Alumni Marching Band

Aug 22, Sep 1, Sep 2

The University of Minnesota Band Alumni Society pep band will play school songs and popular/familiar tunes to entertain fairgoers. Come watch them perform at 9:45 and 3:45 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Carlson School of Management

Aug 22

Stop by the Carlson School of Management's booth as the school celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2019. Learn about the history of the school, connect with faculty and staff and get chance to win a prize or pick up a giveaway. On the stage at 10 am there will be 100 years of trivia! Share your knowledge about the U's business school for a chance to win some Carlson School Centennial swag.

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Aug 22, Aug 31

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is a University of Minnesota field station located in East Bethel, Minnesota. They will share information about the field station, research conducted there and have activities for guests to take part in to learn more about the science at Cedar Creek. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Center for Allied Health Programs

Aug 22

Help educate the next generation of allied health professionals and address Minnesota's projected statewide shortages in the allied health professions. CAHP supports two core programs – Occupational Therapy (OT) and Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS). 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gift of Life

Aug 22

At Gift of Life they believe every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life — and Gift of Life is determined to make it happen. They are passionate about engaging the public to help them get everyone involved in curing blood cancer. It only takes 5 minutes, one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Goldstein Museum of Design

Aug 22

Peek through the cut-outs for a photo of you and a friend transformed into a glamorous couple wearing a cocktail dress and tux from GMD's collection. Learn about the Goldstein Museum of Design, Minnesota's only design museum, and pick up info about majors at the College of Design. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Game Hour

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 31

Come play Plinko, Heads or Tails, Minute to Win It, and Trivia! Win some University of Minnesota prizes!

8/22: 2:00 pm

8/23: 2:00 pm

8/24: 11:00 am

8/25: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

8/26: 11:00 am

8/27: 11:00 am

8/28: 11:00 am

8/31: 1:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

Innovative Engineers

Aug 22

Learn how to design effective wind turbine blades by building them hands on! Test different forms and shapes to see which blades will spin the fastest and produce the most energy.  Learn how wind, a renewable energy source, can be generated into electricity that powers anything from a toaster in your home, to charging electric vehicles.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Minnesota Geological Survey/Department of Earth Sciences

Aug 22

Learn how geology not only explains why Minnesota has so many lakes, but also controls our drinking water supply and shapes our landscape as a whole. U of M Professor and State Geologist Harvey Thorleifson will be on hand at throughout the day to answer questions and help people understand geology

Event type: Indoor Booth

Musical Performance by Tim Gustafson (CLA Faculty)

Aug 22

Tim Gustafson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Writing Studies on the Twin Cities campus. Where he teaches first-year and technical/professional writing courses. He has been writing songs for over 40 years, and currently performs with several Twin Cities bands including The Hypoxic Punks (a U of M faculty band), The Fireroast Mountain Boys, and Brethren Bones. Stop by the U of M stage at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm for carefully crafted songs, energetic guitar playing, and occasional sing-alongs.

Event type: Stage Performance

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

School of Statistics/Institute for Research in Statistics and its Applications

Aug 22

Test your luck! Learn about probability and how to improve your odds of winning the School of Statistics dice game. Then apply this knowledge and roll the dice for a chance to take home a prize drawstring bag.

Event type: Indoor Booth

U of M Trivia I Interview w/ P.J. Fleck

Aug 22

Come to the stage at 11 am to watch an interview with P.J. Fleck

Event type: Stage Performance

UMN Energy Club

Aug 22

The primary goal of the UMN Energy Club is to prepare young people as leaders in energy and climate. Learn about energy efficiency by creating your own electricity from Energy Club's Power Bike and see how many light bulbs you can power! They also will be showcasing a solar powered miniature city!

Event type: Indoor Booth

Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Sciences

Aug 23

Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Sciences (CATSS) demonstrates new technology for hearing loss, vision loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Falun Gong Twin Cities Club

Aug 23

Falun Gong is a self-cultivation system of mind and body that has helped millions to improve their physical and mental health. Our purpose is to help participants understand what Falun Gong is and how to cultivate themselves so as to attain healthier bodies and minds.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Glensheen Mansion

Aug 23, Aug 24

Glensheen Mansion will bring special collection items, educate on the mansion and Congdon legacy. Glensheen Mansion trivia will be on the stage 8/24 at 2:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Game Hour

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 31

Come play Plinko, Heads or Tails, Minute to Win It, and Trivia! Win some University of Minnesota prizes!

