Two Linguistics undergraduate students were recently spotlighted in the The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (hyperlinkhttps://www.mmuf.org)
Damien Lopez participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship Writing and Research Training Program at University of California, Los Angeles for six weeks. The program offers an intensive scholarly writing and research methodology course, and multiple mentoring sessions to discuss graduate school, careers in the professoriate, and professionalism.
Shelby Zubia, participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference (UROC), which featured the research and creative works of over 180 undergraduate students on the UNM Campus on April 19. There she gave a poster presentation entitled “Language Acquisition in Native American Pueblos”
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program is the centerpiece of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning. Established in 1988 by William G. Bowen, then the president of the Foundation, and Mellon program associate Henry Drewry, the MMUF program began with an initial cohort of eight member institutions.