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Summer Research Week Information

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and Laredo Community College (LCC) jointly serve the predominately Hispanic community, a group historically underrepresented in research careers. The goal of this program is to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students involved in original research. This workshop takes place every summer in the month of July. It is a week long workshop that includes 10 modules. Students will complete 30 hours of lecture and activities to embellish their research experience. Participating in this workshop will expose students to cutting edge research techniques and methodologies that are applicable to a wide range of fields. Participants will be trained in developing testable hypotheses, utilizing technology and critical thinking to analyze data, draw appropriate conclusions, as well as the effective communication of experimental results.

Features of Building Scholars include:

  1. Introduction to the scientific method and research techniques and methodologies.
  2. Daily breaks for socialization opportunities with faculty members and other participants.
  3. Students who successfully complete the entire summer workshop will receive a certificate of accomplishment. 


APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER 2017: Friday May 26, 2017, 5:00pm or as soon as possible.

For program flyer: (click here)

For program application: (click here)

Program Contact Information 

Project Coordinator: Dr. Monica O. Mendez, Associate Professor, LBVSC 379B, (956) 326 – 2590,
Activity Director: Ms. Elaine Almanza, CNS 212B, (956) 326 - 3123,