Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017
4:00 pm

Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 2134

Anderson Student Innovation Labs open house and tours

The college recently opened three new on-campus innovation labs that add about 10,000 square feet of student hands-on learning space and state-of-the-art equipment for classes, student groups, and entrepreneurs. Two of the Anderson Student Innovation Labs are located in the Mechanical Engineering Building and one is in the Civil Engineering Building. See the labs and learn more about how you can use the space and equipment.

Continuous tours will begin from the Design Lab and will include all three labs. 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017
12:00 pm

Science Museum of Minnesota

Cancer and the Human Body

Join the laboratory of biomedical engineering professor Dr. David Odde at the Science Museum!

Learn the basics about a disease that touches so many lives each year—from cancer biology to laboratory research and treatment methods. Discover the amazing tools physicians can use to fight the disease, meet scientists active in the field, and ask questions about current trends in the study of cancer.

Exhibits:

  • What’s That in Your Mouth? Oral Cancer?
  • Puppy Love: Curing Cancer in Dogs
  • Eww! Up Close with Cancer Tissues
  • Squeak!  Making Genetically Modified Mice
  • Be a Scientist for an Afternoon!
  • Zebrafish & Bone Marrow
  • Be the Match
  • Radon: Is Your Home Safe?
  • All in the Family
  • Who Done It? Identifying the Culprits Causing Cancer
  • Safer Than Cigarettes:
  • Cancer 101
  • Cancer Cells Move with the Dark Side of the Force

Monday, Mar. 6, 2017
7:00 pm

Keller Hall, Room 3-210

Medical Geology

Jennifer McGuire, University of St. Thomas, will present “Medical Geology” at the GSM Lecture series.

The Geological Society of Minnesota (GSM) offers exciting, illustrated seminars presented by leading professionals in their fields of geology or earth science. These engaging talks are free and open to the public, and are especially valuable for enthusiastic learners from secondary school students to adults. A question and answer opportunity is included.

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017
12:00 pm

Mayo Building, Room 1250

International Researcher Series: Best Practices in Proposal Development

Interested in starting a research project abroad but not sure where to begin? This session covers the key considerations when developing new research proposals that include an international component, particularly when the field work is done abroad. Best practices will be highlighted through a case study. This series from the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility highlights best practices in planning and implementing global health research studies.

Register here!

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017
7:00 pm

Moos Tower, Room 2650

Magic with Group Testing

In the  1940’s, several economists in the U.S. Public Health Service devised a cost-saving method known as pooling designs to examine groups of drafted soldiers for disease in a single test. These designs – and the more general problem of testing large populations of items – became known as combinatorial group testing. This lecture will demonstrate the usefulness of group testing with a simple magic trick, describe some modern applications of group testing in genetics, and then illustrate several group testing designs that come from error-correcting codes, which are used to transmit information so that a decoding algorithm can detect and correct errors

This event is designed for a broad audience, appropriate for middle-school students and older.

Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017
3:00 pm

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Tour of St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

The  St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), located on Hennepin Island in 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 current research projects.

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.

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:
o Garage: 212 SE 2nd Ave
o Lot: 200 University Ave SE
o Metered street parking is available along SE Main St, portions of SE 3rd Ave, and 2nd St SE
o Or consider biking—we have lots of bike racks

If you have any questions, please email bkb0811@umn.edu.

Register Here!

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
7:00 pm

Keller Hall, Room 3-210

Strategic Minerals—What are they & Why should I care?

Brian Lentz,  Big Rock Exploration Company (Minneapolis), will present “Strategic Minerals—What are they & Why should I care?” at the GSM Lecture series.

The Geological Society of Minnesota (GSM) offers exciting, illustrated seminars presented by leading professionals in their fields of geology or earth science. These engaging talks are free and open to the public, and are especially valuable for enthusiastic learners from secondary school students to adults. A question and answer opportunity is included.

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017
7:00 pm

Event location TBD

CSE Public Lecture

“How do we tell facts from myths about climate change?”

In this talk, Mukasa will demonstrate the differences between natural cycles of climate change and the out-of-cycle changes increasingly being attributed to anthropogenic factors. He will also provide examples of recent changes observed in both equatorial and polar regions. He will finish with a sober assessment of what the responsible citizen can do to minimize anthropogenic forcing of climate change.

Register here!

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017
9:30 am

Coffman Memorial Union

CSE Expo

School groups of 6th-8th graders are invited to join us for the annual College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Expo. This open-house-style event features more than 25 hands-on projects, demonstrations, and shows representing CSE student groups’ work in areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Advance registration is required. 

Register Online!

Space is limited so register now!

Friday, Mar. 31, 2017
8:30 am

Weisman Art Museum

MnDRIVE: Robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing

Learn about the latest research in robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing at our daylong annual symposium. The event runs from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Plenary talks given by:

  • Sanjiv Singh, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, CEO, NearEarth Autonomy
  • Grant Erickson, Alphabet/Google/Nest: Principal Engineer, Thread Group: President
  • Dr. Andrew Ouderkirk, Research Scientist, Facebook Oculus

There is no cost for this event, but registration is required. Register here by Friday, March 24.