Monday, Apr. 30, 2018
5:30 pm

John T. Tate Hall, Room 101

Discussion with Astronaut Pamela Melroy

Join us for a discussion with Colonel Pamela Melroy, USAF Ret. and former NASA Astronaut. She will share her background, experiences with USAF and NASA and answer questions.

This event is co-hosted by the College of Science and Engineering Dean’s Office, the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, and the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium.

Register here!

Tuesday, May. 1, 2018
2:30 pm

Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall

Senior Design Show

Seniors in mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering work on real-world, team-based projects while developing an appreciation of design methodology and team dynamics. They also refine their oral and written communications skills. Teams solve an open-ended design problem starting from developing well-defined project requirements/specifications and concluding with a functioning prototype.

Projects originate both from industry and from faculty sponsors, often requiring interdisciplinary efforts, and typically having multiple paths for solution and implementation entailing trade-offs between performance, cost, and manufacturability.

Volunteer judges from the ECE and ME departments and from business and industry observe the displays, ask questions of the students and rate the projects. The judges have the opportunity to enjoy student creativity, innovation and conversation.

This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May. 3, 2018
8:00 am

Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

IRSA Annual Conference-2018

The University of Minnesota Institute for Research in Statistics and its Applications (IRSA) in the School of Statistics is sponsoring a conference, Statistics and Data Science for Earth Systems. This conference brings the statistics and data science communities together on various aspects of Earth systems, including atmosphere and oceanographic modeling, remote sensing, study of extremes, sustainability, resilience of ecosystems and various other topics.

May 3 -5, 2018

$50 for students
$75 for faculty
$125 for others

Register here!

Friday, May. 4, 2018
12:00 pm

3M Arena at Mariucci

2018 Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Join us for the ASE Graduate Commencement Ceremony. The graduation ceremony honors students who received master’s and doctoral degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Engineering.

Tickets are not required for guests, and you may invite as many guests as you wish.

For more information, visit

Graduate students, register here!

Monday, May. 7, 2018
12:00 pm

Walter Library, Room 101

CSE Faculty Microaggressions Workshop

In this workshop, you’ll learn more about what microaggressions are and are not, and how to react to them. These skills can be put to use in all types of relationships, in and out of the classroom. A key goal of CSE is to create and maintain a respectful and professional climate in which all can feel welcome, and I very much hope that you will view this as an opportunity to contribute to that goal.

Lunch will be provided.

Complete a pre-workshop survey

In order to better meet your needs and questions, we also ask that attendees complete an anonymous pre-workshop survey. This will take less than five minutes to complete and will help tailor the content of workshop.

Take the anonymous pre-workshop survey.

Thursday, May. 10, 2018
9:30 am

TCF Bank Stadium
McNamara Alumni Center, University Hall

Class of 1968 50-Year Reunion

Reconnect with your former classmates and celebrate 50 years since graduation. This reception features your induction into the College of Science and Engineering Golden Medallion Society, and you will receive a commemorative medallion in honor of the occasion. All events are complimentary for 50-Year attendees and their guests.

Thursday, May 10, 2017 (all day)
Friday, May 11, 2017 (evening only)
U of M East Bank Campus (various locations)

For a full list of events and locations go to the Class of 1968 Reunion web page.

Register here!

For more information contact the CSE Director of Alumni Relations, Joelle Larson, at or 612-626-1802.

Thursday, May. 10, 2018
9:30 am

TCF Bank Stadium

Golden Medallion Society Reunion

The Golden Medallion Society honors University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (formerly the Institute of Technology) alumni who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation. With each passing year, all members of the Golden Medallion Society are invited back to campus to celebrate with new society members. Be sure to bring your medallion if you’ve previously been inducted.

For a full list of events and locations go to the Golden Medallion Society Reunion web page.

The cost per person for the day is $30 (including meals, refreshments, and all activities). Pre-registration is required.

Register here!

For more information contact the CSE Director of Alumni Relations, Joelle Larson, at or 612-626-1802.

Friday, May. 11, 2018
7:00 pm

3M Arena at Mariucci

CSE Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Mark your calendar!

2018 CSE Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 11, 2018
6:45 p.m.
3M Arena at Mariucci
University of Minnesota
1901 Fourth St. S.E., Minneapolis

Tickets are not required for guests, and you may invite as many guests as you wish.

Graduates must register to participate in the commencement ceremony. This is a separate process in addition to submitting the Application for Degree.

Student registration to participate in Commencement is now open.

Register here!

For questions on commencement-related issues, contact CSE Student Services at

Tuesday, May. 15, 2018
7:00 pm

John T. Tate Hall, Room B50

The transition to a low-carbon World: It’s here, and it’s ok

Covestro Lectureship in Sustainability

Speaker: Jillian Buriak, professor of Chemistry at the University of Alberta, Canada

The most conservative estimates for energy usage by humanity predict that energy consumption will double by 2050, and triple by 2100, and thus it is the next generation who is facing this challenge head-on. Jillian will discuss the various sources of energy available to humanity, and their scalability to respond to a doubling of energy usage, and will touch upon the psychology of humans when responding to technological change to show that this transition is something to look forward to. The transition is here, and it’s OK.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register Here!

Thursday, May. 17, 2018
3:00 pm

2 3rd Avenue SE, Minneapolis

Tour of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), located on the Mississippi River at the heart of Minneapolis, is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research and educational facility of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. We offer a monthy public tour through our historic facility to showcase our experimental facilities and research projects. There is no charge for tickets but donations are always accepted.

Tour route adjustments are needed to accommodate guests with mobility restrictions. Please indicate any such restrictions when you register. You will receive an email approximately two days before your scheduled tour with details of where to meet your tour group.

Registration is required.

On the day of the tour:

  • Please wear closed-toed shoes – no flip flops or sandals permitted.
  • Parking is reserved for SAFL personnel only (please let us know if you require a handicap space). We ask that you park off-site at one of these locations:
    • Garage: 212 SE 2nd Ave
    • Lot: 200 University Ave SE
    • Metered street parking is available along SE Main St, portions of SE 3rd Ave, and 2nd St SE
  • We also have bike racks.

Email if you have any questions