The UMN College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has teamed up with GREATER MSP to make the Twin Cities a national hotspot for college internships and early talent development. CLA created a free Internship Toolkit for Employers on GREATER MSP's online internship hub that includes best practices for starting or expanding a quality undergraduate internship program. Read more.
Since 1950, the co-op program in the College of Science and Engineering has been connecting talented students with innovative businesses during months-long internship opportunities. Last year, some 55 companies—from Fortune 500 to smaller local businesses—representing industries from manufacturing to aerospace to biomedical engineering took part in the program. Read more.
The University of Minnesota, in partnership with 3M, hosted a poster session with current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The event showcased student expertise by providing a platform to share their work and network with 3M’s research and development leaders. The session featured students from many UMN colleges and campuses. More than 150 3M employees and 45 U of M researchers participated. Read more.
Protolabs is a title sponsor of the University's Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Challenge, which allows students to conceptualize, prototype, design and eventually launch a new product to market. Participants can utilize Protolabs digital quoting platform, attend design workshops, tour their local facilities, and work one-on-one with Protolabs engineers. Read more.
To help increase the diversity of the pharmacy workforce and improve overall health outcomes for vulnerable populations, the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has announced a grant of $750,000 over three years from The McKesson Foundation. Read more.
Monarch Healthcare Management aims to change the way both short-term rehabilitation and long-term health care are delivered. The company's new CCAPS scholarship will help fulfill that mission while making college possible for generations of Pell-eligible undergraduates. Read more.
Cargill Inc. introduced the $6 million nationwide thrive program last year to ensure more equitable access for underrepresented students pursuing careers in STEM, business, and agriculture. U of M students serve on an advisory board to help shape the program, which will launch in fall of 2022. Read more.
A $1 million donation from Polaris Inc. to the U of M College of Science and Engineering will expand educational and experiential opportunities and support scholarships for diverse and underrepresented students. Read more.
The U of M has been selected as a partner in the Cargill University THRIVE program, which aims to ensure more equitable access for women and minority students in STEM fields, agriculture, and business. Read more.