Our STEM Outreach Lab is Making a Difference, Just Ask Stella

Graduate Student

Name: Stella Otoo
Major: Education Technology
Hometown: Tema, Ghana
“Working with younger students in our region through our STEM outreach lab gives me the opportunity to share the value of STEM skills with students who may never have had this experience otherwise.”

-Stella OtooStella Otoo is a graduate assistant in the STEM Outreach Center in the College of Education. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Technologies and hopes to graduate upon defending her dissertation in May 2021. 

Stella was drawn to STEM outreach and education while obtaining her master’s degree in Computer Science. She realized that she could share her programming skills with children in a meaningful way. She was especially interested in giving younger students the opportunity to access technology.

One of the most memorable experiences Stella had took place when she was helping organize field trips for elementary school students visiting NMSU’s various learning labs, including the Jack and MaryLou Davis STEM Tech Lab in O’Donnell Hall.

“I’ll never forget the joy and excitement on the students’ faces while working with robotics,” Stella said when asked about her experience. NMSU is working toward providing access to a STEM experience that will impact students who might never see themselves working within STEM fields.

When you make your gift toward the STEM Outreach Center at NMSU, your support has a valuable impact on the future pipeline of students who we hope to inspire to become future STEM professionals.

Please make your gift in support of STEM outreach and education by donating any amount toward the STEM Outreach Center. Your contribution empowers students who dare to be BOLD and shape their futures as NMSU Aggies.


Henrietta Williams Pichon, Ph.D. 
Interim Dean, College of Education

For more information about the STEM Outreach Center, visit https://stem.nmsu.edu/.

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