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Monday March 11th, 12-2pm ¡Free pizza!

What are you doing over the summer? Next year? Did you know there are special scholarships specifically to study abroad? Research opportunities, internships and volunteer opportunities help not only build your resume, but give you great experience.

NEXT MONDAY MARCH 11TH from 12-2 at 169 APPLEBY HALL, representatives will be available from CURA, UROP, Study Abroad, McNair, CAPE and other organizations and opportunities. Program begins as 12:30.

Come on by Appleby 169 for session especially organized by and for La Raza Student Cultural Center, Chicano and Latino Studies and CASA SOL.

¡Free pizza!

GRAMMY winner Lila Downs meets with local Latino youth

Who: GRAMMY winner Lila Downs
When: Friday, March 8, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S., Minneapolis, U of M west bank

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/04/2013) - Students from the University of Minnesota Chicano & Latino Studies and Spanish & Portuguese Studies departments, along with area Latino high school students, will meet with GRAMMY-award winning performer Lila Downs on Friday at 1:00 p.m., at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S., Minneapolis.

Downs is a 1992 U of M alumna who studied voice and anthropology.

Her father was art professor Allen Downs, whose work is the subject of the current exhibition in the Nash Gallery, "Allen Downs Life and Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico."

Lila will tour the exhibit with the students and share her story of being born and raised in Mexico, attending the University and her experiences as a Mexican-American student at Minnesota.

This event is closed to the public but open to the media. Organizers are expecting around 100 students.
The event is free, but you must register first and pick up your ticket at Scott Hall 19 onThursday March 7th between 8am and 4:30. Registration is first come first served at:

Summer 2013 Research Experiences and Internships for Undergraduates in Engineering

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
Through the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), the REU program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines. The program and Center are funded by the National Science Foundation. Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the Center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests. We hope that you will consider joining us this summer.

Fluid Power Scholars Program: A Paid Industry Summer Internship! Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
The Fluid Power Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and companies in the fluid power industry who are corporate members of the CCEFP. This highly selective summer program identifies and connects the very best undergraduate engineering students across the United States to the fluid power industry with the purpose of training the next-generation of fluid power leaders.

Summer 2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!

Click here for more information and to apply

Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013 (We've extended the deadline!

Welcome to the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines.

The program and Center are funded by the National Science Foundation. Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the Center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests. We hope that you will consider joining us this summer.

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to fluid power along with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve background reading of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing and group discussions and project team meetings. Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster and a project report. In addition, there is a program of professional development and social activities with other REU students.

REU positions are available at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Direct link to the CCEFP REU Program


[summer-institute-program-genetic-epidemiology] Mentored Training Opportunity - Accepting Applications Now

Applications are being accepted for the all-expense paid Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology at Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine. I have included links below to a poster and brochure. I would request that you print and post the poster and brochure prominently and if you know of contacts that may fit this program, please forward them the links or provide me with their information and I would be happy to send them some information.

Who: Eligible applicants are junior-level faculty or scientists from minority groups that are under-represented in the biomedical or health sciences, and are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents. Research interests should be compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the prevention of treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.

What: Our Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) is an all-expense-paid research training opportunity sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This mentored program will address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks. The desired outcome is to improve the recruitment and retention of faculty from disabled and underrepresented minority groups in the study of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.

Where/When/Details: The all-expense-paid program focusing on Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology brings participants to Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine for 3-week sessions during two consecutive summers, with a short mid-year visit and an Annual Meeting for all PRIDE Mentees and Mentors across 6 programs and the NHLBI. The PRIDE program provides mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on common research interests. The mentors are experienced in research and grant writing and will offer long-term collaborations. The didactic curriculum involve faculty and mentors from multiple disciplines with various levels of hands-on training. Special emphasis is placed on developing grantsmanship skills, with mentors assisting mentees one-on-one to develop specific research projects and improve long-term fundability. NHLBI scientific program staff will provide a grants workshop to assist mentees with project focus and to identify viable funding sources to promote a sustainable independent research program for career advancement.

