Posted: 3/29/22

Two TAMIU Students Place at A&M System Pathways Research Symposium


Ian Lopez
Ian Lopez  

Two Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students’ research placed in the 17th Annual Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Pathways Student Research Symposium held in College Station recently.

The Pathways Symposium was attended by 281 participants, representing all 11 TAMUS campuses.  Some 34 TAMIU students participated in the Symposium.

Ian Lopez, a TAMIU senior, placed second among undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science competitors in the Poster Presentation with his research, “Improving CO2 Storage and Oil Recovery in Shale Oil Reservoirs using Dual Lateral Wells.” Lopez’ findings looked at field-reported data to propose an optimal injection strategy that maximizes CO2 recovery and storage in the field.  

Krista Rodriguez 

In the Master’s Oral Presentation Competition for Social Sciences, TAMIU graduate student Krista Rodríguez placed second with her research, “Virtual Psychoeducational Groups with Latino College Students: Findings from Focus Groups.”  Rodríguez’ research looked at the challenges and opportunities of providing virtual group therapy during the Pandemic and, in particular, the use of psychoeducational groups with Latinos attending college. 

The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Pathways Student Research Symposium is a student research showcase. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all TAMUS institutions. Separate categories are available for undergraduate, master's, and doctoral-level posters or oral presentations. 

Dr. Jennifer Coronado, TAMIU dean of the Graduate School, said TAMIU student participation in the Symposium is highly beneficial.

“Students have an opportunity to promote and share their research and receive feedback from peers and other researchers; they have an opportunity to connect with students and faculty from other TAMUS universities, and to learn about graduate programs across the A&M System,” Dr. Coronado explained.

The Pathways Symposium rotates annually among the TAMUS institutions. This year’s Symposium was held in event space at A&M’s Kyle Field and the Memorial Student Center.

Winning student entries and links to detailed descriptions of their research are available online at https://grad.tamu.edu/knowledge-center/dates-and-deadlines/17th-annual-pathways-symposium 

The 18th Annual Pathways Research Symposium will take place next March, 2023 at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Registration for Summer and Fall Semesters at TAMIU begins Monday, April 4.

For additional information on TAMIU undergraduate programs, go to: https://www.tamiu.edu/academics.shtml#degree

For more on Graduate School programs, visit: https://www.tamiu.edu/gradschool