Posted: 3/15/23

TAMIU Students Compete and Win at 18th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium


TAMIU Pathways participants
TAMIU Pathways participants enjoyed a TAMU-Galveston tour.  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students recently traveled to the 18th Annual Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Pathways Student Research Symposium held at Texas A&M University-Galveston’s Aggie Special Events Center.

Three students placed at the doctoral and masters levels of the competition. 

In the doctoral level, Business & Information Technology, TAMIU doctoral students took the top two awards.

Muhammad Amin was awarded First Place for his research focused on “A Comparative Analysis of Authentic and Transactional Leadership Impact on Intrapreneurial Behavior, Self-Efficacy, and Work-Life Balance.”

Ayman Samak was awarded Second Place for his research that considered “The Impact of COVID-19 on R&D expenses and the moderating effect of revenue, Study of all the listed firms in the U.S.” 

Edith Garza-Garza was awarded First Place Oral Presentation, Masters-level Social Sciences, for her research “Unreciprocated Hermandad: Newspaper Coverage of an International Celebration at the U.S.-México Border.”

In total, 40 faculty, staff, and students took part in the Symposium which rotates annually among the TAMUS institutions.  Pathways is a student research showcase open to undergraduate and graduate students from all TAMUS institutions.  It offers System students an opportunity to present their undergraduate-, masters- and doctoral-level posters or oral presentations.

TAMIU Graduate School Dean Dr. Jennifer Coronado said the Symposium affords students a means to connect with the expansive Texas A&M University System.

“It’s an exciting event that offers a great opportunity for our students to connect with their peers, faculty, and staff across our System -- and really affirms the dynamic range of the TAMUS research community. Along the way, they get valuable research feedback and can also explore graduate and doctoral programs across the System,” Dr. Coronado said. 

TAMIU has hosted the Pathways Symposium twice.  For more about the Pathways Symposium, visit https://www.tamug.edu/research/Pathways/

 Registration for Maymester, Summer, and Fall 2023 begins Monday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. An individual's registration start date and time are based on a phased registration schedule. View the registration schedule here: https://www.tamiu.edu/registrar/registration.shtml.

To learn more about TAMIU’s Registration processes, visit the dedicated Registration Hub at https://go.tamiu.edu/registration

Academic advising is available to all students, including first-time freshmen, transfer, returning, and graduate students. Students should schedule an appointment with their advisor before registration.

Additionally, students needing financial assistance can call or email the University’s Office of Financial Aid to explore options through grants, loans, and student employment. For more information, contact them at 956.326.2225, email financialaid@tamiu.edu , or visit http://www.tamiu.edu/financialaid/.  

With a smartphone, students can access thousands of relevant scholarships through “TAMIU Fund$Finder,” a search tool that helps students find scholarships on and off-campus. To explore scholarship opportunities, visit go.tamiu.edu/fundSfinder.

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18th Annual Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium TAMIU winners are, left to right, Edith Garza-Garza, Ayman Samak and Muhammad Amin.