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New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation

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

Conference participants benefit from networking with students and faculty.

New Mexico AMP will hold its annual Student Research Conference at NMSU’s Corbett Center on Sept. 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). Undergraduate students from other LSAMP programs in the U.S. are also invited to participate and present their research. In addition, the University Research Council (URC) holds its annual research conference in conjunction with the New Mexico AMP Conference. The conference serves as a vehicle for student and faculty networking and as a forum for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students, instructors, and industry professions to share information, ideas, experiences, and advice. The conference also provides an opportunity for students to present their research and to gain presentation experience, to serve as role models for other students, and to participate in workshops and panel presentations that help them plan their academic and professional careers.

The conference events will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. On Thursday, Sept. 29, a pre-conference workshop will be held for community college students across the state. Then the conference will begin on Friday, Sept. 30, with breakfast and Keynote Address from 7:30-9:00 a.m. Oral research presentations will follow from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served after that. Poster presentations will be held from 1:45-2:45 p.m., followed by other activities that will be announced at a later date. The conference will end with dinner, after which student presentation awards will be given to outstanding presenters. A post-conference workshop will be held for community college students on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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