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. 

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, 2020 through the first week of August 2020. 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

To learn more or discuss ways to participate, please email us at: NMinbre@nmsu.edu or contact your institutional liaison

NM-INBRE Member Institution Institutional Liaison Contact Info
Eastern New Mexico University John Montgomery John.Montgomery@enmu.edu
New Mexico Highlands University Ian Williamson iwilliamson@nmhu.com
New Mexico State University Ryan Ashley nminbre@nmsu.edu
New Mexico Tech Snežna Rogelj Snezna.Rogelj@nmt.edu
Northern New Mexico College Ivan Lopez ilopez@nnmc.edu
San Juan College Eric Miller millere@sanjuancollege.edu
University of New Mexico, Main Campus Jeremy Edwards jsedwards@salud.unm.edu
University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center Bill Shuttleworth BShuttleworth@salud.unm.edu
Western New Mexico University Jeff Hill jeffrey.hill@wnmu.edu