College-wide events

2023 IEM Innovation Week

Monday, April 17-Friday, April 21, 2023
Various Twin Cities campus locations

IEM Innovation Week highlights events that focus on advances and new directions in medical engineering. Engineering to fight cancer, neurological disorders, failing organs, and many other ailments—and it’s all at the University of Minnesota!

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Minnesota Graduate Aerospace Poster Symposium

The Minnesota Graduate Aerospace Poster Symposium is an annual event that provides an opportunity for graduate students from across the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics to showcase their current research to the greater University of Minnesota community.

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Geological Society of Minnesota Seminar

Seminar Lab presenter: Paul F. Putzier, P.G., CGP, Hydrogeologist Supervisor, MN DNR Groundwater Atlas Program

Seminar Lab Subject: Minnesota’s County Geologic/Groundwater Atlas Program – Thirty Years of Building our Geologic & Groundwater Information Infrastructure

Always check Geological Society of Minnesota website shortly before each lecture in case there is a cancellation or last-minute change.

ISyE Industry Partner and Undergraduate Alumni Reception

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is celebrating 10 years! Since 2012, ISyE has welcomed undergraduate students who are interested in business and engineering. The growth over the past 10 years has included students, faculty, staff, and space!

ISyE has settled into a new home on the second floor of Lind Hall, the historical engineering building at the University of Minnesota. Many of you had your class picture taken on the front steps.

You are invited to celebrate 10 years of growth in our new home. NOTE: This event was rescheduled from Feb. 21 due to winter weather. Please RSVP for the new date, even if you had previously registered for the postponed event.


University of Minnesota Alumni Association Annual Celebration

Annual Celebration is the Alumni Association's longest-standing alumni gathering, presented this year by Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA). For 119 years, alumni and friends have made it a tradition to celebrate the alumni community’s impact and show off their maroon and gold pride. This year’s Annual Celebration takes you behind the curtain to show how U of M alumni are improving the wellbeing of others in areas from healthy living to economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, education, and so much more.

Learn more and purchase tickets!

April Star Party

Join Bell Museum for our next in-person Star Party!  Outside, we’ll have our telescopes set up to observe the Moon and our favorite deep space objects (weather permitting). Inside, you can explore hands-on activities, and our expert astronomy team will guide you through the night sky and highlight cosmic sights in our planetarium.

Planetarium Show: Your Sky Tonight
Showtimes: 8:40, 9:10, 9:40

Visit April Star Party for more information!

Technically Speaking - Jodie Kautt

The Technological Leadership Institute is pleased to host a fireside chat with Jodie Kautt.

Jodie Kautt is Vice President of Cyber Security at Target.  In this role, Jodie leads the Cyber Fusion Center, which integrates threat intelligence, advanced analytics and state-of-the-art technology to detect, deter, investigate and mitigate cyber threats. 

During this Technically Speaking talk, Jodie will walk you through the role cybersecurity plays in the modern retail company and how she navigates the challenges of leadership on the edge.  She will also demystify the world of cybersecurity to the uninitiated and explore how leaders with all kinds of backgrounds can contribute to the cybersecurity function within organizations.

Learn more and register!

Space for this event is limited to 100 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Geological Society of Minnesota Spring Banquet

Seminar Lab presenter: Justin Tweet, M.Sc., Associate, Geologic Resources Division of the National Park Service

Seminar Lab Subject: Spring Banquet - Snorkeling at Shadow Falls: Fossils of Minnesota

Seminar Lab Location : U Garden Restaurant 2725 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Seminar Lab Details: 

The final meeting of the Geological Society of Minnesota for 2022-2023 is the return of the Spring Banquet at U Garden Restaurant , 2725 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 378-1255, near the East Bank U of MN campus. This is the same location as the Spring Banquet held in May, 2022. The restaurant is on the north side of University Ave SE, east of 27th Ave SE.  Map There is a parking lot behind the restaurant.  

The banquet starts at 5:00 PM. No reservation or registration is needed. We recommend the buffet, which is priced at TBD + tax & tip. Hot tea and other beverages (except water) are extra. Ordering from the menu at the posted price is also an option. To make payment easy, we encourage everyone to plan to pay using cash. The restaurant does not accept checks.

You may come for just the lecture, skipping the meal if you wish; however we encourage you to enjoy the meal also, as the restaurant appreciates our business in return for hosting this event.  

During the banquet, the Video Library will be open for returns and rentals as usual.

Following the banquet, around 7 PM, will be our final lecture of 2022-2023. As with all GSM lectures, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Always check Geological Society of Minnesota website shortly before each lecture in case there is a cancellation or last-minute change.

CSE Class of 1973 Evening Welcome Reception

Registration Required

During this heavy appetizer and cash bar reception, the Class of 1973 will be inducted into the Golden Medallion Society.



For more information, including a full schedule and session descriptions, visit the 50-Year Reunion webpage or contact us at

All events are complimentary for you and a guest, but require pre-registration.

CSE 50-Year and Golden Medallion Society Reunion

Pre-registration is required · Complimentary for members of the Class of 1973 and a guest. For those who graduated before 1973 and their guests, the cost is $30 per person.

Registration is now open for the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (formerly the Institute of Technology) 50-Year and Golden Medallion Society Reunion. Catch up with classmates, reconnect with faculty, and take a look ahead at new initiatives, innovative research, and the students of today as they become the leaders of tomorrow.

The Golden Medallion Society honors College of Science and Engineering alumni who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Each May, as new members are inducted into the society, existing members are invited back to join the celebration. You will receive a commemorative medallion if you are attending this event for the first time. Feel free to wear your medallion if you've previously been inducted.

For a full schedule of events and additional information about hotel accommodations, parking recommendations, and other details, please visit the CSE 50-Year Reunion webpage (if you are a member of the Class of 1973) or the CSE Golden Medallion Society Reunion webpage (if you graduated prior to 1973). Each site includes a full schedule specific to the applicable group. If you have questions, contact us at

The cost per person for the day is $30 (including meals, refreshments, and all activities). Complimentary for Class of 1973 members and a guest. Pre-registration is required.



If you have registration questions or if your guest will not attend all of the same events/sessions as you, please e-mail us at or call Joelle Larson at 612-626-1802 to register by phone.