For additional details about the PRIDE Program visit:

A brochure and poster may be found at:

To view our latest newsletter:

Sent on behalf of Dr. D.C. Rao,
PRIDE Program Director

PS: For information about our Post Doctoral Program for Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology, visit:

Columbia University Summer Public Health Program

Program description: Columbia University Medical Center is preparing for its second program year of the Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP). This innovative program is designed for undergraduate students to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership between Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University School of Nursing, and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Together they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP grant funding was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health, and Health Equity (OMHHE).

The program is designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore or Junior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals and who have a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option. Please note: the application is due by February 8th.

More information is attached. Also, to visit our website and apply online, please follow this link.

PRIDE-GE Summer Institute paid trip and internship.

PRIDE-GE Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology
with a focus on Cardiovascular and other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders

Summer 2013

July 10-July 31, 2013 (New Cohort)

July 28-Aug 15, 2013 (Returning Cohort)

Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, now offers an all-expense-paid summer institute in genetic epidemiology, sponsored by the NHLBI, for the purpose of increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Junior faculty from Under Represented Minority population groups and faculty with disabilities qualify for this opportunity.

The summer institute is designed to prepare the participants to work at the interface of genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, cardiovascular disease, and other heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

The program includes:

· Two 3-week summer sessions, beginning July 11, 2013.

· Didactic lectures in Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

· Brief mid-year meeting for all participants with their mentors

· Group meeting with all PRIDE sites and NHLBI for training and networking

· Workshops and lectures on cardiovascular epidemiology and other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders

· Workshops in grants-writing

· Excellent opportunity to develop research skills necessary for genetic dissection of cardiovascular disease and risk factors

· Opportunity to develop a network of collaborators and resources to conduct research in the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and risk factors

Core Curriculum

· Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology: Heritability, Segregation, Linkage, Association Analysis

· Bioinformatics: Gene Expression, Data Mining and Pattern Recognition

· Survey lectures on special topics

· Group brainstorming sessions during most lunch hours with mentors and mentees for discussing and developing ideas for new grant applications

· Multiple mentor-mentee meetings throughout

Prospective Participants

Junior faculty from an under represented minority (URM) population group or those with a disability would qualify if:

· They have an interest in genetic epidemiology research with a focus on Cardiovascular or other Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and

· They have an interest in developing an independent research career

Program Faculty

Faculty include world renowned Genetic Epidemiologists such as:

D.C. Rao, Ph.D., Program Director, who is one of the early pioneers of the field with substantive research interests in cardiovascular genetic epidemiology, is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Genetic Epidemiology, and an early president of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society.

Victor Davila-Roman, M.D., Program Co-Director, is a renowned Cardiologist and an outstanding cardiovascular geneticist with established research programs in the fields of cardiac imaging and hypertension.

Treva Rice, Ph.D., Course Master, is an outstanding genetic epidemiologist with research preeminence in the effects of gene-environment interactions involving nutrition and physical activity on cardiovascular disease and risk factors.

Jinquin (Rosy) Luo, PhD, Course Master, has research interests of statistical methodology development and application involving classification methods, diagnostic test, variable selection, survival analysis and covariance estimation.

Additional Faculty

A host of other internationally renowned and outstanding faculty leaders from Washington University and other leading programs also participate in this program such as: Donna Arnett (University of Alabama), Eric Boerwinkle (University of Texas Health Science Center), George Bonney (Howard University), Ingrid Borecki, Anne Bowcock, Ross Brownson, Mario Castro, Aravinda Chakravarti (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), James Cheverud, Shweta Choudhry (University of California, San Francisco), F. Sessions Cole, Michael DeBaun, Lisa de las Fuentes, James Gavin III (Emory University), C. Charles Gu, Andrew Heath, Aldi Kraja, Ronald Krone, Pamela Madden, Douglas Mann, J. Philip Miller, Aubrey Morrison, Michael Province, Susan Racette, John Rice, Charles Rotimi (NHGRI and CRGGH), Kenneth Schechtman, and Yun Ju Sung.

Application Materials:

1. Complete Pre Application Form

2. Upon request, complete the Full Application which consists of:

· Application Form

· Curriculum Vita

· Summary of academic work or research experience in Biostatistics, SAS, and Biological Sciences and Genetics

· Statement of research interest in CVD genetic epidemiology

· Recommendation Form and Letters of support from Department Chair and Mentor or Colleague

Apply Early. Rolling Admissions until all slots are filled with a target deadline of March 1, 2013.

