Welcome to The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO). This office connects students with both new and existing research and scholarship on campus, across the U.S., and internationally. Each summer over 30 Augsburg students participate in URGO’s 10-week research program on campus, while others pursue research opportunities off campus at institutions such as Harvard, Mayo Clinic, and the University of Minnesota. The URGO office also assists students applying for graduate school, professional school in the health sciences (MD, PA, RN, PT, etc.), and national fellowships and scholarships. Augsburg is proud to be represented among Rhodes, Fulbright, and Goldwater scholars, and in prestigious graduate programs at universities such as Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and UW-Madison.
Auggie Grad and Fulbright Fellow is off to Central America and South America
Adam Spanier ’12 has finished a Fulbright in the Czech Republic, canoed the length of the Mississippi and is now headed off to Central American and South America for bike trip through the two continents with his best friend. Check out the article about their trip here, and keep up with their travels here.
Scripps Research Institute Visits Augsburg College
Dr. Dawn Eastmond, Director of Education and Recruitment from the Scipps Research Institute with Augsburg College Students Kirubel Gezehegn (Senior) and Promise Okeke (Junior)
Dr. Eastmond visited Augsburg College on Thursday, October 10, 2013 to recruit students for summer research and graduate school at Scripps Research Institute. Scripps has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition. The institute has become internationally recognized for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology, and synthetic vaccine development. It’s an impressive place and the fact that Dr. Eastmond flew in just to spend the day at Augsburg is remarkable. Dr. Dawn Eastmond met with about 20 students for lunch, visited Dr. Rebekah Dupont’s Calculus Workshop, and met with TRIO/Student Support Services, Directors of Ethnic Student Services, STEM Programs, McNair, URGO and professors in biology (Dr. Matt Beckman), chemistry (Dr. Vivien Feng) and physics (Dr. David Murr and Dr. Ben Stottrup). Dr. Eastmond gave an evening presentation to around 40 students, all wide-eyed with excitement.
Kirubel Gezehegn applied and was accepted to the Scripps Summer Undergraduate Research Program for summer of 2013. He ended up doing research at Hopkins and MIT for the summer instead. Then, Promise Okeke was at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Wisconsin last April and visited Dr. Dawn Eastmond’s table and invited her to Augsburg College.
Augsburg is a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students in 2013-2014
The U.S. Department of State recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. Students. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in the October 28 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Three of the four student applicants from Augsburg won Fulbright awards for 2013-2014. This is the 4th time that Augsburg is named Top Producer with 17 awardees since 2006. Dixie Shafer, Director of URGO, said “the goal next year is to double the number of applicants.”
Congratulations Augsburg for being named as a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students!
The Fulbright Competition is administered at Augsburg through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity. For a complete list of Fulbright recipients, please visit www.fulbrightonline.org/us.
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November 20th: Summer Research Information Session; 12:30-1:30 p.m. @ OGC 112
November 21st: Summer Research Information Session; 12:30-1:30 p.m., @OGC 100
Science Hall 152E
(612) 330 – 1447
Science Hall 152D
(612) 330 – 1446
(612) 330 – 1446