Virtual Event: 16th WNMU Academic and Research Symposium and Career Fair

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Date(s) - 12/03/2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The fall WNMU Academic Symposium will be held virtually on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Students of all disciplines will present projects that pertain to research, public service, technology, and industrial/applied technology. The steering committee also encourages exhibits of scholarship and teaching along with any other innovative ideas and creative works for the enjoyment of the WNMU community and the public.

Keynote speakers: WNMU students Elena Venegas Rodriguez and Gillian Alexander

On the symposium website, students can access the virtual event, submit proposals, and get further details!

Symposium/Career Fair Steering Committee: Michael Acosta, Gilda Baeza-Ortego, Roberta Brown; Wen-chi Chen, Jennifer Coleman, Benji Cline, Samuel Davenport, Brenda Diaz, Joseph Doyle, Barbara Flores, Heather Frankland, Scott Fritz, Katia Ibarra, Magdaleno Manzanarez, Vivian Myers, Corrie Neighbors, William (“Bill”) Norris, Kate Oubre, Manuel Rodriguez, Kim Petrovic, Phil Schoenberg, Jason Stahlhut, Adele Springer, Janine Sohler, Kathy Whiteman

Symposium Keynote Speakers:

Elena Venegas Rodríguez

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My name is Elena Venegas Rodríguez. I am a transfer student from Mexico. I am majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Cell and Molecular Biology. Currently, I am doing research on nano-agrochemicals with Dr. Medina. This semester we studied the effects of zinc and manganese nanoparticles. We evaluated the effects of zinc on corn yield as well as macronutrient use efficiency and the effects of manganese nanoparticles for salt-stress alleviation on jalapeños.

 

Jillian Alexander

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Jillian Alexander is a Graduate Student studying Psychology and Political Science at WNMU.

Her research interests lie in the areas of Intellectual Property and Nostalgic Consumption.

She is currently conducting research on Nostalgic Consumption as Terror Management response, and writing a book on Intellectual Property’s role in American Exceptionalism.

Alexander received a B.A. in History in 2013 from California State University, Northridge, with a focus on U.S. Youth Culture and Critical Race Theory. She minored in Early Modern Middle Eastern Studies. Before attending graduate school, Alexander was a member The Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery think tank in Malmo Sweden. At WNMU, she has served as the student member of the Faculty Oversight Committee.

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This is also a chance for students to virtually meet more than 40 employers, including the following:


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New Mexico Corrections Department Adult Probation and Parole Division

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Strengthen New Mexico Communities through effective community supervision, creating safe and professional institutional environments and providing those entrusted to our care with opportunities for positive personal growth and self development.

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AmeriCorps NCCC & FEMA Corps

Available 9:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

To strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team- based direct national and community service.

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New Mexico Game and Fish Department

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

“To conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the state of New Mexico using a flexible management system that ensures sustainable use for public food supply, recreation and safety; and to provide for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes cultural, historic, and resource values while ensuring public safety.”

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National Research Mentoring Network & University of North Texas Biomedical Research

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Whether you are a student discovering your scientific passion, a postdoctoral fellow conducting biomedical experiments, a senior faculty member with an innate desire to mentor others to follow your career path, NRMN & UNTHS is here for you.

NRMN-RC) offerings include:

*Guided Virtual Mentorship with customized goals, Networking with our community of over 17,000 participants nationwide, Online Resume Builder, Virtual Meeting space, Career Development Webinars, Partnership Opportunities, and much more!

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K12

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Employees embody Passion, Accountability, Courage, and Trustworthiness to make a valuable impact in the lives of students and their families.

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Millie’s Assisted Living Community

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

Providing quality assisted living care in a home-like atmosphere.

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New Mexico Workforce Connection

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

To Educate, Empower, and Employ

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HUB International

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

To create shareholder value and grow profitability by delivering unmatched service, expertise and insurance solutions to people and businesses, and to empower our employees to learn grow and make a difference in their communities.

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Entravision Communication

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

We are a diversified global media, marketing, and technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets primarily including Mexico, Latin America, and Spain.

Tresco

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

To provide professional and individualized services, supports and opportunities to people of any age with differing abilities, their families and the communities we serve.

US Department of Labor

Office of Human Resources

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

To ensure that a commitment to providing high quality service to our Nation’s citizens by having the right people in the right jobs, with the right skills and abilities and a true sense of personal value.

