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Externship Report: Meshack Audu Natalie Rogers Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
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Meshack Audu
The Externship Program is a research exchange program that allows New Mexico graduate students (with an existing assistantship) to spend a semester or summer doing research at a partnering New Mexico university or research facility. This report is from New Mexico State University student Meshack Audu (pictured center in the group photo) about his time as an extern at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC).

Fourth and Final STEM Advancement Program!

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Chelsea Chee

For the past four summers, I have visited our STEMAP students at the midpoint of their research experiences at UNM, NMT and NMSU. Over lunch the students share their experiences. For some it is their very first research experience, for others it is the first time they have been given a chance to explore their own research question.

This July, I had lunch with our fourth and final STEMAP cohort for Energize NM. 12 students from across NM make up our most diverse cohort yet.

STEM for All Video Showcase

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Natalie Rogers
New Mexico EPSCoR created a video about the STEM Advancement Program for the 2017 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase, and the video is now live! The STEM for All Video Showcase features 171 NSF and other federally-funded projects through three-minute videos of their innovative work to improve STEM and CS teaching and learning. This event showcases cutting-edge NSF-funded work as well as work funded by other federal agencies aimed at improving teaching and learning of STEM, and encourages communities to learn about and discuss each other's work.

NM EPSCoR has Great Mentors!

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Chelsea Chee

On Thursday, April 27th at our All Hands Meeting, we recognized two faculty members with the inaugural NM EPSCoR Mentoring Award. The NM EPSCoR Mentoring Award is designed to recognize two NM EPSCoR participants who not only build relationships with students and support their academic, research, and career endeavors, but also work to create inclusive environments for our diverse students. I was honored to be the emcee for the Ceremony. The Award and Ceremony would not have been possible if it weren’t for three groups of people.

Senator Heinrich Supports EPSCoR Research & Science

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Natalie Rogers

In preparation for the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22nd, Senator Martin Heinrich penned an essay touting his support of science and research in New Mexico. Earlier in the week, Senator Heinrich visited the University of New Mexico to visit with the Vice President for Research Gabriel Lopez as well as students and faculty to discuss the importance of federally funded research in STEM areas.

NM EPSCoR Spotlight: Natalie Rogers, PR Specialist

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Chelsea Chee
In order to put the focus on our amazing people in the Energize New Mexico project, we are continuing our NM EPSCoR Spotlight series! We feature someone in the project and learn a little more about where they come from, and what they do for Energize New Mexico. This month, we have Natalie Rogers, Public Relations Specialist for the NM EPSCoR State Office. Natalie has a Mathematics degree from the University of New Mexico and has been with NM EPSCoR for seven years. She helps create the face of NM EPSCoR to the public and makes us look good. Learn more about Natalie below.

Creative Startups Expands to Kuwait!

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Natalie Rogers
Creative Startups, the NM EPSCoR-sponsored accelerator for creative entrepreneurs, is making headlines again! This time, the program was featured in the Albuquerque Journal for its expansion overseas to Kuwait as the country's first business accelerator. This is the program's first expansion to the Middle East following a successful expansion from its humble beginnings in Albuquerque to North Carolina, Maryland, and Portugal last year.
José Cerrato Receives Numerous Prestigious Awards Natalie Rogers Mon, 01/30/2017 - 15:48
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Natalie Rogers
Dr. José Cerrato (pictured above, center-right, receiving his Faculty of Color Award), co-lead of the Uranium Transport and Site Remediation team and Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, has received numerous awards in the last year in recognition of his outstanding research and commitment to science.