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).