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TAMIU Students Compete, Place at 14th  Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium Posted: 11/20/17

TAMIU Students Compete, Place at 14th  Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium

 

Jasmine Idrogo and Dr. Kate A. Houston
Jasmine Idrogo, (left) won first place in Humanities and Social Science. She's pictured with her faculty mentor, Dr. Kate A. Houston, Department of Social Sciences.  

Earlier this month, 28 Texas A&M International University undergraduate and graduate students competed in the 14th Annual Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium held at Tarleton State University in Stephenville Nov. 2-3.

Students earning undergraduate Awards include Jasmine Idrogo, who won first place in Humanities and Social Science for her presentation “Texas Mental Health Courts.” Her faculty mentor is TAMIU Dr. Kate A. Houston, Department of Social Sciences.

Ray Casas was awarded third place in Mathematics for his “Dynamical Properties of Unimodal Maps” presentation.  His faculty mentor is Dr. Weam M. Al-Tameemi, Department of Mathematics and Physics.

Earning third place in Humanities and Social Science at the Graduate level was Aileen Terrazas for her “U.S. College Latinos and Attitudes Towards Homosexuals” presentation.  Her faculty mentor is Dr. Elizabeth Terrazas-Carillo, Department of Psychology and Communication.

The two-day Symposium was open to all Texas A&M University System students with separate categories for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral-level research.  It provided students a chance to showcase research efforts, network with faculty, gain exposure to graduate and post-graduate opportunities, and form lasting collaborative relationships for future research.

Dr. Jennifer Coronado, Dean of the TAMIU Graduate School, said the Pathways opportunity is eagerly anticipated by TAMIU students each year.

“This is one of our most popular opportunities for student academic engagement in research fields.  It not only provides a valuable opportunity to present research, but often can open doors to other research possibilities.  TAMIU students present very well and are always among Symposium winners,” Dr. Coronado noted.

TAMIU students selected to participate in the Pathways Symposium included: Evelyn Campos, Ray Casas, Johanna Cavazos, Lorena Cestou, Arpita Das, Oseze Andrew Ebhote, Richard Esqueda, Elva García, Roxanne García, Brenda Guerrero, Melissa Gutíerrez, Carlos Guzmán, Arely Hernández, Mayra Hernández, Jasmine Idrogo, Jacqueline Lara, Martha Lerma, Ruby López, Daniel Molina, Clarissa Murillo, Alexandra Reyes, Yared Rodríguez, Daniela Rodríguez, Alejandra Santos, Stephanie Silva, Aileen Terrazas, Martha Vasquez, and Emily Zirbes. 

A&M System faculty judge the competition.  TAMIU faculty participating as judges included Dr. Weam Al-Tameemi, Dr. Angelique Blackburn, Dr. Jennifer Coronado, Dr. John Dean, Dr. Andy Hilburn, Dr. John Kilburn, Dr. Sumalai Maroonroge, Dr. Catheryn Weitman, Dr. Desi Vásquez and Dr. Thomas Zawisza.

For additional information, contact Dr. Coronado at 956.326.3060, email jcoronado@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 206.

Aileen Terrazas (right), earned  third place in Humanities and Social Science at the Graduate level. She's pictured with her faculty mentor is Dr. Elizabeth Terrazas-Carillo, Department of Psychology and Communication.
Aileen Terrazas (right), earned third place in Humanities and Social Science at the Graduate level. She's pictured with her faculty mentor, Dr. Elizabeth Terrazas-Carillo, Department of Psychology and Communication.
Ray Casas, was awarded third place in Mathematics. His faculty mentor was Dr. Weam M. Ali-Tameemi
Ray Casas, was awarded third place in Mathematics. His faculty mentor was Dr. Weam M. Ali-Tameemi, department of Mathematics and Physics.