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2019 Summer Research Program Final Poster Presentations

Students participating in the 2019 Research Immersion:Pathways to STEM (RiPS) program will be presenting their research on,

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
9:30 am
K-State Student Union Courtyard

The 8-week summer program provides early-career students the opportunity to conduct research with K-State faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. Each of the thirteen students will be presenting a poster summarizing the research they were involved with this summer.

The poster session is a come-and-go event with presentations starting at 9:30am and ending around 10:30am. We hope to see you there!

RiPS is coordinated by the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KS-LSAMP) program. The goal of KS-LSAMP is to increase the quality and quantity of underrepresented students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student participants and mentors include:

Manuel Aguero, Seward County Community College
Mentor: James Edgar, Department of Chemical Engineering

Gonzalo Alcantar, Kansas State University
Mentor: Matthew Kirk, Department of Geology

Camille Bradshaw, Dodge City Community College
Mentor: Matthew Kirk, Department of  Geology

Carlos Espino-Mendez, Garden City Community College
Mentor: Melanie Derby, Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering

Elijah Gardner, Kansas State University
Mentor: Jocelyn McDonald, Division of Biology

Ryan Harlan, Dodge City Community College
Mentor: Suprem Das, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing systems Engineering

Ana Herrera, Seward County Community College
Mentor: Heather Bailey, Department of Physiological Sciences

Maria Herrera, Seward County Community College
Mentor: Trisha Moore, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Jacquelyn Martinez, Dodge City Community College
Mentor: Walter Dodds, Division of Biology

Natalie Melendez-Velador, Seward County Community College
Mentor: Tom Platt, Division of Biology

Miguel Perez, Seward County Community College
Mentor: Landon Marston, Department of Civil Engineering

Marissa Shivers, Kansas State University
Mentor: William Hsu, Department of Computer Science

Daniel Ulichnie, Dodge City Community College
Mentor: David Thompson, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

To learn more about the RiPS program or KS-LSAMP you can contact Brenee King, Project Administrator at breneek@ksu.edu or visit: www.k-state.edu/lsamp

 

Summer 2019 Research Opportunities

Undergraduates, looking to conduct research this summer that will take you to a new location and provide a challenging yet rewarding experience. Check out the list of opportunities below. We encourage you to be mindful of the deadlines and make sure to include all necessary components of the application when you apply.

Paid summer undergraduate research Opportunity in Cell Manufacturing

http://cellmanufacturingusa.org/paid-summer-undergraduate-student-research-opportunities

Research labs are located at Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), University of Georgia (UGA), University of Wisconsin (UW) and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.

Deadline for Applications is February 15, 2019

SURE, summer undergraduate research experience

https://gers.engr.wisc.edu/sure.php

This program is located at the University of Wisconsin and housed in the College of Engineering.

2019 EERE Robotics Summer Internships (Department of Energy)

Why should I apply?

  • Hands-on experience in development of future robotics technical, engineering, and advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Stipends:  High school seniors and undergraduate students receive a $600 per week stipend; graduate students and postgraduates receive a $750 per week stipend
  • Housing Allowance: $150 per week for interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility
  • Inbound/Outbound Travel Reimbursement: Up to $1,000 to/from assigned location for interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility

 Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2019.
  • Be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics related to robotics and/or manufacturing.

How to Apply:  Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EERE-Robotics-2019

For questions please email us at Robotics.Internship@orau.org.

Application deadline:  March 5, 2019 5:00 PM EST

2019 KS-LSAMP Summer research program application now available

The application for the 2019 KS-LSAMP Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM (RiPS) program is now available for completion.The deadline to return the application to Dr. Brenee King is March 8, 2019.

The dates for the 2019 RiPS program are May 28, 2019 to July 24, 2019. You can find more information about the program, including the application, at the following website: http://www.k-state.edu/lsamp/summer_programs/index.html

Summer Research Students Present at National Conference

Seven students who completed projects this past summer as part of the KS-LSAMP Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM (RiPS) program attended the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) held in Washington DC on February 22-24, 2018. The ERN conference is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the Nation Science Foundation Division of Human Resources Development (HRD). The conference is student-focused with an emphasis on college and university undergraduate and graduate students. One objective of the conference was to help students improve their communication skills. This year 950+ students from 250 institutions attended the conference.

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KS-LSAMP Fall 2017 Events

Arts & Sciences Research Opportunities Fair
August 23, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
K-State Student Union, Ballroom

KS-LSAMP will have a table at the annual College of Arts & Sciences Research Opportunities Fair. Stop by to say Hi! and pick up some information for the coming semester.

KS-LSAMP Welcome Event
August 28, 2017
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
K-State Student Union, Room 227

Join us during the first event of the semester to learn more about KS-LSAMP and how it can benefit you. We will talk about our events for the semester and you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with other students.

Scholarship Application Workshop
September 26, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
111 Leadership Studies Building

Are you thinking of applying to scholarships this semester or in the future? If the answer is yes, then plan to attend our workshop. We will be discussing the different components of a scholarship application, mainly the personal statement and letters of recommendation. The workshop will get you thinking about how to best complete these components. KS-LSAMP has scholarships available to eligible students, information regarding these scholarships will be discussed at the event.

Volunteer Opportunity
October 22, 2017
2:45 pm – 7:30 pm (Different time slots available)
Register HERE: http://bit.ly/VOLTSVDF17

Interested in sharing your STEM/K-State experience with others? KS-LSAMP is hosting an event for potential transfer students and we need your help! Opportunities to guide a scavenger hunt team, attend dinner or social event and interact with students are available. This is a chance to share your experiences with other students. Registration is open until October 6, 2017.

Community College Students Complete Summer Research Program

The Research Immersion: Pathway to STEM (RiPS) summer research program was conducted for its fourth year by the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KS-LSAMP) program from May 30, 2017 to July 26, 2017. This program paired undergraduate students with research faculty at Kansas State University (K-State). Students from the KS-LSAMP alliance institutions: Dodge City Community College (DCCC), Garden City Community College (GCCC), Seward Community College (SCCC) and K-State applied and were selected to be part of this most recent cohort of RiPS students. During the program, students worked in individual labs on research projects mentored by faculty members, graduate students, and others.

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KS-LSAMP students present research at national STEM conference

Four students who completed projects this past summer as part of the KS-LSAMP Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM (RiPS) program attended the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) held in Washington DC on March 2-4, 2017. The ERN conference is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the Nation Science Foundation Division of Human Resources Development (HRD). The conference is student-focused with an emphasis on college and university undergraduate and graduate students. One objective of the conference was to help students improve their communication skills. This year 950+ students from 250 institutions attended the conference.

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Interdisciplinary Talk – Mathematical Modeling with Multidisciplinary Applications in Biological Systems

The Math Department’s Center for Integration of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postdoctoral Research (I-Center), the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KS-LSAMP) and the Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine (ICCM) are very pleased to announce a seminar by Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki. jaberi_majid

Information for the seminar is listed below:

Monday, September 26, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Big 12 Room, K-State Union

Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki’s interests lie in developing biological and epidemiological models. He is an expert in dynamical systems, control theory and numerical analysis. More precisely, Professor Jaberi-Douraki studies autoimmune and infectious diseases, mechanisms of relapse-remission, protein folding in endoplasmic reticulum, pathogen-host dynamics, and age-structured modelling, as well as optimal control strategies, and vaccination/treatment/isolation policies.

These talks are meant to be accessible to non-specialists in the area, including undergraduate students, and feature developing research in interdisciplinary fields. In particular, we aim to highlight career options for students in STEM, as well as a offer a discussion of how to prepare for work in this area. We hope to have students and faculty from various departments in the audience who may be interested in the subject.

Abstract for the event is as follows:

Mathematical modeling with multidisciplinary applications describe the interdisciplinary nature of quantitative modeling using numerical and theoretical algorithms. In this talk, we plan to develop and design mathematical modeling techniques and real-world processes with applications in diverse fields of biology. It is worthwhile to point out that the complexity of processes underlying mechanisms of biological systems and the difficulty in  examining them experimentally make the use of quantitative approaches and predictive mathematical models very compelling. For this purpose, we will combine a variety of methods from computational perspective to dynamical system modeling using statistical tools such as Bayesian inference and sensitivity analysis to illustrate how these techniques can be employed to study quantitative analysis of biological processes, predict fundamental and long-term behavior of biological systems, and find solutions to challenging problems which remain incompletely understood.