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Underrepresented students in STEM can now apply for summer research under the NSF-funded SUMMIT program.
To be eligible for the SUMMIT program, students must:
-be a United States citizen, national or permanent resident
-be enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program
-self-identify as a minority or underrepresented group (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native)
-complete and submit all application materials by the February deadline.
In the SUMMIT program, Plant Science and Biology majors will be mentored by Ph.D. researchers who are working toward the understanding of the mechanism of meiotic recombination using modern genomic, molecular biology, and cytogenetic techniques. This multi-institutional collaborative group will be supporting undergraduate student research opportunities for the Summer at either the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities or Cornell University – Ithaca, NY. Each selected participant will receive a stipend of $5,000. Supplemental travel and housing funds are also available. Students should be available to complete research between June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018.
The SUMMIT program application deadline is Monday, February 26th, 2018.
For more information and to apply, please see: http://summitprogram.cfans.umn.edu/
We encourage interested students to make an appointment with Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs to discuss program eligibility, the application process, and the North Star STEM Scholars program, in general before applying. To set up an appointment with Sabrina, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). It will take place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the University of St. Thomas. The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. For more information and a schedule go to www.stthomas.edu/interfaithstorytelling or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2018 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2019 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2019. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).
The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2019.
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at last a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).
If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.
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Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League!
Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza!
Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.
We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):
Thursday 2/15: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Tournament
Tuesday – 2/20: Oprah Winfrey Tournament
Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org! Click the link below for more information and to sign up:
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The bookstore will be having an in-store 50% flash sale off of anything that says ‘Augsburg College’, Feb. 7th-23rd. We have picture frames, water bottles, sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, stuffed bears, socks, etc! This is a great time to purchase a gift for someone special, who graduated from ‘Augsburg College’. This is our last sale, in-store only, for the ‘Augsburg College’ gear!
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Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. Leon van Eck was recently quoted in an article on scientific publishing. The journal PLOS Biology will begin accepting manuscript submissions even if the discovery has been “scooped” by another research group. Dr. van Eck weighed in on this new development in scientific publishing.
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Greetings from Campus Ministry (CM) and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)!
We are writing to inform you of a wonderful service opportunity coming up! During Spring Break this year, March 10th – 17th, we will be traveling to Laredo, Texas with Habitat for Humanity for Alternative Spring Break. This trip is a great chance for students to travel during spring break while also making a positive difference in the Laredo community. The cost is $250 and includes lodging, transportation, and most meals. A $100 deposit is due at registration to secure your spot. Registration is open til February 9th.
Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break”
and Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Sophie Warnberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
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CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:
Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?
Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs:Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.
In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.
Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.
APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/
The application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2018
Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at email@example.com