Member Commentary – Maria dreams of working in medicine someday. Last summer she did her STEP-UP Achieve internship at Adventium Labs, which specializes in cyber security, system engineering, and automated reasoning. “I learned so much about technology and medical terminology through my internship,” she says. “This all is going to help me later in life when I’m a doctor!”
Snapshot of Rising SciTech Star
The SciTechsperience Internship Program has been fortunate to have more than 1,200 STEM college students enroll in the program since the pilot launched in February, 2012. The program’s director, Becky Siekmeier, has an opportunity to meet many of these talented students at campus events and during site visits when they are placed in an internship. It’s always fascinating to meet the students, especially when one comes along that stands out as a rising star. Carla Pulles is one of those students (above right).
MnDRIVE funded team turns mercury into “gold”
University of Minnesota – The iGEM – International Genetically Engineered Machines – competition challenges undergraduate students to identify real-world problems and solve them through biological engineering and design. Not only did the University of Minnesota’s team win a Gold Medal award at the 10th annual competition, held in Boston, Mass. Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, they also were awarded Best Environment project. And if that were not enough, they also filed with the university’s Office for Technology Commercialization to begin the patent process for part of their project.
Twelve Minnesota High-Tech Innovators Honored at Fifteenth Annual Tekne Awards
MHTA — Last night, the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) recognized 12 Minnesota businesses and organizations for their advances in technology and innovation at the 2014 Tekne Awards ceremony. The Tekne Awards recognize companies, innovations and people for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world.
Gustavus Adolphus College to Receive Tekne Lifetime Achievement Award
MHTA-For 15 years, the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has honored leaders and innovators in Minnesota whose achievements in science and technology have made lasting impacts across the globe. Today, MHTA announced that Gustavus Adolphus College will receive the 2014 Tekne Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tekne Awards celebration on Nov. 13.