Mayo Innovation Scholars Program
The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program offers an unparalleled opportunity for selected undergraduate students in the Social Sciences (Economics, Global Business Leadership, Political Science, Psychology, Exercise Science and Sports Studies, etc.), Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Computer Science, Nutrition, etc.), and/or the Humanities (Communications, English, etc.), along with a small group of MBA students, to research specific projects submitted by Mayo Clinic professionals. Whether they research the medical-scientific aspect of the project, or work on business-oriented tasks, students involved in the MISP project work along-side a faculty mentor and MBA student to explore cutting-edge products, research topics, and examine services provided by the Mayo Clinic.
After attending the required orientation session in the fall regarding the Program's policies and specific project assignments, students work from October through March to interview Mayo Clinic staff members and research their topic area, before preparing a final paper and presenting the results of their research efforts to professionals at Mayo Clinic and other program participants. Mayo Innovation Scholars Presentations days for 2012-2013 will be March 6 - 8. Through the financial support of the Medtronic Foundation and the Minnesota Private College Council, student participants receive $1,000 for their concerted efforts following the presentation in March.
Eligibility: The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program is open to current CSB and SJU Juniors and Seniors only; in particular, those who meet a GPA requirement of 3.2 or above.
Application Process: Submit the following to Lisa Lindgren firstname.lastname@example.org (students majoring in the Social Sciences and Humanities), Jen Schaefer email@example.com (students majoring in the Natural Sciences), or J. Andrew Holey firstname.lastname@example.org (students majoring in Computer Science or those with interests in technologically-related areas):
- Your resume
- Copy of your transcript
- Cover letter that explicitly addresses the questions:
- Why do you want to participate in the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program?
- What strengths will you bring to this experience
- What other time commitments and travel do you have planned for November through March?
Please note the application deadline is Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Selection Criteria: Faculty will review applications and select students, who will be notified by Friday, October 12, 2012. Students must accept by Monday, October 15, 2012. The selected students will work as a team with an MBA project leader from St. Thomas or Augsburg at least once in the time between selection as an MISP participant and the required fall training on October 29 or 30.
For general questions about the program students may also contact Laura Hammond, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning & Community Engagement, via email (email@example.com) or phone (320-363-5799).