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IMSD Scholars Conduct Research During Summer 2017 Away from SDSU

IMSD Scholars Conduct Research During Summer 2017 Away from SDSU

IMSD Students Conducting Research Away from SDSU at Summer Research Institutions The NIH-funded IMSD Program is a yearlong program that pays students to participate in research during the academic year and winter and summer breaks. Most IMSD Scholars use their summer “break” to increase their weekly hours in lab or work on publications; however some scholars apply to summer research programs (applications […]

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Veteran Scholars – Aztec Proud

Veteran Scholars – Aztec Proud

The San Diego State University IMSD Program is proud to serve students who are veterans and welcome them in our program. Please read brief bios about our most recent veteran graduates! Robert Vasquez: SDSU Graduate 2016 Undergrad Major: Chemistry Current Position: 1st year PhD student at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor In mid-2006, Robert enlisted in the United States […]

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Local and National Conferences – How We Prepare Our Scholars for Success in Research Presentations

Local and National Conferences – How We Prepare Our Scholars for Success in Research Presentations

San Diego State University’s (SDSU’s) Initiatives for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program is proud of the level at which we develop our undergraduate students. Aside from the professional development and academic assistance we provide to our scholars, one of the best way we equip our Aztecs for success is by preparing them to present their research and sending them to conferences […]

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Want to Conduct Research AND Travel?! Read about Adam Perez and Grant Varnau’s Summer at Vanderbilt University

Want to Conduct Research AND Travel?! Read about Adam Perez and Grant Varnau’s Summer at Vanderbilt University

When you’re an undergraduate involved in research and you’re grad school bound, it can feel overwhelming to complete all the things that you want to in four (…or five) short years. How does one find time to stay dedicated to research, travel, network, and prepare for graduate school? ISMD Scholar Adam Perez and MARC Scholar Grant Varnau found a way […]

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Graduation – College of Sciences 2016

Graduation – College of Sciences 2016

It has been another incredibly successful year for SDSU’s IMSD Program. We proudly say “see you later” to nine of our scholars, many of whom are headed off to pursue graduate study at impressive universities throughout the U.S. Commencement is always bittersweet: the students are dressed up proudly in the regalia they have earned during their time on campus. They are […]

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A Look Back on 2015 – A Full Year for the SDSU IMSD Program

A Look Back on 2015 – A Full Year for the SDSU IMSD Program

The 2015 year was a busy one for SDSU’s IMSD Program! Please enjoy reading through our 2015 year below. In January 2015, we welcomed a new IMSD Program Manager to take over for Jessica Nombrano, who left her position to pursue graduate studies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Brittnie Bloom was happy to return to San Diego State University, […]

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Duyen Trang, winner of Outstanding Research Poster Award, talks about her Diversifying Clinical Psychology Experience

Duyen Trang, winner of Outstanding Research Poster Award, talks about her Diversifying Clinical Psychology Experience

Duyen Trang, graduating IMSD Scholar, recently attended the Diversifying Clinical Psychology (DCP) Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Duyen has recently applied to Ph.D. programs in Clinical, Counseling, and Developmental Psychology and has received invitations in each of those disciplines. Upon receiving an Outstanding Research Poster award at the DCP Conference, the IMSD Program staff asked her to write about her experience […]

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Amanda Brambila, current IMSD Scholar, wins award at ABRCMS

Amanda Brambila, current IMSD Scholar, wins award at ABRCMS

There are many research support programs on campus that help underrepresented students in the sciences achieve their goals of pursing a Ph.D., including the MBRS – IMSD and MARC programs. The goals of these programs are to prepare students for direct entry into doctorate programs in the following fields: Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Psychology, Speech Language and Hearing […]

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IMSD and BEP are Looking for New Applicants!

IMSD and BEP are Looking for New Applicants!

The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program (IMSD-MBRS) and the Biomedical Exploratory Program (BEP) are recruiting for spring 2014!

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2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium

2013 URS

Another successful Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), hosted by the IMSD/MBRS and MARC Programs, took place on December 6, 2013!

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