December 7, 2022
Voice of Inspiration
7th Annual Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM Workshop and Community Dinner
Thank you again to all who helped make this in-person event happen! It was a successful evening hosted with STEM students, staff, faculty, and community. Special thanks to our workshop presenters, the student/alumni panel, and the faculty/staff panel for their robust conversations regarding research, access, and equity.
The URGO workshop presentation slides are available to review: presentation on off-campus research and their website is available for everyone for more information on resources related to conducting research. We are especially grateful for these three individuals, Miriam Krause, Stephanie Schroeder and Phil Engen for sharing program resources, see below under STEM Opportunities for more information about their programs.
I.T. Support Specialist
During This Training You Will Learn How To:
Perform day-to-day IT support tasks like computer assembly, wireless networking, installing programs, and customer service
Provide end-to-end customer support, ranging from identifying problems to troubleshooting and debugging
Use systems including:
Domain Name Systems
Cyber Defense Competition
COLLEGIATE CYBER DEFENSE COMPETITION 2023 | FEB 4, 10am
Apply Mathematics and Model to Win!
February 16-20, 2023
COMAP’s Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) are international contests open to undergraduate students of all disciplines. The MCM/ICM contest problems are designed to provide students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem-solving, and writing skills. Teams from your school apply mathematics to model and develop a solution to a real-world problem.
For more information or to register your team(s) click the link below.
2023 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)® and 2023 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)®
ACS IRES Program Accepting Applications for Summer 2023
Do you want to spend Summer 2023 doing research in Germany or Singapore? The ACS International Research Opportunities for Students (IRES) program is now accepting applications for its Summer 2023 cohort! Participants receive a living stipend, housing allowance, travel funding, and unique professional development experiences established specifically for the program. Funded through the NSF Office of International Science & Engineering, IRES is open to sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry or an allied field now through Dec. 15, 2022. Get more details and apply at the IRES webpage.
Resources from the 7th Annual Applying for Paid Research Experiences STEM Workshop and Community Dinner
The following program resources provides information for students seeking research opportunities and how faculty can support students in the application process.
1) https://www.atp-bio.org/ (Advanced Technologies for the Preservation of Biological Systems)
2) The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN)
COMPUTING ACROSS THE SCIENCES - MINI-SEMESTER - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
We hope that your fall semester is going well. Argonne National Laboratory appreciates the strong ties that we have formed with regional schools such as your own. We’re excited to reach out to share the details on our next exciting and engaging recruitment program for underrepresented groups pursuing STEM pathways.
We would like to invite your students to the Laboratory’s third annual Computing Across the Sciences - Mini-Semester for Underrepresented Groups in STEM on Tuesday, December 13, 2023 through Friday, December 16, 2022. This year’s Mini-Semester will be conducted virtually on Zoom.
The four half-day immersive experience will provide:
- Learning Blocks – Hands-on learning sessions to build computational skills desired by research mentors.
- Application 101 – Workshops to dissect each component of the SULI and CCI application.
- Computational Science Seminars – In-depth overviews of key research areas by leading researchers at Argonne.
- Networking Sessions – Panel discussions with Argonne research mentors and former internship students.
- DOE Exploration – Learn about the National Laboratory complex directly from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
Our goal for this Mini-Semester is to showcase the diverse STEM research and opportunities at Argonne and across the DOE national laboratory complex with a computational lens, provide small hands-on experiences to build key skills in research, and support students in their completion of SULI and CCI internship applications.
Tuesday through Friday
December 13 - 16, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CST
Location: Online/Zoom Meetings
Thursday, December 1, 11:59 PM CST
Ideally, student registrants should:
- Be enrolled as a full-time student in a community college or four-year institution in a STEM discipline.
- Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be a United States citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
- Identify as an underrepresented group (URG) in STEM.
- Have started a SULI or CCI internship application for summer 2023.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All are invited to register and attend! This includes students from freshman to 5th year seniors.
We are especially looking to support students who identify as a:
- Member of an underrepresented racial and/or ethnic group
- Person with disabilities
- A member of the LGBTQ+ community
Each student will need to complete their own application. A student-focused flyer can be found here to download and share with interested students.
Please contact our University Student Programs team (email@example.com) if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing your students at Computing Across the Sciences - Mini-Semester for Underrepresented Groups in STEM.
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 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.
Minnesota SciTech Internship Program
SciTech connects college STEM majors to paid internships at small Minnesota companies -- it's a one-stop shop for finding STEM internships statewide! Gain hands-on experience, network with pros, build your resume, and "earn while you learn."
In order to be eligible for SciTech internships, students must meet the following criteria:
- Minnesota resident OR living in and attending college in Minnesota
- At least 18 years of age
- In good academic standing (2.5+ GPA)
- College junior or senior (at least 60 credits completed) OR
- Technical or community college student (at least 24 credits completed) OR
- Enrolled in a STEM degree at an accredited U.S. college
- Legally eligible to work in the U.S. (international students may participate if they have CPT/OPT work authorization)
Deadline to apply: Varies
For more information on how to apply and to view a list of current internship opportunities, visit https://scitechmn.org/.
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