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H-LSAMP Scholar Activities

Crockett Science Fair
Ledet ACS Award
Senior Design Day
FAll 2016 UNICEF
Jennifer Ream - Honors College Undergraduate Research Day
DHS Summer Research
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Advancing program goals through....

Specialized Knowledge:
STEM degree achievement; undergraduate research; faculty mentoring; science student organizations; academic and professional conferences

Broad, Integrated Knowledge & Intellectual Skills:
Interdisciplinary seminars; Common Experience events; Science Café film and book discussion group: G.O.A.L. group-oriented achievement and learning activities

High Impact Learning:
Summer REUs; internships; coops, job shadowing; teaching; peer tutoring; business and career skills development

Civic and Community Engagement:
Campus and community volunteer service; science student organization leadership and projects

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019


Research Focus: Ragweed Fiber Extraction
Scholar: Andrew Alvarez, industrial engineering
Research Supervisor: Dr. Jitendra Tate

Research Focus: Central Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry Routing
Scholar: Andrew Alvarez, industrial engineering
Research Supervisor: Dr. Eduardo Perez

Research Focus: Evaluation of a Passive Optical Fiber Daylighting System for Plant Growth
Scholar: Katherine Casey Ausanka
Research Supervisor: Dr. Bahram Asiabanpour

Research Focus: Investigation of ideal gene carriers for gene therapy
Scholar: Carlos Corona, chemistry
Research Supervisor: Dr. Gary Beall, Dr. Kevin Lewis

Research Focus: A War Flying Approach in Access Point Order Determination Using Received-Signal-Strength
Scholar: David Crowe, computer science
Research Supervisor: Dr. Mina Guirguis

Research Focus: Social Media Data Mining in the Transportation Sector
Scholar: Loraine Ribon Gutierrez, electrical engineering
Research Supervisor: Dr. Sasha Dong

Research Focus: Mercury Content in Whale Sharks
Scholar: Jessica Hobbs, biology
Research Supervisor: Dr. Jessica Dutton

Research Focus: Performance Modelling High-End Servers Using Benchmark Analysis
Scholar: David Johnson, electrical engineering
Research Supervisor: Dr. Damian Valles

Research Focus: Organic Semiconductor Material Research
Scholar: Zachary Rangel, electrical engineering
Research Supervisor: Dr. Alexander Zakhidov

Research Focus: Natural Language Processing Sentiment Analysis
Scholar: Zachary Stence, computer science
Research Supervisor: Dr. Vangelis Metsis

Research Focus: Building a robot to compete in the IEEE Region 5 Robotics Competition 
Scholar: Michael Tellez, electrical engineering
Research Supervisor: Dr. William Stapleton

Research Focus: Advanced Curation Research
Scholar: Michael Tellez, electrical engineering
Research Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Snead

Research Focus: Improving robot arm's functionality for the Amazon picking challenge 
Scholar: Daniel Valle, electrical engineering
Research Supervisor: Dr. Fred Chen


Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Provo UT, Summer 2019
►research poster: Jessica Hobbs

TXST Undergraduate Research Conference, San Marcos, TX, Spring 2019
►research poster: Andrew Alvarez, Keondre Parker

Texas Power and Energy Conference, College Station TX, Spring 2019
►research paper: Katherine Casey Ausanka

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign Hackathon, Champaign IL, Spring 2019
►attendee: Laura Godinez

NSBE National Conference, Detroit, MI, Spring 2019
►attendees: Keondre Parker

Semiconductor Research Corporation Tech Con, Austin, TX, Fall 2018
►research paper: David Johnson

SACNAS Conference, San Antonio TX, Fall 2018
►research posters: Andrew Alvarez, David Crowe, David Johnson,
►attendees: Diego Torres Martinez, Jessica Hobbs, Dennise Trevino

SHPE Conference, Cleveland, OH, Fall 2018
►attendees: Daniel Valle, Keondre Parker, Manuel Garcia, Andrew Alvarez, Michael Tellez

TXST Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Research Symposium, San Marcos, TX, Fall 2018
►research poster: Carlos Corona

SWE National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Fall 2018
►attendees: Cassie Krapfl, Katherine Casey, Madisen Weaver

NSBE Region V Conference, Dallas, TX, Fall 2018
►attendees: Keondre Parker

Sigma XI National Conference, San Francisco, CA, Fall 2018
►attendee: Loraine Ribon Gutierrez

National Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, Fort Worth, TX, Fall 2018
►attendee: Jessica Hobbs

Summer '19 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Jessica Hobbs (biology) – Tropical Ecosystems Research, TXST in Ecuador
David Johnson (electrical engineering) – Semiconductor Research Corporation, TXST
Keondre Parker (manufacturing engineering) – Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Dennise Trevino (electrical engineering) – Systems Engineering, TAMIU at Laredo, TX

Summer '19 STEM Internships

Andrew Alvarez (industrial engineering) - Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MI

Katherine Casey Ausanka (manufacturing engineering) - Caterpillar, Waco TX

Loraine Ribon Gutierrez (industrial engineering) - Minigrip, Seguin TX

Javier Ortiz (industrial engineering) - Booz Allen Hamilton, San Antonio TX

Zachary Rangel (electrical engineering) - Lockheed Martin, San Antonio TX

Zachary Stence (computer science) - Emerson, Round Rock TX

Alex Tejada (electrical engineering) - Dell, Austin TX


Alkek Little Library
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Habitat for Humanity
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 
Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Society for Women in Engineering (SWE)
Society of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Texas State STEM Living Learning Communities
Texas State University Brilliant Bobcats
Texas State University Biochemistry Club
Texas State University Bobcat Build
Texas State University Honors Student Association
Texas State University Leadership Institute
Texas State University Women in Mathematics Club
Texas State University WiSE Conference EXPO