Inaugural Discovery Scholars Jared Van Natta and Devin Grider are working on medical anthropology research projects – an ethnography of a family practice residency program and an analysis of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on free clinics. The students have organized a round table with their Discovery Scholars mentor Mary Alice Scott at the Society for the Anthropology of North America conference in New York. They will be discussing effective student mentoring in applied anthropological research projects. (Spring 2015)
Aracely Pedraza, graduate student in anthropology, was accepted to a summer field school in Antigua, Guatemala. (Spring 2015)
Megan Stamey McAlvain received a travel award for her presentation at the Anthropology and Gerontology Association meeting in Miami to present her thesis proposal and receive mentoring from a senior researcher in the area of anthropology and aging. (Spring 2015)
Karmon Kuhn was accepted to the internship program at Maternidad La Luz in El Paso, Texas. This program will prepare her to conduct her thesis research on the relationship between midwives and nurses in the border region. (Spring 2015)
- Spring 2015 — Megan Stamey McAlvain has received one of two student scholarships awarded (national competition) to attend the Anthropology and Gerontology conference in Miami during the semester. She will be presenting her thesis proposal and participating in a mentoring workshop. Her mentor will be Iveris Martinez, the current president of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology.
- Anthropology senior Kobi Weaver was awarded the Honors College Scholarship that permitted her to travel to Guatemala over summer 2013. Kobi worked on archaeological sites from the Mayan era and hopes to pursue this in graduate studies after completing her degree at NMSU.
- Daniel Valverde, anthropology grad student, received the 2012 Emerson Hunger Center Congressional Fellowship. This prestigious award will support his research, advocacy, and policy analysis on hunger in America, for two years, including a year as a Congressional Fellow at the U.S. Capitol. Daniel is the first student from Mew Mexico to receive this award.
- Ashley Remy: 2012 winner of Honor’s College $5000 Scholarship for International Research
- Braeden Dimitroff: Received a Gilman Scholarship to continue his archaeological research in Peru for the summer and fall of 2012
- Nicole Gatewood: Archaeological Society of New Mexico Undergraduate Student Scholarship Award (spring 2012)
- Bob DeBry: Archeological Society of New Mexico Graduate Student Scholarship Award (spring 2012)
- Kylin Cummings and Briana Bianco: Received Sigma Xi awards to support MA research (spring 2012)
- Anthropology major Madeleine Brown, who was recommended by the Anthropology Department, was selected by the college as the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior for the Fall 2011.
- Kristin Corl: Gilman Scholarship (summer 2011)
- Braeden Dimitroff: archaeology project in Peru (summer 2011)