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2017 McNair Scholars Program

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Student Research Forum
November 29, 2017

Adriana presenting Celine Presenting Pete Presenting

Adriana Cordero presenting her
research.  She received
3rd place at the
Javelina Research Symposium

Celine Garcia presenting her
research. She received
2nd place at the
Javelina Research Symposium
Pete Villarreal presenting his
research. He received
1st place at the
Javelina Research Symposium
Adriana Certificate presentation Celine receiving certificate Pete receiving his certificate
Adriana receives a certificate from
Dr. Gregory Sanders, President of
Phi Kappa Phi
Celine receives a certificate from
Dr. Gregory Sanders, President of
Phi Kappa Phi
Pete receives a certificate from
Dr. Gregory Sanders, President of
Phi Kappa Phi

Honor's College Senior Project Symposium
November 4, 2017

Javon Presenting at Honors College Javon and Pete at Honors College Pete presenting at honors college

Javon Walker presenting

Javon Walker and Pete Villarreal Pete Villarreal presenting

14th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium
Tarleton State University
Stephenville Texas
November 2-3, 2017

Pathways

Adriana Pathways Jose Pathways
Celine Garcia Presenting her research Adriana Cordero presenting her research Jose Garcia presenting his research
Celine Pathways
Celine Garcia receiving 1st Place in
Engineering presentations

2017 McNair Scholars

Society of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
(SACNAS) Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah
October 18-22, 2017

Adriana presenting her research at SACNAS McNair Group photo SACNAS Lisa West Presenting at SACNAS
Adriana Cordero presenting at SACNAS McNair Scholars at SACNAS Lisa West Presenting at SACNAS
Luncheon Lunchon Luncheon
Liliana Vela presenting her research Pete Villarreal presenting his research Roxana Castellanos presents her research

Undergraduate Research Luncheon
October 16, 2017

Luncheon Luncheon
Celine Garcia presents her research Pete Villarreal presents his research
Luncheon Luncheon Luncheon
Makiera Rheubottom presents her research Orlando Ruvalcaba presents his research Javon Walker presents his research

10th Annual Javelina Research Symposium
September 26, 2017

10th Symposium Undergrad winners

10th Symposium Undergrad winners

10th Symposium Undergrad winners

Javon Walker presenting his research he
conducted with Dr. Matthew Alexander

Undergraduate Symposium Winners
1st Place Pete Villarreal
2nd Place Celine Garcia
3rd Place Adriana Cordero

David Bautista presenting his research
he conducted in the Summer of 2017
at Brown University
Javelina Symposium Javelina Symposium Javelina Symposium
Roxana Castallanos presenting her
research
Natasha Ortiz presenting her research Lisa West presenting her research

McNair Scholars Retreat
College Station TX
September 8-10, 2017

College Station Retreat College Station Retreat College Station Retreat
David and Jesus working together in
Dr. Wang's presentation
At the Texas A&M football game At the George Bush Presidential Library
College Station Retreat College Station Retreat Scholars at Texas A&M
Touring campus Scholars in Dr. Wang's leadership
presentation
Scholars in Dr. Wang's presentation

2016-2017 McNair Scholar Graduates

Fall 2016 Graduates

Shelby Carter Jaime Chapa Anthony Martinez
Shelby Carter
Graduate School:
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Jaime Chapa

Anthony Martinez
Graduate School:
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Miguel Pontifis Hector Ramirez Chelsea Williams
Miguel Pontifis
Graduate School:
Liberty University
Hector Ramirez
Graduate School:
Texas State University
Chelsea Williams
Graduate School:
Prairie View A&M University

Spring 2017 Graduates

Feyisayo Edalere Whitney Fakolade Lilana Gonzalez
Feyisayo Edalere Whitney Fakolade
Graduate School:
University of Southern California
Iliana Gonzalez
Graduate School:
University of Texas at
San Antonio
Roel Gonzalez Britny Spencer Jorge Torres
Roel Gonzalez
Graduate School:
University of Texas at Austin

