Rijasoa is a PhD student, with interests that include Identity, Culture, and Foreign Language Pedagogy. Her tentative dissertation topic "Incorporation of Native Culture in Foreign Language Teaching in Madagascar" will be presented at a teachers' workshop this summer in Madagascar, and is partially funded by the Graduate Studies Research Project Travel Award.
The University of New Mexico retains its status as king of the graduate schools, appearing once again on all four lists. The school placed fourth in business, sixth in engineering, and 10th in both law and medicine. UNM, which among the four disciplines averaged a 31.6 percent Hispanic enrollment rate, also has one of the highest Hispanic faculty rates in the country and stellar programs to attract and retain Hispanic students.
Abdelbaset is working on his PhD in TESOL. He also works as a teaching assistant in the Center for Teaching Excellence while being a graduate fellow in the CSWR. Baset received several honors and awards, including two fully funded scholarships from the ITI, a Fulbright scholarship, the Carl P. and Erma W. Dunifon Scholarship, and the Tony Hillerman Fellowship at the CSWR.
Md. Mottaleb Hossain, has been awarded a prestigious 2014 Optics and Photonics Education (OPE) Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics and photonics. He was also the recipient of 2013 SPIE Student Travel Grant to present his paper at SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference.
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