November 5, 2015

SOUTHWEST NATURAL RESOURCE CAREER TRACK PROGRAM PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS IN NATURAL RESOURCE FIELDS

A collaborative program with New Mexico State University will provide new opportunities to Sul Ross students who are interested in obtaining a career in Natural Resources with a USDA agency, or in pursuing graduate school. The Southwest Natural Resource Career Track (SWNRCT) program, which is being funded by a grant provided by the USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions program, aims to diversify the workforce by mentoring underrepresented minority students in natural resource fields.

The grant will provide mentorship and outreach opportunities to students at several two- and four-year colleges in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Over $300,000 will go toward supporting students from Sul Ross, including offering opportunities for funding towards lab mentorships, travel to conferences, local and international field courses, Pathways workshops, and other trainings and certifications.

For more information on the program, or to learn how to apply, contact Dr. Ryan Luna.