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    UMD program paves the way for more Native Americans in health care

    The University of Minnesota Medical School is leading the way when it comes to recruitment of Indigenous students. Thanks in part to support from Genentech, the University's Duluth campus has created the Gateways to Medicine and Research master of science program, which aims to recruit more Indigenous students and provide them with fully paid tuition.  Read more.

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    CLA helps make the Twin Cities a hot spot for early talent

    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.

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    Co-op program matches STEM students with potential employers

    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.

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    Students share research at 3M poster session

    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.

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    UMN competition pairs product innovation with digital manufacturing

    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.

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    College of Pharmacy receives grant to continue diversifying pharmacy workforce

    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.

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    New Monarch Healthcare Scholarship sets the bar

    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.

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    U of M students help shape Cargill's national DEI effort

    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.

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    PPG invests in future leaders with safety in mind

    PPG, a global leader and supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, continued its support of graduate students in the College of Science and Engineering with its latest gift of $50,000. Read more.

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    Polaris donates $1 million to support STEM education programs

    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.

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    Cargill invests in the next generation of food and ag leaders

    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.