August 27, 2018 | NVC PR | Leave a comment A Northwest Vista College faculty member and students took part in the fifth annual Ciencia, ingenieria y Matematicas Aliados (CIMA) – Louis Stakes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program and awards ceremony at St. Philip’s College on Aug. 9. Claudia Verdin, a co-principal investigator at Northwest Vista College, had five student researchers that participated during the 10-week summer program at UTSA. They all received an stipend of $3,000. The CIMA Alliance project has afforded students opportunities for tutoring, peer mentoring, and STEM undergraduate research. CIMA Alliance is a partnership between the Hispanic Serving Institutions of Alamo Colleges District and the University of Texas at San Antonio.