El Paso Border Patrol

Available 9:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

We are committed to relentless resilience, striving to prevent future attacks against the United States and our allies, responding decisively to natural and man-made disasters, and advancing American prosperity and economic security long into the future.

New Mexico State Police

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

“Tradition – Pride – Honor ”

We help provide protection and security to the people of New Mexico, enabling people to feel safe in their own communities and helping improve our citizens’ quality of life.

Freeport-McMoRan

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, AZ. Our portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, and large-scale Morenci minerals district in North America and Cerro Verde South America. The safety and health of all employees is our highest priority. Our approach towards the health and safety of our workforce is to continuously improve performance through implementing robust management systems and providing adequate training, safety incentive and occupational health programs.

AeroVironment. Inc

Available 9:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

When the mission is critical, AeroVironment is there, helping people gain the actionable intelligence they need to proceed with certainty into a safer, more secure, more prosperous future.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Available 9:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States

Site Santa Fe

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

SITE SANTA FE NURTURES INNOVATION, DISCOVERY, AND INSPIRATION THROUGH THE ART OF TODAY.

Sexual Assault Support Services

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Our vision is a world in which all people are safe, valued and free from any form of violence and oppression.

Children Youth and Families Department

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Improving the quality of life for our children.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

To encourage and assist the efforts of New Mexicans with disabilities to reach their goals for working and living in their communities.

Presbyterian Medical Services

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Presbyterian designs and delivers quality accessible health and education response to identified community needs of the multicultural people of the Southwest. We are leaders in improving the health and lives of all people in the Southwest.

Values

Customer Service, Leadership, Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Team Concept, Employee Well-being.

Center for Health Innovation

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with communities to advance health and social justice through innovative and effective policies and programs. We envision thriving communities with healthy people.

Centurion Health

Available 9:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Centurion provides healthcare services to governmental agencies in a wide variety of patient care settings, including correctional facilities, state hospitals, courts, juvenile facilities, and community clinics.

Gila Regional Medical Center

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

Providing exceptional quality, patient-centered care in healing environments.

Genesis Health Care

Available

Our Mission

As the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services from short-term to long-term and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services, Genesis focuses on the Vitality of the person. How and where we can make a difference in the overall well-being and healthy outlook of everyone we serve is our daily mission.

Fort Bayard Medical Center

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

Fort Bayard Medical Center serves the community by providing excellent care in Long Term and Skilled Care carefully, consistently, continuously and compassionately.

Wells Fargo Bank

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve our members by promoting business, commerce and tourism in Grant County.

Conservation Corp of New Mexico

Available 9:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM) operates conservation service programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation.

International Student Mentorship Program

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

We are a nonprofit organization with volunteer mentors across the United States. We are passionate about guiding international students through college and graduate school in America, from the admissions process all the way through graduation.

National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches

Available

Our Mission

The National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches (NCMFC) is dedicated to preparing, promoting, and producing minority coaches at all levels of football (professional, collegiate, scholastic, and recreational).

New Season

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

New Season’s vision is to strengthen community wellness and vitality by addressing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) with the most innovative health treatments available based on the latest science, research and proven models.

US Forest Service

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Available 9:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency enables the Department of Defense, the United States Government and International partners to counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks. Sustain dignity and respect by fostering an inclusive, engaged and capable work force, trusted to take personal initiative enabled and supported by leadership.

Albuquerque Bio Park

Available 11:00 – 1:00

Our Mission

Discover Nature, Inspire Action Leading innovative collaboration in connecting people, plants and animals.

Peace Corps

Our Mission

Available 9:00 – 1:00

To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:

  1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Catapult Leaders

Our Mission

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Catapult Leaders is 100% dedicated to giving talented Black college & grad school students and recent graduates the great careers they deserve and client companies the top talent they need.

Southern New Mexico Corrections

Available 9:00 – 11:00

Our Mission

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility(SNMCF) is dedicated to the highest attainable quality of excellence in corrections. It is our responsibility that every outcome produced contributes to the departmental mission of public safety. Are staff is committed to serving the citizens of New Mexico with the highest ethical standards.

Skills USA

Available 12:00 -1:00

Mission

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Our vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Available

Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

 

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