Britny Spencer
Graduate School:
Midwestern State University

Jorge Torres
Tiffany Trevino Amy Viejo
Tiffany Trevino
Graduate School:
University of Otaga New Zealand
Amy Viejo
Graduate School:
Texas A&M University-
Corpus Christi

Summer 2017 Graduate

Jonathan Grubb
Jonathan Grubb
Graduate School:
University of Utah

Summer 2017 Research Experience

Group photo tier 1 Tier 2 scholars in writing center
2017 Tier 1 Scholars GRE practice in the Writing Center
for Tier 2 Scholars
Liliana in lab Celine in lab Javon conducting research
Liliana Vela conducting research in the NNTRC Celine Garcia Conducting Research Javon Walker working on research
Don Asher Presentation faculty roundtable GRE Prep
Don Asher graduate school presentation Faculty Roudtable with Dr. Elda Sanchez and
Dr. Maria Hernandez-Velez
Tier 1 GRE Prep
GRE Prep Poster presentation seminar summer 2017 Poster presentation seminar summer 2017
GRE Prep Poster presentations seminar Poster presentation seminar

10th Annual Javelina Research Symposium
April 6, 2017

natasha at the symposium Roel symposium Jonathan at the symposium
Nataha Ortiz presenting her research Roel Gonzalez presenting his research Jonathan Grubb presenting his research
Feyi presenting at the symposium Symposium undergraduate winners Scholars who participated in symposium
Feyisayo Edalende presenting her
research
Undergradaute winners Some of the scholars who participated

2015-2016 McNair Scholars
scholars luncheon group photo

Texas A&M University System's
Pathways Research Symposium
Prairie View A&M University
November 3-4, 2016

Scholars who Placed at Pathways
1st Place Overall, Undergradautes-Britny Spencer
2nd Place Agriculture-Lisa West
2nd Place Life Sciences-Feyisayo Edalere
1st Place Social Sciences-Britney Spencer

Pathways 2016 Pathways 2016 Pathways 2016
Feyisayo Edalere presenting at Pathways David Bautista Presenting at Pathways Whitney Fakolade presenting at Pathways
Pahtways 2016 Pathways 2016 Pathways 2016
Lisa West presenting at Pathways Roel Gonzalez presenting at Pathways Jaime Chapa presenting at Pathways
Pathways 2016 Pathways 2016
Orlando Ruvalcaba presenting at Pathways Britny Spencer with the overall
undergraduate winners

21st Annual
McNair Scholars Luncheon
October 24, 2016

2016 scholars luncheon

scholars luncheon group photo 2016 scho
Mikaira Rheubottom presenting
her research to Dr. Miller
The 2015-2016 McNair Scholars Shelby Carter with her faculty
mentor Dr. Michael Tewes
2016 scholars luncheon Roel luncheon Whitney at luncheon
Andres Carrillo presenting
his research
Roel Gonzalez presenting
his research
Whitney Fakalode presenting
her reseach
Orlando at luncheon anthony at luncheon 2016 scholars luncheon
Orlando Ruvalcaba discussing
his research with his faculty
mentor Dr. Matthew Alexander
Anthony Martinez discussing his
research with Mr. Leon Bazar
Andres Aleman presenting his research
2016 scholars luncheon 2016 scholars luncheon 2016 scholars luncheon
Natasha Ortiz presenting her research Feyisaya Edalere presenting her research Amy Viejo presenting her research


2015 McNair Scholars

2015 McNair Scholars

Graduate School Workshop with
Mr. Don Asher

Scholars at the Don Asher workshop

Scholars at the Don Asher workshop

Scholars at the Don Asher workshop

Scholars at Don Asher presentation

Scholars at the Don Asher workshop

Summer Research Experience

Trevor Gonzalez conducting research at the Human Sciences Lab

Cassandra Gonzalez conducting research in Dr. Byrd's lab

April Gonzalez conducting research

Trevor Gonzalez conducting research in
the Human Sciences Lab

Cassandra Gonzales conducting research
in Dr. Byrd's lab

April Gonzalez conducting research
in Dr. Hannon's Lab

Jorge Torres conducting research in Architectural Engineering

Ifeluwa Bob-Nabena conducting research

Whitney Fakolade conducting research

Jorge Torres conducts research in
Architectural Engineering
Ifeoluwa Bob-Nabena conducting
research at the NNTRC
Whitney Fakolade conducting research

