The Annual Summer Biomedical Research Sym­po­sium with a focus on students from New Mexico who are interested in careers in Math, Science, or Engineering is set for Friday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Science and Math Learning Center on UNM’s main campus. 

The symposium is held each year to highlight the undergraduate research experience and how this experience contributes to making successful career choices. Approximately 30 students will present their research in bioengineering, immunology, botany, biochemistry, genomics and other areas of biomedical research.

The symposium is spon­sored by three programs that are located in the Department of Biology. These programs, Ini­tia­tives to Max­i­mize Stu­dent Development (IMSD), Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC), and Post-baccalaureate Research and Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram (PREP), pro­vide research oppor­tu­ni­ties and men­tor­ing to almost 50 UNM under­grad­u­ates and grad­u­ates each year and pre­pare stu­dents for admis­sion to Ph.D. pro­gram and research careers. These programs are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

For more infor­ma­tion con­tact Mag­gie Werner-Washburne at 277‑9338, or Lupe Atencio at 277-3609,