The New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS) and its partners, the New Mexico Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR), the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (NM AMP) and the University of New Mexico Center for Water & the Environment announces its 2017 Research Symposium. The Research Symposium takes place Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.

The Research Symposium, which started in 2013 as a collaborative partnership between NMAS and NM EPSCoR, has blossomed into an opportunity for students to present their research in oral presentations and poster presentations. Students (undergraduate & graduate) in STEM disciplines from across the state of New Mexico are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation at the Symposium. Accepted abstracts will be published in the 2017 New Mexico Journal of Science, published annually by NMAS. Deadline to submit abstracts is Monday, Oct. 2. Registration and abstract submission is online.

The New Mexico Academy of Science fosters scientific research and scientific cooperation, increases public awareness of the role of science in human progress and human welfare, and promotes science education in New Mexico. NMAS works with teachers, state agencies, and the legislature to establish appropriate standards for the teaching of the sciences and provide scientific advice & expertise. Visit New Mexico Academy of Science to learn more.

New Mexico EPSCoR is funded by the National Science Foundation to build the state’s capacity to conduct scientific research. The infrastructure and activities are designed to support shared-use equipment, engage new research and community college faculty and support the STEM pipeline by training teachers, undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Visit NM EPSCoR to learn more.

The New Mexico AMP program is a partnership of the state’s two– and four–year colleges and universities, with a primary goal of increasing the number of B.S. degrees awarded to under–represented students in New Mexico. NM AMP supports students with scholarships, research assistantships, professional development and enhanced teaching, learning and mentoring experiences. To learn more, visit New Mexico AMP.

The mission of the Center for Water and the Environment at The University of New Mexico is to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM professions while conducting cutting-edge research into technological and engineering-based solutions to problems with water and the environment in a framework that considers the social, economic, policy, regulatory and legal implications. Learn more at Center for Water and the Environment

For more information, contact Natalie Rogers,