Hector Ramirez conducting research in the music lab

Shelby Carter conducting research

Anthony Martinez conducting research

Hector Ramirez conducting research
in the music lab
Shelby Carter working in
Dr. Tewes' Lab
Anthony Martinez conducting research
in Dr. Byrd's lab

McNair Scholars Program
20th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research
Presentation Luncheon
October 14, 2015

2015 McNair Scholars

Dynyel Miller, Director

Dr. Steven Tallant President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville

April Gonzalez presenting his research

Dynyel Miller, Director of the
McNair Scholars Program, addresses
the audience at the luncheon

Dr Steven H. Tallant, President
of Texas A&M University-Kingsville
gives the welcoming address

April Gonzalez presenting her research

Whitney Fakolade

Cassandra Gonzales

Hector Ramirez presenting his research

Whitney Fakolade presenting her research Cassandra Gonzalez presenting her research Hector Ramirez presenting his research

Dr. Heidi Anderson Provost

Baldemar Martinez Jorge Torres
Dr. Heidi Anderson, Vice President
of Academic Affairs and Provost,
  offers the closing remarks.
Baldemar Martinez presents a poster of
his research
Jorge Torres presents a poster of
his research
Shelby at luncheon Trevor Clarissa Guerrero
Shelby Carter presents a poster
of her research
Trevor Gonzalez presents a poster
of his research
Clarissa Guererra presents a poster

on her research

Texas A&M University System
Pathways Research Symposium
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
October 22 and 23, 2015

Scholars who placed at Pathways
Jorge Torres, Third Place Mathematics Poster Presentation
Cassandra Gonzalez Third Place Social Science Oral Presentation
Gabriella Perez Third Place Physical Science Poster Presentation

Jorge Torres receiving 3rd place in mathematics

Jaime Garcia presenting his research

Gabriella Perez presenting her research

Jorge Torres receives his
3rd place certificate for Undergraduate
Research in Mathematics

Jaime Chapa presenting his research

Gabriella Perez presenting her research.
Gabriella received 3rd Place
in Physical Sciences

Anthony Martinez presenting his research

Ifeluwa Bob-Nabena presenting her research

Andres at Pathways
Anthony Martinez presenting his research Ife Bob-Nabena presenting her research Andres Carrillo presenting his research

Society of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
National Conference
Washington DC
October 29-31, 2015

 SACNAS 2015 Group Photo

Cassandra at SACNAS Jaime at SACNAS Andres at SACNAS
Cassandra presenting at SACNAS Jaime presenting at
SACNAS
Andres presenting at SACNAS

Matthew Gaberding Presenting at
the Honor's College Senior Symposium
November 17, 2016

Matthew Garberding presenting his research at the honor's college

Rangel Pharmacy School Scholars Presentations
November 30, 2015

Presenters at the pharmacy school
Presenters at the luncheon.  From Row: Al Muntaser Alaskari (President Scholar) Nathaniel Marino (President Scholar),
Dr. Mary Gonzalez,Iris Rivera (President Scholar), Whitney Fakolade
Back Row: Dr. Indra K Reddy, Dr. Heidi Anderson, Dynyel Miller and
Jim Remelius (Assistant Director, McNair Scholars Program)

Dynyel Miller welcoming everyone to presentation

Dr. Heidi Anderson Provost

Ifeluwa Bob-Nabena presenting her research

Ms. Dynyel Miller, Director
of Student Access,
introducing the presenters
Dr. Heidi Anderson,
Vice President of Academic Affairs
and Provost, welcoming everyone
to the presentations
Ifeoluwa Bob-Nabena presenting
her research on The Clinical Use of
Disintergrins as
Image Probes
for Arteriosclerotic Plaque

