About STEM

About STEM

New Mexico STEM Network
The challenge: In 2010, 12% of all jobs required at least a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Additionally, due to technological innovations, the line between non-STEM and STEM jobs is blurring (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015). The Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America (ASTRA) predicts that between 2015-2024, New Mexico will create more than 8 million STEM jobs. Course remediation is at an all-time high in New Mexico, and employers state that young adults lack core competencies upon graduation. Our students are not being equipped with the skills they need to succeed in college and career.

What we do: The New Mexico STEM Network employs design principles to accelerate STEM student achievement and drive STEM workforce development in New Mexico:

  • CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT: Industry will drive our workforce; public-private partnerships are essential to implementing effective STEM education development models.
  • INCLUSIVITY: STEM skills must be desirable and attainable for all New Mexico’s citizens regardless of demographic, geographic or socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • SCALABILITY: Expansion of successful activities will be facilitated if systems are designed in anticipation of growth and future needs. The NM STEM Network identifies evidence-based and scalable STEM teaching and learning practices.
  • SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS: True partnership among all stakeholders committed to transforming and advancing STEM education is necessary for success and long term sustainability.
  • REAL-WORLD RELEVANCE: STEM education initiatives emphasize team and project-based learning inspired by problems and challenges we face in our everyday lives.

How we do it: Established in 2010, the New Mexico STEM Network continues to move successful STEM initiatives that are transforming STEM in New Mexico, including:

  • REGIONAL INNOVATION HUBS: Regional Hubs are the proof points for the NM STEM Network. Hubs utilize the best resources of the region in order to transform education by engaging schools with business, higher education and outside institutions to provide students with the tools they need to succeed.
  • TRANSFORMING THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT: Through digital learning, online and dual-credit course development, and investment in out-of-school time initiatives, the NM STEM Network seeks to remove limits to “when, where and how” learning can occur.
  • POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY: The NM STEM Network engages policy-makers at the federal, state and local level in supporting student success in STEM.

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The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.

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