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NMSU STEM Outreach Center makes positive economic impact on Doña Ana County

Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University has had an overall economic output of $15 million since 2009, generating more than 200 jobs and contributing positively to Doña Ana County, according to a recent in-depth research analysis study conducted by Leo Delgado, a doctoral candidate from NMSU’s…
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SEMAA Spaceport Professional Development

STEM Outreach Center Twenty instructors attended SEMAA Spaceport Professional Development to kick off the Spring 2018 semester. This Professional Development was presented by the STEM Outreach Program staff. Instructors ranged from 6th to 8th grade. Instructors in 6th grade learned that they will be teaching students about adobe structure building and the effects of earthquakes…
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Project GUTS

Teachers from the Gadsden School District were invited to attend a day-long professional development given by the STEM Outreach Center, to fine tune their computer programming skills. Teachers learned how to use Starlogo Nova, a client-based modeling and simulation software that allows teachers and students to create 3D simulations for understanding complex systems. By the…
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21st CCLC Out of School time

The STEM Outreach Center held a professional development training for 270 educators who participate in the 21st CCLC Out of School time programs. These educators received hands on training for the STEM Outreach Centers following curriculums; SEMAA, Readers Theater, DiMA, COUNT, Science Brain Battle, and electives. These programs are implemented at 22 local schools and…
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Dr. Susan Brown was honored for the STEM outreach programs offered to LCPS schools

Susan Brown, interim associate dean of research for the NMSU College of Education and director of the NMSU STEM Outreach Center, was recognized with a standing ovation Tuesday evening by the Las Cruces Public School board and LCPS interim superintendent Steven Sanchez. Brown (middle) was honored for the STEM outreach programs offered to LCPS schools…
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NMSU STEM Outreach Center receives nearly $12 million grant

New Mexico State University’s STEM Outreach Center, housed in the College of Education, recently received a nearly $12 million grant to fund after school STEM programs in the Las Cruces, Hatch and Gadsden school districts. The grant was awarded by the New Mexico Public Education Department’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program to implement programs…
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Grant leads to success for STEM outreach programs

ADRIANA M. CHAVEZ FOR THE SUN-NEWS FARMINGTON – A school program that will wrap up in May has helped more than 1,000 students in Farmington, New Mexico, receive high-quality education emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math fields thanks to after-school programs created by New Mexico State University’s STEM Outreach Center and funded by a grant…
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STEM Outreach Center offers free middle school summer camps

Registration is now open for the free middle school summer camps offered through the STEM Outreach Center. The camps fill up fast, so do not delay in getting your middle schooler registered. For more information, camp descriptions and to register, visit http://stem.nmsu.edu. If you have any questions, please contact Kassi Simpson at kassig@nmsu.edu.

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STEM Day for Girls

STEM Day for Girls to be held Jan. 23 STEM Day for Girls at NMSU is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. This incredible one-day event will include fun and creative hands-on STEM workshops for girls in 5th–10th grades, led by role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The…
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NMSU engineering to hold robotics camps

Two robotics summer camps will be held at New Mexico State University for students ages 10-17. Advanced Robotics Summer Camp will be held July 14-16 and Beginning Robotics Summer Camp will be held July 21-23. The camps are provided by the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network, part of the College of Engineering. The beginning camp…
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