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Swenson College of Science & Engineering


APRIL 20 - 24, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Graduate Colloquium:

Title:  "New Methods for Magic Total Labelings of Graphs"

Speaker:  Inne Singgih, M.S. candidate, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UMD

Time/Place:  12:00-1:00 PM / SCC 130

Host:  SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-8747,

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Title:  “A ’Sound’ Vision for Minnesota Sea Grant

Speaker:  Dr. Allen Mensinger, professor, Department of Biology, UMD

                               [Dr. Mensinger is a candidate for Director of Sea Grant]

Time/Place:  1:30 PM / KPlz 173.          

NOTE: Also join the seminar online through the following WebEx link:

Host:  Lucinda Johnson, NRRI Center for Water and the Environment, 720-4251,

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Title:  “Design, construction, and testing of a boosted-dart high power rocket for competition

Speakers:  High Power Rocketeers (senior students Tessa Bakken, Jordan Gaytan, Cody Graupmann, Eric Klevar, Jade Lecocq, Curt Meyers, Joel Stomberg, Chase Warneke), Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UMD

Time/Place:  12:00-12:50 PM / 290 Engineering Bldg

Host:  Ping Zhao, SCSE Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 726-8802,

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Undergraduate Research Projects:

Title #1:  "Mathematical Modeling of the Ebola Virus"

Speaker #1:  Cassidy Hallaway

Title #2:  "The Sum of Largest Values Problem"

Speaker #2:  Isaac Wass

Title #3:  "Numerical Approximation of the Energy Decay Rate for a Vibrating String with Local K-V Damping"

Speaker #3:  Zirui Zhao

Time/Place:  3:00-4:00 PM / CHEM 150

Host:  SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-8747,


Title:  "Insights on Bacteriophage L2 Virus-Like Particles Candidate HPV Vaccine: Generation and Formulation"

Speaker:  Dr. Ebenezer Tumban, assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University

Time/Place:  3:30 - 4:30 PM / Room 130 School of Medicine

Host:  Sara Zimmer, DMED Department of Biomedical Sciences, 726-6741,


Title:  “Discovering the World’s Youngest Exhumed Ultrahigh-Pressure Terrane

Speaker:  Suzanne Baldwin, Michael G. & Susan T. Thonis Professor, Syracuse University

Time/Place:  4:00 PM / MWAH 191

Host:  John Goodge, SCSE Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, 726-7491,


Title: “TBA

Speaker: Terrence Adam, Ph.D., M.D., Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, University of Minnesota

Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver Densford Hall

Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program


Friday, April 24, 2015

Title #1:  “Fluorescence Micro-spectroscopy Assessment of the Dimerization of BACE1-GFP Fusion Protein in Cultured Cells

Speaker #1:  Spencer Gardeen, MS student, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMD

Hosts #1:  Joseph Johnson & Ahmed Heikal, SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-8439,, or 726-7036,

Title #2:  “Molecular and Mechanical Manipulation of Membrane Domains in Planar Supported Bilayers

Speaker #2:  Rochelle Warner, MS student, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMD

Time/Place:  3:00 PM / Kobilka Lecture Hall, Chem 200

Host #2:  Erin Sheets, SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-6046,


Graduate Colloquium:

Title:  "Some interactions between combinatorics ad algebra: pure 0-sequences, pure f-vectors, and level Hilbert functions"

Speaker:  Professor Fabrizio Zanello, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University

Time/Place:  3:00-4:00 PM / SCC 130

Host:  SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-8747,


Title:  “Seasonal Metabolism of BAT and Brain Mitochondria in a Mammalian Hibernator

Speaker:  Mallory Ballinger, IBS Master's candidate, Department of Biology, UMD

Time/Place:  3:15 PM / LSci 185

Host:  Matt Andrews, SCSE Department of Biology, 726-7271,



If you are organizing a seminar and wish to include it in this list for maximal exposure and attendance.

Please Contact Sue Johnson 218-726-6397
For an update:

Toothpick Bridge Competition

(Highspeed Video)

Hundreds of students from high schools in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin recently gathered at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) to see how much weight a toothpick and glue structure could support. (read more)

Faculty within the University of Minnesota Duluthís Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) recently received three of the four grant awards to UMD for learning innovation from the University of Minnesota Provostís Office and their Center for Educational Innovation

Byron SteinmanByron Steinman Published in Science Magazine

A faculty member new to University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), Byron Steinman, has already distinguished himself as the lead author of a research paper published by Science Magazine. (read more)
The goal of the Pathways to Advanced Degrees in Life Sciences is to increase the number of students graduating and working in the fields of biomedical and behavioral science research. (read more)

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