November 1st, 2022
Voice of Inspiration
Augsburg STEM Transfer Visits on November 11
Are you exploring transfer options for Spring 2023 or Fall 2023?
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
7th Annual Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM Workshop and Community Dinner
Who: STEM students, faculty and staff
When: Thursday, November 10th, 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Where: Hagfors Center 150-151, Augsburg University IN-PERSON!
Participants in this in-person workshop will receive:
Guidance on identifying and applying to paid STEM research programs
For student participants: Experiences and perspectives from past research program participants and the opportunity to ask questions
For faculty and staff participants: Experiences and perspectives from research program leaders and the opportunity to ask questions
The NSF Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program (national) Invites You To A Listening Session!
The NSF Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program (national) is convening two listening sessions focused on the strengths, challenges and needs of low-income students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in STEM areas and how they can be better supported. Stakeholders from higher education, industry, government, non-profits and other sectors are invited to share their insights on topics including academic and co-curricular supports, food and housing insecurity, family responsibilities, and any other issues related to the realities of this critical student population.
1. Friday November 4 2022, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Central Daylight Time
2. November 7 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Central Standard Time
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: These sessions are open to any members of the public who engage with low-income students in STEM, including: faculty; higher education administrators; college and university financial aid, student services, and admissions staff; students; NSF staff and other government personnel; members of the nonprofit community; industry representatives; and researchers.
WHERE: The listening session will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
RSVP: Pre-registration is required for this event. Please pre-register here for the 11/4 session and here for the 11/7 session. A Zoom meeting link and password will be sent to you after your registration is confirmed.
GUIDING QUESTIONS: As part of the listening session, NSF is seeking to foster discussion of the following points:
1. What strategies are institutions using to support low-income students? What strategies are the students themselves employing? What is working? What isn’t?
2. What factors are critical to building an effective academic and co-curricular support structure for low-income STEM students? What gaps do you see that need to be addressed?
3. What are your experiences with peer or faculty mentoring for low-income students? Are there any particularly effective or promising formats or practices? What are areas of challenge?
4. The NSF Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program funds projects that provide financial, academic, and co-curricular supports for low-income students in STEM. What is your awareness of, and/or experience with, the program (e.g. requirements, accessibility, outcomes, or other factors?)
AGENDA: After introductory remarks, there will be an open forum for participants followed by a breakout session.
LOGISTICS: The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute will be facilitating the meeting on NSF’s behalf. The meeting will be recorded. Participation in this session implies consent for NSF to capture your name, voice, and likeness, and anything you say may be recorded and transcribed for NSF use. Moderators will manage participation and remove disruptive participants if necessary. For questions about session logistics, contact Dr. Brian Zuckerman (email@example.com) at IDA.
For other questions regarding the listening session, please contact Michael Ferrara (firstname.lastname@example.org) at NSF.
University of Minnesota Computational Biology Program Virtual Open House
The University of Minnesota Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICB) program is hosting an open house for prospective students interested in learning more about research and career opportunities at the intersection of biology, computer, and data sciences here in Minnesota and beyond. Undergraduates and post-bac students from surrounding areas and other graduate programs are invited to attend to learn about BICB and network with current graduate students from a wide range of research disciplines.
The open house will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 9am-3pm. The event will consist of a live hybrid session between 9am-12:30pm (information session about our graduate program, research talks, and a Q&A panel with current students). Between 12:30-3pm, we will host a poster fair and lab tours where visitors can interact with current students to learn about their research and experiences.
NOTE: The afternoon session will be in person only
• Learn more about bioinformatics and computational
biology research at the University of Minnesota.
• Learn what it's like to pursue a graduate degree in
• Network with Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
(BICB) program graduate students and faculty.
Examples of research initiatives:
human health, public health, microbiome, agriculture, machine learning,
genomics, data mining, neural networks, bacterial and viral infections,
epigenetics, personalized medicine, metabolomics, veterinary health,
mathematical models, quantum mechanics, medical device, drug design,
information science, image recognition, and more!
