Research Programs at NLC

CIMA LSAMP Undergraduate Research at NLC

At NLC there are two areas of research opportunities available for students: molecular biology with Dr. Erica Cain and chemistry with Mrs. Marsha Adrian. Both research areas are done in collaboration with scientists at four-year universities.

 Current projects for Dr. Cain include:

  • Helping to identify regenerative genes in the aquatic blackworm, Lumbriculus variegatus, as a collaborative effort with Dr. Veronica Martinez-Acosta at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.
  • The production of molecular tools to aid in the investigation of the proteasome, a molecular machine that helps to degrade proteins in cells, for Dr. Jeroen Roelofs' lab at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. 

Current project for Mrs. Adrian:

  • The synthesis of new copper (II) and zinc compounds that have potential in antitumor activity in collaboration with Dr. Adrian and Dr. Leverett at the University of the Incarnate Word for testing on cancer cells.

For more information, contact the Research Mentors listed below.

 

 Biology Dr. Erica Cain
ecain5@alamo.edu
 (210) 486-5339
Chemistry  Mrs. Marsha Adrian
myaklin@alamo.edu

(210) 486-5340

 

 Fall/Spring Research

Programs Details:

  • Up to $750 stipend for participants that complete the program
  • Research will be done at one of the Alamo Colleges
  • Students must be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) major
  • The program last for a complete semester (Fall or Spring)
  • Students should be prepared to work 6-10 hours per week

  NLC Research Application 

Application Deadline: January 28th, 2018 

The last day to apply for the Spring Undergraduate Research will be Sunday, January 28th.

CIMA LSAMP Undergraduate Research at UTSA

 The CIMA LSAMP Undergraduate Research Program is a partnership between the Alamo Colleges District and local universities where Alamo Colleges District students have the opportunity to be paired with faculty mentors from participating universities and assist with their research projects. Students will gain exciting hands-on experience during this research opportunity in one of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geological Science, Physics, Psychology.

 Summer Research

Programs Details:

  • Up to $3000 stipend for participants that complete the program
  • Research will be done at the university campus
  • The program lasts for 10 weeks in the summer
  • Students should be prepared to work Monday-Friday, approximately 40 hours a week, during this 10-week period
  • Students must be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) major

 CIMA LSAMP 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Application

Final Application Deadline: January 26th--February 1st, 2018

Other Summer Research Opportunities

UTSA RISE program

UT Austin Summer Research Programs

Texas A&M Summer Research Programs