May 5, 2023
Voice of Inspiration
PRISM Scholar Spotlight
APPLIED AI CONFERENCE 2023
Friday, May 12th, 2023
Northern Star Scouting | Basecamp, Saint Paul, MN
Join us for a full day of conversation on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and their applications to our world.
There will be more than 200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, students, and others who are just interested and curious about Artificial Intelligence. We’ll be talking about all the latest trends such as ChatGPT, Computer Vision, and Generative Art in every industry, and are certain that attendees of all ages will find value and take away something special from this event!
Most importantly, we would like to offer students and faculty a discount! Please use the following link to register. The college student is already 50% off the normal price ($49) and they can then get an additional discount using this link.
Applied AI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on bringing educational events and programming to people of all ages in Minnesota. We hope that you will join us at future events. Details can be found at https://appliedai.mn
The 2nd Annual PRISM Professional Development Day - Monday, June 5, 2023
The PRISM Professional Development Day will be an in-person event from 9:00 - 3:00 PM on Monday, June 5 at Augsburg University. The event is open to all faculty and staff at PRISM
partner institutions. The agenda will include sessions on mentorship, transfer pathways, and projects related to supporting STEM students. Presenters will include Dr. Keisha Varma of the University of Minnesota, PRISM knowledge generation PI and Dr. Stacy Priniski of the Temple University Hope Center, co-PI on the Hope S-STEM Hub Project. A calendar invite for all PRISM faculty mentors will be forthcoming as well as additional event details.
The 16th Annual Court Agre Summer Research Symposium - Monday, June 12, 2023
The Court Agre Summer Research Symposium annual event celebrates innovations in STEM and will feature a keynote presentation and a career panel as well as opportunities to network with faculty and industry professionals. All PRISM Scholars and Faculty Mentors are cordially invited!
The Keynote speaker is Dr. Keneeshia Williams, Trauma Surgeon, Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Growing up in a community that often experienced gun violence provided the initial spark for Dr. Williams to eventually become a specialized trauma surgeon.
She received her MD degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and completed her general surgery residency at University of Illinois at Mount Sinai Hospital. She undertook a one-year research residency in the NIH-funded training program in trauma and burn research at the Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute of Loyola University Medical Center, and did her surgical critical care/acute care surgery fellowship at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson.
Click here to read more about her inspiring profile: Dr. Keneeshia Williams
The symposium will also include:
1. Lab tours meetings with undergraduate students
2. Luncheon with STEM students and faculty
3. Panel of STEM Professionals from Google, Medtronic, Nursing, and Metro Transit
4. A $25 transportation stipend provided for all Community College students; parking permits will be available
If you are interested please sign up here:
PATHWAYS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES SUMMER SCHOOL
MAKING PHYSICAL SCIENCES APPETIZING WITH MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY
Want to explore career options in basic science research? Looking to build skills for your STEM degree or future internship? Join Argonne National Laboratory for this summer’s Pathways in Physical Science Summer School!
Under the Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) initiative sponsored by the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), this 4-week on-site experience will include an introduction to the national lab ecosystem, curriculum in a variety of basic science topics, professional development sessions, lab tours, and networking with Argonne researchers. Students will be introduced to chemistry, physics, and materials science through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises taught by researchers in our Physical Sciences & Engineering directorate.
The theme of molecular gastronomy, which incorporates science in the preparation, transformation, and presentation of food, will be used to enhance students’ knowledge of physical sciences and the scientific method.
Have questions about the program? Contact us at email@example.com.
July 10 - August 4, 2023
The entirety of summer school will take place on-site at Argonne. Curriculum with run Monday – Friday, with optional social events on evenings or weekends.
Participants will receive a
$500/week stipend, in addition to
a meal per diem.
Housing is available at the Argonne Guest House at no direct cost to the participant. Round trip travel may be reimbursed to relocate to the laboratory, see job posting for details.
Application deadline is Monday, May 15, 2023 at 5 PM CST.
This program is specifically designed for freshmen and sophomore students attending community colleges or 4-year universities designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI).
At the time of application, participants must:
- Be currently enrolled at an accredited institution.
- Attend a Minority Serving Institution. Check your institution’s status here.
- Be 18 years or older.
- Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
- Have an interest in research, basic science, physical science, or other STEM career path.
- Should be or intend to declare a STEM academic major.
This is a learning experience! No prior academic or laboratory research experience is required to participate.
Paid Biology Summer Research Opportunity for YOU!
Interested in working with microbes? Enjoy plants?
We have the research experience you are looking for! (No previous research experience necessary)
Seeking interested applicants from underrepresented groups in STEM. In order to eliminate barriers and increase diversity in our scientific community we offer:
● Research experience at a top-class research institute
● Professional development mentorship (grad school application, CV and cover letter development)
● Weekly lab meetings to discuss research progress and scientific articles
● Stipend of $300/week for 8 weeks (20h/week) during the Summer of 2023
The Bazurto lab at the University of Minnesota is seeking three highly motivated undergraduate
students from marginalized groups for a 2023 Summer Research Experience!
Students will participate in our research project where we aim to identify beneficial plant bacteria that provide benefits to their plant hosts, with potential application in sustainable agriculture. This project is a great chance for students to experience basic science with society-impacting outcomes, such as improved food production and security. Plants are hosts to various natural strains of beneficial bacteria.
Students will characterize bacterial strains isolated from corn, the most important crop in
Minnesota, pennycress, and soybean plants to characterize their plant growth-promoting properties
and determine their effect on plant growth.
Interested? Send us (firstname.lastname@example.org):
1) Your CV (up to 2pg)
2) Cover letter describing yourself and your academic goals and interests (up to 2pg)
3) Contact information for 1 professional reference
Please include “Summer plant-microbe internship” in the email Subject.
BRING MATH CONFERENCE
YOU'RE INVITED October 5 - 6, 2023!
Bridges For The Next Generation: Mathematical Science Research And Our Future
BRING MATH (BRIdges for the Next Generation: MATHematical Science Research and Our Future) is a two-day conference for undergraduates interested in the mathematical sciences. It is a collaboration between the University of Chicago's Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation and the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and will be hosted at Argonne, which is located in Lemont, Illinois.
BRING MATH will:
- Expose students and faculty to research in the mathematical sciences at Argonne and help them understand its real-world applications.
- Increase students’ interest in the mathematical sciences and broaden their access to opportunities to pursue that interest.
- Diversify the mathematical science community.
- Educate students about summer opportunities available to them.
- Help students learn about career opportunities in the mathematical sciences and how to pursue them.
The activities during BRING MATH are likely to include:
- Dedicated sessions on topics such as climate & sustainability, data & information, quantum computing & information, and uncertainty quantification
- Tours of Argonne facilities such as the Quantum Foundry and the Center for Nanoscale Materials
- Networking opportunities with researchers at Argonne
- A panel on career paths in the mathematical sciences
Applications due June 19, 2023!
Thursday, October 5, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
Friday, October 6, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Lemont, IL 60439
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