PRISM Scholars Newsletter

November 2021

Voice of Inspiration

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Upcoming Events

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Augsburg In Person STEM Transfer Visit - Friday, November 19

Attention PRISM Scholars at Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College: the STEM faculty, staff, and students of Augsburg University invite you to visit!

  • Learn about opportunities in STEM at Augsburg
  • Continue to receive your NSF Scholarship at Augsburg for up to $10,000 per year, on top of your financial aid package
  • Full and part-time paid summer research opportunities
  • Tour Hagfors Center classrooms and labs
  • Chance to meet current STEM students and faculty

Friday, November 19th, 3:30 - 5:00pm

Augsburg University

Hagfors Center 150A (In-person)

2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

A parking permit will be available.


Applying for Paid Summer Research Opportunities in STEM at Augsburg University

Friday, November 12, 2021



This will be a virtual event designed to help students learn more about how to apply for summer research opportunities nationally as well as locally. This event will support local research programs in working toward equitable participation in their programs by sharing information about research opportunities for summer 2022.

REU’s are offered in a wide range of STEM and interdisciplinary subject areas. Here is an example of one REU:

Biomedical Engineering Summer Research Program The Biomedical Engineering Department and Center for Biomedical Informatics at Wake Forest School of Medicine will offer several summer research opportunities in 2022 focusing on Imaging and Mechanics-based Projects on Accidental Cases of Trauma (IMPACT) and other biomedical engineering and informatics topics. Students selected for this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will receive a stipend and on-campus housing. Exciting biomedical engineering projects are offered on topics including:

  • Injury prediction model development

  • Military, sports and spaceflight safety

  • Osteoporosis prevention

  • Biomechanical characterization of injury mechanisms

  • Diagnostics and therapies for cancer patients

  • Biomedical informatics


Applying for Paid STEM Internships through SciTech

Tuesday, November 16th or 18th, 2021


This workshop will explain how to effectively complete the application process for the SciTech Internship Program. The workshop will be available virtual or in-person.

This event is presented by the SciTech Internship Program. The mission of SciTech is to connect college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized companies.

Read on to hear how a SciTech internship may lead to an exciting future!


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Black Tech Talent to Host Community Tech Event

Coming off their successful July summit, Minneapolis-based Black Tech Talent will host a community tech event:

Saturday, November 20, from 12:00 - 4:30 PM p.m.

Minneapolis College

Activities at the event feature robots, virtual reality, coding, gaming, career opportunities, and more. With an emphasis on finance, health, gaming and career exploration it's appropriate for all ages.

Learn more at


UpTurnships Ramping up Recruitment

Opportunities for spring or summer programs are now available at UpTurnships. Interested students can now apply to the program without attending an information session but you are still encouraged to attend an information session to get to get a better idea of the programs.

Students interested in finance, accounting, sales, and computer science are encouraged to apply!

Attached is a description of an internship with Intact Insurance:

Click below for more information about UpTurnships:


Career and Graduate School Opportunities

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Quantitative Finance and Statistics Graduate Student Career Events

Friday, Nov. 12, 2021
1-3 p.m.
Venue: Slack event platform


Students invited to attend include:

UMN School of Mathematics

  • Financial Mathematics M.S. & Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance certificate students
  • Mathematics Ph.D. and M.S. students
  • Actuarial Mathematics undergraduate students
  • Mathematics undergraduate students

UMN School of Statistics

  • Statistics Ph.D. and M.S. students
  • Statistics undergraduate students

UMN Student Associations

  • Financial Mathematics Student Association
  • University of Minnesota Actuary Club
  • MN Quants (made up of graduate and undergraduate engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science students)

The event will be held on Slack’s virtual event platform. You can place information, as well as internship or job postings, on your own company Slack channel. Once you register, we will send you more instructions on how to set up your company channel and interact with students.

Registered employers will also receive a link to our fall 2021 electronic resume book. Students will be able to upload their resumes to your company channel and set up meetings with you during the event.


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Is graduate school in your future? Explore top-ranked master’s and doctoral degree options available to you at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

On November 10, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School is hosting its Fall 2021 Virtual Open House. Meet with staff and faculty from many of our 160+ graduate degree programs, gain insight into the application process, and discover the array of services and resources available to graduate students at UW–Madison.

You can register now:

Interested in learning more about research and how it relates to the human experience? Click below: .
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