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SAVE THE DATE Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8, 2018 5:30, 6, and 6:30 p.m.

Winter Light Show

It sure gets cold in Minnesota, but Tesla Works knows how to make the season fun! Catch 250,000 LED lights syncing to music on the Civil Engineering Plaza.

>> Dec. 7: Alumni Open House RSVP at z.umn.edu/WinterLights18

May 9-10, 2019

Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion

Quotable

At Google, our work gets used on a daily basis by more than a billion people. That’s very satisfying.

— Jeff Dean (CompSci ’90) was recently appointed the company’s new head of artificial intelligence. He previously co-founded the Google Brain team and will continue to lead it in his new role. In 2014, Dean and his wife, Heidi Hopper (Psych ’90), established the HopperDean Scholarship in CSE to honor Vipin Kumar, his undergraduate thesis advisor.

Alumni will enjoy a full day of activities, then on Friday will receive commemorative medallions and lead the 2019 commencement procession.

More info: cse.umn.edu/50Reunion

May 9, 2019

Golden Medallion Society Reunion All alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more are invited to catch up with classmates, reconnect with faculty, meet current students, and enjoy a full day of activities.

More info: cse.umn.edu/GoldenMedallion

LIGHTNING LECTURES Short on time but serious about issues related to science and engineering? Then don’t miss our free Curiosity Drives Progress Lecture Series. Top CSE faculty discuss their research TED style—about 15 minutes each. >> Watch past talks: cse.umn.edu/PublicLecture

Next event: April 9, 2019 Topic: Sustainability & the Environment

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I N V EN T I N G TO M O RR OW

CSE alumnus leads 3M When Mike Roman (EE ’82) joined 3M Co. as a senior design engineer, he was six years out of college and looking for his next challenge. Little did he know that three decades later, he would lead this $32 billion global technology company. “I always knew I wanted to do something where I could learn and grow as a leader and help others succeed,” said Roman, who became chief executive officer this past July. “When I joined 3M, I found myself doing just that, learning a lot—like my time at the University of Minnesota—and enjoying the challenge of being part of a global business and working with outstanding people.” Prior to assuming his new role, the Wisconsin-born Roman served as chief operating officer with direct responsibility for 3M’s five business groups and international operations. Previously, he led 3M’s industrial business group, which accounts for roughly one-third of its worldwide sales. “What an honor it is to be chosen as the next CEO of 3M,” said Roman, a former treasurer on the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees. “We have extraordinary technology, market leading capabilities across the globe, one of the top brands, and an incredible team of people. I’m committed to doing my best to build on that foundation.”

Inventing Tomorrow Fall 2018  

In this water-themed issue, students and faculty at the College of Science and Engineering use the latest research techniques to study water...

Inventing Tomorrow Fall 2018  

In this water-themed issue, students and faculty at the College of Science and Engineering use the latest research techniques to study water...