Conferences and Travel

STEM Conferences

Minnesota STEM Network; Minneapolis, MN

May 15, 2013

SciMath MN: http://scimathmn.org/mnstemnet.htm

Change the Equation: http://changetheequation.org/improving-philanthropy/stemworks

Minnesota Compass: http://www.mncompass.org/education/stem.php

Experimental Biology; Boston, MA

April 20-24, 2013

Experimental Biology 2013 is on track to be one of the largest to date! Scientists and researchers in the fields of: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, and pharmacology will meet in Boston to discuss the strides and contributions made to the field of science. The 2013 meeting will feature over 400 booths, plenary award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and poster presentations, and on-site career services.

North Star STEM Alliance Student Research Symposium; University of Minnesota

4:30-6:30 April 4, 2013

Undergraduate researchers from across the North Star STEM Alliance will gather to present posters of their research at this 5th annual student symposium. Students from across the Alliance are welcome to attend this Alliance-wide celebration on Thursday, April 4 from 4:30 – 6:30pm. Come to learn about conducting research and network with friends, faculty, and new contacts. The event will be held in McNamara Center, 200 Oak Street S.E., on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.  Our keynote speaker will be F. Abel Ponce de Leon, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).  Dr. Ponce de Leon is a co-Principal Investigator of the North Star STEM Alliance.

Study Abroad

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Hungary has a long tradition of excellence in mathematics education. However, because of the language barrier, students have not been able to take advantage of the skill and dedication of the mathematics faculties of Hungarian universities.

Initiated by Paul Erdos, László , and Vera T. Sós , the program Budapest Semesters in Mathematics provides a unique opportunity for North American undergraduates. Through this program, mathematics and computer science majors in their junior/senior years may spend one or two semesters in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers. The instructors of Budapest Semesters in Mathematics are members of Eötvös University and the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the two institutions known for having educated more than half of Hungary’s highly acclaimed mathematicians. Most instructors have had teaching experience in North America and are familiar with the cultural differences.

  • All courses are taught in English.
  • Classes are small.
  • Credits are transferable to North American colleges and universities.
  • The school is near the center of historic Budapest.
  • Living costs are modest.

Semesters start in the first week of September and February. An optional intensive language course is offered about two weeks before regular classes begin. Early applications are encouraged. Qualified applicants will be accepted to participate in the program on a rolling basis once their applications are complete.