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Bell Museum presents Spotlight Science: Celebrating Urban Birds

Spotlight Science is a regular program connecting you to current science, conducted at the University of Minnesota and in our community. Join researchers, students, and special guests for conversations and unique interactive experiences. Learn more details about this weekend's spotlight science event on birds that live in the Twin Cities.

CPT/OPT information session

Are you an international student interested in working in the United States? Learn more about work authorization programs in this virtual information session, and get your questions answered.
ISSS staff will discuss Curricular Practical Training (CPT), as well as Optional Practical Training (OPT) options. 

More details are on the ISSS events page

2022 CSE Undergraduate Commencement

CSE Undergraduate Commencement will be on Thursday, May 12, 2022
Doors open to graduates and guests at 12 p.m. 
Ceremony begins at 1 p.m.

View the official invitation to the CSE commencement ceremony (PDF).

Visit CSE Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for more information!

Pre-commencement reception for ECE undergraduate students

ECE will host a reception for our graduating undergraduate students on Thursday morning, May 12th.  There will be a program in Keller 3-210.  

  • Doors open at 10:30 AM
  • Program begins at 10:45 AM
  • Lunch (will include vegetarian options) will be served after the program with the option to eat outside in the Keller Plaza area (weather permitting). 

Prof. Tom Misa at the Wilson Lecture Series

Moore’s Law, 1965-2016

Everyone knows that technology drives history, but what shapes technology?  A leading contender is Moore’s Law, initially offered as a prophesy by Gordon Moore in 1965.  It expanded into a full-blown force in technology owing to dramatic changes within the semiconductor industry, three key policy shifts in the US federal government, and the rise of national and international roadmapping efforts (NTRS and ITRS) across the semiconductor industry.  The deep enthusiasm for globalization supported Moore’s Law for nearly three decades.  Indeed, Moore’s Law looked unstoppable — until the arrival of a “thermal wall” at Intel and AMD around 2004, then the rise of complex multi-core CPUs (that prompted a “hard toggle” with “scaling dead”). Roadmapping no longer focused on “device size” (and speed and density); ITRS was terminated in 2016. The successor efforts to ITRS — the IEEE’s IRDS and “Rebooting Computing” initiatives seem (to me) not so strongly industry-centered.  Still active, Rock’s Law leads to semiconductor “fabs” costing upwards of $20 billion: this talk starts with a glimpse inside.

About the speaker

Tom Misa directed the University of Minnesota’s Charles Babbage Institute (2006-17), teaching in the Program for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine and a faculty member in the ECE department. He was President of the international Society for the History of Technology (2019-20) and is presently Past President; he is publishing articles on women in computing in Communications of the ACM and elsewhere. The Johns Hopkins University Press recently published Leonardo the Internet (3rd edition), from which this talk is drawn.

SASE Labs Symposium

SASE Labs is ready to showcase its achievements this year. They will be showing off their project with the Belwin Conservancy, demos performed for STEM booths at the Minnesota State Fair and Science Museum of Minnesota, and a machine-learned recycling organizer. There will be light refreshments (momos and juice) at the showcase. Join us to learn about the incredible projects and celebrate the accomplishments of the talented SASE Lab members!!

RSVP for the symposium

2022 CSE Graduate Commencement

ASE Graduate Commencement Ceremony

The Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Commencement is hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Engineering.

April 29, 2022 | Noon
3M Arena at Mariucci | 4 Oak Street (main doors)
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets not required

Watch the ceremony LIVE online at at noon Central time (1 p.m. Eastern).


Pre-commencement reception for ECE graduate students

We will celebrate our graduating MS and PhD students at the ECE pre-commencement reception on Friday, April 29th from 9:30-11:00am. We will have coffee/tea and light refreshments available on the 4th floor atrium of Keller Hall. We will also celebrate our recent alumni who did not get to participate in commencement previously because of COVID restrictions. 

Internet of Things Project Showcase

Come and see what our freshmen have built at the ECE Internet of Things project showcase. Projects stem from the EE 1301 course, which  provides freshmen in ECE (and other majors) the opportunity to develop an open-ended hands-on project. The only requirements are that the project sense the environment, actuates or changes the environment, and connects to the internet.


ECE Senior Design Show

ECE invites you to come see the exciting projects created by ECE seniors who have worked together in teams for one semester to design, develop, and deliver projects that utilize novel engineering solutions.