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July 10, 2014

 

Northwest Vista College News


STEM Summer Internship Program Kicks Off

All of the Alamo Colleges are partnering to implement a four-year $1.5 million Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Bridge to Baccalaureate grant program (B2B) called CIMA (“Summit” in Spanish).  The grant is designed to significantly increase the number of underrepresented students who attain bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields.  NVC received a $214,092 sub award to implement grant activities at the college that include: peer mentorship programs; faculty mentorship activities; tutoring; STEM student clubs; faculty professional development for advising and teaching best practices; training for college recruiters, advisors and developmental math teachers to improve recruitment of Under Represented Minorities into STEM; and development of STEM articulation agreements.  

As part of this grant, students selected for the program (4 NVC students out of 27 district-wide) will participate in STEM research activities this summer under the mentorship of renowned researchers at UTSA.  A kickoff event was held on June 2nd at UTSA for the participating students along with NVC President Claunch, Vice President Jimmie Bruce, Grant Director Carlos Aguirre, Science Chair Prakash Nair, Adam Reeves, Biology faculty member and representatives of each of the Alamo Colleges.  These NVC students will be getting trained in areas including Infectious Diseases, Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, and Robotics.  Each student will earn a $3,000 stipend on successful completion of their summer internship. 

 

NVC Library Participates in National Program

The Northwest Vista College Library was selected to participate in “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA),” a prestigious national program through the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  The ACRL began work in October 2012 on the three year program using a grant funded by a National Leadership Demonstration Grant of $249,330 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). 
 
The NVC Library will be partnering with departments across campus to investigate correlations between information literacy and student success. Participation in this program will help the librarians improve their assessment skills, enhance their instruction program, and provide our students with the skills they need to succeed in higher education and the workforce.
 
 
 

 

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