Student Support

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 10:15am

Categories: Diversity, Engagement, Student Support

3M scientists and University donors Jayshree Seth (left) and Raghu Padiyath established the University of Minnesota Sankofa Scholarship following racial unrest in Minneapolis.

“Racial disparities resulting from systemic racism impact many aspects of Black lives, including the lack of representation in STEM. This inequity must be addressed since STEM professionals... Read more

Topics: CSE

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

Categories: By the numbers, Student Support, Undergraduate, Graduate

In 2021, with support from 3M and 14 other generous donors, the Centennial Scholars Program publicly launched. The $50 million scholarship program positions the Carlson School of Management to make tremendous strides in building a more diverse student body who will transform the business community for the better.

Created on the 100th anniversary of the founding of... Read more

Topics: CSOM

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 5:00pm

Categories: Student Support, Undergraduate

This year, the University of Minnesota lost one of its biggest champions of STEM education for underrepresented students. Anne Hornickel Yuska passed away on April 30, just months after her retirement. For more than 12 years, Yuska led the North Star STEM Alliance, the Minnesota branch of the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority... Read more

Topics: CSE, OED, STEM

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Categories: Student Support, Undergraduate

The University of Minnesota and 3M share a deep commitment to boosting the number of underrepresented students pursuing STEM degrees and developing a more diverse and inclusive workforce. In 2017, 3M took this commitment to a new level by making a pledge of $8 million, which included support for a wide range of scholarship and outreach programs that are making a measurable... Read more

Topics: CSE, STEM

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 12:00pm

Categories: Student Support

After tragedy struck their family, John Houle (B.C.E. ’83, M.C.E. ’84), a vice president at 3M, and his wife, Diane, generously chose to endow a scholarship in their daughter’s memory. To date, five students have benefited from the Jennifer Houle Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship and are striving to become the business leaders of tomorrow. 

Why did you... Read more

Topics: CSOM

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 11:15am

Categories: Student Support

The Carlson Global Institute (CGI) provides U of M business students with the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s leading companies on a global and local level. With leadership on the CGI’s Advisory Council and locations worldwide, 3M plays a key role in providing future business leaders with a global education.

“As we think about how we develop our workforce and our future... Read more

Topics: CSOM

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 2:00pm

Categories: Student Support, Undergraduate, Graduate

3M Scholars and other students from the University of Minnesota toured the 3M Innovation Center on April 5 and learned about ways their studies can be put to work at a global Fortune 500 company.

A taste of 3M innovation: The half-day event began with a lunch and networking opportunity with 3M employees at the company’s corporate headquarters.... Read more

Topics: CSE, CSOM

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Categories: Diversity, Student Support

In the second of our two-part series, Michael Goh, Ph.D., who is the University of Minnesota’s vice president for equity and diversity, continues a discussion on why the U’s equity and diversity mission and its 3M partnership are so important.


Q: How is 3M helping with the University and state equity and diversity mission?  3M’s home state... Read more

Topics: OED

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:15am

Categories: By the numbers, Diversity, Outreach, Student Support, Undergraduate

By 2025, nearly 25 percent of Minnesota’s working-age adults will be people of color, and 62 percent of new jobs in the Minneapolis and St. Paul—home to 3M headquarters—will require postsecondary education. However, nationally and at the U of M, there are gaps in academic success between white students and students of color. The University is working to close these gaps... Read more

Topics: OED, STEM

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:45pm

Categories: Athletics, By the numbers, Diversity, Engagement, Faculty, Outreach, Research, Student Support, Undergraduate, Graduate

How does the partnership between 3M and the U of M make a difference? 

3M’s long relationship with the U of M includes $120 million invested in research, the education of scientists, engineers, and leaders, and much more.  Click here to learn more about how this... Read more

Topics: CSE, CSOM, DENT, Intercollegiate Athletics, OED, Recruitment, STEM, UMD



CSE-College of Science and Engineering

CSOM-Carlson School of Management

DENT-School of Dentistry

ICA-Intercollegiate Athletics

OED-Office of Equity and Diversity

STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

UMMCH-M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital