Northern Rio Grande STEM - Northern New Mexico College

Northern Rio Grande STEM

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Seeking STEM Majors: Earn Money while earning your degree!

Northern New Mexico College STEM Scholar program provides STEM student support services to students pursuing a STEM major.

STEM scholars will work closely with their STEM mentor to design an academic plan. The STEM mentor will attentively work to review and track students progress.  To have access to all the opportunities offered by the program, STEM scholars will be required to participate in seminars, field trips, one-on-one sessions with a STEM mentor, research projects, STEM scholars meetings, and other STEM events.

STEM scholars will have access to a computer lab, study area, and tutoring services.  Through participation in this program, students will be able to earn $10 per hours and will be expected to spend 21 hours per week on program-related activities.   STEM Scholar positions are limited.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.  An interview will be scheduled as part of the application process.

STEM Scholar Application

STEM Scholars Responsibilities 

  • Meet with STEM mentor 4 times per semester at minimum to discuss and review academic progress, academic success, and any circumstances that may be inhibiting the STEM scholar’s academic achievement.  Meet with mentor to create educational goals and plans.
  • Attend STEM workshops, fieldtrips, one to one sessions with mentor, and assist in Northern’s Friday Academy program and other STEM events.
  • Spend 21 hours per week on program-related activities.
  • Maintain satisfactory grades in all courses and provide mentor with a Midterm Progress Report.
  • Notify STEM mentor immediately if doing poorly, struggling, or considering dropping any courses.
  • Respond to Early Alert notice and make an appointment with mentor to review and address area of concern.
  • Receive supplemental instruction, such as tutoring, when recommended by instructor or mentor.
  • Notify mentor immediately if unable to make a scheduled appointment.  If more than 2 scheduled appointments are missed without notice, the STEM scholar will automatically be dropped from the program.

For more information contact:

Name Title Email Phone
III NRGSC STEMDirector 505-747-5032
Phyllis Baca SFCC Site Coordinator 505-490-1557
Zandree Stidham UNM LA Site Coordinator 505-603-3453
Colin Nicholls UNM Taos  Site Coordinator 575-737-3757

    NNMC STEM Degrees


    Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
    The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.
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