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Your faculty and staff news since 1965
February 14, 2005
Volume 40, Number 7

Research symposium celebrates undergraduates

By Steve Carr

UNM’s PROFOUND (Program of Research Opportunities FOr UNDergraduates) will showcase undergraduate research at the 2nd Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in SUB ballrooms B&C.

“More formal attention has been given to undergraduate research this year than in the past,” said Theresa López, PROFOUND program coordinator. “President Caldera has greeted incoming freshman groups and high school junior and senior classes telling them about research opportunities available to them as undergraduates at a research extensive university.”

The event features research posters and guest speakers, including a keynote address by Linda Hall, professor of Latin American History and former director of Latin American Studies. Mari-Luci Jaramillo, former ambassador to Honduras, will be the featured lunchtime speaker. She is author of “Madame Ambassador: the Shoemaker’s Daughter,” an autobiography about perseverance and the importance of education. It reflects her life as a New Mexico woman who overcame early experiences of poverty, discrimination and prejudice to advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves

Students interested in participating in the research symposium must complete an online registration form with an abstract of 225-words or less, by March 28. The form is located at: http://www.unm.edu/~profound/.

A workshop, Writing Effective Abstracts, will be held Wednesday, March 2, in Ortega Hall, room 335, from 3 to 5 pm. Writing instructors will work one-on-one with each participant to make a clear, concise and correct abstract. To register, e-mail PROFOUND at: profound@unm.edu. Registration deadline for the workshop is Wednesday, Feb. 23.

Top presenters in four categories will receive cash prizes with a symposium-wide grand prize of a laptop computer. Students present for the lunchtime speakers will be eligible to win a digital camera.

For more information, contact Theresa López at 277-0528 or tlopez@unm.edu.