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Grant will provide scholarships for new NMSU students

The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) will receive a $395,992 grant to provide scholarships for New Mexico State University students interested in studying computer science, engineering and engineering physics.


r Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarships (CSEMS) will be awarded to a total of 30 transfer students and incoming freshmen. The students also will be provided with opportunities to participate in tutoring, academic and professional workshops, faculty mentorships and research projects. Additional students may receive scholarships in fall 2005.

CSEMS is a cooperative effort between a network of community colleges across New Mexico and NMSU's College of Engineering and Engineering Physics and Computer Science Departments.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides CSEMS grants to numerous universities to provide scholarships for academically talented and financially needy students. The project is meant to allow students to transition to high-technology workforces after receiving an associate, baccalaureate or graduate-level degree in computer science, computer technology, engineering, engineering technology or mathematics.

The project director and principal investigator for the CSEMS project at NMSU is Ricardo B. Jacquez, professor of civil and geological engineering and director of New Mexico AMP. Co-principal investigators are Steven Castillo, dean of the College of Engineering; Rudi Schoenmackers, director of the Engineering Research Center and co-director of New Mexico AMP; Gary Kyle, physics department head; and Jonathan Cook, associate professor of computer science.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship contact Jacquez at (505) 646-3463 or Rose Pena at (505) 646-3211.