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Science & Technology Authority Awards Grant for Internship Program


Tue, Nov 22nd, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



The Minnesota Science & Technology Authority (MnSTA) has awarded a $129,000 grant to the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) to administer internships for 40 college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines under a new program called SciTechsperience.

"The Minnesota High Tech Association's experience in working with science and technology initiatives makes it a wonderful partner to implement SciTechsperience," said Betsy Lulfs, executive director of the Minnesota Science & Technology Authority. "We are excited to be working with them on this new opportunity to retain Minnesota's young talent."

The MHTA with its foundation manages a scholarship program for corporate partners and a summer research education program at 3M for high school and middle school teachers. In addition, MHTA is also involved in the development of a portal with internship resources.

"Minnesota's prosperity depends greatly on a reliable pipeline of highly skilled workers ready to take on the jobs of tomorrow," said MHTA President and CEO Margaret Anderson Kelliher. "Once interns get started on projects, they help increase productivity and often bring with them fresh perspectives and cutting-edge skills."

College students who become interns will receive a paid work experience at STEM-based businesses statewide with potential for full-time employment. Businesses which hire interns will receive matching dollars up to $2,500 for wages paid. To be eligible, businesses must have fewer than 100 employees.

MHTA will work in cooperation with their partnering organizations in order to maximize the quantity and quality of services delivered to businesses in the Twin Cities and around the state. The program is set to begin in early 2012.

SciTechsperience was established by the Minnesota Science & Technology Authority in 2011 to offer college students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines the opportunity to experience first-hand the operations of businesses. The program is designed to expand a pool of talent to support Minnesota companies commercializing new technology, products and processes.

The Minnesota Science & Technology Authority represents a new model for enhancing economic development initiatives that will stimulate innovation and encourage investment in technology, businesses and talent throughout the state. The MnSTA bridges science and technology businesses and nonprofit o .....
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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS EARLY IN 2011

Thu, Oct 27th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota





Medicare Open Enrollment season has begun. If that seems a bit early to you - you're right. This year the Open Enrollment period begins and ends early (Oct. 15th - Dec. 7th). In previous years the enrollment period began closer to No ..... 
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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOUTH IN CORRECTION FACILITIES AND MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS HIGHLIGHTED IN REPORT

Mon, Sep 26th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



ST. PAUL - Differences between Minnesota youth in correctional facilities and mainstream schools are detailed in Youth in Minnesota Correctional Facilities, a report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (O ..... 
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Sprinkler systems help stop 81 fires in 2010

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

SPRINKLER SYSTEMS HELP STOP 81 FIRES IN 2010

Numbers Illustrate How Sprinklers Save Lives and Property



ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's State Fire Marshal Division (SFM) today announced that 81 building fi ..... 
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Root River Bike Trail update

Fri, Jul 1st, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

Until the middle of July the only bridge being worked on is the big confluence bridge about 1.5 miles north of Lanesboro. The bridge is closed to trail users from 7am-6pm Mon- Fri, EXCEPT for this week where no bridge work will be done between Thurs ..... 
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Small-Business Owners Speak Out Against Dayton Tax Plan

Wed, Jun 29th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



ST.PAUL, Minn., June 28, 2011- Today, leaders of the National Federation of Independent Business, the state's largest business group in terms of entities with approximately 12,000 members statewide, held a press conference to oppose the large ..... 
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Minnesota cannot rely on policies of the past

Wed, Jun 15th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



Minnesota cannot rely

on policies of the past



TO THE EDITOR:



When most of us don't complete a task, or believe we don't have it just right, we put in a little overtime. It is no different at the State Le ..... 
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TILLWATER TEENS AGAIN WIN TRAFFIC SAFETY TV CONTEST

Thu, Jun 2nd, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota





ST. PAUL - For a second year, teenage students from Stillwater Area High School won the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)-AAA Don't Drive Distracted, Teens! TV Commercial Challenge. Minnesotans can view the winning spot, "F ..... 
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nemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent

Fri, May 27th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

State loses 5,200 jobs in April

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.5 percent in April, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development ..... 
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