The College of Arts and Sciences Discovery Scholars Program
The Discovery Scholars Program (DSP) is a college-wide interdisciplinary program. Started in Fall, 2014, DSP is a mentorship program in which undergraduate students engage in research/creative activity with faculty mentors. The goal of the program is to support student research/creative activity and encourage students to apply for and successfully complete a Master’s degree, perhaps even a Ph.D. Through the program students are challenged to think through research questions and/or creative activities, find solutions or ways to answer questions or implement creative activities, and then write up and present the outcome(s) of their work. The four components of the program are:
1) Research/creative activity with Faculty mentor
2) Write up, creation of, and presentation of research/creative activity
3) Service/Outreach project completion
4) Feedback on the program
The Las Cruces Sun News wrote a story about the DSP program, which you can find here: http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2017/03/25/nmsus-discovery-scholars-program-gives-students-paid-research-experience/99603844/
Currently, our page is still under construction. Soon, we will host application forms, photos of our scholars, information on their completed research / creative works, and much more! Please come back soon and learn about this exciting program.