overview of how her research team is using magnetic nanowires to enable disease diagnosis and therapy at the cellular level.

"Nano-Health using Magnetism"

Although they are a million times smaller than a one-inch segment of human hair, magnetic nanowires are scrappy fighters for human health. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are developing magnetic nanowires into collectors of cells and their bio-markers, nano-RFID tags, and nanowarmers. These nanowire "jobs" enable faster diagnosis of disease and also the preservation of human tissues, and perhaps someday even organs.

REGISTER HERE!

Alumni from all academic majors are welcome. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar.

 

Virtual Earl E. Bakken Symposium 2020

Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease: Pediatric and Adult Populations

Presented by the University of Minnesota Department of Surgery

This course is designed to highlight new technological advances in the treatment of Heart Failure for this with Congenital Heart Disease.

Course Directors: Massimo Grisell, MD, MS, FRCS and Paul Iaizzo, PhD, FHRS

Keynote Lecture:

Dr. Yoshio Sako Lecture

Yves D’Udekem, MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Children’s Nathional Medical Center. “Failing Fontan Registry”

For more information visit the website or contact the Department of Surgery by email: dosadmin@umn.edu

REGISTER HERE!

Audience:
This course is ideal for Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Pediatricians, Surgical Residents and Fellows, Physician Assistants, other health professionals, as well as medical device developers, interested in increasing their knowledge of cardiac devices and the innovation process from theory to an approved clinical device.