A True Game Changer | Conference in Washington, DC | Feb 22-24, 2016

There will be a NSF LSAMP national conference entitled A Game Changer- The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program, in the Washington, DC, area this upcoming February, Feb 22-24, 2016. 

There are plans for a research poster session, second year BTD 9 and 10 Fellows are expected to prepare and present posters on their research. First year BTD 11 Fellows will be encouraged to prepare and present posters as appropriate to their research situation, i.e., if they have already conducted substantial research and/or have a solid research proposal, they may present.

 Click here for agenda for the symposium.

Louis Stokes passed away on August 18th

 

Many of you have already heard about the great loss we have all experienced with the passing of Congressman Louis Stokes on Tuesday, August 18th. He was a true champion of students of color in STEM. This is the reason why the national Alliances for Minority Participation program was renamed in his honor in 1999, the year he retired from Congress. The legacy of his tremendous impact will be long-lasting.

Here is one of the stories featuring him in the USA Today.

BTD fellows Andrea Delgado and Ryan Brito awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Michael Whitely received Honorable Mention

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Ryan Brito

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Andrea Delgado

 

TAMUS LSAMP BTD fellows  Andrea Delgado and Ryan Brito were awarded fellowships through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). GRFP fellows receive three years of support; $32,000 annual stipend; $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution; and international research and professional development opportunities. Supercomputer access and resources are also available to GRFP fellows.

 

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Michael Whitely

 

Mitchael Whitely received an Honorable mention from NSF.

 

 

 

 

From the NSF GRFP website: The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation’s technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

The NSF accords Honorable Mention to meritorious applicants who do not receive Fellowship awards. This is considered a significant national academic achievement and provides access to cyberinfrastructure resources through the XSEDE. 2004 students out of 16,000+ applicants received Honorable Mention.

 

Congratulations, Andrea, Ryan and Michael !

BTD fellow Natividad Robert Fuentes awarded Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America fellowship

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Natividad Roberto Fuentes

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation Pharmacology/Toxicology awards support career-development activities of scientists
prepared to engage in research that integrates information on molecular or cellular mechanisms of action with information on the effects of an agent observed in an intact organism, either in experimental animal or clinical studies or both. The intent of these programs is to encourage multidisciplinary training designed to bring the perspective of molecular, cell and systems biology to bear on research in pharmacology and toxicology.

The Pre Doctoral Pharmacology and Toxicology Fellowships provides awardees with a two-year stipend as they move toward completion of their research for pharmacology and toxicology doctoral dissertations to help expand the nation’s pool of highly-trained pharmaceutical researchers.

Natividad Roberto Fuentes is a third year, Toxicology doctoral student in Dr. Robert Chapkin’s lab in Nutrition and Food Science.  His research focuses on how dietary compounds modulate cellular membrane structure and function, through cytoskeletal dependent and independent mechanisms.  Specifically how dietary compounds alter the biophysical characteristics of cellular membranes and how these changes can alter the spatial distribution of Ras proteins and consequently alter cellular signaling.  Ultimately this research seeks to elucidate the mechanisms underlying dietary inhibition of Ras signaling and furthermore, hopes to validate a novel membrane targeted approach for application in the cancer therapeutics field.

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LSAMP new office location – Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center

TAMU LSAMP office has been moved to Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center on 12th January, 2015.

Our new office address is –

061, Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center,
Texas A&M University,
188 Bizzell St,
College Station, TX 77840
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Texas A&M Engineering Weekly Newsletter Article – TAMUS LSAMP Received Funding for Another Five Years

The Texas A&M Engineering Weekly newsletter wrote an article about TAMUS LSAMP’s renewal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding lasts for five years.

To view  the compete article, click here.

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