8/22: 2:00 pm

8/23: 2:00 pm

8/24: 11:00 am

8/25: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

8/26: 11:00 am

8/27: 11:00 am

8/28: 11:00 am

8/31: 1:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

Institute on Community Integration

Aug 23
Event type: Indoor Booth

Integrative Biology and Physiology

Aug 23, Aug 29

Integrative Biology and Physiology will be offering free EKG measurement for people passing through our booth. IBP graduate students and faculty will then discuss how an EKG works and what it can measure but will not be offering medical advice. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics and Observational Cosmology Lab

Aug 23

This exhibit will demonstrate tools and techniques that astronomers use to probe the Universe. It will feature demonstrations with an infrared camera, spectral tubes, real meteorites, and more. along with information about our upcoming astronomy events. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

National Society of Black Engineers

Aug 23

A student-run organization at the University of Minnesota. Learn about the chemistry behind making ice cream, make your polymer putty and experience some magical tricks using math!

Event type: Indoor Booth

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Salsa Rueda Passion

Aug 23

Come watch Salsa Rueda Passion perform on the U of M Central stage at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

School of Public Health

Aug 23, Aug 24

School of Public Health will have information and games to acquaint people with public health and what it does for society and Minnesota.

Event type: Indoor Booth

The Center for Lung Science and Health

Aug 23

Stop by for lung function testing (spirometry), meet knowledgeable staff, talk about spirometry results, learn about COPD and lung disease. The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep medicine features nationally and internationally recognized programs in Critical Care Medicine, Lung Transplantation, Cystic Fibrosis, and Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Twin Cities Office of Admissions

Aug 23, Aug 30

Undergraduate Office of Admissions representatives will be available to answer any college search related questions you and your family may have.  Stop by and share your #UMNProud moment! 

Event type: Indoor Booth

U of M Crookston and U of M Morris

Aug 23, Aug 24

Take your photo standing in front of our maroon and gold wings and use the hashtag #showyourwings to post your photos to social media. Visit with representatives from the University of Minnesota Crookston and the University of Minnesota Morris to learn more about what is happening on the Crookston and Morris campuses.

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minnesota Rochester

Aug 23, Aug 25, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

University of Minnesota Rochester will be providing information on our campus and programs offered. Discover educational opportunities in Health Sciences at the innovation University of Minnesota Rochester while playing a life-size version of Operation for K-12 students to play for prizes and giveaways. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine

Aug 23

What was this used for? Weird, clever, frightening, and confounding medical devices from the past are intriguing -- even more so when they realize some may still be in use today. Audience members will be invited up onto the stage to inspect these devices and guess what they were used for. Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. Come be apart of the fun on stage at 10:00 am and 11:00 am!

Event type: Stage Performance

Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center

Aug 24

Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center will do some outreach and talk to people about what they do and how they do it. They also are the leaders behind the Diamond Awards event and would like to bring some more awareness to this event. BAARC board members and other committee members will be staffing it.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Aug 24

In this interactive exhibit, you will learn about research related to topics including soil liquefaction and design of structures to withstand earthquakes. Enjoy hands on activities. Will have displays describing student activities including the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe competitions.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Food & Bioproducts Engineering

Aug 24
Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Glensheen Mansion

Aug 23, Aug 24

Glensheen Mansion will bring special collection items, educate on the mansion and Congdon legacy. Glensheen Mansion trivia will be on the stage 8/24 at 2:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Game Hour

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 31

Come play Plinko, Heads or Tails, Minute to Win It, and Trivia! Win some University of Minnesota prizes!

8/22: 2:00 pm

8/23: 2:00 pm

8/24: 11:00 am

8/25: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

8/26: 11:00 am

8/27: 11:00 am

8/28: 11:00 am

8/31: 1:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

Meet the Exhibitors

Aug 24

Come meet the exhibitors at 10 am!

Event type: Stage Performance

Minnesota Robotics Institute/MnDRIVE Robotics, Sensors, and Advanced Manufacturing

Aug 24

This interactive exhibit will include robotic demonstrations featuring a humanoid robot, robots for search and rescue, and robots you can program with a pen and paper! Meet with researchers and learn about the State of Minnesota's initiative!

Event type: Indoor Booth

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

School of Public Health

Aug 23, Aug 24

School of Public Health will have information and games to acquaint people with public health and what it does for society and Minnesota.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Telemedicine

Aug 24, Aug 31

Several one-hour telemedicine sessions are scheduled during the fair with a Minnesota dermatologist to educate fairgoers about their skin using telemedicine technologies.  Telemedicine personnel from the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC) and community volunteers will be on-site, at the fair, to make this program a success. Come to talk to a dermatologist about a question on your skin.

