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Congratulations to JBMSHP alumni, Amyneth Arceo, the 2021 Joaquin Bustoz Memorial Scholarship recipient. The scholarship, offered in partnership with the ASU School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS), honors Dr. Joaquin Bustoz, the namesake and founding director of the JBMSHP. The Joaquin Bustoz Memorial Scholarship is worth $1,000 and awarded to a JBMSHP alumni majoring in mathematics. Preference is given to first generation and/ or underrepresented students. 17 JBMSHP alumni have received the scholarship since its inception in 2004.
INSIGHT Into Diversity is proud to present the 79 winners of the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award. This honor recognizes the effort that colleges, universities, and outside organizations have undertaken to empower underrepresented and women students of all levels to succeed in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. JBMSHP represents Arizona State University this year. clink link to read more...
The Epsilon summer programs that cultivate students' joy, confidence in mathematics
JBMSHP ..."one of 24 summer mathematics programs to receive Epsilon Awards for Young Scholars Programs from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) this year. Funded by AMS donors, the Epsilon Awards aid and promote programs that support and nurture mathematically talented youth in the United States.
Despite this summer’s challenging circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students attending programs across the country were able to meet virtually to find inspiration, community, and joy in mathematics. As a result, they gained confidence in their own abilities and explored topics beyond what they could learn in school. Here’s a look at three of the programs that received Epsilon Awards in 2021." Click link to read more.
ASU graduate wants to mentor next generation of engineering students
Cindy Rogel Bahena, a JBMSHP Alumni, is a winner of an Impact Award that recognizes students' contributions to the ASU community through student leadership roles and outreach efforts to aid fellow students, “I want to share my experience with the next generation, so that it inspires them to meet the challenges of finding engineering solutions.”....click the link to read more
Hispanic students continue to thrive at ASU
Excelencia in Education co-founder Deborah Santiago moderates a discussion with University of Arizona President Robert Robbins and ASU President Michael Crow during Excelencia in Education’s “Arizona Briefing on 25 Years of Hispanic-Serving Institutions” webcast, Thursday, March 25, 2021.... to read more about it click the title.
ASU students win prestigious U.S. Department of State fellowships
Three recent graduates and a senior at Arizona State University have won prestigious fellowships offered by the United States Department of State.
Tatum James and Jacqueline White Menchaca, both 2020 ASU graduates, have been awarded the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Fellowship. Additionally, senior Cameron Vega and May graduate Claudia Rivera Garcia have been awarded the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
Both programs provide high-level internships with the Department of State and substantial financial support for graduate study leading to a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.
The scholarship is in memory of JBMSHP founding director, Dr. Joaquin Bustoz, and supports the retention of JBMSHP students within the mathematics field at Arizona State University. Congratulations to JBMSHP alumni, Kiara Pelestor, the 2020 Joaquin Bustoz Memorial Scholarship recipient.
Kiara attended the Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program for three years and earned 11 university math credits as a high school student before coming to ASU. She has worked as a student mentor and tutor for the JBMSHP and this upcoming summer, she will continue her commitment to the JBMSHP as a class supervisor. Kiara is very hard working and one of the kindest people that we know. She has great dedication to her work and we are proud of her accomplishments. We are excited to name her the 2020 and 2019 recipient of the Joaquin Bustoz Memorial Scholarship.
The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (JBMSHP) celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2020.
2,893 students have participated in the JBMSHP since 1985, many of them are now engineers, researchers, medical practitioners, business owners, educators, military personnel or in public service, to name a few. Since the majority of the students are first-generation, underrepresented in the STEM fields, or come from low-socioeconomic families, JBMSHP students strive to go to college to pursue their dreams when they are in high school. However, they often time do not have family members or mentors in their lives that have been to college to show them how to do it. The JBMSHP shows them that it is possible and teaches them through presentations, seminars, and mentorship. Students learn to live on their own on campus and gain life skills such as how to develop successful study habits, be independent, and work and network with others.
The JBMSHP develops a sense of family and community that students can rely on once they get to college. JBMSHP alumni also do an excellent job recruiting others to attend the JBMSHP since they had such a positive experience themselves. JBMSHP alumni in industry also reach out to JBMSHP students for potential jobs and internships or participate in career panels so they can continue to give back to the JBMSHP.
We hope to see the JBMSHP continue to educate and inspire the next generation of the STEM workforce. The JBMSHP will continue to adapt, not only to the current COVID pandemic, but to changes in technology, online learning platforms, and educational pedagogy in order to help ASU meet their mission of access for all students.
Due to the COVID pandemic, the JBMSHP held a virtual celebration week on our social media channels, featuring alumni highlights, JBMSHP accomplishments and various giveaways. You can see of the highlights on our JBMSHP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jbmshp.
Congrats to our JBMSHP alumni who were awarded the 2019 Chief Manuelito scholarship last week. Recipients included Dawnae Etsitty, Josiah Miles, and Isaac Thomas who will all attend ASU in the fall and Erin Butler who will attend NAU.
76 students from the state of Arizona and the Navajo Nation participated in the JBMSHP this summer, earning college credit and performing applied mathematics research.
