(Illustration created by SciTech Communications and Marketing Specialist Piper Cleaveland [right]. With her is our Program Director Becky Siekmeier [center] and our Student Outreach Coordinator Norbert Abayisenga [left].)

We hope that as you read this you are doing so from the comfort of your home, or by the warmth of a crackling fireplace, or in the coziness of your bed. Now is the time for peace and well wishes. So even though you’re still checking your email and scrolling through social media, we’ll take this brief moment of your holiday to say ‘thank you.’

Thank you to our dedicated companies who use and promote the SciTech program. By helping us on our mission to develop Minnesota’s STEM workforce, you’re not only providing a lasting experience to strengthen students’ understanding and excitement for working in their field, you’re also helping to advance Minnesota’s knowledge-based economy for years to come.

Thank you to our passionate students who are the reason the future of Minnesota’s STEM ecosystem is so merry and bright! This program exists to support your budding talent. May your aspirations be limitless as they continue to climb.

Thank you to our sister organizations who partner with us to provide resources and support for everyone, from entrepreneurs and their landmark startups to the next generation of young scientists, engineers, programmers and every STEM student in-between.

The SciTech office is closed today but our resources and links are always available. With many STEM jobs left to fill, you can help us further the gift of opportunity by sharing our links below. There are plenty of employers and students that have yet to benefit from the incredible experience of a paid STEM internship.

Employer Resources and Enrollment

Student Resources and Enrollment

One last thing before you unplug: here is an early link to the recording of our recent webinar How Small Companies Can Connect to Ca$h for STEM Internships, which will be fully featured in our first blog post for 2018!

Now go forth! Return to your festivities and the company of friends and family. We wish you and your loved ones a very merry holiday and a happy new year!

Felices Fiestas, 节日快乐, Selamat Hari Raya, Trevlig Helg, Furaha Likizo and happy holidays from our family to yours!