NM EPSCoR Education, Outreach & Diversity
Natives in STEM is a new collaborative project between NM EPSCoR and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. The project aims to increase Native American identity and sense of belonging in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by creating and sharing positive images and stories of Native STEM professionals. Images will be presented as posters and stories will be shared through the NativesInSTEM.org website.
NM STEM Connection provides information about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources for NM students, teachers, parents, counselors, and administrators as well as higher education faculty/staff as well as community members interested in the promotion of STEM education in New Mexico.
TeachData lessons highlight scientific data and results from NM EPSCoR researchers working on projects across the state. These science- and data-rich lessons are designed for middle and high school teachers and students. Each lesson can be used as a stand-alone data literacy activity or as part of a larger course of study in environmental science, biology, chemistry or earth science. Interdisciplinary lessons support learning in Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English/Language Arts and Next Generation Science Standards.
Over a million years ago a supervolcano exploded in northern New Mexico, sending over 300 cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere and leaving behind a crater over 12 miles in diameter. This extraordinary crater is called the Valles Caldera and in the year 2000 became the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The website, Teacher’s Guide to Valles Caldera: The Science, connects teachers and students to the research taking place in the Valles Caldera and help them uncover the crosscutting concepts that drive the Earth's systems. Read more about the Teachers guide to the Valles Caldera at http://vcnpearthsystems.nmepscor.net.