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2015-2016

The AC2 Outstanding Scholar Award & Special Recognition winners were

  • Chelsea Miller, LSAMP Outstanding Scholar
  • Hanami Robles, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Jessica Siconolfi, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Nadiatou Ouedraogo, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Rachel Marra, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Chelsea Miller, Jason Wilson, M.D., CSTEP Pre-health Student Scholarship
  • Rachel Marra, Barbara and William Geider Scholarship

Six students presented their research at the CSTEP Statewide Student Conference. Two of those students received awards in their categories:

  • Ronald Aucapina, Biology poster
  • Mamoudou Ba, Honorable Mention, Physical Sciences oral  
  • Bobbeta Davis, Honorable Mention, Biology poster  
  • Hailee Edwards and Chelsea Miller, Natural Sciences oral
  • Bryan Rodriguez Guzman, Medicine oral

 

 

2014 - 2015

The AC2 Outstanding Scholar Award & Special Recognition winners were

  • Mamoudou Ba, LSAMP Outstanding Scholar
  • Maria Ortiz, LSAMP Outstanding Scholar
  • William Fyke, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Rachel Marra, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Chelsea Miller, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • William Fyke, Jason Wilson, M.D., CSTEP Pre-health Student Scholarship
  • Francy Hernandez, CSTEP Director's Award
  • William Fyke and Maria Ortiz, Barbara and William Geider Scholarship

The following students received the Outstanding Graduate award from their department:

  • William Fyke, Biology
  • Maria Ortiz, Biochemistry

Four students presented their research at the CSTEP Statewide Student Conference. Three of those students received awards in their categories:

  • Mamoudou Ba, Honorable Mention, Physical Sciences oral  
  • Velisha Guillaume, First Place, Biology II poster  
  • William Fyke, Honorable Mention, Biology II poster 
  • Maria Ortiz, Chemistry poster

 

 

2013 - 2014

The AC2 Outstanding Scholar Award & Special Recognition winners were

  • Rachel Marra, LSAMP Outstanding Scholar
  • Maria Ortiz, LSAMP Outstanding Scholar
  • Andre Candido, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Kasandra Diaz, CSTEP Outstanding Scholar
  • Maria Ortiz, Barbara and William Geider Scholarship

Four students presented their research at the CSTEP Statewide Student Conference. Two of those students received awards in their categories:

  • Kasandra Diaz, received First Place, Genetics poster 
  • Francy Hernandez, Biology poster 
  • Maria Ortiz, Honorable Mention, Biochemsitry poster 
  • Nadiatou Ouedraogo, Geology poster 

 

 

APACS Awards 

In June 2014, the AMP/CSTEP Interim Director, Reena DePaolo, received the APACS Distinguished Service Award

 

In June 2013, the AMP/CSTEP Interim Director, Lenore Schulte, received the APACS Distinguished Service Award.

 

SUNY Chancellor's Award

In April 2010, Maria Rodolis was awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

 

NEWS ARTICLES

» Ranysha Ware Awarded GEM Fellowship

» New Paltz chemistry students win first place in scientific research poster competition

» Dynamic Program is Catalyst for Minority Success

» Students Take First and Third Prizes at CSTEP Conference

» Hispanic Graduation Rates Focus of National Study

 

SUCCESS STORIES

Adebowale (Gabriel) Ogundimu, Computer Engineering 2010

Gabriel was a member of the AMP/CSTEP Community from 2008 to 2010. During his undergraduate years, he was actively involved with the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for which he served as president in his senior year, and with the engineering honor society Eta Kappa Nu. His internship with IBM Machine helped him to determine his major, concentration and interest. When he joined Inroads he was provided with another internship opportunity with a utility company, United Illuminating, in Shelton, CT where he secured a full time position as a Competency Engineer after graduation. Gabriel is currently pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Finance at the University of New Haven in Connecticut and hopes to manage his own engineering contracting firm in the future.

 

Sean Vinas, Electrical Engineering 2009

Sean was a member of the AMP/CSTEP Community from 2005 to 2009. During his undergraduate years, Sean was actively involved with the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and served as president in his junior year. He was also a member of the student chapter of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the student chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He worked with Residence Life as a Resident Assistant for one year and was then promoted to the position of Community Development Assistant, which he held for two years. Sean has excelled academically, maintaining a high GPA throughout his undergraduate career, receiving AC² Scholar’s Awards for two years, and being inducted into Eta Kappa Nu’s National Honor Society. He participated in Inroads through which he had the opportunity to intern at Lockheed Martin’s Maritime Systems and Sensors (MS2) in Moorestown, NJ for two summers. It was this internship that launched his career in Radar Systems Engineering. Sean graduated in May 2009 and currently works in Moorestown, NJ for Lockheed Martin’s Radar Systems.

 

 

Rosmery Holguin Prado, Adolescent Education Math 2008

Rosmery has been a member of the AMP/CSTEP Community since Fall 2006. She is a first-generation college student who plans to pursue a career in teaching high school mathematics. Rosmery has participated in three research projects outside of her field: “Positivity of Polynomials” with Dr. Fialkow (Computer Science), “Changes in Structure and Electron Density of Cadmium Sulfide Clusters With Zero to Four Organic Ligands Attached” with Dr. Nunes (Physics), and “Bottled Water vs. Tap Water” with Dr. Chowdhury (Geology). She has served as secretary and president for the student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and is a member of the student chapters of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She competed in the 2007 Business Plan Contest and the SIAM Integration Bee where she was one of the final four contenders. In spring 2008 she volunteered at the Youth Highland Residential Facility where she tutored minority teens in math and English. She has tutored with the SUNY New Paltz Tutoring Center and AC² for three years and served as an AC² peer mentor for one year. Rosmery received a Trjitzinsky Scholarship from the American Mathematical Society in Fall 2007 and the AC² Peer Mentor of the Year Award for 2007 to 2008. She is currently student teaching in New York City and will graduate December 2008.