Monday, Apr. 3, 2017
7:00 pm

Keller Hall, Room 3-210

Fossils on the Iron Range

John Westgaard, Science Museum of Minnesota, will present “Fossils on the Iron Range” 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, Apr. 5, 2017
12:00 pm

Institute on the Environment, LES R-380

Breaking boundaries in sustainability education

Electrical and computer engineering professor Ned Mohan will participate on the IonE’s signature seminar series panel, discussing the College in the Schools program he is creating.

To tackle the obstacles to living sustainably, we need innovative teaching, collaboration across disciplines and creativity. In this panel presentation, four IonE Educators will discuss how they are overcoming traditional boundaries and reaching audiences not usually associated with sustainability. Ned Mohan is creating a statewide high school course for the College in the Schools program that incorporates contemporary approaches to renewable resources. Tiffany Richardson is using professional sports to promote student learning, behavior change and fan engagement through the development of Green Teams. Michelle Garvey is creating a course that meshes gender studies, environmental justice and subjects such as climate and food justice. Elizabeth Hill is developing a course in chemical engineering and energy consumption that will allow students to implement sustainability education projects in their home communities.

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017
7:00 am

The Commons Hotel and McNamara Alumni Center

Design of Medical Devices Conference

The University of Minnesota’s Medical Devices Center, the College of Science and Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering present the world’s largest medical device conference. The conference brings together medical device designers, manufacturers, researchers, and representatives from academia and the public sector.

Special registration rates are available for U faculty, staff, and students.

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017
7:30 am

The Commons Hotel, Pinnacle Ballroom

“Becoming a Medical Technology Innovator” Innovation Workshop

In this BETTER THAN EVER fast-paced, one-day workshop, you will learn the essentials of being a medical technology innovator and key opinion leader. Learn from experts in the field on these topics:

  • Medical device new product development process
  • Understanding med tech markets and needs
  • How clinicians can innovate
  • Creativity and brainstorming
  • Formulating a research question
  • Pre-clinical trials
  • Intellectual property
  • Building a med tech startup
  • Writing a business plan
  • Case studies of med tech innovation

The lectures are complemented by a series of hands-on activities where you will conceive, refine, prototype and develop a new med tech product.

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017
6:30 pm

Coffman Memorial Union

5.10k Road Race & Fun Run

Get your heart racing in the DMD Conference 5.10k Road Race & Fun Run! The race will begin in front of Coffman Memorial Union and wind through the scenic University of Minnesota Minneapolis East and West Bank Campuses, highlighting great views of the Mississippi River and historic buildings. All race registrants will receive a free race t-shirt, post-race goodies, including food and drinks, and will be eligible for post-race prizes! The DMD 5.10k is open to ALL levels of runners and walkers. Participate in the race even if you’re not attending the conference!

Check-in and on-site registration will be held from 5:00-6:15 pm in front of Coffman Memorial Union. All runners should be checked-in by 6:15 pm to pick up a race number, free t-shirt, and sign a mandatory participation waiver.

Early Bird Registration is only $20 and on-site registration will be $25 for Non-Students. UMN Students can run for only $10. In order to register ONSITE, please bring your personal electronic device and credit card to connect to the internet (free WiFi provided through UMN-Guest). We will not have devices onsite for use.


Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017
5:30 pm

McNamara Alumni Center, Heritage Gallery

2017 Medical Devices Industry Career Fair

The Design of Medical Devices Conference, in cooperation with Minnesota Works, will be hosting a unique opportunity, for those seeking employment or internships, to network with medical device industry professionals and companies.

  • There is NO FEE for job seekers to attend and NO REGISTRATION required for job seekers.
  • Create or update your resume.
  • Make 10-15 copies of your resume on quality paper.
  • Research the organizations attending so you can talk easily to the ones that interest you.
  • Prepare a few sentences to introduce yourself.
  • Come up with a few questions to ask the company reps.
  • Consider your clothes! Look professional.
    Women: Professional-looking dress, dress suit, or pantsuit; clean and comfortable shoes.
    Men: Suit or jacket; shirt and tie; clean and comfortable shoes

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017
4:00 pm

Walter Library, Room 401/402

From Armstrong, Through Shannon, to Massive MIMO: 100 Years of Wireless Technological Progress

Thomas L. Marzetta from the Nokia Bell Labs will explore wideband Frequency Modulation, invented by Edwin H. Armstrong, arguably the first coded modulation scheme, in 1933 – fifteen years before the publication of Claude Shannon’s seminal paper, “A Mathematical Theory of Communication”. A purely analog wireless technology, Wideband FM has been estimated to perform as little as 5 dB from the Shannon limit. Modern digital technology enables coded modulation that takes us almost all the way to the Shannon limit, and it has produced amazingly flexible wireless systems at low cost. The ever increasing demand for greater spectral efficiency is being met by exploiting the spatial dimension through multiple antenna (MIMO: Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, and particularly in what is likely to be its ultimate embodiment, Massive MIMO. While Massive MIMO owes a great debt to Shannon theory, in its simplest and most robust form it entails linear multiplexing and de-multiplexing based on direct measurements of the propagation channels, and this alone accounts for hundreds or thousands of dB of improvement over scalar wireless channels. It is tempting to speculate on how Armstrong would use a MIMO link. The matrix counterpart to the FM signal is a unitary matrix as a function of continuous time. Such a signal could be employed in a non-coherent Point-to-Point MIMO link if an available flat channel spectrum were divided into parallel channels occupying disjoint frequency intervals. The entire processing chain for Matrix FM is analogous to its scalar counterpart: matrix pre-emphasis filter and mapping into an instantaneous frequency matrix, differential equation generation of the unitary signal matrix, an svd-based limiter, a matrix discriminator, and a matrix de-emphasis filter.

Monday, Apr. 17, 2017
7:00 pm

Keller Hall, Room 3-210

Glacial Geology of Minnesota

Andrew Wickert, Ph.D. University of Minnesota, will present “Glacial Geology of Minnesota” 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, Apr. 20, 2017
3:00 pm

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Tour of 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.

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 We also have bike racks.

Email if you have any questions.

Register Here!

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017
5:30 pm

University Recreation and Wellness Center, Beacon Room

CSE Week Alumni and Student Mixer

Join University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering students and fellow alumni for an evening of meeting and mingling in celebration of CSE Week (formerly IT Week). This event is a chance for current students to hear about your experiences at the U and learn how you progressed from being a student to where you are in your career today.

Registration will be available soon.