According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis and United Nations, growth in the creative economy is outpacing growth in any other sector, globally. Artistic and cultural entrepreneurs are increasingly recognized as a key component to economic innovation, with education initiatives supporting “STEAM,” or STEM education with an added component of arts.
Education & Outreach
News Category: Education & Outreach
The Externship Program is a research exchange program that allows New Mexico graduate students (with an existing assistantship) to spend a semester or summer doing research at a partnering New Mexico university or research facility. This report is from New Mexico Highlands University student Taoguang Qu about his two months at New Mexico Tech.
This summer, I participated in the two month externship program supported by the EPSCoR foundation. I had an unforgettable experience working in the Osmotic Power Development at New Mexico Tech.
The Externship Program is a research exchange program that allows New Mexico graduate students (with an existing assistantship) to spend a semester or summer doing research at a partnering New Mexico university or research facility. This report is from NMSU student Tom Nakotte about his time as an extern at Los Alamos National Labs.
Our 2016 STEMAP students finished and presented on their 8-week summer research in Truth or Consequences, NM last Friday. Their presentations were full of great information and they were powerful presenters.
Here is a list of the students and their presentations:
In order to put the focus on our amazing people in the Energize New Mexico project, we are continuing our NM EPSCoR Spotlight series! We feature one participant and one student in the project and learn a little more about where they come from, and what they do for Energize New Mexico. This month, we have Amy Slater.
The New Mexico Informal Science Education Network (NM ISE Net) has joined forces with the New Mexico Public Education Department (NM PED) to support K-12 science teacher professional learning across the state. For the second year, NM ISE Net educators participated in a week-long facilitator training in preparation for summer teacher institutes in Albuquerque and Las Cruces.
We are continuing our February Spotlight on the STEM Advancement Program, this time through one of our students’ perspective. To date, 25 New Mexico students have been part of STEMAP – 11 students in 2014 and 14 students in 2015. Brianne Willis is a student at Eastern New Mexico University and one of the 25 STEMAP students. Brianne spent her STEMAP Summer doing research on “Assessing Uranium Contamination on the Navajo and Laguna Reservations.”