NSS Summer Opportunity Expose
Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Location: Beacon Room (multicultural room 5, second floor) at the Recreation and Wellness Center at 123 Harvard Street SE, UofM East Bank
4:30 Check-in and refreshments
5:00 Keynote: Dr. Christopher Scorzelli, Medical Innovation Director at Kablooe Design, Blaine, MN
5:30 – 6:00 Panel presentation: Internship and research experiences
6:00 – 6:30 Activity: Aspirational resumes
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner and research opportunity fair
About our Keynote Speaker:
Christopher Scorzelli, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer at Kablooē Design, where he works to invent new medical devices, and support client projects in the MedTech space. Dr. Scorzelli is a physician by training, a self taught engineer, and an artist at heart. He has over 17 years of experience in everything from molecular biology to Home Hospice to fine art. His career experiences have included fellowships at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD and Medical Devices Center (U. of Minnesota), as well as numerous research and clinical work experiences spanning start-up genomics, biotech, and MedTech companies.
Dr. Scorzelli also owned and operated C2: Creative.Craftsmanship, through which he marketed and sold his art work and designed and executed home renovations and repairs. Beyond his own inventing (with more than 20 provisional patents, several issued patents and co-founding a cardiovascular device company) Dr. Scorzelli has made it his mission to promote innovation and entrepreneurship to all ages in MN and currently is involved with organizations such as “The Medical Devices Center” and Carlson School of Business (U. of MN), “FIRST Robotics”, “The Works” a children’s engineering and innovation museum, “Grass Roots Innovation Team (G.R.I.T), “DesignWise Medical” “MOJO Minnesota” and “Innovators and Entrepreneurs of the Twin Cities” that share this mission.
Dr. Scorzelli also serves on the board of several local start-ups, co-chairs the R&D Shared Interest Group for LifeScience Alley as well as serves on the advisory board for Life Science Alley Academy. Most recently Dr. Scorzelli was honored by being selected by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for their 40 Under Forty Award 2013 and was part of the 2011 Minnesota Cup Grand Prize Winning Team. Dr. Scorzelli also holds a BS degree in Chemistry in addition to his Doctorate of Medicine.
Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM
Undergraduate and Graduate Students who participates in a NSF program are invited to submit abstracts for the 2014 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM
Date: February 20-22, 2014
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.
The conference will include:
- Student poster and oral presentations.
Other conference activities include workshops focused on:
- Strategies for applying for and succeeding in graduate programs and finding funding for graduate school;
- Career preparation workshops focused on employment searches and retention; and
- Understanding STEM careers in a global context and identifying international research and education opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.
Please review the attached abstract submission guidelines before beginning the abstract submission process:
A limited number of student conference travel awards will be provided. Travel awards will cover transportation, hotel, and the conference registration fee. Information regarding ERN awards is available on the conference website
The conference fee is $400 per person. The fee covers the cost of meals provided during the conference.
Key dates related to abstract submission and travel awards:
Abstract Submission deadline: October, 4, 2013
Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by November, 4, 2013
Travel award application deadline: October, 4, 2013
Travel awards will be announced on or before November 4, 2014
For complete conference information, please visit the ERN conference at STEM website.
For questions regarding the online abstract submission process, please contact Donna Behar at firstname.lastname@example.org.