News and Perspectives
Thursday, March 31, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Bruininks Hall, University of Minnesota East Bank Campus, RSVP requested
The purpose of this event is to help connect underrepresented undergraduate women in STEM fields with professional women in STEM, and expose them to the various careers that are available to them. They may ask you a variety of questions regarding you and your career. This event is informal, but it will be a valuable experience for these students to network and learn.
A group of Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Minnesota have taken on building a mobile lactation station for their senior design class project. The project was initiated by the Student Parent HELP Center and the Lactation Advocacy Committee. The goal of the Lactation Pod (or LacPod) Project is to produce the first full size working Lactation Pod that will be implemented at the University of Minnesota to demonstrate it’s usefulness and gain momentum towards the future production of more pods. Read more about the project and the students who are involved on their website.
Many young people aspire to go to college, but there’s a gap between aspirations for higher education and actually enrolling. This is an important gap to address because lower levels of educational attainment are associated with higher levels of poverty. University of Minnesota Extension's CYFAR (Children, Youth and Families at Risk) team knows that, in order to keep young teens on track, learning needs to engage them regardless of the circumstances in their lives. Read the full Extension story.
As he became immersed in that community he noticed one thing in particular—that parents “really had a hard time knowing how to talk about ethnic and racial differences in the family,” he says, “and how to help their kids deal with the racism in society that they’re going to encounter, and are encountering.”
As part of the Housing and Residential Life campaign to set aside space for students to practice mindfulness, 17th Avenue Residence Hall and Comstock Hall now offer a meditation room to residents. The new spaces let students try out mindfulness and relaxation skills. Read the Minnesota Daily story.