JBMSHP News Page

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JBMSHP students awarded the 2019 Chief Manuelito Scholarship

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.

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2019 JBMSHP research poster symposium

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

2019 JBMSHP research poster symposium

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

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JBMSHP alumni meets with government officials

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. 

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JBMSHP students awarded the 2018 Chief Manuelito Scholarship

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.

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JBMSHP alumni graduate high school

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.

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Three JBMSHP alumni named Questbridge Scholars

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. 

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2018 JBMSHP research poster symposium

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

  • Deforestation of The Amazonian Rainforest (AML 100)
  • Dynamics of Internet Usage on Adolescents (AML 100)
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Polar Bear, Arctic Cod, and Ringed Seal Populations in the Southern Beaufort Sea (AML 100)
  • Euler’s Method and Its Application in Population Prediction (MAT 271)
  • Effects of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule (MAT 170)

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Emily Ledezma named the 2018 Joaquin Bustoz Memorial Scholarship recipient

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.

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2017 JBMSHP research poster symposium

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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.

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Jessica Campos awarded the 2017 Joaquin Bustoz Memorial Scholarship

Jessica Campos

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.

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JBMSHP alumni awarded 2017 Chief Manuelito Scholarship

 

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.

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JBMSHP honored at Celebracion de Excelencia

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.