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NMSU's CAMP holds third annual Poster Expo

New Mexico State University's College Assistance Migrant Program students shared with the campus their experiences in research, study abroad and co-ops in the third annual CAMP Poster Expo held Thursday, April 21 in Milton Hall on the NMSU campus.

Fourteen students from CAMP's program put together posters featuring the research, travel and projects they are taking part in at the university. The campus and local community were invited to the expo where CAMP students presented their posters and answered questions.

"This expo gives the CAMP students a chance to share their experiences with other people," CAMP retention advisor Jose Montoya said. "A lot of them don't get the opportunity to present their work, especially in a professional environment; we open that avenue to them."

The three-hour expo hosted students, faculty and members of the community browsing the student's displays and discussing each individual's work.

"Students have the opportunity to learn about different programs around campus," said Daniel Ramirez-Gordillo, a Ph.D. biology student. "They actually get excited because they see students that are like them doing research and think 'You know what? I can do that too.'"

CAMP is a federally funded program that helps migrant or seasonal farm worker students attend college. The program's goal is to ensure each CAMP student graduates from NMSU with a bachelor's degree. CAMP offers the first line of support for students to succeed during their first year at NMSU. CAMP also strives to maintain communication with former students to guarantee that they receive the support needed in order to graduate.

Broadcast Advisory: Watch this video on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyxrFPH07Ww. For questions, contact Minerva Baumann (575) 646-7566.