Dr. Susan Wightman Brown
NMSU College of Education, STEM Outreach Director
Dr. Susan Brown is the STEM Outreach Director for the College of Education at New Mexico State University. She has her PhD from NMSU with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction and a Minor in Multicultural Education. She also has a Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from NMSU and a Bachelor of Arts from Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM.
Susan has enormous teaching experience and works with many NM programs including NSF, Academies for Young Scientists, Scientifically Connected Communities, NASA, Enlace, SEMAA, MAXIMA and has been an instructor of Science and Math methods for Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Teachers at NMSU.
Susan has received many professional awards including NASA Innovation Program Award, NMSU Research Achievement Award, NASA Trailblazer Award, NASA Pipeline Award, NASA Partnership and Sustainability Award, Outstanding Science Engineering Mathematics and Aerospace Academy Presidential Star Award, NASA Explorer Award and many more. Susan has also been recognized as Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (1996, 1998) and is a Fulbright Scholar. She also received the Outstanding Teacher Achievement Award from the NM Legislature in Spring 1996 and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in Spring 1994. Susan has written many publications and has received millions of dollars in grants and earmarks in her years of working to advance STEM education in New Mexico.