Event type: Indoor Booth

U of M Crookston and U of M Morris

Aug 23, Aug 24

Take your photo standing in front of our maroon and gold wings and use the hashtag #showyourwings to post your photos to social media. Visit with representatives from the University of Minnesota Crookston and the University of Minnesota Morris to learn more about what is happening on the Crookston and Morris campuses.

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Vivir Mi Vida

Aug 24

Vivir Mi Vida is performing on the U of M Central stage at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Alpha Chi Sigma

Aug 25
Event type: Indoor Booth

College of Pharmacy

Aug 25

All are welcome to stop by and learn the value of the pharmacist to the health team and the state of Minnesota. Prospective students and parents are invited to learn more about the College of Pharmacy and it's various programs.  Alumni and friends of the College are welcome to stop by and say hello!

Event type: Indoor Booth

Department of American Indian Studies

Aug 25, Aug 26
Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Game Hour

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 31

Come play Plinko, Heads or Tails, Minute to Win It, and Trivia! Win some University of Minnesota prizes!

8/22: 2:00 pm

8/23: 2:00 pm

8/24: 11:00 am

8/25: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

8/26: 11:00 am

8/27: 11:00 am

8/28: 11:00 am

8/31: 1:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

IEEE Women in Engineering

Aug 25

Come play the video games that the women of electrical and computer engineering have programmed and say hello! They will have a variety of student-made games that can be played on phone apps and through a wired circuit boards. See you there!

Event type: Indoor Booth

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

She is ME

Aug 25

Come design high performance paper airplanes with She is MechE! This interactive exhibit will include folding demonstrations, conversations about fluid flow, and the option of competing with your airplane for prizes! Meet SME board members and learn about their initiatives to support women in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Society of Women Engineers

Aug 25

Enjoy fun, hands-on activities to explore science and engineering with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a student organization at the University of Minnesota. Experiment with a robotic prosthetic hand and snap circuits!

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minnesota Health Neurosciences

Aug 25

We will be on stage on 8/25 at 11 am

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

University of Minnesota Rochester

Aug 23, Aug 25, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

University of Minnesota Rochester will be providing information on our campus and programs offered. Discover educational opportunities in Health Sciences at the innovation University of Minnesota Rochester while playing a life-size version of Operation for K-12 students to play for prizes and giveaways. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Vocal U Acapella

Aug 25

Vocal U is a co-ed a cappella group at the University of Minnesota consisting of undergraduate students from various backgrounds! By arranging, practicing, and performing anew, they share their variety in sound at charity events, U of M events, and in surrounding communities. They will be performing on stage at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Athletics Team Interviews

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28

8/26: Volleyball at 1pm, Womens Hockey at 1:30 pm, Men's Golf at 3:30 pm, Wrestling at 2:30 pm, Men's Basketball at 3 pm, Women's Golf at 3:30 pm. and Track & Field/XC at 4 pm

8/27: Men's Hockey at 1 pm, Women's Tennis at 1:30 pm, Women's Basketball at 2 pm, Softball at 2:30 pm. Goldy/Spirit Squad at 3 pm, and Soccer at 3:30pm

8/28: Baseball at 1 pm, Women's Gymnastics at 1:30 pm, Men's Gymnastics at 2 pm, Rowing at 2:30 pm, Men's Tennis at 3 pm, and Swim/Dive at 3:30 pm

 

Event type: Stage Performance

College of Continuing and Professional Studies

Aug 26
Event type: Indoor Booth

Department of American Indian Studies

Aug 25, Aug 26
Event type: Indoor Booth

Find a Job at the University

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28

The Office of Human Resources markets the University as a great place to work with 5000 - 6000 positions each year. Showcase careers at the University; a wide range of employment opportunities with excellent benefits. Outreach to applicants of color, Veterans, and welcoming to all diverse populations.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Game Hour

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 31

Come play Plinko, Heads or Tails, Minute to Win It, and Trivia! Win some University of Minnesota prizes!

8/22: 2:00 pm

8/23: 2:00 pm

8/24: 11:00 am

8/25: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

8/26: 11:00 am

8/27: 11:00 am

8/28: 11:00 am

8/31: 1:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

Gopher Sports Update

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28

Come get a gopher sports update at 10:00am!

Event type: Stage Performance

Institute of Child Development

Aug 26

By enrolling your child in the Institute of Child Development Participant Pool, you are helping our researchers learn more about how children grow and interact with their surroundings. This is an essential step in achieving our goal of promoting the welfare of children and youth

Event type: Indoor Booth

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Tesla Works

Aug 26

Tesla Works has projects that do everything from building rocket engines, electric bikes and an R2D2, to launching weather balloons, making fire dance to music, and putting on the CSE winter light show every year. Visit the booth to see cool demos, what our projects are creating now, and join in the science!