Contact Information:

Linda Schreier, PRIDE Program Administrator

Division of Biostatistics

Washington University School of Medicine

Campus Box 8067, 660 S. Euclid

St Louis, MO 63110

PH: 314-362-1565

FAX: 314-362-2693



Engineering Workforce Summit in Fluid Power Technology

STUDENTS! Make connections with Industry - Explore job opportunities - Showcase your latest project STUDENTS!

Be our guest, no cost to you!

You're invited to attend the National Fluid Power Association's (NFPA) Workforce Summit and the NSF's Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Annual Conference, September 24-26, 2012 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This event will feature a variety of activities designed to bring students and industry together! CEO's, engineers, human resource professionals, marketing personnel and students should ALL plan to attend! Students will receive complimentary registration and a travel supplement (based on need) to attend the conference. First come, first served! Registration is open!

Criteria for student participation: You must either be an undergraduate student in engineering with expressed interest in fluid power technology OR a graduate student who is currently pursuing research in the area of fluid power, either of which should be reflected on your required resume submission (see below).

This event will feature a number of excellent opportunities for students including:

* Speed Meetings: Meet your future employer at mini-interviews.
* Resume Exchange: Distribute your resume to companies that are looking to hire.
* Elevator Pitch Competition: Present your own unique solutions to real world applications in a competitive format. Earn cash!
* Poster Session and Competition: Showcase your latest project to leaders in the industry. Earn cash!
* Listen in on the latest fluid power research and technical showcase!
* Industry Networking Kiosks: Make connections with the CEO's, engineers, marketing and HR people you want to meet.
* Tour UIUC's premier fluid power laboratories and research facility which inspires corporate partnerships, technology innovation, student engagement and entrepreneurial support.

As part of your attendance, NFPA will arrange the hotel accommodations for registered students and will cover conference-related hotel costs for the nights of Monday and Tuesday, September 24 and 25. All students will be assigned a shared hotel room. In addition, NFPA will provide a travel reimbursement of up to $500 to students to cover actual costs incurred. (CCEFP students are exempt from this initiative, rather hotel accommodations and travel costs will be reimbursed through standard CCEFP procedures).

Meet your future employer! All students are invited to participate in the speed meetings and resume exchange! Resumes are required and must be submitted electronically to NFPA no later than Friday, August 24.

* Speed meetings and Resume exchange - Industry and students will meet one-on-one to explore employment, mentoring, and collaboration opportunities. Students are required to submit their resumes in advance; Industry will have an opportunity to recruit talented undergraduate and graduate students from within the CCEFP and NFPA academic network.

Make your mark and earn some cash! Students are also invited participate in the poster session competition and elevator pitch contest:

* Poster Session Competition - Advertise your work in fluid power during the Poster Session Competition. During the poster session, you will have the opportunity to meet with members of industry and academia and to share your work. The poster session is a time to demonstrate your knowledge in fluid power, as well as an opportunity to network. All students are invited to submit an abstract and present a poster. The competition is for first, second and third place prizes. The winners will be selected by a panel of industry judges. To participate in the poster competition, click here to submit your abstract no later than Friday, August 24.
* Elevator Pitch Contest - Students are invited to participate in an "Elevator Pitch" Competition to present a real-world problem with a real-world solution and impact. An "elevator pitch" is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a product, service, or organization and its value proposition. The competition will include a pre-qualifying submission process, and the top three elevator pitches, selected by a panel of industry judges, will be invited to give their presentations during the Monday night networking dinner. To participate in the elevator pitch competition, click here to submit your project no later than Friday, August 24.

Research Participant Opportunity ($30 Compensation): Brought to you by La Raza and the College of Pharmacy.

Healthy Adults
Needed For Research Study

If you are age 19 years or older and a native speaker of English, Chinese, or Spanish, you may qualify to participate in a research study evaluating automated cognitive testing.
Participation takes 1 hour or less.

Study participants will be compensated $30
(gift certificate).

