Two mechanical engineering undergraduate students joined 16 other McNair and LSAMP students in sharing their research with faculty, family and friends at the 2019 Summer Research Symposium Program on July 29.
Omar Betancourt presented his work on Optimization of Alinco’s Processing Route. Betancourt is mentored by Dr. Mahmood Mamivand in Boise State’s Computational Materials Lab. Betancourt is a participant in the McNair Scholars Program.
Zuly Lapa presented her work on The Statistical Model of the Interaction Between Imaging and Biological Factors in the Osteoarthritis Initiative Database. Lapa is mentored by Dr. Clare Fitzpatrick in the Computational Biosciences Laboratory. Lapa is a participant in the LSAMP program.
The Boise State McNair Scholars Program is an academic achievement and graduate school preparatory program for undergraduate students who are first-generation and low-income and/or underrepresented in graduate programs. The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is designed to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rate of underrepresented students in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).