Upcoming alumni events

Visit our Virtual Engagement webpage for CSE alumni.

From first place to space: How the University of Minnesota Rocket Team is igniting careers in STEM

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
Noon (Central)

Zoom webinar


You're invited to an exclusive Homecoming week webinar event!

During Homecoming week, join the U of M Rocket Team to learn more about its mission to equip U of M students pursuing rocketry with competitive experience that includes design, leadership, and communications skills. Hear directly from project leaders about their first place win at this summer's Experimental Sounding Rocket Association Spaceport America Cup, the largest collegiate rocketry competition in the world. Additionally, learn about the team's participation in NASA’s Space Grant Midwest Rocket Competition, its High Altitude rocket, and its GOPHER program to teach students the basics of building and launching their own rocket.

CEMS Homecoming Pre-Game Gathering and Football Game

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021
9-10:30 a.m. Pre-Game Gathering at
Amundson Hall
11 a.m. Homecoming Football Game at
Huntington Bank Stadium (formerly TCF Bank Stadium)


Cost is $35 per person and includes a CEMS knit hat, coffee, doughnuts, and game ticket for a chair-back seat in section 214. Meet us on the plaza outside Amundson Hall for guest check-in, coffee, doughnuts, and football ticket pickup. Then cheer on the Golden Gophers at the Homecoming football game with CEMS alumni and friends as the team takes on the Bowling Green State University Falcons. Please contact cemsdept@umn.edu with questions. Registration deadline: Noon, September 18, 2021. 

CSE Public Lecture: Rising to the Moment

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Noon (Central)

Zoom webinar

Learn more about the lecture and register.  

Join us for the first installment in the College of Science and Engineering’s new public lecture series Rising to the Moment featuring biomedical engineering associate professor Chun Wang, whose polymer “wafer” technology, when placed under the tongue, can effectively deliver and preserve protein-based vaccines. The research could open the door for vaccines that can be more easily produced and distributed to communities around the world.

For more information on college events, visit our CSE Events Calendar.

For CSE community resources during the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 response webpage.  

If you have questions, please email csealumni@umn.edu.


Photos of past events:

Find other alumni photos on the CSE Flickr album.


  • Virtual Tour of Ecolos Wind Energy Research Station: June 25, 2020
    View recorded webcast
  • CSE Alumni and Friends Virtual Town Hall: June 18, 2020  
    View recorded webcast
  • Dean's Lunch and Learn: May 28, 2020
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    View recorded webcast 
  • CSE Public Lecture: April 9, 2019
    "Curiosity Drives Progress: Sustainability and the Environment"
  • View recorded webcast
  • CSE Public Lecture: Sept. 20 2018
    "Curiosity Drives Progress: Enabling Technologies"
    View recorded webcast
  • CSE Public Lecture: June 12, 2018
    "Curiosity Drives Progress: Enhancing Safety and Security"
    View recorded webcast
  • CSE Public Lecture: March 22, 2018
    "Curiosity Drives Progress: Advancing Human Health"
    View recorded webcast
  • Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics Public Lecture: April 10, 2017
    "Exploring the Mysteries of the Sun: Explosions on our Closest Star"
    View recorded webcast
  • CSE Public Lecture: April 4, 2017
    "How Do We Tell Facts From Myths About Climate Change"
    View recorded webcast
  • Karlis Kaufmanis Lecture Series: April 21, 2016
    "Supernovae and the Discovery of the Accelerating Universe"
    View recorded webcast
  • CSE Public Lecture: Oct. 20, 2015
    "NASA’s Path Forward and the Transformation of the Kennedy Space Center"
    View recorded webcast
  • Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics Public Lecture: Sept. 17, 2015
    "To the Stars We Will Go:  The Worlds of Exoplanets"
    View recorded webcast
  • Misel Family Lecture: Sept. 10, 2015
    "Spacetime Versus the Quantum"
    View recorded webcast
  • CSE Public Lecture: April 16, 2015
    "No News is Big News: Adventures in Science Journalism"
    View recorded webcast
  • CSE Public Lecture: Oct. 29, 2013
    "High Performance Computing: Then and What's Next" By SRC Computer co-founder D. James Guzy
    View recorded webcast.
  • CSE Public Lecture: Oct. 17, 2012
    "Disruptive Tech: What's New, What's Coming, and How it Will Change Everything" By New York Times tech columnist David Pogue
    View recorded webcast.
  • CSE Public Lecture: June 20, 2012
    "The Low Life of River Deltas: How Mud Can Save (part of) the World" By earth sciences professor Chris Paola
    View recorded webcast.
  • CSE Public Lecture: June 16, 2011
    "Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II" By best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff
    View recorded webcast.
  • CSE Public Lecture: April 5, 2011
    "SUNgas: A Vision for Renewable Fuels" By mechanical engineering professor Jane Davidson
    View recorded webcast.