|Photo courtesy of Caitlin Rochford, PhD|
Friday, January 23, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Dear STEM, we are recruiting for IMSD, Initiatives to Maximize Student Development, and our Pathways Scholar groups. IMSD has been at UNM for 40 years (previously as MBRS) and I have run the program for the past 11 years. In that time, we have graduated 40 PhD students at UNM and around the country and have about 50 students in graduate school (a few in medical and other professional schools) around the country. Here is a map showing where our students and some IMSD students who are faculty or working in industry are located (I’m not totally done with the map) https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zgABtRiBtq20.kXF_wnAZcDJE
IMSD is for STEM students who have an interest in getting a PHD. We accept students in a wide range of disciplines related to biomedical research, including CS, Chem Eng, Math, Physics, etc. We do our best to encourage IMSD students to grow their math and/or CS skills because these are powerful tools for their futures. Students participate in a mentoring program and work in laboratories and are paid up to $12K per year (it’s actually slightly higher than that). IMSD is a diversity program, so students are typically underrepresented minorities or low income (Pell-grant eligible). IMSD students will have 2 more years until graduation. Eligible students should contact Lupe Atencio: firstname.lastname@example.org and look at our webpage: http://biology.unm.edu/imsd.
Pathways is for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students. We have two Pathway Scholars classes (Tues and Wed at 4:30). I started this 3.5 years ago because the IMSD mentoring program was working so well and I wanted to understand what our freshmen and transfer students were experiencing and see if the mentoring program could help strengthen them. We focused on Native American students but welcomed anyone who could use what we have to offer. Our current estimates are that our 6-year graduation rates for Native Americans will be about 60% higher than UNM’s rates (21%) and about 33% higher for Hispanics. If you know students in your classes, your dorms, etc. who can use community, mentoring, introduction to how to thrive in an academic situation, financial and math survival skills, and who could blossom by knowing what their majors should be and moving forward towards a career, please have them contact Lupe or me.
Have a great spring semester.
Maggie Werner-Washburne (email@example.com)
University of New Mexico
PI – UNM Initiatives to Maximize Student Development
SACNAS, past president
Posted by Yadeeh at 1:16 PM
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Are Peer Learning Facilitators in your class this spring? Check out the list and see!
001 - MWF 9 - 9:50
003 - TR 5 - 6:15
005 - TR 9:30 - 10:45
001 - MWF 10 - 10:50
002 - MWF 12 - 12:50
003 - TR 5 - 6:15
006 - MWF 12 - 1250
002 - MWF 11 - 11:50
MWF 9 - 9:50
002 - TR 8 - 9:15
004 - TR 9:30 - 10:45
008 - TR 11 - 12:15
010 - MWF 12 - 12:50
012 - TR 11 - 12:15
005 - MWF 12 - 12:50 and T 12:30 - 1:45
006 - MWF 12 - 1250 and R 12:30 - 1:45
009 - MWF 12 - 12:50
012 - MWF 3 - 3:50
051 - MWF 11 - 11:50 and T 2 - 3:15
053 - MWF 2 - 2:50 and R 2 - 3:15
001 - TR 9:30 - 10:45
002 - TR 12:30 - 1:45
006 - online
Monday, December 1, 2014
Are you teaching in a lower-level STEM course and are interested in having PLF support?
We are now accepting proposals for the Spring 2015 semester!
Please submit a proposal to Mary Cianflone at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 7th!
Not sure if your class is eligible for PLFs?
Click here to see our detailed list
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Are you considering undergraduate summer research and/or applying to graduate school. Check out these opportunities!
Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads
For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:
For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:
For tips on applying and associated resources:
For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:
For opportunities specifically in Engineering:
Institute for Broadening Participation. IBP’s mission is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching underserved communities and diverse underrepresented groups. www.PathwaysToScience.org makes it easy for faculty and administrators to access resources that can assist them in their efforts to reduce barriers to participation, create environments rich in the positive factors that support student success on the STEM pathway, and conduct outreach to underserved communities and underrepresented groups by implementing recruitment and retention strategies that broaden participation and increase diversity.
In addition, don’t forget about the S3 resources:
· Additional professional and academic workshops (PAW) at UNM (note, these are open to anyone)
Friday, November 14, 2014
The University of New Mexico’s Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program and the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) prepares undergraduates for graduate school by providing scholars with a faculty-mentored research experience and support for the graduate school application process. When scholars complete the program, many are successful in gaining admission to graduate programs nationwide and are offered financial support to help pay for their education.