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minneota Health Women's and Children's

Aug 26

Learn more about how U of M Health cares for moms, babies, children, teenagers and young adults. Experts from the care teams will be onsite to answer questions you have regarding our maternity and pediatric specialty services. They have activities for the whole family like spin the wheel to answers questions about The Birthplace!

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association booth will have information on engagement programs and membership opportunities. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Athletics Team Interviews

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28

8/26: Volleyball at 1pm, Womens Hockey at 1:30 pm, Men's Golf at 3:30 pm, Wrestling at 2:30 pm, Men's Basketball at 3 pm, Women's Golf at 3:30 pm. and Track & Field/XC at 4 pm

8/27: Men's Hockey at 1 pm, Women's Tennis at 1:30 pm, Women's Basketball at 2 pm, Softball at 2:30 pm. Goldy/Spirit Squad at 3 pm, and Soccer at 3:30pm

8/28: Baseball at 1 pm, Women's Gymnastics at 1:30 pm, Men's Gymnastics at 2 pm, Rowing at 2:30 pm, Men's Tennis at 3 pm, and Swim/Dive at 3:30 pm

 

Event type: Stage Performance

Chemistry Outreach Program

Aug 27

Come join the University of Minnesota Chemistry Outreach Program and explore chemistry in your everyday life. You'll participate in some hands-on experiments while understanding how chemists shape the world. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

College of Biological Sciences Conservatory

Aug 27

The College of Biological Sciences Conservatory is the most diverse selection of plants in the region and a great research and outreach resource for the University of Minnesota. The team from the Conservatory will bring plants, games and activities to engage with fairgoers on the Conservatory itself, as well as on some of the plants grown there. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Department of English

Aug 27, Aug 29

Find out what great authors the Department of English is bringing to town this fall for the free lit series--and enter a drawing to win a free signed book. Talk with professors about their new fiction or poetry--or their research about literary movements and authors from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. And try your hand at book-themed games and quizzes! Come see the department of English on the stage on 8/29 at 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences - Lions Gift of Sight

Aug 27

Presented by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, "Restoring Sight Through Eye Donation" shares information on the wonderful work of the Lions Gift of Sight eye bank. Fair goers will learn about the amazing new techniques that are used to save a person's vision and how eye banks partner with scientists to work toward eliminating blindness worldwide. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Engineers Without Borders

Aug 27

Learn how student engineers are implementing environmentally and economically sustainable international projects. Engineers Without Borders partner with communities in Guatemala and Ethiopia, where they source, treat, and distribute safe water. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Find a Job at the University

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28

The Office of Human Resources markets the University as a great place to work with 5000 - 6000 positions each year. Showcase careers at the University; a wide range of employment opportunities with excellent benefits. Outreach to applicants of color, Veterans, and welcoming to all diverse populations.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Game Hour

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 31

Come play Plinko, Heads or Tails, Minute to Win It, and Trivia! Win some University of Minnesota prizes!

8/22: 2:00 pm

8/23: 2:00 pm

8/24: 11:00 am

8/25: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

8/26: 11:00 am

8/27: 11:00 am

8/28: 11:00 am

8/31: 1:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

Gopher Sports Update

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28

Come get a gopher sports update at 10:00am!

Event type: Stage Performance

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Religious Studies and Jewish Studies

Aug 27

Religious Studies and Jewish Studies host the Religious Literacy Quiz from little kids with their parents, to teens, to seniors, hundreds of fairgoers spun the spinner and then answered a question about the religion the pointer landed on.  This year they will have new questions and prizes. And everyone wins!  

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association booth will have information on engagement programs and membership opportunities. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minnesota Health Orthopedics

Aug 27

Fall sports have already started at many Minnesota high schools. Parents should be on the watch out for sports concussion injuries. University of Minnesota Health Orthopaedic Clinic specialists will share information about ways to prevent concussions and how to spot signs and symptoms of concussion. For older adults, there will also be information about ways to stay active as you age.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs

Aug 29

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs will share recent results and projects from our community-based research programs. They will also share details of the technical assistance programs that they provide for community organizations.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World

Aug 29

Center for Medieval Studies, Center for Early Modern History, and James Ford Bell Library Booth. They host a booth to talk about the Centers and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota related to the study of the premodern world. They do trivia and map activities with fair attendees and share information about our events that are open to the public.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Department of English

