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Upcoming Events

Swenson College hosts and participates in a variety of fun, hands-on events that enlighten young students’ minds and gets them thinking about how science and technology is present in their everyday life.  These events also connect young students with experts and students in the STEM fields. Students learn from peer mentors what career opportunities exist in the real world beyond college. 

The Theory of Everything

  •  Friday, June 30, 2017  Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
  • Recurring series, last Friday of the month through December 29, 2017
  • Marshall Alworth Hall (MWAH) Room 195, UMD Campus 1023 University Drive, Duluth MN 55812 (Map)
  • 5 PM to 6 PM
  • Visit the event page for details and to register

Driven by curiosity, scientist are unraveling the mysteries of nature based on reason, logic and experiments. The Theory of Everything public lecture series, organized by members of the Theoretical Physics and Cosmology group at UMD, brings cutting edge insights in contemporary theoretical physics to a broad audience. The senior scientists will challenge your world-view as they introduce you to quantum mechanics and parallel universes, to quantum computation and quantum field theories, to general relativity and black holes, to the big bang cosmology and inflation, to string theory and quantum gravity, to quantum cosmology and the multiverse, among other topics.

Girls with Nerve - REGISTRATION IS FULL!

  • Monday, July 10, 2017
  • 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Location: Education Building Endazhi-Gikinoo' Amaading Room 17 (EduE 17) located at 412 Library Drive.
  • Parking is available in Pay Lot G (free parking in the summer).
  • Please complete the Participant Release of Liability form and bring with you to registration on July 10th.

Girls With Nerve is a free, day-long camp aimed at empowering girls to explore neuroscience. The day camp will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. It is sponsored by the Math Department of the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. The camp is offered for girls entering sixth through eighth grades in the fall of 2017. The camp is open to all female applicants and we encourage under-represented students to apply.  Registration is full!

Girls will participate in a variety of activities including measuring their own muscle signals, measuring neural signals in cockroaches, visiting psychology and neuromechanics labs and meeting brain researchers!

Activities run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 to 4:00 PM with lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Students are asked to bring their own bagged lunch from home. We additionally provide snacks and drinks to keep everyone's brains functioning at a high level throughout the day.  Experiments and activities will take place in a college classroom setting and the students will do walking tours of campus labs.

Registration will also take place in EduE 17.  Please come with your daughter to registration which begins at 8:15.  Parking will be available in Pay Lot G (free parking in the summer). Please follow signs to the registration and activity area.  Pick up will be at the same location starting at 4 PM.  Please pick up your daughter no later than 4:30 PM.  We will have instructors on-site until 4:30 PM. 

Register online and then please complete the Participant Release of Liability form and bring with you to registration on July 10th.

 Any questions about the camp can be addressed to Kristine Snyder klsnyder@d.umn.edu.

Science on Deck

  • Friday, July 21, 2017
  • 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Get an on board vessel tour for scientist talks and more!
  • The Blue Heron Research Vessel is docked behind the Great Lakes Aquarium on Harbor Drive
  • Upcoming dates for Science on Deck are Friday, September 1 and Friday, September 30th. 
  • All tours are free and open to the public.