Mayo Clinic Careers Webinar Featuring IT
We are excited to invite you to the November Mayo Clinic Careers webinar featuring job opportunities in Information Technology. This webinar provides job seekers with an overview of the IT Department, as well as tips to thrive during your employment journey. There are many opportunities within IT at Mayo Clinic including roles requiring only a high school diploma/GED. The Department of IT provides individuals an opportunity to grow their technology experience and achieve their career goals.
Join Mayo Clinic for a life-changing event. In this one-hour session, Mayo Clinic recruiters will answer your questions and share tips on how to polish your resume and improve your interviewing skills.
Whether you are starting your career or planning for the future, you may wonder if you are aligned with the work you are meant to do. During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters and hiring managers to learn about the types of roles we offer and how to start preparing for them.
Listen to what our employees say about being a part of Mayo Clinic.
Event date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Event time: 6 - 7 p.m. (CST)
Register by November 11, 2022
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
TIny Earth/Epidemiological Research
Join the Spring/Summer Research Project that is a collaboration between the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA), Century College, Minneapolis Technical & Community College (Minneapolis College), National Science Foundation, and the 3M Foundation.
These Spring/Summer Research projects will engage students in a short-term, introductory research experience. The program gives students a taste of authentic research early in college to prepare them for a traditional research program at a later time, such as a typical 10-week, 40-hour per week research program the following summer. Students may participate in the Spring/Summer Research and also take classes or work.
The program will potentially be 4 to 6 weeks long, where students are in the virtual/in-person lab Monday through Thursday afternoons. Some Friday afternoons may have varied meeting times due to field trip schedules.
Scholars will receive a stipend of up to $925 (contingent on participation and attendance) for 4 weeks; adjusted if 6 weeks.
Virtual Epidemiological Research: A global health crisis has arisen causing most of the world to modify and adapt much of their lives to aid this fight. We have an opportunity to focus our attention on a real-time biological challenge. Our focus will be to study epidemiology and the spread of infectious diseases. In this research experience, students will take an epidemiological approach to research. Students will look at the incidence, distribution, control of infectious disease, and look for other factors relating to its morbidity and mortality. Students will participate in virtual professional development and site tours, presentations, and designing their own epidemiological study.
In-person Tiny Earth: Tiny Earth is a network of instructors and students focused on studentsourcing antibiotic discovery from soil. The mission of the program is two-fold: First, it seeks to inspire students to pursue careers in science through original laboratory and field research conducted in introductory courses with the potential for global impact. Second, it aims to address a worldwide health threat—the diminishing supply of effective antibiotics—by tapping into the collective power of many student researchers concurrently tackling the same challenge, living up to its motto “studentsourcing antibiotic discovery.” More information about the Tiny Earth project can be found at https://tinyearth.wisc.edu/.
Click here to view Summer 2021's Tiny Earth/Epidemiological poster presentations.
Epidemiological Research / Tiny Earth 2023 Details (2023 Spring & Summer)
All applications open November 1st. Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 applications are here. Spring applications are due November 27th. Summer applications are due February 28th.
- Be/become an LS-NSSA scholar (contact LS-NSSA firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information).
- PRISM Scholars are also eligible to apply through our partnership with LS-NSSA. Email your PRISM program faculty leader, or feel free to reach out to Rebekah Dupont at email@example.com.
- Application opens up on November 1st
- 4-6 week long experience
- Stipend of up to $925 for 4 weeks; adjusted if 6 weeks
- Applications are due November 27th for Spring and February 28th for Summer
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding the application process.
UpTurnships’ Application for our 2023 Spring and Summer programs is now open!
The attached flyers have more information on current opportunities with UpTurnships. UpTurnships works with sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major who are interested in business (Finance, Marketing, Graphic Design, Data Analytics, Operations, Supply Chain, IT) opportunities. Unique to next year, UpTurnships will also be holding an internship program in the Duluth, MN area for students who live in or can live in the area.
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