Aug 27, Aug 29

Find out what great authors the Department of English is bringing to town this fall for the free lit series--and enter a drawing to win a free signed book. Talk with professors about their new fiction or poetry--or their research about literary movements and authors from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. And try your hand at book-themed games and quizzes! Come see the department of English on the stage on 8/29 at 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Integrative Biology and Physiology

Aug 23, Aug 29

Integrative Biology and Physiology will be offering free EKG measurement for people passing through our booth. IBP graduate students and faculty will then discuss how an EKG works and what it can measure but will not be offering medical advice. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories

Aug 29

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is a University of Minnesota field station in Itasca State Park at the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. The team presenting at the Minnesota State Fair will have activities, games and information about the field station itself, as well as on the research conducted there. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Lutheran Campus Ministries

Aug 29
Event type: Indoor Booth

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

Aug 29

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) will be on the U of M central stage at 1:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

The Raptor Center

Aug 29, Sep 1

Join The Raptor Center and our winged ambassadors to explore the world of raptors native to Minnesota and their importance to our environment. Learn about what makes a bird a raptor, see these unique adaptations on live birds as they are presented on a glove, and learn where you can find raptors in your local community and around the state. Conservation of raptors is at the heart of The Raptor Center’s mission, so we will also discuss humans’ roles in the lives of raptors, conservation efforts for these incredible creatures, and how you can become part of these efforts. Come learn more about raptors on the U of M Central stage at 10:00 am and 11:00 am!

Event type: Stage Performance

U of M Trivia

Aug 29, Sep 2

Come do some U of M trivia on stage at 2:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association booth will have information on engagement programs and membership opportunities. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minnesota Robotics

Aug 29

Come and see a variety of robots built by college students, as well as learn about STEM opportunities for students of all ages. They will have robots of all sizes at our booth, including Bot Shot, a basketball-shooting robot featured at the Final-Four and Lego robots that you can drive yourself!

Event type: Indoor Booth

Women in Math

Aug 29

This exhibit is focused on helping everyone appreciate math in their everyday lives. Women in Math has interactive activities, games, and tricks for fair-goers to learn about symmetry and pattern in mathematics. They will have origami paper and spirographs set up for anyone to use to make fun drawings that people can take home!

Event type: Indoor Booth

YOUmatter

Aug 29
Event type: Indoor Booth

Center for Spirituality and Healing

Aug 30
Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Motorsports: Formula SAE

Aug 30, Aug 31

Come to see, touch, and sit in the student designed and built race car. Ask the team about the simulation, testing, and design process and learn more about how STEM education can be applied to do what you're passionate about.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Health Sciences Libraries

Aug 30

How Health Info Savvy Are You? Test your health knowledge by taking our health fact or fiction quiz, or for the more adventurous, try your luck at identifying old medical devices. This exhibit will feature “healthy” information resources freely available from the National Library of Medicine.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Hypoxic Punks

Aug 30

The Hypoxic Punks--three UMN professors--perform festive, environmentally themed music. They'll be debuting several new songs and a few old favorites, such as their crowd pleasing sing-along: "State Fair." In between sets the Punks will interview community partners involved in their Ecosong.Net and Public Lands Podcast projects. Come see them play on the U of M Central stage at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

InSciEd Out

Aug 30

Integrated Science Education Outreach (InSciEd Out) is a partnership between the Mayo Clinic and the College of Biological Sciences, committed to rebuilding pre-K-12 science education. The team from InSciEd Out will have games, activities and information for fairgoers to better understand about the programming available through InSciEd Out. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Institute for Global Studies

Aug 30

Play Global Trivia and learn about the exciting international programs housed in the College of Liberal Arts.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Interview with New U of M President Joan T.A. Gabel

Aug 30

Stop by the stage at 12:45 pm to watch an interview with the new University of Minnesota President Joan T.A. Gabel!

Event type: Stage Performance

Minnesota Student Association

Aug 30

The Minnesota Student Association is the official undergraduate student government of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Come stop by and chat with them about the work they do and how you can get involved! 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Physics Force

Aug 30, Aug 31

Join the Physics Force, a group of wild and crazy physics teachers, who use highly visual and entertaining demonstrations to educate and entertain. Their blend of slapstick comedy and science is fun and educational for audiences of all ages. Learn a thing or two while you laugh! Come watch the fun on the U of M Central stage at 10:00 am and 11:00 am!

Event type: Stage Performance

School of Dentistry

Aug 30

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry will be displaying a "Wheel of Oral Health Knowledge"! Stop by to spin the wheel, answer a question, learn a fact and receive either Goldy Gopher floss or a toothbrush or a chance to win an Oral-B electric toothbrush!  

