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Welcome! As a new Cardinal accepted in to the College of Science, Engineering & Technology, you are a Rising Star of STEM. We are eager to introduce you to your future classmates and professors. Join us Friday, April 27 at SVSU for a Celebration of Undergraduate Research. All Rising Stars in attendance will receive a certificate and may compete for one of four $500 scholarships.‌

ATTEND THE SVSU CELEBRATION OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ON APRIL 27

All who attend will receive a RISING STAR OF STEM certificate
8:15 am: Program begins. Meet in Wickes Hall room 115
8:30 am: Discover research STEM solutions by current SVSU students
9:00 am: Enjoy a scientific presentation by Dr. Joanie Kleypas from the
National Center for Atmospheric Research
10:00 am: Explore poster solutions by current STEM students at SVSU
11:30 pm: Buffet lunch with your future classmates
12:30 pm: Get inspired at the Undergraduate Student Research
Poster Symposium
2:30 pm: Four $500 Scholarship winners announced
   

SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATOION FOR THE RISING STARTS OF STEM Scholarhip

Deadline to apply: 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018.

For consideration, must be present at the April 27 Celebration of Undergraduate Research.

1. Visit http://www.svsu.edu/scholarships and click the Apply Now icon.

2. Sign in with your SVSU ID and password (this information is in your SVSU acceptance letter).

3. Complete the General Application. You will then see a list of “Recommended Opportunities”. These are scholarships you can apply for by answering some additional questions.

4. Find the “Rising Stars of STEM Scholarship” on the list and click “Apply” to complete the required 250 words essay and submit your application for this scholarship.

STUDENTS WHO APPLY WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT.

‌MEET GRACE MACOMBER, FRESHMAN BIOLOGY MAJOR at SVSU

Visiting her grandmother in Florida, Grace Macomber as a child fell in love with the ocean and its many inhabitants. Now, in her first semester as a full-time student at SVSU, outstanding research opportunities and a close-knit community of attentive professors have immediately empowered Grace in her pursuit to become a marine biologist.

The Saginaw native benefited from the university’s research opportunities while she was a dual enrolled student at SVSU and her high school. When attending a lecture featuring an oceanographer, her inquiries during a

question-and-answer session caught the attention of someone else in the audience: Frank Hall, dean of SVSU’s College of Science, Engineering & Technology. “We have been in steady communication ever since,” she said.

Hall connected her with accomplished research professionals such as Sylvia Fromherz, an SVSU assistant professor of biology with a marine biology background. Today, both serve as mentors and supporters of Grace and invited her to become the first-ever high school student to present her research at SVSU’s annual Science & Engineering Symposium.

That success has carried over into her freshman year of college. Grace is a RISING STAR OF STEM. She excels in the classroom while pursuing research opportunities that will be critical to her postgrad application process and, eventually, her career prospects.

“I was ready for college and I have been so fortunate that SVSU has the resources and people they have,” Grace said. “Being here has opened a lot of doors for me.”