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CEMS has marked the 100-year anniversary of chemical engineering in 2019 and will celebrate the 50-year anniversary of materials science in 2020. We will continue to highlight significant achievements of faculty and alumni throughout the centennial and jubilee years. Please consider joining us for these upcoming events (registration will open closer to event dates):



Rutherford Aris Seminar Series on the topic of Aesthetics:
All seminars will be held from 1:25 - 2:15 p.m. in room B75 Amundson Hall. All seminars will be filmed and uploaded to this website.

Presented in this centennial year of chemical engineering and jubilee of materials science at the University of Minnesota, Aesthetics: Methods of Perception is an Aris Lecture Series seeks to provide multiple, cross-disciplinary perspectives on how aesthetic principles influence and define the work of eight distinguished Aris Lecturers across fields ranging from English and Philosophy to Music and Architectural Design. This series embodies late Professor Rutherford Aris’ vision of Commune Vinculum Omnibus Artibus (“a common bond between all of the arts”). 

September 12: Elaine Auyoung, Dept. of English, University of Minnesota

September 19: Felice Frankel, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, MIT

October 1: Edwin Chan, EC3

October 8: Barry Lam, Dept. of Philosophy, Vassar College

October 15: Sabine Hossenfelder, Dept. of Physics, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

October 29: Rudresh K. Mahanthappa, Dept. of Music, Princeton University

November 5: Kathryn Pearson, Dept. of Political Science, University of Minnesota

November 19: Melissa Moreton, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

CEMS Day of Service:

September 28, 2019


CEMS Homecoming:

October 5, 2019


CEMS Connects Alumni at Ecolab:

November 5, 2019
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College of Science and Engineering Curiosity Drives Progress Lecture Series featuring Dr. Lynn Orr (PhD ChE '76):

November 21, 2019
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CEMS Centennial & Jubilee Lecture Series:

Dates and Guest Speakers TBD


"Cheers to 50 Years MSE happy hour":

Date TBD in March 2020


CEMS Evening Lecture with Nick Halla (ChE '05), Senior Vice President of Impossible Foods, Inc.:

April 16, 2020


CEMS Senior Send-Off and Alumni Reunion:

Date TBD in April or May 2020

We invite all CEMS alumni, friends, and corporate partners to join us in celebrating these once-in-a-lifetime milestones!

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