Schedule

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2017 NEW MEXICO AMP STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
October 13, 2017

(BY INVITATION — COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONLY ACTIVITIES OCTOBER 12 & 14, 2017)
LAS CRUCES CONVENTION CENTER, LAS CRUCES, NM

ThursdayOctober 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Early Conference Check-in (Convention Center Lobby)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.New Mexico Community College Professional Development Workshop (by invitation)- (Meeting Rooms 1-3) Welcome and Introduction to Workshop: “Navigation of the Conference.” Facilitated by Jeanne Garland, New Mexico AMP Co-Asst. Director; “Reading Abstracts and Abstract Exercises,” Facilitated by Heather Fitzgerald, CNM STEM Director/New Mexico AMP IC.; Other Facilitators: Gaby Cisneros, New Mexico AMP Co-Assistant Director; and Trina Hartshorne, S-STEM Project Specialist.
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.CC Workshop /Working Dinner - (Meeting Rooms 1-3) “Importance of Details in Applying for Scholarships, Internships, Colleges, and Universities.” Presenter: Chelsea Chee, NM EPSCoR Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.NM MESA Dinner (Taos Cafeteria, NMSU Corbett Center Student Union)
FridayOctober 13, 2017
7:00 a.m.–7:45 a.m.Poster set up (Exhibit Hall 2)
7:30 a.m.–NoonConference Check-in (Convention Center Lobby)
7:30 a.m.–NoonInformation 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 and Keynote Presentation: (Ballroom 1) Dr. J. Phillip King, Director of New Mexico AMP and Professor of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University; Official Welcome: Dr. Greg Fant, Associate Vice President and Deputy Provost, New Mexico State University; Keynote Presentation: “Championing Champions: Research Changing Lives,” Dr. Nathaniel Robinson, P.E., Assistant Vice President, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Office of Research and Sponsored Projects.
9:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.NM MESA & PREP Orientation and Workshop: (Exhibit Hall 1): Welcome and Introductions, Facilitator: Anita Gonzales, NM MESA Statewide Program Coordinator; “Navigation of the Conference and Abstracts,” Presented by Jeanne Garland, New Mexico AMP Co-Asst. Director. Presentation: “Using Monte Carlo Computer Simulations to Predict the Behavior of Molecules in Chemical Systems,” Presenter: Dr. Martha Mitchell, Professor, NMSU Chemical and Materials Engineering.

9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.Faculty Workshop: (Ballroom 2) “Service Learning Incorporated Into The Classroom,” Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Smith, Associate Professor, New Mexico State University-Alamogordo.
9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.Workshop 1: (Meeting Room 3) “Chasing Helium in Hot Springs of the Tibetan Plateau: Combining Research and Education on an International Project.” Presenter: Dr. Laura Crossey, University of New Mexico Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, and New Mexico AMP Institutional Coordinator.
9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.Workshop 2: (Meeting Rooms 1, 2) International Panel of NMSU Faculty and Students: “International Research: A Very Real Possibility for You!” Facilitators: Caitlin Dugas, Advisor, Office of Education Abroad and Coordinator, Faculty-led International (FLIP) Programs and Artwan Green, Undergraduate Student, Department of Psychology.
9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.Workshop 3: (Meeting Rooms 4, 5) "Credentials? Experience? Expertise: Who Gets Into Graduate School?" Presenter: Dr. Graciela Unguez, Professor of Biology, New Mexico State University.
9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.Advisory Board Meeting (Meeting Room 6)
10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.Workshop 1: (Meeting Room 3) “Chasing Helium in Hot Springs of the Tibetan Plateau: Combining Research and Education on an International Project.” Presenter: Dr. Laura Crossey, University of New Mexico Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, and New Mexico AMP Institutional Coordinator.
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.Workshop 2: (Meeting Rooms 1, 2) International Panel of NMSU Faculty and Students: “International Research: A Very Real Possibility for You!” Facilitators: Caitlin Dugas, Advisor, Office of Education Abroad and Coordinator, Faculty-led International (FLIP) Programs and Artwan Green, Undergraduate Student, Department of Psychology.
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.Workshop 3: (Meeting Rooms 4, 5) "Credentials? Experience? Expertise? Who Gets Into Graduate School?": Presenter: Dr. Graciela Unguez, Professor of Biology, New Mexico State University.
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch and Keynote Presentation (Ballroom 1): Announcements, Dr. J. Phillip King. Overview of EPSCoR: Chelsea Chee, NM ESPCoR Diversity Coordinator. Keynote Address: The Honorable State Representative Alonzo Baldonado, (R), District 8.
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.Poster Judges’ Check-In (Convention Center Lobby)
1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.Judges’ Poster Preview (Exhibit Hall 2)
1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.NM MESA and New Mexico PREP Academy Workshop: (Exhibit Hall 1): Asombro Institute for Science Education: (NM MESA Group 1 Attends ).
1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.Section 1 Undergraduate Student Poster Presentations & Judging: Exhibit Hall 2 (SCCORE students, CC, University Students, NM MESA Group 2 Attend).
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.NM MESA Workshop: Asombro, Institute for Science Education - Group 2 – (Exhibit Hall 1)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. NM MESA Workshop (Exhibit Hall 1): Asombro Institute for Science Education: (NM MESA Group 2 Attends).
2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.Section 2 Undergraduate Student Poster Presentations & Judging (Exhibit Hall 2) (CC, University Students, and NM MESA Workshop Group 1 Attend and New Mexico PREP Presents a Poster)
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. New Mexico AMP Institutional Coordinators (IC) Meeting (Meeting Room 6).
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. SCCORE Student Networking Session (Ballroom 2): (NOTE: SCCORE Students from ALL years (2005-2017) are asked to attend) Facilitator: Rachel Ridgeway. Presenter: Chris Torres.
3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.Poster Judges’ Scoring Discussion (Meeting Rooms 4, 5).
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.Award Dinner – (Ballroom 1): Keynote: “Future Challenges, Working Together, and High-Hanging Fruit. . . or The Things That Are Not Said in Science.” Presenter, Dr. Jacob Urquidi, NMSU Associate Professor of Physics. Raffle Awards and Poster Presenter Awards for Community College and University Students.
SaturdayOctober 14, 2017
8:00 a.m. – noonBreakfast (Meeting Rooms 1-2); New Mexico Community College Professional Development Workshop; Facilitators: Michael Voegerl, Director of Student Affairs, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology ; Gaby Cisneros, Co-Assistant Director and Jeanne Garland, Co-Assistant Director, New Mexico AMP; Presentation: College isn’t (IS) for Everyone,” Presenter, Michael Voegerl.
8:00 a.m. – noonCommunity College Faculty Development Workshop - Self Efficacy and Early Identification of Engineers/ Scientist
Facilitator: Dr. Sandra Way