Some research projects included:
- The Prevention of Chilean Forest Destruction Caused by Invasive Canadian Beavers
- The Role of Substance Abuse Among the Homeless Population in California
- Social Media and Eating Disorders in Teenage Girls
- Price Fluctuation of Crude Oil and its Products From the Years 2009-2019
- Can Infant Health Trends Predict Future Well-being?
- The Future of Social Security
- Brachytherapy: Iodine vs Palladium Treatment
JBMSHP alumni Miandra Ellis, along with a group of students from the ASU Association for Women in Mathematics, met with government leaders in Washington, DC to discuss the importance of funding science and math research, and creating a better environment for and supporting women in math.
Read more on this story here.
JBMSHP alumni, Josiah Cury and Keanu Gorman, were awarded the 2018 Chief Manuelito Scholarship in a scholarship ceremony in Flagstaff in July. Keanu graduated from Chinle High school and is currently attending Harvard University. Josiah Cury graduated from Shiprock High School and is now attending the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology.
The Chief Manuelito Scholarship was established in 1980 to provide scholarships to high achieving Navajo high school graduates. The scholarships are awarded based on ACT/SAT test scores and final high school grade point average (GPA). Students receive $7,000 annually to cover direct educational expenses associated with attending a post-secondary institution.
In May 2018, 69 JBMSHP alumni graduated from various high schools throughout the state. 60% of those graduates are now attending ASU as freshmen, with 16 enrolled in the Barrett, The Honors College and 28 students currently enrolled in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.
JBMSHP alumni are also attending universities across the United States including the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), Notre Dame, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Scripps College, Stanford University, Harvard University, Rice University, Swarthmore College, University of Southern California (USC), Whittier College, Colorado College, the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and University of Arizona.
JBMSHP alumni Brandon Islas, Leobardo Lopez-Galvez, and Kevin Hernandez were named 2018 QuestBridge Scholars. The QuestBridge Scholars Network (QSN) is a national community for individuals who were selected as National College Match Finalists and attend or graduated from QuestBridge college partners. They aim to build a supportive and welcoming community for QuestBridge Scholars and their peers by providing support and offering growth, service and leadership opportunities. Rooted in social and intellectual engagement, the QuestBridge mission from the outset has been to increase access to education across the socioeconomic spectrum. The ultimate goal is to find common ground upon which QuestBridge Scholars can nourish their potential to become outstanding individuals with the ability to effect meaningful change within themselves and their communities.
Both Leobardo and Kevin are currently attending Stanford University and Brandon is at Rice University.
79 students from the state of Arizona and the Navajo Nation participated in the JBMSHP this summer, earning college credit and performing applied mathematics research. Students presented their group research projects at a research poster symposium for faculty, staff, and families.
Research projects included:
The scholarship is in memory of JBMSHP founding director, Dr. Joaquin Bustoz, and supports the retention of JBMSHP students within the mathematics field at Arizona State University. Since 2004, 15 scholarships have been awarded to JBMSHP alumni.
Emily was presented the scholarship at the ASU School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences award ceremony in the spring. Emily is currently a senior studying mathematics and attended the JBMSHP in 2015 and 2016.
75 students from the state of Arizona and the Navajo Nation participated in the JBMSHP this summer, earning college credit and performed applied mathematics research. Students presented their group research projects at a research poster symposium for faculty, staff, and families.
Research projects included:
• Effects of Prescription Rates on the Opioid Epidemic in the United States
• Understanding Which Factors Affect Car Depreciation
• The Impact of Government Regulations on PM2.5 Concentrations and Respiratory Illness Mortality Optimizing the Cost of Launching the Saturn V Rocket From Existing Launch Sites
• Investments and Startup Companies’ Behaviors
• Investigation on an Ebola Epidemic
• Effect of the Arizona BAC limit on Different Population Densities
Check out pictures HERE.
The scholarship is in memory of JBMSHP founding director, Dr. Joaquin Bustoz, and supports the retention of JBMSHP students within the mathematics field at Arizona State University. Since 2004, 14 scholarships have been awarded to JBMSHP alumni.
Jessica was presented the scholarship at the ASU School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences award ceremony in the spring. Jessica is currently a junior studying Secondary Education (Mathematics) and attended the JBMSHP in 2014. Jessica also worked as a math tutor and class supervisor for the JBMSHP in 2016 and 2017.
Congratulations to JBMSHP alumni Kaley Yazzie and Shay Allison for receiving the 2017 Chief Manuelito Scholarship. The program provides scholarships to high achieving Navajo high school graduates and are awarded based on ACT/SAT test scores and final high school grade point average (GPA).
Kaley graduated from La Joya Community High School and Shay graduated from Desert Ridge High School. Both students are currently engineering majors at ASU. To read more click HERE.
The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (JBMSHP) was honored at the Celebracion de Excelencia as a 2016 Examples of Excelencia finalist.
Through Examples of Excelencia, Excelencia in Education recognizes programs that accelerate Latino student success in four categories: the Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate levels as well as Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
In 2016 we received over 190 nominations from 33 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico and recognized 20 finalists. An external selection committee then selected four programs, one program per category, as the 2016 Examples of Excelencia.