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ARCS Foundation Minnesota welcomes the support of Minnesota corporations and foundations.  These corporate donors support ARCS Foundation scholar awards, underwrite Minnesota Chapter events, or contribute to General Operating or Scholar Award Funds.

Corporate sponsorship creates a mutually-beneficial relationship.  As students receive local corporate support for their education, they also become the skilled workforce that companies want to attract to succeed in an increasingly competitive global environment. These corporations know the value in attracting stellar individuals to Minnesota. We very much appreciate the support we have received from our corporate donors and sponsors.

Current Partners

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We are very grateful for 3Mgives (3M Foundation) funding of three named Minnesota Chapter scholar awards for 2 years for 2020-2023. In addition in 2020, we benefited from hearing from Dr. Jayshree Seth who presented findings from 3M Global State of Science Surveys. The research from these surveys captured a snapshot of how science is perceived at this moment in time—against the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak. This gave us a timely understanding of how and why the world’s perceptions of science have changed due to the pandemic and other major economic and social justice developments.

3M improves lives and builds sustainable communities through social investments and thoughtful engagement of 3Mers worldwide. Through both corporate giving and the 3M Foundation, they support initiatives that impact communities and provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. Advancing science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do—as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

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At Medtronic, we believe in the power of medical technology to improve lives. Seven decades ago, our co-founder invented the battery-powered pacemaker. Today, we are among the largest medical device companies in the world. With operations in 150 countries, our products treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, cranial and spine robotics, insulin pumps, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and more. Our therapies help 72 million people a year and support our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.

Our people make it possible. We value diverse perspectives and encourage our 90,000+ employees to be themselves. We hold each other accountable, act with integrity, and make quality our highest priority.

We are privileged to be part of the communities where we live and work. We are committed to giving back and reducing our impact on the environment.    

 

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Fredrikson & Byron is committed to improving the community where we live and work. 

Historical Partners

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The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) exists to "turn on" the science:  to inspire learning. to Inform policy. and to Improve lives.  SMM envisions a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better.

SMM values: 1. Science as an essential literacy: 2. Fun, accessible learning; 3. Authenticity and relevance; 4. Inclusion inside and out; 5. Remaining vital to our community; 6. Leadership through collaboration..

  • The Science Museum of Minnesota was founded in 1907.
  • The museum’s current location on the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul offers 370,000 square feet of space. It includes a 10,000-square-foot temporary exhibit gallery, five permanent galleries, 10 acres of outdoor exhibits, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater.
  • We impact over a million people from around the world every year through trips to our museum, school visits, our traveling exhibitions, and Omnitheater films.
  • The museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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University Enterprise Laboratories -- fondly referred to as "UEL" -- is a non-profit 501c-3 organization established in 2004 to provide and manage a facility with labs, office space and supportive programming for early-stage life science companies.  The UEL facility sits almost exactly on the border between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, with its footprint barely inside the boundary of Minnesota's capital city. 

While the UEL organization and facility both contain the word "University," UEL is not part of nor is it governed by the University of Minnesota. Rather, the word "university" is a sincere nod to the importance of maintaining strong relationships with the region's universities to the betterment of enterprises utilizing UEL facilities and services.  The UEL encourages its tenant clients to work closely with core research facilities within the University of Minnesota on both of its Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses, but it also encourages quality relationships with individual researchers, departments, and research facilities within the region's many other quality colleges and universities, as well, to enhance tenant clients' likelihood of success.

The UEL has hosted and sponsored events for the MN Chapter of ARCS. Executive Director, Lynne Osterman, is a member of the MN Chapter of ARCS. For more information about UEL, visit www.UELmn.org or call Lynne Osterman at 651.641.2870. 

 

 

 

Thomson Reuters provided an undesignated financial contribution which contributed to our scholar award pool.  Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information and data for businesses and professionals.  It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science, and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Thomson Reuters provided an undesignated financial contribution which contributed to our scholar award pool.  Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information and data for businesses and professionals.  It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science, and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

 

 

 

Fredrickson Communications provided administrative support, database access, and personnel to ARCS Foundation Minnesota during its start-up phase from 2009-2011.  Fredrickson Communications is a leader in the business of corporate learning.  It provides corporations with expertise in the areas of custom eLearning development, technical communications, Learning Management System optimization and support, and user interface design and usability testing services. 

Lola Fredrickson is the CEO of Fredrickson Communications and has played a lead role in the formation of the Chapter.  She is also the ARCS Light Award recipient from the Minnesota Chapter in 2011.