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NMSU Holds STEM Summer Camps

New Mexico State University is offering many different opportunities for students to participate in STEM education over summer vacation.

The New Mexico State University PREP academy offers middle and high school students the opportunity to live at NMSU for a two-week camp and participate in a variety of engineering activities.

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Girls in tech: Dual events aim for inclusion

As students of all ages from across New Mexico competed Saturday in a statewide robotics competition on the campus of New Mexico State University, an organization devoted to encouraging girls to seek out careers in science and engineering had its monthly board meeting just three blocks away.

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Onate students learning advanced engineering

WRITER: Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin October 9, 2015 Students are using high-tech software to design a jet engine that has the best thrust-to-fuel consumption ratio possible.  They are studying to be architects and engineers and to build aricraft. But this isn’t a class at New Mexico State University — it’s high school juniors and…
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Robots inspire young students

Program promotes engineering field Rory McClannahan Mountain View Telegraph, Moriarty Sept. 24, 2015 Most middle-school students only have an inkling of what they might want to do when they grow up. Wyatt Castenada says he always wanted to be an engineer. The 2013 Moriarty High School graduate is well on his way toward doing that….
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NMSU’s mentorship opportunities, lower cost help students earn top tier education

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta For Rose Perea, a Las Cruces native and daughter of a New Mexico State University employee, NMSU was not only like a second home, it was an open door to a life where she had the opportunity to reach her full potential. “NMSU was a natural choice for me and felt like…
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NMSU joins Giving Tuesday movement to build scholarships

New Mexico State University has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Dec. 1, Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate on improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

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NMSU TRiO Student Support Services Program receives $1.1 million in funding

The U.S. Department of Education has recently awarded a five-year grant for $1.1 million to the New Mexico State University TRiO Student Support Services Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and STEM Health Services Program to serve 120 students each year.

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White House touts NMSU program as ‘Bright Spot in Hispanic Education’

New Mexico State University’s College Migrant Assistance Program (CAMP) was named one of the country’s “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education.” More than 230 programs and organizations are now listed online in the national catalog that recognizes their commitment to narrowing the Latino achievement gap.

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NMSU joins initiative to retain STEM students through innovative orientation activities

As this academic year begins, New Mexico State University is among 20 higher education institutions welcoming incoming students in a unique way as part of a national science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiative called #uifresh (University Innovation Freshmen). Through this initiative, participating institutions are exposing incoming freshmen to design thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation in order to attract and retain more students in STEM disciplines.

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NMSU and Howard University team up to broaden participation in engineering

Nearly 60 students transferring into the engineering programs at New Mexico State University and Howard University this fall semester received an extra boost to help them with the transition and become successful engineering students. They were participants in a National Science Foundation-funded Breaking New Ground program led by engineering faculty at the respective universities.

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