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Volume 18, Issue 22 (April 9, 2012)

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    • Students majoring in science, technology, engi-neering, or math (STEM) disciplines, may be eligible to receive $2,500 scholarships under the new Great Lakes National Scholarship Program. Up to 750 scholarships will be awarded to new and continuing students who qualify.
      To be eligible, a student must:

      • Be enrolled full-time with a major in a STEM discipline
      • Have a minimum cumulative grade point av-erage of 2.75
      • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
      • Demonstrate financial need

      Scholarship applications will be accepted through May 11, 2012. To learn more visit

    • The Physics & Astronomy Department relies heavily on our students to serve as laboratory assistants, graders, tutors, and technical assistants in support of our academic program.  We strongly believe that such activities provide important benefits to you beyond the obvious monetary compensation.  Seniors and recent grads will tell you that a lot of good solid learning occurs, and new insights develop.  You can, and should, cite this experience in future employment or grad  school applications, just as we will cite it in formulating  supporting letters for you.

      It is time to arrange these job positions for next year.  All students who would like to work in the Department should fill out an application found here.  Applications must be received by April 15, 2012.

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