Event type: Indoor Booth

State Fair Trivia

Aug 30

See how well you know the state fair with state fair trivia on the stage at 3:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Stem Cell Institute Exhibit

Aug 30

Stem Cell Institute Exhibit will be showcasing current research and translational efforts to better understand the promise of stem cells as a research and therapeutic tool. SCI will have models of organs and other displays to illustrate our focus on research related to muscle diseases, spinal cord injury, heart disease, and other medical conditions. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Twin Cities Office of Admissions

Aug 23, Aug 30

Undergraduate Office of Admissions representatives will be available to answer any college search related questions you and your family may have.  Stop by and share your #UMNProud moment! 

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minnesota Rochester

Aug 23, Aug 25, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

University of Minnesota Rochester will be providing information on our campus and programs offered. Discover educational opportunities in Health Sciences at the innovation University of Minnesota Rochester while playing a life-size version of Operation for K-12 students to play for prizes and giveaways. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Bell Museum

Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

 

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Aug 22, Aug 31

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is a University of Minnesota field station located in East Bethel, Minnesota. They will share information about the field station, research conducted there and have activities for guests to take part in to learn more about the science at Cedar Creek. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Department of German, Nordic, Slavic and Dutch

Aug 31

The Department of German, Nordic, Slavic and Dutch wants to inform people about the languages that they teach.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Game Hour

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 31

Come play Plinko, Heads or Tails, Minute to Win It, and Trivia! Win some University of Minnesota prizes!

8/22: 2:00 pm

8/23: 2:00 pm

8/24: 11:00 am

8/25: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

8/26: 11:00 am

8/27: 11:00 am

8/28: 11:00 am

8/31: 1:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

Gopher Motorsports: Formula SAE

Aug 30, Aug 31

Come to see, touch, and sit in the student designed and built race car. Ask the team about the simulation, testing, and design process and learn more about how STEM education can be applied to do what you're passionate about.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Aug 31

Graduate Program in Neuroscience faculty and graduate students show and explain/answer questions about human and animal brain specimens with state fair attendees.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Physics Force

Aug 30, Aug 31

Join the Physics Force, a group of wild and crazy physics teachers, who use highly visual and entertaining demonstrations to educate and entertain. Their blend of slapstick comedy and science is fun and educational for audiences of all ages. Learn a thing or two while you laugh! Come watch the fun on the U of M Central stage at 10:00 am and 11:00 am!

Event type: Stage Performance

Telemedicine

Aug 24, Aug 31

Several one-hour telemedicine sessions are scheduled during the fair with a Minnesota dermatologist to educate fairgoers about their skin using telemedicine technologies.  Telemedicine personnel from the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC) and community volunteers will be on-site, at the fair, to make this program a success. Come to talk to a dermatologist about a question on your skin.

Event type: Indoor Booth

The Dance Collective

Aug 31

The Dance Collective is a studio-style, student-run dance group at the University of Minnesota. With over 130 members, they welcome people of all styles, skill levels and backgrounds. Come watch the Dance Collective perform on stage at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

The Grain Elevator Show: Maroon & Gold Memories

Aug 31

Come to the stage at 3:45 pm & 4:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

University of Minnesota Rochester

Aug 23, Aug 25, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

University of Minnesota Rochester will be providing information on our campus and programs offered. Discover educational opportunities in Health Sciences at the innovation University of Minnesota Rochester while playing a life-size version of Operation for K-12 students to play for prizes and giveaways. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Alumni Marching Band

Aug 22, Sep 1, Sep 2

The University of Minnesota Band Alumni Society pep band will play school songs and popular/familiar tunes to entertain fairgoers. Come watch them perform at 9:45 and 3:45 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Bell Museum

Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

 

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Chinese Flagship Program and Korean Program

Sep 1
Event type: Indoor Booth

Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Sep 1, Sep 2

Five language programs (Chinese, Chinese Flagship, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese, Korean) give visitors mini language and culture lessons. 

Dates and Times:

Sunday, September 1

9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Chinese, Japanese

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Chinese Flagship, Korean

Monday, September 2

9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Hindi/Urdu

Event type: Indoor Booth

Extension 4-H: Rabbit Project

Sep 1

In 4-H, young people learn by doing. Animal science projects, like the rabbit project, are just some of dozens of ways that 4-H’ers learn: problem solving, decision making, coping, communicating, and teamwork. Visit with a 4-H rabbit project member to see and hear about breeds of rabbits and let them tell you their story about why they love 4-H!

Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Marching Band, Goldy, and President Gabel in the State Fair Parade

Sep 1

September 1st at 2:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

MinnesoTap

Sep 1, Sep 2

MinnesoTap is back at the UMN state fair stage with more tap dancing! With both new dances and old favorites, they will be finishing out the fair with an exciting performance. They will perform on the stage at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

oSTEM

Sep 1

Come learn all the answers and win some prizes during trivia with Out in Science, Technology, and Math (oSTEM), a University of Minnesota student group that empowers LGBTQ+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Solar Vehicle Project

Sep 1, Sep 2

A car that can travel on power from the sun may sound like science fiction, but it is a reality at the University of Minnesota. See the inner workings of a solar car built by University undergraduate students that competed in the World Solar Challenge through the Australian Outback and the American Solar Challenge along the Oregon trail.

Event type: Indoor Booth

The Raptor Center

Aug 29, Sep 1

Join The Raptor Center and our winged ambassadors to explore the world of raptors native to Minnesota and their importance to our environment. Learn about what makes a bird a raptor, see these unique adaptations on live birds as they are presented on a glove, and learn where you can find raptors in your local community and around the state. Conservation of raptors is at the heart of The Raptor Center’s mission, so we will also discuss humans’ roles in the lives of raptors, conservation efforts for these incredible creatures, and how you can become part of these efforts. Come learn more about raptors on the U of M Central stage at 10:00 am and 11:00 am!

Event type: Stage Performance

U of M Marching Band in the State Fair Parade

Sep 1

Joining the marching band in the state fair parade will be Goldy Gopher and President Joan Gabel! The parade begins at 2 pm.

Event type: Stage Performance

University of Minnesota Rochester

Aug 23, Aug 25, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

University of Minnesota Rochester will be providing information on our campus and programs offered. Discover educational opportunities in Health Sciences at the innovation University of Minnesota Rochester while playing a life-size version of Operation for K-12 students to play for prizes and giveaways. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Alumni Marching Band

Aug 22, Sep 1, Sep 2

The University of Minnesota Band Alumni Society pep band will play school songs and popular/familiar tunes to entertain fairgoers. Come watch them perform at 9:45 and 3:45 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Sep 2

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a University of Minnesota Student Branch, focuses on providing resources and connecting aspiring engineers to the professional aerospace community. Come make some paper airplanes, check out a variety of student-designed vehicles, and talk with students!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Bell Museum

Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

 

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Sep 1, Sep 2

Five language programs (Chinese, Chinese Flagship, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese, Korean) give visitors mini language and culture lessons. 

Dates and Times:

Sunday, September 1

9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Chinese, Japanese

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Chinese Flagship, Korean

Monday, September 2

9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Hindi/Urdu

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gary Wyatt Presents Woody Vegetation ID and Management

Sep 2

Come see Gary Wyatt Presents on stage at 10:00 am and 11:00 am!

Event type: Stage Performance

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance

Sep 2
Event type: Indoor Booth

Minnesota Triathlon Team

Sep 2

The MN Triathlon Team aims to provide a fun and motivating environment for students who love to swim, bike, and run. Stop by the booth to meet members of the team, learn about racing and social events, and give some triathlon gear a "tri"!

Event type: Indoor Booth

MinnesoTap

Sep 1, Sep 2

MinnesoTap is back at the UMN state fair stage with more tap dancing! With both new dances and old favorites, they will be finishing out the fair with an exciting performance. They will perform on the stage at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

Solar Vehicle Project

Sep 1, Sep 2

A car that can travel on power from the sun may sound like science fiction, but it is a reality at the University of Minnesota. See the inner workings of a solar car built by University undergraduate students that competed in the World Solar Challenge through the Australian Outback and the American Solar Challenge along the Oregon trail.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Student National Medical Association

Sep 2

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) will bring medical students and physicians from the University of Minnesota to perform blood pressure screenings, hand out educational materials on hypertension and healthy eating and giveaways such as sunscreen and hand sanitizer.

Event type: Indoor Booth

The American Institute of Architecture Students

Sep 2

The American Institute of Architecture students is a national organization intended to serve and provide design students with professional opportunities and first-hand experiences in the field of architecture. They give design students a voice in their education in order to build a positive, healthy, and inspiring studio culture, as well as to address controversial issues and discuss ways to solve these problems in a comfortable environment. You can look forward to making a difference in the College of Design and opening yourself up to a multitude of young professional experiences!

