STEM Programs & Competitions




Explora: Each year, Explora facilitates more than 2,200 programs for over 70,000 people from all 33 New Mexico counties and from the surrounding states. Programs take place at Explora, at community sites, or virtually and can be offered in both English and Spanish.

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The Native Health Initiative runs a number of programs including Healers of Tomorrow (HOT), which is an 8 month mentorship program dedicated to exploring health careers, providing college preparation, and developing leadership skills in motivated high school students. More information




STEM Santa Fe runs a variety of programs including STEM Pathways for Girls: An inspiring monthly program dedicated for girls in 5th-8th grade. The program kicks off with an inspiring one-day conference for 200 girls, formerly known as Expanding your Horizons, usually on a Saturday in October/November. The conference is followed by 6 monthly in-depth workshops led by women in STEM.

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Girls Inc. of Santa Fe is an affiliate of the national nonprofit youth organization, Girls Incorporated, dedicated to providing vital, innovative educational program to girls ages 5-18, particularly those who are underserved, face multiple intersectional challenges, or at risk of making unhealthy choices. 

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Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience: Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship

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4‑H STEM and agriculture programs equip young people with the skills they need to succeed in life, and are available through local clubs, schools and grant-funded programs. Focus areas include computer science, robotics, environmental science, agri-science, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and veterinary science.

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Girls Who Code: Clubs are free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world.

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NM MESA: New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement is a pre-college program that prepares students for college and careers in mathematics, engineering, science or technically related fields. MESA students participate in a variety of enriched math, science and engineering activities including field trips, speakers, workshops, regional and state-wide academic competitions, community service and leadership development projects. NM MESA provides funding and logistical support for these and other activities.

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The New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge is an annual STEM competition designed to get local students interested in STEM fields, while also getting local tech firms interested in NM Students. Since 1990, the challenge has attracted hundreds of students from around New Mexico and produced some impressive results.

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New Mexico STEM Competitions: New Mexico MESA's excellent listing of STEM-related competitions in New Mexico. 

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Science Olympiad is nationwide competition. Students compete in 23 events that include earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Science Olympiad is designed to increase a student’s interest in STEM fields and provide recognition for outstanding achievement in team events. Students compete in Science Olympiad with the top teams advancing from Regional to State to National levels. 

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The New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair (NMSEF) accepts the top exhibits from the six regional science fairs in the state.  It is held each late March and early April on the campus of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMIMT) in Socorro. 

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Robo Rave is a Robotics Education program to teach students and teachers how to design, build, program and test robots to perform a variety of tasks. And an International Robotics Competition for teams of kids, ages 8 to adults, to test their design in one or more events. Our motto: "Today's Play, Tomorrow's Pay."

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Congressional App Challenge: Every year we challenge students in our districts to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Each challenge is district-specific. As U.S. Representatives we publicly recognize our winning teams and each winning app may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. 

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