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STEM research and student opportunities

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Short introduction describing faculty research and student opportunities related to faculty projects

I recommend placing brief overviews of student and staff personal success stories here to attract new students and faculty. — Anne

*Pictures of students in the field or in the lab*

 

Funding and research opportunities for students

Internships | Work-study | Scholarships | Research | Graduate assistantship | Mentorship

Internships

Promoting undergraduate perception of, preparedness for, and placement in water resources management careers: U.S. Department of Agriculture Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant (#2345678).

Goal is to develop a stream-monitoring program at NMHU, in partnership with local watershed groups, wherein students are responsible for collecting water quality data needed to understand and protect our watersheds and aquatic resources.

  1. Geology majors only
  2. Summer
  3. $1200 for 8 weeks at 20 hrs./week
  4. Responsibilities include outreach to local and regional high schools and water quality with local agencies such as USFS, HPWA, RMNWR

Contact Dr. Jennifer Lindline: lindlinej@nmhu.edu, 505-454-3333

Alliance for Minority Participation: National Science Foundation
Goal is to promote the participation on minority/underrepresented students in STEM careers by providing research opportunities with STEM faculty.

  1. STEM majors
  2. Spring/fall semesters and summer
  3. $1200/semester at 20 hours/week or
  4. $2500 for 8 weeks during summer at 40 hrs./week
  5. Research responsibilities as determined by faculty mentor

Contact Dr. Blanca Cespedes: bcespedes@nmhu.edu, 505-454-3501

Scholarships

STEM student scholarship: National Science Foundation — S-STEM
The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income, talented domestic students to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields.

  1. STEM majors
  2. $10,000 per year academic scholarship
  3. Must enroll in 1-credit leadership course

Contact Dr. Gil Gallegos: grgallegos@nmhu.edu, 505-454-3302

Promoting undergraduate perception of, preparedness for, and placement in water resources management careers: U.S. Department of Agriculture Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant (#2345678).

Goal is to develop a stream-monitoring program at NMHU, in partnership with local watershed groups, wherein students are responsible for collecting water quality data needed to understand and protect our watersheds and aquatic resources.

  1. Natural resource science and forestry majors
  2. Sophomore or junior — completed 64 credits
  3. $12,500 per year academic scholarship
  4. Must participate in (TBD)

Contact Dr. Jennifer Lindline: lindlinej@nmhu.edu, 505-454-3333

Graduate assistantship

STEMfast program: U.S. Department of Education — HSI STEM

The goal of the STEMfast program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in STEM disciplines and workforce.

  1. STEM graduate students
  2. $5050/semester plus tuition for 9 credits

Contact Dr. Kelly Trujillo: kmtrujillo@nmhu.edu, 505-426-2290

Work-study

CREST Forest Restoration Triangle: National Science Foundation
The goal of the program is to provide experiential learning opportunities to forestry students in research with forestry faculty. Research includes artificial regeneration, natural regeneration, dendrochronology, and landscape-scale forest restoration linking communities, agencies, and university outreach.

  1. Forestry majors
  2. Freshmen — seniors
  3. 20 hours per week
  4. $10.00 per hour
  5. Fall and spring semesters

Contact Dr. Blanca Cespedes: bcespedes@nmhu.edu, 505-454-3501

Mentorship

LIFT: U.S. Department of Agriculture HSI Grant Program
The goal of the LIFT project is to expose underrepresented students to STEM leadership experiential learning and mentoring activities.

  1. Biology, natural resources, and forestry graduate students only
  2. $1200 stipend per semester
  3. Fall and spring semesters

Contact Dr. Blanca Cespedes: bcespedes@nmhu.edu, 505-454-3501

STEM faculty

 

What have our researchers been working on?

  • $$$ in ATT grant funding for Extraterrestrial Communications 2019
  • $$$ YUK award for petra-lingual sample identifications 2018
  • New for Feb. 14, 2021: $$$ OBOY grant to establish Theobromine lab
  • $$$ AWWW grant award for Kindchenschema research 2021-22

STEM Vision Statement

TBD