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Youth Engagement at ¡Explora! Natalie Rogers Mon, 11/21/2016 - 01:32
Author
Alison Brody

Explora, with support from the NM EPSCoR-funded New Mexico Informal Science Education Network (NM ISE Net), hosts a free Teen Science Café (TSC) about once a month to encourage teen interest in and engagement with STEM. Local scientists or engineers are invited to present their research in a teen-friendly way – through hands-on activities and in-depth discussions. The TSC events are attended by a variety of teens including the Explora Youth Interns.

Externship Report: Taoguang Qu

Author
Taoguang Qu

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.

Externship Report: Tom Nakotte

Author
Tom Nakotte

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.

STEMAP 2016 Wraps Up

Author
Chelsea Chee

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:

STEMAP 2016 is Underway

Author
Chelsea Chee
STEMAP in 2016 is looking great! We have 13 students joining our forces this summer working on seven research areas. They will spend eight weeks over the summer getting a week of training, doing seven weeks of research, and a day presenting their research experience.

NM ISE Net Joins Forces with NM PED

Author
Selena Connealy

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.

NM EPSCoR Spotlight: Brianne Willis, STEMAP Student

Author
Chelsea Chee

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.”