Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience

Application Deadline: April 30 SCCORE Summer 2021 and SCCORE/REinWEST Summer 2021 applications are due on April 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

SCCORE

June 1 – July 15, 2021

$4,000 stipend

Application Form Instructional Video
Flyer
Eligibility:

  • Preference given to underrepresented minorities (URMs): (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islanders in STEM)
  • Full-time enrollment (12 hrs) at partner community college in Spring 2021.
  • US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident with a Green Card
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Intent to transfer to university

Benefits:

  • $1,500 Stipend
  • Attend a credit-bearing course
  • Work as Research Assistant with a University Faculty Mentor 20-25 hours per week
  • Learn to create, develop, and present a research poster
  • Non-local, non-virtual students will receive room & board.

SCCORE/ REInWEST

June 1 – July 15, 2021

$4,000 stipend

Application Form Instructional Video
Flyer

Eligibility:

  • 1st Preference given to Veterans and/or women in STEM; 2nd preference given to underrepresented minorities (URMs): (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islanders in STEM)
  • Full-time enrollment (12 hrs) at NMSU-A or DACC in Spring 2021.
  • US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident with a Green Card
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Intent to transfer to university

Benefits:

  • $4,000 Stipend
  • Attend a credit-bearing course
  • Work as Research Assistant with a University Faculty Mentor 20-25 hours per week
  • Learn to create, develop, and present a research poster
  • If COVID is not an issue, non-local, non-virtual students will receive room & board.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the program be in-person or virtual?
The format of the program will be dependent upon the institution you complete your summer research program at, as well as the mentor you are matched with. Each partner university has their own research protocols that comply with the New Mexico Public Health Orders in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.  The state NM AMP office provides guidelines for how the SCCORE program should be hosted at each university, but our Institutional Coordinators will make the final decisions for program content and style (including hybrid/virtual) at their discretion in accordance with their university’s policies. Below is a list of our AMP Partner Universities that will be hosting SCCORE Programs, along with their current plans for in-person, virtual, or hybrid formats:

  • New Mexico Tech
    • Students will conduct on-campus research (in-person) and will receive COVID testing three times per week. Non-local students will receive room & board.
  • New Mexico State University (hosting SCCORE and REInWEST)
    • Local students will be able to complete research in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid format. The format will depend on the mentor/laboratory the student is matched with and the nature of the research work. For example, if a local student will only be completing data analyses and simulations, it could be possible to complete the research work from home in a virtual format. If the student must complete laboratory-scale experiments, such as titrations, the student may need to go to the NMSU Campus in Las Cruces or Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo. The actual work location will be worked out between students and mentors as necessary.
    • Non-local students will not be able to stay in the dorms due to the pandemic, so their research program must be in a virtual format.
  • University of New Mexico
    • The research program for each student will be tailored to the needs of the student and matched mentor.
  • Eastern New Mexico University
    • Virtual program only- related to mathematical modeling.
  • Northern New Mexico College
    • Virtual program only- related to mathematics.
  • New Mexico Highlands University
    • Please contact Blanca Cespedes for more information: bcespedes@nmhu.edu
What does a typical day in the program look like?
Each program will look a bit different from one institution to the next, and possibly even different depending on the student and the type of research they are completing. The institutional coordinator at the university where the student complete your program will facilitate the process to determine what a typical day might look like in collaboration with a student’s matched mentor. As an example: NMSU participants will spend the mornings completing research work (hybrid or virtual) and the afternoons in the credit-bearing SMET 201 course, taught by AMP Staff. The course will include professional development workshops, laboratory tours, training for literature review, poster presentation workshops, and more. The course will most likely be in a hybrid format due to COVID-safe protocols. The course will go the entire length of the SCCORE program (June 1-30). The REInWEST Program continues for approximately two more weeks, and will be research work for these two weeks.
What faculty mentor will I be partnered with?
AMP makes every effort to pair applicants with outstanding faculty at the institution of your choice. If there’s someone specific you have in mind, please put it in your application. The institutional coordinator at your top choice institution will make every attempt to pair you with a faculty mentor who suits your interests. If you have further questions, please contact the institutional coordinator at the AMP Partner University that is your first choice for completing the SCCORE program.
How do I know if my community college is an AMP Partner Institution?
You must be a full-time student at one of the NM AMP Partner Community Colleges to participate in the SCCORE program. These institutions are:

  • Central New Mexico College
  • Luna Community College
  • NMSU- Alamogordo
  • NMSU-Carlsbad
  • NMSU- Doña Ana
  • San Juan College
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • UNM- Taos students are eligible for the SCCORE Program, and should select “other” institution in their application.

Additional information is available on the SCCORE Program Description Page

Additional Questions? Please contact the institutional coordinator at your school, or the school you are interested in completing SCCORE at.