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NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsbug.edu

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Important Payroll Information

submitted by ueckerk@augsburg.edu

In preparation for year-end 2017, we ask each employee to review the items below and contact us with any changes or updates to your personal information that we have on file.

Please review your 12/08/17 or 12/22/17 pay stub and verify the following:
1) Name, Address and Social Security Number
If there are any errors or records need updating due to life events, please contact Human Resources. HR@augsburg.edu

2) Check your tax withholdings
The tax withholdings you are currently claiming are printed on the bottom left section of your pay stub. If you wish to change your tax withholdings, please complete a new federal W-4 form and submit to the Payroll office. payroll@augsburg.edu

Employees and Managers please make necessary contingencies if your time and access is limited over and around the holiday break and you want to be paid appropriately and timely.
1) Last Pay Date of 2017 – 12/22/2017
Submit any paper timesheets or stipend requests ASAP to get paid on the NEXT payroll in 2018.

2) First Pay Date of 2018 – 01/05/2018
Monday January 1st is a holiday for Augsburg University, all Kronos time will automatically submit at 2pm, if the employee did not submit themselves. The Manager deadline will still be 10am Tuesday, January 2nd. It is strongly suggested that employees complete their time and submit for approval prior to the holiday break and managers approve as often as they can to ensure the 10am deadline is upheld.

If you need any further assistance please contact Payroll at payroll@augsburg.edu. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

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