Hand-on experience

Research Opportunities For Graduate and Undergraduate Students

"Enhancing Hispanic Access to Natural Resource and Agricultural Careers through Education, Mentorship, and Training"

Funded by USDA-NIFA

Our Project Participants Research Areas How to Apply

Our Goals

  • Identify and mentor underrepresented students to prepare them for careers in natural resource and agricultural disciplines with the USDA and other agencies/NGOs and ultimately provide them a career path.

  • Provide experiential learning opportunities that engage students in their discipline of interest, broaden their perspectives of agriculture and natural resource management, and set them on a career path.

  • Immerse students in:

    • Mentorships with faculty to get hands-on experience for a research career
    • Mentorship experience with undergraduate students
    • Summer internships with federal agencies
    • Workshop and training on effective communication, effective professional presentations, critical thinking.
    • Workshops & trainings on federal USA Jobs Portal (resume preparation, mock interviews, etc)
    • Community outreach and citizen science programs
    • Networking with students from other NMSU campuses
    • Presentations in professional meetings
    • Annual retreats that will provide educational, informational and networking components.

Alvaro Romero, Project Director
945 College Avenue
Las Cruces, NM, 88003
Office: Skeen Hall 256
Phone: 575-646-5550
Cell: 575-740-9947
Fax: 575-740-8087