Join the North Star STEM Alliance
The North Star STEM Alliance provides a variety of ways to engage students. We support students through preparation for research workshops, connections to undergraduate research opportunities, travel to scientific conferences, leadership within the alliance and academic support. The target demographic of the NSSA is African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American students with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency pursuing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, and math.
Registration to join the Augsburg College chapter of the NSSA is now available online.
LSAMP Academic-Year Research Grants
North Star STEM students who wish to conduct research with a faculty mentor are eligible to apply for $1000 academic-year research grants. These grants provides a stipend for 100 hours of research and can also be used for research supplies. This is a great way to continue research you’ve been working on, try out research if you have not done it before, or to learn about a sub-field in your major.
1) Find a faculty mentor whose research interests you.
2) Make sure you are eligible for, and are a member of Minnesota’s North Star STEM (see “overview” tab).
3) Fill out the application with your mentor. Have your mentor email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) When you have completed the 100 hours of research, complete the research report form and email it to email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the grants or are wondering if you are eligible, please contact Rebekah Dupont at 612-330-1042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSAMP Travel Grants
North Star STEM students who wish to attend or present at a professional conference within their field are encouraged to apply for travel grants of up to $800 for expenses such as airfare, milage, hotel stay, and/or registration fees.
1) Make sure you are eligible for, and are a member of Minnesota’s North Star STEM (see “overview” tab).
2) Fill out the travel application and budget with the best estimates of your projected spending.
3) Within a week after your return from the conference, complete and turn in the expenditure report and all itemized receipts to Meredith Gillies or Rebekah Dupont in Science 154 to request reimbursement.