SPC Students Present Research at 2021 Virtual STEM Symposium

August 30, 2021

St. Philip’s College students; Victor Tiscareno, Maria Miranda-Madrid, James Mack, Landon Hill, Marci Garcia, Zuleika Ceja, Rima Bhakta, and NASA Interns, Chrishall Armstrong, Ta’Lya Brooks, Vincente Flores, and Jaylin R. Wilson made individual presentations at the 8th Annual 2021 Virtual STEM Research Symposium held on August 6.

Each year, St. Philip’s College hosts the CIMA Research Symposium where research scholars across the five Alamo Colleges congregate to present their research findings. The event was held virtually for the second year via Zoom and featured 40 student presenters. Research topics included: Gender Bias in the Extraction of Chemicals from Text; Creating Academic Discipline Lessons with EON Reality; and ImmerseMe Virtual Reality Language Software. The virtual event welcomed over 90 spectators.  

The research initiative is part of the opportunities offered by the Ciencia, Ingeniería, y Matemáticas Aliados - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CIMA-LSAMP) Program. CIMA-LSAMP strives to transform science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through innovative recruitment, retention strategies, and experiences that support groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines. This is accomplished through a large number of initiatives, including peer mentorship, faculty mentorship, tutoring, supplemental instruction, and undergraduate research.

CIMA was formed in Fall 2013 when St. Philip’s College was first awarded the LSAMP Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (B2B) grant. It includes the five Alamo Colleges: San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, and St. Philip's College.

For more information on the CIMA-LSAMP program, click here

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