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 Departmental Speaker Series, Thursday, Foster Hall, Rm 231, 4:00 pm

November 29: Taran Gujral, Fred Hutch Cancer Center.

December 6: Kathy Hanley, NMSU.


Chemistry and Biochemistry First Friday Colloquium, CB, Rm 153, 3:30 pm


Biomedical Research Seminar Series, Domenici Hall, Rm 109, 3:30 pm

November 16: Vojo Deretic, UNM: “Autophagy: From Fundamental Processes to Disease”.


NMSU Climate Change Education Seminar Series

Domenici Hall, Rm 109, 7:00 pm

November 28: Mike Walsh, Managing Director for Public Policy & Research, IncubEx, LLC: “Environmental Markets: From Sulfur to Carbon to Water and Beyond”.

Location TBD, 7:00 pm

February 6: Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University: “Barriers to Public Acceptance of Climate Science, Impacts and Solutions”.

Rio Grande Theater, 7:00 pm

February 20: Joel Berger, Colorado State University: “Extreme Conservation and Glacier-Less Planet”.

March 6: Jonathan Overpeck, University of Michigan: “Drought, Water Security, and Ecosystem Disruption- The SW Climate Challenge”.

April 3: Park Williams, Columbia University: “Climate Change, Wildfire, and Megadrought in the Western United States”.