NM STEM Connection provides information about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources for NM students, teachers, parents, counselors, and administrators as well as higher education faculty/staff as well as community members interested in the promotion of STEM education in New Mexico.
By providing a single, searchable site for the rich diversity of STEM related opportunities in New Mexico, NM STEM Connection will help more New Mexicans of all ages and all areas of the state to explore and develop their interests in STEM. NM STEM Connection is managed by the UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research and Education (STEM-H CORE) with support from the New Mexico Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR).
The purpose of the database is to offer a centralized place where programs, projects, and people providing STEM learning opportunities at all levels of the education pipeline (PK-20+) can be easily searched and accessed by a wide variety of constituents. Our intent is to provide a comprehensive collection of resources where connections can be made from people to programs, programs to people, and ultimately people to people in order to take advantage of the powerful impact all these resources can have collectively on the development of New Mexico's future workforce equipped with the STEM skills needed to address the expected shortage of workers with 21st Century skills.
To find a program for a specific educational level or audience, STEM content area, organization/institution, region of the state, type of environment (urban, rural), or time of year, please visit the Search Page. You can also view the programs at each educational level below or look at a list of All Programs.
The goals of the NM STEM Connection site are as follows.
- Provide a statewide STEM education focused website offering a comprehensive set of information, resources, and connections that ultimately further the development of PK-20 students equipped with the 21st Century STEM (& other) skills necessary to become successful employees and meet the demand for the STEM-skilled workforce needed for the United States to remain a world leader in scientific, engineering, and technological innovation in the future.
- Increase statewide participation in New Mexico STEM learning opportunities by providing a cohesive and searchable statewide database with multiple STEM learning programs and opportunities offered by a wide variety of organizations from formal STEM learning providers like universities/colleges to informal STEM education providers like museums, non-profit STEM organizations (ex: Girl/Boy Scouts) and community organizations (ex: libraries, community centers).
- Increase access to STEM learning opportunities within New Mexico for all students, including girls/women and those from underrepresented groups.
- Provide a statewide clearinghouse of STEM programs/projects/initiatives available to PK-12 students and teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, university/college faculty, and community members in New Mexico.