The Mayo Clinic Health System and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are excited to announce IMPACT— Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies — for the 2018-2019 academic year.
"This program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in novel hypothesis generation to address real-world health questions alongside Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System scientists and physicians. We would like to invite you to be part of this outstanding research opportunity!
Over the past five years, the IMPACT program has engaged interdisciplinary teams of 700 undergraduate students from 30 private, public, technical, and community colleges.
This year’s IMPACT challenge topic is in cardiology. Student teams will present a poster at the 2019 Symposium, to be held March 9 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In addition to the poster presentations, the top 10 teams will give oral presentations. The IMPACT Symposium also offers students networking opportunities with physicians and scientists from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System. Each student on the winning team is awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a paid summer internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Each team will require one faculty mentor, and all faculty mentors are invited to attend the symposium as well. Teams of students from multiple disciplines are especially encouraged.
Please visit the IMPACT website for the specific challenge topic, deadline information, and submission guidelines. Each team must register online by November 30, 2018. Ongoing updates and reminders will be shared on the IMPACT Facebook page."