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Undergraduate Research Highlight of Alliance for Minority Participation Research Symposium

May 18, 2016


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –Undergraduate researchers at three Texas A&M University System schools presented projects at the Texas A&M System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TAMUS LSAMP) Research Symposium hosted at the Island University last month.

The TAMUS LSAMP, a partnership made up of Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Prairie View A&M University, is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented students participating in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. 

Participants also learned other topics related to research in the University setting including communicating scientific topics to a general audience and tips for successful graduate school applications.

Students also had an opportunity to network with other undergraduate researchers and professors, which can be a key step in their educational path.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has 12 students in the program, and 11 of them presented at the symposium. A total of 26 students presented research projects.

Two A&M-Corpus Christi students tied for second place: Genesis Castillo-Torres placed for research titled, “A Population Assessment of Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) Transplants in South East Texas.”  Angelo Marney placed for research titled, “An Algorithm for Computing the Dominant Eigenpair of an Elliptic Matrix.”