RM-AMP’s mission is to build STEM equity and excellence.  Attending workshops/seminars, professional development events and skill building courses assists in building a student’s STEM Identity.


The purpose of this passport is to encourage you to attend activities that help gain skills for STEM careers and/or graduate programs while providing financial support. RM-AMP can also support you in the following examples: Cost of attending STEM conferences, Graduate School Entrance Exams, Graduate school application fees, and Professional organization membership Fees.

You must attend activities and have signatures on each activity attended. When your passport is complete, write a paragraph on what you gained from each activity.  Submit your passport and paper to Lori Taylor SI 1051 by December 8, 2023.

There are three options:

Option 1

Complete RM-AMP Events, Research/Internship and Professional Development to receive $300.  All activities must be completed my December 2023.

Option 2

Complete Career Building Section and receive $200.

Option 3

Complete one Skill Building Course and receive $300 – $600.  Course must be completed by December 2023.


Contact Lori Taylor for a passport or for questions [email protected]


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RM-AMP Events (Must attend three events)

RM-AMP/BUILD Orientation – Tuesday, August 29, 2023 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., SI 3079

Time Management Workshop, Thursday, September 7, 2023, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., SI 3079

STEM Job Panel – Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., SI 3079

Strength Workshop – Monday, October 16, 2023, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., SI 3079

Women in STEM Conference, Friday, October 27, 2023, 8:00 a.m. – 2:oo p.m., Tivoli 440/540

STEM Community Dinner, Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.,  Baerenes Ballroom Tivoli

Meet with a Peer Mentor

A brief summary of your experience is required for each event

Research/Internship (Must participate in one)

  • Participate in Research
  • Participate in Shadowing a Research Project
  • Participate in an Internship
  • Participate in Shadowing an Internship

A brief summary of your experience is required

Completion of Option 1 requires you to turn in your passport and summaries of your events into Lori Taylor in SI 1051.

Email Lori Taylor at [email protected] if you have questions regarding the Passport Program.

Upon completion you will receive a stipend of $300.00.



Career Building (Must Each Step)

  • Complete a Resume
  • Complete a Cover Letter
  • Complete a LinkedIn Profile
  • Upload Resume to Vmock

If you choose Option 2 we will provide a $200 stipend at the end of the semester.  To receive this stipend you need Complete each step. 

Provide your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn to Lori Taylor

How to Create a Skills-Based LinkedIn Profile

What is VMock and how to use it

Your resume gets you the interview.  Use your resume to to reflect your work and achievements.

VMock is an AI powered resume builder.  It will assist you in creating, updating and giving you feedback on your resume.

VMock instructions:

  • Go to: vmock.com/msudenver

  • Login to your VMock account using your MSU Denver credentials and upload your

    • Once logged in, click blue button labeled “Upload Resume” and choose document.

    • VMock reads the document and provides feedback and a score.


Chemistry lab worker mixing liquids

Scientist mixing chemical liquids in the chemistry lab. Researcher working whit fluids in flasks in the chemical laboratory


Laboratory Techniques BIO 3020
CRN 50709
Fall 2023 Semester Friday  9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

This laboratory course provides experience performing laboratory techniques in molecular biology. Topics include a review of basic laboratory skills, preparation of buffers, use of instrumentation and advanced techniques such as cell fractionation, electrophoresis, and PCR.

Foundations of Research UC 390A
CRN 54119
Fall 2023 Semester Friday 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

This course introduces undergraduate students to research and prepares students from any major for undergraduate research experiences across disciplines.  Focus will be on how to identify research opportunities, find credible sources of information, read academic literature, document research, and prepare research abstracts.  Students will learn about the importance of ethics and diversity and inclusion in research.

Courses From Other Disciplines

Courses  from members specific discipline will be accepted.  Cannot be a required course for your major.  Should be a course that students in your discipline should take to build their skills in the discipline.


If you choose Option 3 we will provide a $300 – $600 stipend at the end of the semester.  To receive this stipend you need to be in good standing in the class. Instructor will be required to sign the passport stating the student is  in good standing in class.

A brief summary of your experience in the course is required