The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation 2020 Virtual Student Research Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. The conference offers a forum for students to present their STEM-research projects in two categories of university and community college competitions and also provides several interesting professional development workshops, including a workshop for faculty. The keynote speaker for the conference will be New Mexico State Rep. Derrick Lente, who is also a businessman and attorney. Rep. Lente will speak at the opening session that begins at 8 a.m. Register for the conference online, where you can also find out more information on the conference. For assistance, call 575-646-1846 or 575-646-1847.