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New Mexico State University
New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation
College of Engineering

2014 NEW MEXICO AMP STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 3, 2014

(BY INVITATION -- COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONLY ACTIVITIES OCTOBER 2 & OCTOBER 4, 2014)
LAS CRUCES CONVENTION CENTER, LAS CRUCES, NM

AGENDA

Thursday, October 2, 2014

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Early Conference Check-in (Convention Center Lobby)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

New Mexico Community College Student Workshop (by invitation) (Meeting Rooms 1-2)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner (by invitation)

Friday, October 3, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Poster set up  (Exhibit Hall 2)

7:30 a.m. – Noon

Conference Check-in (Convention Center Lobby)

7:30 a.m. – Noon

Information Tables (Convention Center Hallway)

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Served (Ballroom 1)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Conference Welcome — Dr. Ricardo B. Jacquez, Dean, College of Engineering, New Mexico State University; NMSU Official Welcome – Dr. Daniel J. Howard, Exec. Vice President and Provost. Keynote Speaker – Dr. David Torres, Chair, Dept. of Mathematics and Science, Northern New Mexico College   (Ballroom 1)

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Audience Instructions for Workshops

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

NM MESA Orientation (Meeting Rooms 1-3)
NM MESA Workshop: “The Keys to the Universe and all the Smaller Doors Along the Way”– Jason Jackiewicz, Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University  (Meeting Rooms 1-3)

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Advisory Board Meeting (Meeting Room 6)

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Workshop: “The Ethics of Research”- Dr. Luis Vazquez, Associate Vice President for Research Integrity, New Mexico State University (Ballroom 2)

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion:“Broadening Students’ Global Perspectives with International Experiences” – International Panel Discussion, Facilitator: Gary Lowe, Coordinator, Aggies Go Global, New Mexico State University (Exhibit Hall 1)

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Workshop: “Funding for Graduate School through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program – What to Expect, How to Succeed” – Dr. Martha Mitchell, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, New Mexico State University (Meeting Rooms 4-5)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Workshop: “The Ethics of Research” - Dr. Luis Vazquez, Associate Vice President for Research Integrity, New Mexico State University (Ballroom 2)

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion:“Broadening Students’ Global Perspectives with International Experiences” – International Panel Discussion, Facilitator: Gary Lowe, Coordinator, Aggies Go Global, New Mexico State University (Exhibit Hall 1)

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Workshop: “Funding for Graduate School through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program – What to Expect, How to Succeed” –  Dr. Martha Mitchell, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, New Mexico State University (Meeting Rooms 4-5)

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Ballroom 1) - Charles Sallee, Deputy Director, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

University Research Council’s Awards for Creative Scholarly Activity Winners – Introduced by Dr. Vimal Chaitanya, Vice President for Research, New Mexico State University

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Poster Judges’ Check-In (Convention Center Lobby)

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Poster Judges’ Orientation (Meeting Rooms 4-5)

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Judges’ Poster Preview (Exhibit Hall 2)

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

NM MESA Presentation: “Engineering Without Boundaries” –  Kenny Stevens, Professor, NMSU Engineering Technology and “Conference Reflection and Feedback ” – Anita Gonzales, NM MESA Coordinator  (Meeting Rooms 1-3)

1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

University Research Council’s Faculty Poster Presentations (Exhibit Hall 2)

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Undergraduate Student Poster Presentations & Judging (Exhibit Hall 2)

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

New Mexico AMP Institutional Coordinators Meeting (Ballroom 2)

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Poster Judges’ Scoring Discussion (Meeting Rooms 4-5)

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Entertainment – Magic Show: Christopher Mitchell Productions (Exhibit Hall 1)    

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Awards Dinner (Ballroom 1)

Student Research Presentation Awards

Raffle Drawings

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  8:00 a.m. – noon

New Mexico Community College Student Workshop (Breakfast served at 8:00 a.m.) (Meeting Rooms 1-2)

  8:00 a.m. - noon

Community College Faculty Development Workshop Speakers (Meeting Room 3)