For more information, please call 612-624-0169

Opportunity to Participate in Research on Latino College Students

"My name is Stephanie Carrera, and I am currently a graduate student at Iowa State University. In the Fall 2012 semester, I will be conducting a study for my Master's Thesis related to acculturation and psychological outcomes in Latino undergraduate students. The purpose of this study is examine and find ways to mediate the difficulties Latino college students may experience while they interact with family members that advocate their Latino heritage. We would like to collect data from Latino undergraduate students from universities in the midwest, including the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. We have already received IRB approval from Iowa State University and a waiver from the UM-TC office to conduct this study. We hope to contact Latino U of M students about this opportunity to participate in a survey, either via email or via phone. "

Please email Stephanie Carrera at if interested in participating in her research.

[ASU Members] Participants Needed for Research

Here is a great research opportunity!

"Hello, My name is MaiChee Moua and this summer I am working as an undergraduate research assistant with the family social science department at the University of Minnesota. I am contacting you to participate in my research study. My research aims at understanding immigrant first-generation college student and parent(s) aspirations for them and family support.

Eligibility Requirement:

First-generation college student
You or your parents were born outside of the United States
Pursuing a bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota


30-60 minutes interview scheduled based on your time
Provide parent contact information if you think they will be interested in participating
The interview will be audio recorded

You and your parent will receive a small cash gift to thank you for your participation.

If you are interest in participating, or have any questions please contact me at (651) 230-0273 or as well as my colleague, Veronica Deenanath at 612-940-5160,"

List of Upcoming Scholarships, Internships and more.

Internships, Research, Scholarships and more!


Upcoming Research Application Deadlines

Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research
Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2012 -

2012 Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland,
College Park. This information and the application material can be
found on our website at The
deadline for submission of application forms and all associated
documentation is February 17th 2012.

IBM Research Division Summer 2012 Internship Opportunities -

MAXIMA Interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates,
MAXIMA is an intensive six week REU program in interdisciplinary
mathematics, funded by a 3-year NSF REU grant and by the Institute for
Math and its Applications. Application deadline: March 1, 2012 -

Research Experiences for Undergraduates--Smart Energy and Smart
Systems: Enabling the Future through Electrical and Computer
Engineering -

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research -

Summer Research Initiative 2012 University Of Maryland

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McNair Scholars Program

The University of Minnesota McNair Scholars Program is pleased to
announce we are accepting applications for Summer 2012. Please see
below information about the McNair Scholars program including:
program-at-a-glance, qualifications, application deadline, and where
to get more information.

Program at-a-glance

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students
intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students
for entry into and success in graduate school.

McNair Scholars program is a 10 week summer research program where
students will:

--Receive a $ 3000.00 stipend throughout the summer

--Be paired up with a professor to work on their research

--Learn how to develop a quality research paper

--Receive help with the application process (i.e. identify graduate
programs, write a personal statement, and create a curriculum vita)

--Present their research at poster sessions held here at the U of M

--Most importantly, develop a great relationship with a professor that
is invaluable in terms of getting admitted into graduate school


First generation college student and low income, or from an
underrepresented group, and a GPA of 2.75 and above. You must be a
full time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent

Application deadline: February 6, 2012

For more information:

Peer Research Consultants

Peer Research Consultants are available for one on one assistance with your research in the libraries. See their website for more information:

Resource Guide of Summer Opportunities for ALANA Undergraduate Students

Resource Guide of Summer Opportunities for ALANA Undergraduate Students (9th edition), a resource guide including internships, research opportunities and leadership development programs geared towards ALANA (acronym for African American, Latino/a, Asian American and Native American individuals) undergraduates. Updates and additional links are posted to the guide's website at


Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program(MSROP) Summer 2011

Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program(MSROP) Summer 2011

Dear University of Minnesota Undergraduate Students,

The Office for Diversity in Graduate Education would like to invite you to consider participating in the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunity Program that will be held on the Twin Cities Campus from June 6 - August 12, 2011. Postmarked application deadline for the program is February 18, 2011.

Established in 1986, the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) at the University of Minnesota provides undergraduates an opportunity to develop research and inquiry skills with a faculty mentor on an individual basis or as part of a research team.

If you are interested, please refer to the MSROP website for:

* Application Form
* Program Structure
* Program Goals
* Financial Support Package
* Eligibility Requirements
* Frequently Asked Questions
* Additional U of MN Summer Research Programs

We encourage qualifying students to apply. Feel free to contact us at at or 612-625-6858.

Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE)
University of Minnesota
333 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program

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