Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
10:00 am

Macalester Geology Department, Building 14

Geological Society of Minnesota Lab

Laboratory: Hands On Rocks

Conducted by: Jeff Thole, M.Sc., Macalester College

GSM will make any decision canceling or postponing a lecture due to inclement weather no later than 3:00 PM the day of the lecture. This information will be posted on the GSM home page.

All lectures and labs are free and open to the public.

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018
7:00 pm

TBD

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Minnesota Geological Maps and Data Online

Presenter: Jacqueline Hamilton, MS, Minnesota Geological Survey

GSM will make any decision canceling or postponing a lecture due to inclement weather no later than 3:00 PM the day of the lecture. This information will be posted on the GSM home page.

All lectures and labs are free and open to the public.

Monday, Mar. 19, 2018
7:00 pm

TBD

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

A Trip to the Bottom of Yellowstone Lake

Presenter: William Seyfried, Ph.D., Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

GSM will make any decision canceling or postponing a lecture due to inclement weather no later than 3:00 PM the day of the lecture. This information will be posted on the GSM home page.

All lectures and labs are free and open to the public.

Monday, Apr. 2, 2018
7:00 pm

TBD

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Xcel Energy Plan for the Next 25 Years

Presenter: Dana Cottrell, BS, MBA, Xcel Energy

GSM will make any decision canceling or postponing a lecture due to inclement weather no later than 3:00 PM the day of the lecture. This information will be posted on the GSM home page.

All lectures and labs are free and open to the public.

Monday, Apr. 16, 2018
7:00 pm

TBD

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

When Rocks Die: The Science of Soil

Presenter: Laura Triplett, Ph.D., Gustavus Adolphus College.

GSM will make any decision canceling or postponing a lecture due to inclement weather no later than 3:00 PM the day of the lecture. This information will be posted on the GSM home page.

All lectures and labs are free and open to the public.

Friday, May. 18, 2018
7:00 pm

Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive
Rochester, MN

Physics Force

The University of Minnesota’s legendary Physics Force is coming to Rochester!

If you’ve never seen a physicist drop 20 feet through thin air while a friend shoots a ball at him from a cannon, or grown men and women shooting streams of toilet paper over an audience with a leaf blower, the University of Minnesota Physics Force has a show for you!

The show is a unique mix of physics demonstrations and slapstick humor suitable for adults and children of all ages. The show is free, but registration is required.

About the Physics Force
The Physics Force is a K-12 outreach program through the University of Minnesota. Our program’s greatest success is generating an interest in science in K-12 students. We go above and beyond to educate and entertain. Physics Force does things on a grand scale to bring excitement and wonder to the thousands of students who attend our shows every year.

Register now for the FREE show.

Saturday, May. 19, 2018
2:00 pm

Rarig Center

Energy and U Public Show

Explosions, flames, rock music and screaming gummy bears—they’re all part of a unique and fun University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering outreach program called Energy and U.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Registration coming soon. 

Seating is first-come, first-served the day of the event.

About Energy and U

Everybody is talking about energy: What is it? Where do I get it? Can I convert it? Where can I put it? What happens when I let it out? Energy and U literally blows the lid off these questions and highlights the many science and technology challenges that energy presents. Learn about energy during this 50-minute interactive show that includes demonstrations, dancing, bright flashes, and flames! You might even be chosen as a volunteer from the audience to help with one of the demonstrations.

About the presenters

Energy and U is a specialized outreach program of the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and its Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Working in partnership with the University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, faculty and staff from the College of Science and Engineering present this show to more than 10,000 elementary students each year.