Event type: Indoor Booth

U of M Trivia

Aug 29, Sep 2

Come do some U of M trivia on stage at 2:00 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

University of Minnesota Rochester

Aug 23, Aug 25, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

University of Minnesota Rochester will be providing information on our campus and programs offered. Discover educational opportunities in Health Sciences at the innovation University of Minnesota Rochester while playing a life-size version of Operation for K-12 students to play for prizes and giveaways. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Athletics Team Interviews

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28

8/26: Volleyball at 1pm, Womens Hockey at 1:30 pm, Men's Golf at 3:30 pm, Wrestling at 2:30 pm, Men's Basketball at 3 pm, Women's Golf at 3:30 pm. and Track & Field/XC at 4 pm

8/27: Men's Hockey at 1 pm, Women's Tennis at 1:30 pm, Women's Basketball at 2 pm, Softball at 2:30 pm. Goldy/Spirit Squad at 3 pm, and Soccer at 3:30pm

8/28: Baseball at 1 pm, Women's Gymnastics at 1:30 pm, Men's Gymnastics at 2 pm, Rowing at 2:30 pm, Men's Tennis at 3 pm, and Swim/Dive at 3:30 pm

 

Event type: Stage Performance

Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center

Aug 28

This display will include a Da Vinci Surgical Robot, rapid prototyped parts and devices, interactive displays and 3D visualization using 3D glasses. Talk with experts and find out more about the state-of-the-art research that includes designing, prototyping and testing new medical devices.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Find a Job at the University

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28

The Office of Human Resources markets the University as a great place to work with 5000 - 6000 positions each year. Showcase careers at the University; a wide range of employment opportunities with excellent benefits. Outreach to applicants of color, Veterans, and welcoming to all diverse populations.

Event type: Indoor Booth

GIF Photo Booth by Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services

Aug 28

The College of Liberal Arts is shattering expectations of what a liberal arts education can be. Stop by the Photo Booth and create a GIF selfie to share. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Giveaways

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Daily giveaway of University of Minnesota fanny packs. 11 am & 5 pm at the systemwide booth!

 

Event type: Indoor Booth

Gopher Athletics

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come see Paul Bunyan's Axe on display, athletic trophies, and many photo opportunities. Participate in a photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Throughout the fair there will be team interviews with many of the U of M coaches and student athletes. They will be on the stage on 8/26, 8/27, and 8/28 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm!

Event type: Indoor Booth & Stage Performance

Gopher Game Hour

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 31

Come play Plinko, Heads or Tails, Minute to Win It, and Trivia! Win some University of Minnesota prizes!

8/22: 2:00 pm

8/23: 2:00 pm

8/24: 11:00 am

8/25: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

8/26: 11:00 am

8/27: 11:00 am

8/28: 11:00 am

8/31: 1:00 pm

Event type: Stage Performance

Gopher Sports Update

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28

Come get a gopher sports update at 10:00am!

Event type: Stage Performance

Market Science

Aug 28

Market Science is a collective of scientists from the University of Minnesota, and around the Twin Cities. The team from Market Science will share information and have games and activities for fairgoers to partake in to learn more about the organization, as well as about different scientific topics. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

MnDRIVE Environment

Aug 28

Researchers from the MnDRIVE Environment use microbes and their enzymes to clean and protect the environment. MnDRIVE scientists will share their research using a small-scale bioreactor to demonstrate how bioremediation works in the lab and the field. Visitors can also "Eat Like a Microbe" with an interactive exhibit that explores how microbes breakdown waste and environmental toxins.

Event type: Indoor Booth

Photos with Goldy Gopher

Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2

Come get your photo with Goldy Gopher everyday at 12 pm!

Event type: Stage Performance

University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association booth will have information on engagement programs and membership opportunities. 

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minnesota Health Heart Care

Aug 28

The U of M Health Heart Care team will provide fair-goers an opportunity to learn more about the anatomy of the heart and the long term effects of heart disease. Chat with heart experts, receive a free blood pressure screening, take a heart risk assessment, and see human heart specimens, live heart pumps and the latest technologies for patients with advanced heart failure.

Event type: Indoor Booth

University of Minnesota Health Solid Organ Transplant

Aug 28

Did you know that over 14,000 solid organ transplants have been performed in the 50+ year history of the U of M Health Transplant Program? Stop by our booth to learn more about our lifesaving care and innovation, including the amazing breathing lung transplant, islet cell transplants and more. Spin the wheel to answer questions about organ transplant!

Event type: Indoor Booth

Wellstone MD Center

Aug 28

Visit this booth to learn more about their focus on clinical care, research, education, and community outreach for those living with Muscular Dystrophy in Minnesota. Through interactive trivia and conversations with MD Center staff learn more about the over 40 neuromuscular diseases impacting Minnesotans everyday.

Event type: Indoor Booth