SC2 : Scientifically Connected Communities

Scientifically Connected Communities (SC2), based at New Mexico State University, is dedicated to improving the scientific literacy of southern New Mexico students by providing professional development to K-12th grade teachers that emphasizes critical-thinking strategies and pedagogy to enhance scientific inquiry for all students. SC2 collaborates with a network of teachers, scientists, administrators, and district leaders to increase teacher science content knowledge, promote scientific inquiry curriculum, and to provide resources and materials for the classroom.

NMSTA logoSC2 Summer Institutes for Teacher Professional Development – 2016

Please see summer institute program to see what we have planned this year!

SC2 Summer Institute Program 

Teacher Award

SC2 and the STEM Outreach Center would like to start a brand new teacher award recognized by the STEM Outreach Center called the Teacher Excellence in STEM Award.  To nominate yourself or a peer teacher that is incorporating STEM into their daily practices, send a letter outlining:

  • The innovative ways this teacher is using STEM in their classroom
  • The impact it has on students, parents and fellow teachers
  • The leadership the teacher displays.

The winning teacher will receive a STEM Kit appropriate for their grade level valued at $500.00.

Send your letter to Nicole Delgado –

The deadline for nominations will be ongoing.

Teacher Resources

SC2 resources Click the above link to see available resources for check out!

For free materials and curriculum, visit the American Physical Society website.

Through a generous donation, educators can receive a free DVD copy of the Christa McAuliffe:  Reach for the Stars film. It’s easy and free – just click here and enter the address you want it mailed to.


SC2 Vision & Goals

Academic Courses


Teaching Resources

Professional Development


More information

For more information, please contact


Nicole Delgado




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