May 09, 2018

AMP students showcase their work at the Community Work and Learning Symposium

Anayatzy Ortiz collaborated with Cynthia Norton, professor of biology and women’s studies, on study advocate program for STEM student success.

Last week, 28 student-mentor groups in the Assistantship Mentoring Program (AMP) came together to present their research, programming, and teaching for the Community Work and Learning Symposium.

The Assistantship Mentoring Program (AMP) is a paid assistantship program which allows students and faculty or staff to engage in research collaboration, teaching and program development. The presentation topics varied from student advocate program for STEM to ASL visual media development.

The students shared their findings with much enthusiasm and showed growth in both their academics and professionalism.

In one project, Anayatzy Ortiz collaborated with Cynthia Norton, professor of biology and women’s studies, on study advocate program for STEM student success. They worked together to build a program to help promote study sessions and guide first-year students who are interested in STEM.

“To be a STEM study advocate is a really big job and I take it seriously, because we need more women in the STEM field, especially at St Kate’s. I want to find and be the resources to help other first-year students to succeed” says Ortiz.

For more information, visit Assistantship Mentoring Program

2018 AMP Teams

Amal Hassan

AMP Research Assistant,
Impact of Assured Living Smart Home Technology on Senior Care with Alvina Brueggemann

Caroline Pitts
AMP Teaching Assistant, ESL in Higher Education with Susan Bosher

Lucian Blanks
AMP Project Assistant, Women of Substance Community Arts Organizer with Kathleen Spehar

Victoria Williams
AMP Research Assistant, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Personalized Nutrition with Holly Willis

Sokthida Ong
AMP Project Assistant, Social Katies: Developing Living Campaigns with Sharon Rolenc

Ryan Johnson
AMP Project Assistant, ASL Dept Visual Media Development with Paula Gajewski-Mickleson

Ann Marie Bard
AMP Research Assistant, Transformations: Developing Glazes and Clay Bodies with Monica Rudquist

Laura Fox
AMP Project Assistant, Transferring Biology Statistical Analysis Curriculum with Lynne Gildensoph

Alejandra Theisen
AMP Research Assistant, Professor and Student Perspectives on Issues of Culture with Anne Williams-Wengerd

Portiay Burch
AMP Research Assistant, Professor and Student Perspectives on Issues of Culture with Anne Williams-Wengerd

Lakyra Clarke
AMP Research Assistant, Professor and Student Perspectives on Issues of Culture with Jamie Peterson

Nicole Busker
AMP Project Assistant, Quantitative Impact Evaluation Code Book with Kristine West

Stefany Calderon
AMP Teaching Assistant, Race and Ethnicity in Epidemiological Date with Meghan Mason

Stephanie Moua
AMP Research Assistant, StoryCorps Legacy: Developing Educational Materials with Jocelyn Gorlin

Gao Lee
AMP Project Assistant, Public Health Special Projects with Julie Mumm

Jade Rundquist
AMP Teaching Assistant, INTP 2020 Intro to the Interpreting Profession with Bridget Sabatke

Sam Everetts
AMP Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Communication Studies with Elizabeth Otto

Peace Sinyigaya
AMP Teaching Assistant, Connecting Multiple Levels of Physics Labs with Jolene Johnson-Armstrong

Kristen Pechacek
AMP Research Assistant, Hunger and Risk Assessment with Anaya Mitra

Ange-Gabrielle Holm
AMP Research Assistant, Algal Response to Climate Change and Eutrophication with Paula Furey

Stefanie Palmer
AMP Teaching Assistant, Intro to Social Work with Laurel Bidwell

Lyndsay Kast
AMP Teaching Assistant, Historic Dress Collection with Kelly Gage

Marie Olson
AMP Teaching Assistant, Cloning AMTs from the green alga Asterochloris with Tami McDonald

Natalie Nation
AMP Project Assistant, Food and Nutrition Program at St. Kate’s with Christina Meyer-Jax

Megan Cahill
AMP Project Assistant, MPH Practicum Program Development with Christina Bliss Barness

Koreena Passa
AMP Project Assistant, LIS Website Tech Help Pages with Akisanya Oluwatoyin

Mary Beth Hanssens
AMP Research Assistant, Herbs Used to Treat Type 2 Diabetes with Carol Geisler

Anayatzy Ortiz
AMP Project Assistant, Study Advocate Program for STEM Student Success with Cynthia Norton

by Sokthida Ong '18