Whitney Fakolade presenting her research

Ifeluwa Bob-Nabena receiving a certificate from Dr. Anderson
Whitney Fakolade receiving certificate from Dr. Anderson
Whitney Fakolade presents her research
on MicroRNA Regulation on Human
Ovarian Cancer Cells Using p150Sal2
Ife receiving a congratulatory
certificate from Dr. Anderson
Also pictured, Dr. Mary Gonzalez, Associate
Vice President for Student Access,
Dr. Indra Reddy, Dean
of the Rangel School of Pharmacy
and Ms Miller

Whitney receiving a congratulatory
certificate from Dr. Anderson


FALL 2015 GRADUATES

Ifeluwa Bob-Nabena graduation picture

Cassandra Gonzales

April Gonzalez Graduation

Clarissa Guerrero graduation picture

Ife Bob-NabenIfe Bob-Nabena Cassandra Gonzales April  Gonzalez Clarissa Guerrero

Ifeluwa Bob-Nabena at graduation

Cassandra Gonzales at graduation

April Gonzalez at Graduation

Clarissa Guerrero at graduation


National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
April 7-9, 2016
University of North Carolina-Asheville
Asheville NC

Scholars at NCUR

Scholars presenting at NCUR (Front Row) Hector Ramirez, Jaime Chapa, Iris Rivera (President Scholar)
(Back Row ) Andres Carrillo, Nick Salyers, Matthew Garberding, Anthony Martinez
Gabriella Perez and Cassandra Gonzales

Matt at NCUR Jaime Chapa at NCUR Hector at NCUR
Matt Garberding presenting his research Jaime Garica Presenting his research Hector Ramirez presenting his research
Gabriella at NCUR Andres at NCUR Cassandra at NCUR
Gabriella Perez presenting her research Andres Carrillo presenting his research Cassandra Gonzales presenting her research
Nick at NCUR Anthony at NCUR
Nick Salyers presenting his research Anthony Martinez presenting his research

Hector Ramirez Senior Recital
April 13, 2016

Hector's Senior Recital

7th Annual Javelina Research Symposium
April 19, 2016

Jamie at Javelina Symposium Anthony at Javelina Symposium

Andres at Javelina Symposium

Jamie Chapa at the
Javelina Research Symposium
Anthony Martinez at the
Javelina Research Symposium
Andres Carrillo discussing his
research with Matthew Garberding
Matthew at the Javelina Symposium Whitney at the Javelina symposium Cassandra at Javelina Symposium
Matthew Gaberding explaining
his research
Whitney Fakolade at the
Javelina Research Symposium
Cassandra Gonzales at the
Javelina Research Symposium

Spring 2016 Graduation

Shelby Carter Nicholas Salyers Trevor Gonzalez
Shelby Carter Nicholas Salyers Trevor Gonzalez
Shelby Carter Graduating Nick Saylers Graduating Trevor Gonzalez Graduating
Cassandra Gonzalez conducting research in Dr. Byrd's lab Gabriella Perez
Cassandra Gonzalez Gabriella Perez
Cassandra Gonzales at graduation Gabriella Perez Graduating

Congratulations to Scholar Nicholas Salyers for
Receiving the Distinguished Student Award from
the Honors College and
the Javelina Alumni Association University Ring

Nick getting outstanding student award Nick getting class ring
Nick Receiving the
Distinguished Student Award
from Dr. Terisa Riley
Nick Receiving the University Ring from
Javelina Alumni Association
Vice President Frank Franklin

2014 McNair Scholars

Scholar Chelsea William's research with mentors Dr. Dana Byrd, Assistant Professor in the department of Psychology and Sociology and Dr. Valerie Bartelt, Assistant Professor in the department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems, featured on KIII TV- Corpus Christi Newscast.

