Virtual Event: 17th Fall WNMU Academic and Research Symposium and Career Fair

Western New Mexico University students present their work at the Western New Mexico University Academic Symposium, which will take place in conjunction with WNMU’s Career Fair on Nov. 30, 2017.

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Date(s) - 12/02/2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Fall WNMU Academic Symposium and Career Fair will be held in virtually on Thursday, December 2, 2021.


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. Presentations can be viewed through this portal on the day of the event. 

Keynote Speaker: First Lady Valerie Plame

Featured Student Speaker: Eduard Misquez

The nearly 20 student presentations focus on the following topics and more:

Effect of Nanoparticle vs. Bulk Delivery of Chemicals on Crop Plant Growth
History of Chihuahua Hill
Use of GISS Technology and Landscape Characteristics in Design of a Disc Golf Course at Maude’s Canyon
Effects of Light Pollution on Night Photography
Importance of Trauma-Informed Classrooms in Early Childhood
Silver City MainStreet Project
Developing a Growth Mindset
Cards for a Cause
Schooling and Antagonistic Behaviors in Tiger Barbs
Safe Consumption Sites.

Further details are available on the symposium website.

Symposium/Career Fair Steering Committee: 17th WNMU Academic and Research Symposium/Career Fair Steering Committee Members: Michael Acosta, Gilda Baeza-Ortego, Bart Brown, Taylor Benavidez, Roberta Brown, Wen-Chi-Chen, Benji Cline, Brenda Diaz, Barbara Flores, Heather Frankland, Scott Fritz, Royce Grubic, Katia Ibarra, Magdaleno Manzanarez, Corrie Neighbors, William (“Bill”) Norris, Manuel Rodriguez, Kim Petrovic, Phil Schoenberg, Jason Stahlhut, Adele Springer, Janine Sohler and Kathy Whiteman.

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