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Fall 2011 New Mexico AMP Conference Issue

  1. The New Mexico AMP Student Research Conference was held on September 30, 2011, with approximately 300 community college and university students, staff, faculty, and administrators in attendance.
  2. Three New Mexico State University faculty and administrators, including Kenny Stevens, Dr. Garrey Carruthers, and Dr. Sonya L. Cooper, spoke at the conference and held the attention of conference attendees.
  3. Student research presentations took place throughout the day, with 16 oral presentations and 36 poster presentations competing for awards. Presentation winners included several outstanding students from around the state and nation.
  4. Activities at the conference included student oral and poster presentations; the 11th Annual University Research Council (URC) Research and Creative Activities Fair; the NMSU Information Fair; and the Graduate, Industry, and Community College Panels.
  5. Thirty (30) community college students representing eight (8) community colleges from around the state attended the Community College Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops.
  6. Nine (9) faculty representing Dona Ana Community College, Luna Community College, New Mexico State-Alamogordo Community College, New Mexico State-Carlsbad Community College, and Santa Fe Community College attended the Professional Development Faculty Workshop that was held at the same time as the Student Post-Conference Workshop.

1. The New Mexico AMP Student Research Conference was held on September 30, 2011, with approximately 300 community college and university students, staff, faculty, and administrators in attendance.

Dr. Jacquez Meal in  Ballroom Representatives from the California State University LSAMP, the South Carolina LSAMP, and the New York City LSAMP as well as students from the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico attended. In addition, high school juniors, seniors, and advisors from the New Mexico Math, Engineering, Science Achievement, Inc. (New Mexico MESA) program participated in the conference. Dr. Wendy Wilkins, NMSU Provost, welcomed the conference attendees at the opening Breakfast event, and Dr. Ricardo Jacquez, Director of New Mexico AMP and Dean of the College of Engineering, served as Moderator for the event.

 


2. Three New Mexico State University faculty and administrators, including Kenny Stevens, Dr. Garrey Carruthers, and Dr. Sonya L. Cooper, spoke at the conference and held the attention of conference attendees.

Dr. GarreyDr. Garrey Carruthers, Dean of the College of Business at NMSU and former Governor of New Mexico, presented the Luncheon Address, and Kenny Stevens, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at NMSU, well known for his sense of humor and sponsorship of Engineers Without Borders, presented the Keynote Address that kicked off the conference at the Conference Breakfast. Dr. Sonya L. Cooper, the Associate Academic Dean of the College of Engineering and NMSU Regents Professor, was the primary speaker for the New Mexico MESA students. Read More

 


3. Student research presentations took place throughout the day, with 16 oral presentations and 36 poster presentations competing for awards

Student Poster PresentationPresentation winners included several outstanding students from around the state and nation. Read More

 

 

 


4. Activities at the conference included student oral and poster presentations; the University Research Council (URC) Research and Creative Activities Fair; the NMSU Information Fair; and the Graduate, Industry, and Community College Panels. There were also meetings held at the conference for the Institutional Coordinators and the Advisory Board.


Student Presenting to ProvostConference attendees had the opportunity to network with NMSU faculty at the URC Research and Creative Activities Fair, which is held in conjunction with the New Mexico AMP Conference. Attendees viewed posters of the faculty’s current research at NMSU and met with the researchers to discuss their work to gain understanding. Attendees also visited with science and engineering employers and NMSU Student Programs and Services representatives at the Conference Information Tables.  

 

 


 

5. Thirty (30) community college students representing eight (8) community colleges from around the state attended the Community College Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops.

Workshop to StudentsThe workshops were designed to help the students get the most from their conference experience and to encourage transfer to four-year universities. Students attended from Central New Mexico Community College, Doña Ana Community College, Luna Community College, New Mexico State-Alamogordo Community College, New Mexico State-Carlsbad Community College, New Mexico State-Grants Community College, Santa Fe Community College, and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. Read More

 

 


 

6. Nine (9) community college faculty attended the Community College Faculty Professional Development Workshop on Saturday, October 1.

Faculty presentingThe faculty members represented statewide community colleges, including Dona Ana Community College, Luna Community College, New Mexico State-Alamogordo Community College, New Mexico State-Carlsbad Community College, and Santa Fe Community College.  At the workshop, faculty participated in a discussion that was initiated at the Community College Panel Discussion at the conference that was focused on successful models for engaging students in community- and project-based strategies. Read More

 

 


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