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


Faculty-mentored research presentations are open to all students attending two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

Presentation Categories are:

Students can enter their poster or oral projects in one of five (5) categories:

  • Engineering (includes Engineering Technology)
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Physical Science (includes Physics, Environmental Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geological Sciences, Geology, and others)
  • Life Sciences (includes Biology, Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, Animal Science, and others)

Presentation Format:

Presentations may be Oral or Poster format (See Guidelines Below):

Oral Presentations
Poster Presentations

Equipment provided:

Computers and projectors for PowerPoint (PPT) presentations will be provided. All presentations must be sent on a CD or Flashdrive or as an E-mail no later than September 23, 2013 for you to be a presenter at the Conference.

What to Provide to Us:

  • Send CD or Flashdrive with your oral presentation by mail to:
    Conference Coordinator
    MSC 3AMP
    New Mexico State University
    P.O. Box 30001
    Las Cruces, NM 88003-08001
    Email your PPT oral presentation to:

Time allowed for Presentation:

You will be provided 20 minutes for your presentation, which includes up to 15 minutes for your Oral Presentation and 5 minutes for Questions and Answers.


Presenters who do not send their presentation files in advance, or who bring their own computers run the risk of possible computer/file incompatibility or other technical problems affecting their ability to present. All presenters should bring their presentation on a flashdrive as a backup.

Size Limitations:

  • Poster must be no larger than 36” X 48” for mounting one vertical display board. (Push pins will be provided for mounting.) See the picture below for an example of a poster and the board on which it is mounted.

Identification Information for Your Poster:

  • Title of Project
  • Include your name, your major, your program, your institution, your mentor’s name, mentor’s department, and mentor’s institution
  • Example:

    Using Canopy cover Photograph Technique to Estimate Percentage of Canopy cover of Orchards

    Presenter: Jose Valles, Civil Engineering,
    Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Program,
    New Mexico AMP, New Mexico State University (NMSU)

    Mentor: Dr. Jose Valaquez,
    Asst. Professor, Civil Engineering, NMSU


    • You may bring handouts or items for demonstration; however, you are responsible for the security of these items.
    • All posters must be set up by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 5.


  • The oral and poster presentations will be judged competitively (see the Poster Presentation Critique Sheet and the Oral Presentation Critique Sheet). In addition, student and faculty attendees will fill out Feedback Sheets regarding your presentation, and you will be sent these after the conference.
  • All community college and university student presenters will be recognized at the Awards Banquet Dinner on Friday, October 4 and will receive a certificate of participation and gift. There will be an additional cash prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners in both Oral and Poster categories.
Oral Presentation
Oral Presenter

Lucas Guaderrama, who was First Place (Tie) Awardee in the oral presentation category, presents his research.

Poster Presentation
Poster Presenter

Lisa Martinez, from Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) presents a poster about her research at the conference.

REMEMBER: The deadlines are as follows —All abstracts submitted by Friday, September 13, 2013. Oral presenter PowerPoint files submitted by Monday, September 23, 2013.