2014-2015 Tier 1 McNair Scholars

2014 Summer Research Experience Students

Trevor Gonzalez conducting research

McNair Scholar Trevor Gonzalez conducting research in the Human Sciences Lab

McNair Scholar Ifunanya Ogbata coducting research at the National Natural Toxins Research Center

McNair Scholar Ifunanya Ogbata conducting research at the National Natural Toxins Research Center

McNair Scholar Clarissa Guerrero conducting research on the university farm

McNair Scholar Clarissa Guerrero conducting research on the university farm

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
19th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research
Presentation Luncheon
October 8, 2014

Dr. Steven Tallant, President of Texas A&M University Kingsville giving his opening remarks

Dr. Steven Tallant, President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, gives the opening remarks

Ms. Dynyel Miller, Director of the McNair Scholars Program, serves as Mistress of Ceromonies

Ms. Dynyel Miller, Director of the McNair Scholars Program, serves as the Mistress of Ceremonies

Shelby Carter presenting her research at the McNair Luncheon

Shelby Carter presents on her research titled:
Abundance and Behavior of Tropical Cats in the Tamaulipan Biotic Province

Abisola Tairo presenting her research at the McNair Scholars Banquet

Abisola Tairo presenting her research titled:
Effect of Cleavage and Neuronal Activity on PolyQ Toxicity

Chelsea Williams presenting at the McNair Luncheon

Chelsea Williams presenting her research titled:
Brain Activity During Online Purchasing

Jorge Torres presenting his research at the McNair Scholars Banquet

Jorge Torres presenting his research titles:
A Cogeneration System and Its Potential Sustainability

Nolan Trevino presenting at the McNair luncheon

Nolan Trevino presenting his research titled:
Glial Transcription System in Drosophila

Matthew Gaberding presenting his research at the McNair Scholars banquet

Matthew Garberding presenting his research titled:
Mean Shift Algorithm for Vehicle Tracking

Caleb Lee presenting at the McNair Scholars Banquet

Caleb Lee presenting his research titled:
The Prevalence of Resolving Social Disputes using Talking Circles Verses
Restitutive Justice Among Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Dr. Mary Gonzalez, Associate Vice President of Student Access addresses the audience

Dr. Mary Gonzalez, Associate Vice President of Student Access, addresses the audience

Dr. Rex Gandy, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, gives the closing remarks

Dr. Rex Gandy, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, gives the closing remarks 

2014 McNair Scholars

2014-15 McNair Scholars with Dr. Mary Gonzalez and Ms. Dynyel Miller

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference
October 16-18, 2014 Los Angeles CA

McNair Scholars attending the SACNAS conference

McNair Scholars Attending the SACNAS Conference

Scholar Elisa Cruz presenting at the SACNAS Conference

McNair Scholar Elisa Cruz presenting her research at the SACNAS Conference

Victor Villarreal presenting at the SACNAS Conference

McNair Scholar Victor Villareal presenting his research at the SACNAS Conference

6th Annual Javelina Research Symposium

Hugo Martinez presenting his research

Hugo Martinez presenting his research

Hector Ramirez presenting his research

Hector Ramirez discussing his research with another student

Baldemar Martinez presenting his research

Baldemar Martinez presenting his research

Jorge Torres discussing his research

Jorge Torres discussing his research

Matthew Garberding discussing his research

Matthew Garberding discusses his research

Trevor Gonzalez presenting his research

Trevor Gonzalez presenting his research

Baldemar Martinez recieving 1st place in the undergraduate catagory

Baldemar Martinez receiving 1st place for the undergraduate students

2013 McNair Scholars

2013 Tier 1 McNair Scholars

2013 Summer Research Experience Students

Scholars Research 2013

Pathways-1

Inoculant Treatment to Enhance Sorghum Silage Digestibility

 

Pathways-2

A Study of Salvia Hispanica as a reduced agent for the green synthesis Gold-Iron
and Platinum-Iron nanocomposites as well as the use of the nanocomposites as a
diagnostic and therapeutic agent against cancer.

