S-STEM Calendar of Activities

S-STEM Calendar of Activities


All costs for the following activities will be covered by the grant (DUE-1060089) if you are a CSS S-STEM scholar!


  • Faculty Mentor Meetings (Required)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26 (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
    CSS TRIO McNair Scholars Research Symposium
    Somers Main Lounge
    The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN


  • Tuesday & Wednesday, October 2 & 3, 2018
     Nobel Conference 54:  Living Soil: A Universe Underfoot
     Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
     Contact either of the CSS Faculty Mentors listed below ASAP!
     CSS Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Luther Qson (lqson@css.edu)
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
    2018 Head of the Lakes Fall Job & Internship Fair
    Kirby Ballroom and the Rafters                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    University of Minnesota - Duluth
    RSVP:  none needed
    Website:  https://umn.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/5320/student_preview
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (5:45 PM - 7:30 PM)
    American Chemical Society - Program-in-a-Box
    Location:  Science Center 3312, The College of St. Scholastica
    Topic:  Voyage to Mars: Red Planet Chemistry
    Website:  https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/acs-webinars/program-in-a-box/pib-on-demand/mars.html
    RSVP:  none needed
    CSS Faculty Mentors:  Dr. Zachary Via (zvia@css.edu)
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
    CSS S-STEM Event: Research and Internship Information Session
    Location:  Science Center 3311, The College of St. Scholastica
    RSVP:  none needed
    CSS Faculty Mentors:   Dr. Melanie Talaga (mtalaga@css. edu) and Dr. Timothy M. Trygstad (trygstad@css.edu)


  • Thursday, November 1 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
    Trailblazers:  Women Succeding in Science & Technology
    Location: Best Buy, 7601 Penn Ave. South, Richfield, MN, 55423
    Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trailblazers-women-succeeding-in-science-and-technology-november-2018-tickets-49670775627?aff=erellivmlt
    Note:  you must register (see website), FREE event!
    CSS Faculty Mentors:  N/A
  • Wednesday, November 7 (4:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
    CSS S-STEM Event:  Escape Room and Dinner
    Location:  Zero Hour Escape Rooms and Pizza Luce
    RSVP:  see Google Survey sent via e-mail
    CSS Faculty Mentors:  Dr. Kristopher Glesener (kglesener@css.edu) and Dr. Timothy M. Trygstad (trygstad@css.edu)
  • Wednesday, November 14 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    CSS College Advancement - Student Etiquette Dinner
    Location:  Sommers Main Lounge, The College of St. Scholastica
    RSVP: Laura Johnson (ljohns15@css.edu)
    Note: please RSVP ASAP
  • Thursday, November 29 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
    Chemistry Job & Recruiting Fair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Minnesota Local Section of the American Chemical Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Location: 3rd Floor Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine Building, St. Catherine University, St Paul, MN 55105
    Website:  https://mnacs.sites.acs.org/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=7234868&eventID=275934620&next=showMonth%3fcalID%3d7234868%26year%3d2018%26month%3d10
    Note:  please RSVP by November 20, 2018
    RSVP:  James Wollack (jwwollack@stkate.edu)
  • Thursday, November 29 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    Northwoods Women in Science:  STEM Career Panel
    Location:  175 Science Hall, University of Minnesota - Duluth


  • Good luck studying for finals!
  • Workshop:  Applying for Summer Research Opportunities
  • Work on graduate school & summer research applications over winter break.





  • April 23 - April 27
    CSS Scholarship and Creative Arts Week Presentation Session
    Benidictine Commons, Science Center
  • Saturday-Tuesday, April 6-9, 2019
    ASBMB Annual Meeting
    Orlando, Fl
    CSS Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Kruchten (akruchten@css.edu)
    Website:  TBA
  • Date and Time:  TBA
    Lake Superior Section of the American Chemical Society Awards Banquet & Seminar
    1605 Catlin Ave, Superior, WI 54880
    Yellowjacket Union, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    CSS Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Timothy M. Trygstad (trygstad@css.edu)
  • Good luck studying for finals!