Española, NM - Northern New Mexico College has received a $50,000 grant from the Los Alamos National Laboratories Community Programs Office to establish a STEM Academy.
The academy will begin Fall 2015 and run through June 2016. It is collaboration between Northern's College of Education and the Environmental Science Program and will focus on addressing gender disparities of science achievement among linguistically and culturally-diverse populations. The emphasis will be on recruiting women into STEM fields.
"Los Alamos National Labs continues to be a dedicated supporter of STEM outreach in the local community," Northern Environmental Science Faculty Pedro Chavarria said. "The grant continues a strong relationship with Northern to better prepare our students with a knowledge base and skill set to facilitate the transition from high school to college and college to career."
The academy will work to train public school teacher mentors that seek to develop more positive attitudes towards the sciences while ensuring national science education standards are met.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Joaquin Vilá, Dean
College of Education
Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Oñate
Española, NM 87532