Pathways-3

 Analysis of the Impact of Stress and Sleep Habits on Student's Eating
Behavior at a Hispanic Serving Institution

McNair Luncheon

Dr. Steven H. Tallant gives welcoming remarks at the McNair Banquet

Dr. Steven H. Tallant, President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville gives his welcoming remarks at the 19th Annual Ronald E. McNair Scholars Luncheon

Lauren Balderas presenting at the McNair Luncheon

Tier II Scholar Lauren Balderas presenting at the McNair Luncheon

Presenting at the McNair Luncheon

Tier I Scholar Adrian Coronado presenting at the McNair Luncheon

Gabriella Ramon presenting at the McNair Banquet

Tier I Scholar Gabriella Ramon presenting at the McNair Luncheon

Coryfrancis Cortez Presenting at the McNair Banquet

Tier I Scholar Coryfrancis Cortez presenting at the McNair Luncheon

Greg Rodriguez presenting at the McNair Banquet

Tier I Scholar Greg Rodriguez presenting at the McNair Luncheon

The TAMUK Jazz Lab 1 performs at the McNair Luncheon

The TAMUK Jazz Band 1, under the direction of James Warth perform at the McNair Luncheon

Dr. Mary Gonzalez, Associate Vice President for Student Access addresses the audience at the McNair Luncheon

Dr. Mary Gonzalez, Associate Vice President for Student Access, addresses the audience at the McNair Banquet

Students presenting posters at the McNair Banquet

Students Presenting Posters at the McNair Banquet

5th Annual Javelina Research Symposium

Greg Rodriguez receiving 2nd place at the 5th Annual Javelina Research Symposium

Greg Rodriguez receiving 2nd place at the 5th Annual Javelina Research Symposium

Roberto Zamora Jr. presenting his poster at the 5th Annual Javelina Research Symposium

Roberto Zamora Jr. Presenting his poster at the 5th Annual Javelina Research Symposium

Cassandra Wallek presenting her poster at the 5th Annual Javelina Research Symposium

Cassandra Wallek presenting her poster at the 5th Annual Javelina Research Symposium

Fall 2013 Graduates

Amaree Amador

Amaree Amador
Major: Information Systems
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

John Garcia

John Garcia
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

Jaclyn Salinas

Jaclyn Salinas
Major: Biomedical Science
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Cassandra Wallek

Cassandra Wallek
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Porterville, CA

Spring 2014 Graduates

Lauren Balderas Photo not available

Lauren Balderas
Major: Biomedical Science
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

 Ana Cardona

Ana Cardona
Major: Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Galveston, TX

Coryfrancis Cortez

Coryfrancis Cortez
Major: Communication Science and Disorders
Hometown: Kingsville, TX

Cristina Lu Hinojosa

Cristina Lu Hinojosa
Major: Kinesiology-Exercise Science
Hometown: Monahans, TX
Eduardo Hernandez, photo not available
Eduardo Hernandez
Major: Biomedical Science
Hometown: Mexico
Erick Palasios
Erick Palacios
Major: Biology
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

Nadia Sherman

Nadia Sherman
Major: Psychology/Sociology
Hometown: Bahamas

University of Maryland's
National McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research Conference

McNair Scholars participating in University of Maryland McNair Conference

McNair Scholars Ana Cardona, Chelsea Williams, Erick Palacios, Nadia Sherman and Cristina Lu Hinajosa
at the University of Maryland

Ana Cardona presenting at the University of Maryland

Tier 2 Scholar Ana Cardona presenting at the University of Maryland

Erick Palasios presenting at the University of Maryland

Tier 2 Scholar Erick Palasios presenting at the University of Maryland

Nadia Sherman presenting at the University of Maryland

Tier 2 Scholar Nadia Sherman presenting at the University of Maryland

Cristina Lu Hinojosa presenting at the University of Maryland

Tier 2 Scholar Cristina Lu Hinojosa presenting at the University of Maryland

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