Virtual Engagement Opportunities
Resources for you
Here is a list of activities and virtual resources you can enjoy while social distancing at home.
The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering's LinkedIn group is an easy way to connect with more than 2,500 alumni, students, and friends of the college. Join our CSE group on LinkedIn.
The College of Science and Engineering social media channels are the best way to stay up-to-date on how our community is rising to meet the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19):
On social media, use #UMNProud and tag @UMNCSE to share your own photos and stories!
Read, see, attend
Read about the University of Minnesota's collective response to this worldwide challenge. Visit the U of M COVID-19 website.
The University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) has compiled resources from across the University of Minnesota to keep alumni informed and supported during this uncertain time. For COVID-19 research updates, health and wellness resources, ideas to engage the whole family and more visit the COVID-19 resources website.
The UMAA is hosting a variety of free webinars and virtual events, and has compiled a listing of University-wide online activities. Learn more on the UMAA virtual events calendar.
Help a student or young alumni
The Maroon and Gold Network is a free career, networking, and mentoring resource that syncs with preexisting LinkedIn profiles. You can browse by industry, college, major, degree type, employer, and geographic location. As students face job and internship insecurity, now is a great time to share your time and expertise. Learn more on the Maroon and Gold Network website.
Participate in research
Take part in research projects from your home through Zooniverse, an online hub for citizen-science activities that was cofounded by CSE associate professor of physics and astronomy Lucy Fortson. Learn more on the Zooniverse website.
Parents: Download a PDF of Zooniverse resources curated by educators to engage children of all ages.
Listen or watch
Watch College of Science and Engineering student and research videos on CSE's YouTube channel.
Watch Ted Talk-style webcasts of College of Science and Engineering faculty on the CSE Public Lecture website.
Watch videos of Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering lectures on the Warren Lecture Series YouTube channel.
All ages can learn about space and our universe on the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics Universe @ Home YouTube channel.
Watch educational videos with your kids that make learning physics fun on the Physics Force YouTube channel.
Listen to faculty presentations and other talks from across the University of Minnesota on the UMAA website.
Listen to conversations with experts on career and personal life topics on the UMAA webinar YouTube channel.
- Watch webinars and engage in online coursework focused on mindfulness and wellbeing on the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing website.
- Find tips for outdoor and home activities on the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness website.
Take an online course or complete a degree, or a certificate, on the College of Continuing and Professional Studies website.
Sign up for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in a wide range of subjects on the U of M Online website.
Please contact Joelle Larson, CSE Alumni Relations Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-626-1802.