The 2020 NMSU-HHMI Research Scholars Program Application Period is Now Open- Application Deadline is November 1, 2019.

Research Scholars Application Form 2020

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Program Flyer


The NMSU Biology Department with the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is increasing persistence in science by nurturing students’ interest in science and providing support for them to succeed in their majors.This is accomplished by:

  • enhancing NMSU biology courses to incorporate a research-based component,
  • by providing in and out of classroom support to students through peer instructors and peer advisers, and
  • by offering undergraduate research opportunities.

Coming Up

Biology Seminar Series, Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm, Foster Hall, Room 231

September 26: Kenny Chapin, University of Arizona: “Animal contests and social evolution”.

October 3: Microbiology job candidate.

October 10: Microbiology job candidate.

October 17: Microbiology job candidate.

October 24: Microbiology job candidate.

October 31: Microbiology job candidate.

November 7: Environmental Health and Safety, NMSU: Annual Lab Safety/HAZ Waste Refresher.

November 14: Kathy Hanley, NMSU: TBD.

December 5: Lucas Sullivan, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: TBD.


Chemistry & Biochemistry Colloquium, 3-5 pm, Room 153

October 4: Chu Kim, UTEP: “Dirty Chemistry”. Flyer

November 1: Jin He, Florida International University: TBD.

December 6: Tülay Atesin, UT Rio Grande Valley: TBD.


Plant & Environmental Graduate and Faculty Seminar Speaker Series, Fridays, 3:30 pm, Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200