New Mexico INBRE Summer Experience (NISE)

 The NISE programs offer different options for undergraduate students to get summer research experience and training.  The summer work experience will conclude in a presentation of results at a research symposium, held during the first week of August. 

Find which program is best for you and APPLY with our new NISE Matching Tool

 

1. NISE-Prep:* The goal is to allow undergraduate students without laboratory experience, to work in a research laboratory for the summer at the students’ home institution. The ideal participating student is entering their sophomore or junior year, interested in learning more about careers in biomedical research, and has not previously worked in a research lab. Faculty mentors will provide research-related guidance to their student mentees. Students will develop skills to move into a biomedical research career.

2. NISE-Bootcamp:** The goal is to increase student understanding of biomedical research and enhance their career development through a mixture of laboratory experiences and lecture-based activities on the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus. Promising students between Sophomore and Junior Year (or those expecting to be 2 academic years away from a BS/BA degree) with little to no research experience will work with researchers at NMSU, including workshops to develop bench and college-success skills. NISE-Bootcamp will provide students with an authentic research experience to prepare them to pursue a career in science. NISE bootcamp will help students move from an academic understanding of science to hands-on experience with research techniques and concepts. An important expected outcome of this program is having students apply for and conduct mentored research internships the summer after they participate in Bootcamp.

3. NISE-Internship:*** The goal is to enhance student research skills and prepare participants for graduate education in biomedical research and/or health research careers. Advanced students, ideally between their Junior and Senior Year (or those entering their final/senior year as an undergraduate), planning to apply to graduate school in biomedical/behavioral sciences in the next year with research experience will be matched with NMSU or University of New Mexico (UNM) faculty to conduct independent biomedical research projects at NMSU or UNM. NISE-internship will help students identify appropriate graduate programs, and gain the application skills to make them competitive for entry into advanced degrees. An important and expected outcome is for students to apply to biomedical or behavioral graduate programs during the academic year following their NISE Internship.

For students interested in Bioinformatics, an additional student Internship opportunity is available as the Summer Bioinformatics Intensive Internship. This is offered as an unpaid 6-week training through the National Center for Genome Resources. For more information, please visit NM-INBRE Summer Internship.

TIME COMMITMENT DURING THE SUMMER

Please note the time commitment to the NISE Program is extensive. Students must be available for fulltime employment, including some evening and weekend activities. Participants are not permitted to enroll or participate in additional programs and/or courses if selected to participate in the NISE Program.

PROGRAM DATES

Beginning no later than June 1, 2019 through the first week of August 2019. Additional days may be required by your institution.

ELIGIBILITY

*NISE-PREP

Students must show proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.

Full-time summer availability (not enrolled in summer coursework) 

Be enrolled in one of the following institutions:

  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Tech
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • San Juan College

**NISE-BOOTCAMP

Students must show proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.

Full-time summer availability (not enrolled in summer coursework) 

Be enrolled in one of the following institutions:

  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Tech
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • San Juan College
  • Western New Mexico University
  • Select institutions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming

***NISE-INTERNSHIP

Students must show proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.

Full-time summer availability (not enrolled in summer coursework) 

Be enrolled in one of the following institutions:

  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Tech
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • Western New Mexico University
  • Select institutions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming

 

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NM-INBRE Member Institution

Institutional Liaison

Contact Info

Eastern New Mexico University

John Montgomery

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New Mexico Highlands University

Ian Williamson

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New Mexico State University

Ryan Ashley

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New Mexico Tech

Snežna Rogelj

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Northern New Mexico College

Ulises Ricoy

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San Juan College

Eric Miller

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University of New Mexico, Main Campus

Jeremy Edwards

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University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center

Bill Shuttleworth

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Western New Mexico University

Jeff Hill

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Application Requirements New Mexico INBRE Summer Experience (NISE)

Thanks for your interest in the New Mexico INBRE Summer Experience (NISE), a paid, intensive summer experience that specifically helps Promising Undergraduate students at NM-INBRE network institutions, at formative career stages.

 

SUMMARY OF THE APPLICATION
I. Personal details
II. Personal Statement
III. Agreement to Terms of Participation
IV. Copy of your academic transcript (official or unofficial)

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Applications are now available. If you plan to apply, you can begin to prepare the materials for your application which, at a minimum, include the following components:

  1. Personal details, including
  • Contact information and demographics 
  • Academic information such as matriculation or enrollment ID number, academic institution, class (eg, freshman, sophomore, etc.),
  • Previous research or scientific experience (if applicable),
  • Future education and career plans
  1. Personal Statement, which will be approximately one page that describes
  • Why you want to do research
  • How this research experience relates to your personal and professional goals
  • Any experiences that may qualify you to participate in such research
  • Any additional information that will help us evaluate your preparation and ability to succeed

Also, if you have encountered challenges that have affected your educational career, either positively or negatively, please let us know about those. Please discuss how your prior life experiences (in academia, professional, volunteer, etc) show your dedication to the pursuit of advanced degrees in the sciences.

  1. Agreement to Terms of Participation

In submitting your completed application you agree to:

  • Affirm that all information provided to the NISE Program is true and complete
  • Allow NISE to check your references, academic information, and/or background
  • Provide all requested information
  • Commit to full-time summer employment, free from coursework or additional employment obligation
  • Participate in all NISE educational and research activities to fulfill full-time summer employment obligation
  • Provide education and career progress information for a period of 5 years following NISE participation
  1. Academic transcript (official or unofficial)

 


Student Training at UNM

Graduate Research Intensive Training Programs

Undergraduate Research Intensive Training Programs

  • UPN: Undergraduate Pipeline Network
  • LTER: Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research Program
    National Science Foundation
  • IMSD: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development 
 

Student Training at NMSU 

Graduate Research Intensive Training Programs

  • MBRS-RISE : Minority Biomedical Research Support-Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program
    National Institutes of Health

Undergraduate Research Intensive Training Programs

  • BRIDGES to American Indian Students in Community Colleges Program 
    National Institutes of Health
  • NM AMP: New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation 
    National Science Foundation
  • MARC: Minority Access to Careers Program 
    National Institutes of Health

 

Student Training at ENMU

Undergraduate Research Training Programs

  • NM-AMP New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation 
    National Science Foundation
    Contact: 
    Regina Aragon
    Eastern New Mexico University
    (505) 562-2328
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Student Training at NMHU

Graduate Research Training Programs

  • BRIDGES to the Doctoral Degree (through UNM)
    Contact: 
    Mary Shaw
    Department of Biology
    New Mexico Highlands University
    Las Vegas, NM 87701
    Tel.: (505) 454-3407
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Undergraduate Research Training Programs

  • BRIDGES to the Baccalaureate Degree 
    Contact: 
    Dr. Linda LaGrange
    Department of Behavioral Sciences
    New Mexico Highlands University
    117 Hewett Hall
    Las Vegas, NM 87701
    Tel: (505) 454-3379
    Fax: (505) 454-3331
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Other Student Training in New Mexico

Below are more links about other summer research opportunities within New Mexico, but not associated with INBRE institutions.

 

Other Student Training Outside of New Mexico

These links are about other summer research opportunities not associated with INBRE institutions. Click on each link to learn more about the program and to download their applications.

Additionally, you can do a search on http://www.nsf.gov using "undergraduate summer research" for many more listings. Good luck!