Curiosity Drives Progress Lecture Series: Impacting Communities

Registration opens in August

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.

  • 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"
Public lecture
Special event
Start date
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.