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Spring 2011

  1. Plans are underway for the New Mexico AMP Student Research Conference set for Sept. 30, 2011.
  2. New Mexico AMP and Bridge to the Doctorate students receive prestigious award and recognition from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
  3. The New Mexico AMP Summer Community College Opportunity for Research (SCCORE) program names scholarship awardees for Summer 2011.
  4. Northern New Mexico College professors create research opportunities for students through successful leveraging of grants.
  5. Victoria Carpenter, Undergraduate Research Assistantship participant, earns acceptance to Duke University’s Cellular and Molecular Biology program.
  6. Calvin Silas, New Mexico AMP student from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, awarded the President Obama Scholarship.
  7. Bridge to the Doctorate V for fellow participates in international training course.

1. Plans are underway for the New Mexico AMP Student Research Conference set for Sept. 30, 2011.

Conference Lunch TimeNew Mexico AMP will hold its annual Student Research Conference at NMSU’s Corbett Center on September 30, 2011. The conference brings together students and faculty from across the state as well as students and teachers from the New Mexico Math, Engineering, Science Achievement, Inc. program (NM MESA).
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2.New Mexico AMP and Bridge to the Doctorate students receive prestigious award and recognition from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

Gerardo Martinez
Alex NeresonNMSU Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) Gerardo Martinez and Bridge to the Doctorate VIII participant Alex Nereson have been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellowships for 2011-12. In addition, Jeffrey Samson, Bridge to the Doctorate VIII fellow, was recognized with an Honorable Mention. Read More


3. The New Mexico AMP Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE) program names scholarship awardees for Summer 2011.

SCCORE 2010The Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE) program has named thirteen scholarship awardees, including four students from Doña Ana Community College, two from Luna Community College, two from Central New Mexico Community College, two from New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Community College, one from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI),
and two exchange students from Voorhees College, an LSAMP institution in South Carolina. Read More


4.Northern New Mexico College professors create research opportunities for students through successful leveraging of grants.

NNMCNNMCSTEM professors at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC), Dr. Ulises Ricoy, Dr. David Torres, and Dr. Ajit Hira, have gained several successful research
grants, providing excellent leveraged opportunities for NNMC students and faculty. Read More

 


5. Victoria Carpenter, Undergraduate Research Assistantship participant, earns acceptance to Duke University’s Cellular and Molecular Biology program.

Victoria CarpenterVictoria Carpenter, New Mexico State University biology major who graduated with a B.S. in May 2011,has been accepted to Duke University’s Cellular and Molecular Biology program, with tuition paid.Victoria has been a research assistant to Dr. Immo Hansen, Asst. Professor of Biology, in the New Mexico AMP Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program. Victoria’s research focused on using RNAi- mediated knockdown experiments to functionally characterize the role of a family of amino acid transporters on a nutrient signaling pathway in Aedes aegypti, the Yellow Fever mosquito. This work is especially important because mosquitoes are vectors for some of the world’s most debilitating diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever,dengue fever, and filariasis. Read More


6. Calvin Silas, New Mexico AMP student from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, awarded the President Obama Scholarship.

Silas, David & BrowneCalvin Silas, who is enrolled in the engineering program at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), was selected as the recipient of the President Obama Scholarship program in Fall 2010. Calvin, a rising Native American engineer and scientist, participated in the first Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-Argonne Indian Education Renewable Energy Challenge in 2009, and his team placed first in this national competition. Read More

 


7. Bridge to the Doctorate V fellow participates in international training course.

Daniel RamirezDaniel Ramirez Gordillo, Bridge to the Doctorate V fellow at NMSU, attended a short course at the Fifth International Meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology (LASDB) in Santiago, Chile from Nov. 11-15, 2010. The course, entitled “Concepts and Model Organisms in Regenerative Biology,” was presented in theoretical and practical sessions, focusing on the regenerative abilities of model organisms. Read More

 


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