MinneCollege in Florida and Arizona

Register now for MinneCollege 2017, taking place this February in Florida and Arizona, which features CFANS professors John Erwin of the Department of Horticultural Science and Karen Oberhauser of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology! The University of Minnesota has enlisted some of the most exciting, innovative, and ambitious faculty to share their research with you. At each of these events, participants will attend a keynote and three breakout sessions, followed by a University reception.


12:30 - 6 p.m., Saturday, February 4
Naples Hilton
5111 Tamiami Trail, Naples
Cost: UMAA members $50, Nonmembers $60, (includes reception)

Info: Call 612-624-2345

Keynote: Too Much of the Wrong Kind of Health Care News: Gary Schwitzer, School of Public Health

Breakout sessions

-Relationships Matter: Utilizing Relationship-Based Strategies to Prevent School Dropout: Clayton Cook, College of Education and Human Development
-Kings, Myths, and Landscapes in Medieval Ireland: James Schryver, University of Minnesota, Morris

-New Plants, Landscapes and Homes for a Hotter World: The Flowers and Food of the Future: John Erwin, Extension and CFANS
-Active Textiles: Smart Material Based Textiles for Actuation, Sensing, and Energy Harvesting: Julianna Abel, College of Science and Engineering

-3D Bioprinting for Tissue Engineering and Transplantable Organs: Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School
-From Fracture Prevention to Innovative Injury Treatment Strategies: Bone Health Across a Lifetime: Julie Switzer, Medical School


12:30 - 6 p.m., Saturday, February 25
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
16770 North Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale
Cost: UMAA members $50, Nonmembers $60 (includes reception)

Info: Call 612-624-2345

Keynote: Citizen Science: Using Monarchs to Teach Biology, Conservation, and the Process of Science: Karen Oberhauser, CFANS and Extension

Breakout Sessions
-Rewriting the Rural Narrative: Ben Winchester, Extension
-Stickiness of Criminal Labels: Chris Uggen, College of Liberal Arts

-Turning Jello into Replacement Heart Valves: Bob Tranquillo, College of Science and Engineering
-Plastics From Plants: Sexy and Sustainable: Marc Hillmyer, College of Science and Engineering

-Did You Know That How Fast You Walk Can Help to Predict How Long You Will Live?: Becky Olson-Kellogg, Division of Physical Therapy, Medical School
-We Can Learn From Insects' Sex Lives:Marlene Zuk, College of Biological Sciences