Welcome Janet Morales to the STEM Programs Team

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Please join us in welcoming Janet Morales as the STEM Programs Grants Coordinator. She will divide her time in this part-time position between the NSF PRISM Scholarship Grant and the NSF PROSPECT grant which was awarded in April of 2022. The NSF PRISM grant supports STEM scholarship cohorts at Augsburg along with three community colleges. The NSF PROSPECT grant is a NSF scholarship research hub which will explore how equitable partnerships between two-year colleges and four-year institutions can empower low-income STEM transfer students. Researchers at Clemson University, East Carolina University, Southeast Community College, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Augsburg University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of Texas at Arlington, and YNOTI Solutions along with 14 two-year college partners are united by their goal to support domestic, low-income undergraduates as they navigate the transfer process.

Janet brings a strong record of working to increase access to higher education. She worked at Augsburg for over a decade in both admissions and managing the Traveler’s EDGE Scholarship program and has spent the last three years working for the Minnesota Department of Corrections working to increase access to higher education for incarcerated individuals. We are very fortunate to have her join the STEM Programs team!

Janet will be on campus in the McNair/URGO/STEM Suite, Hagfors 101 on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 1:30 PM. She can be reached at moralesj@augsburg.edu.