Northern New Mexico College Establishes STEM Mentor Collective
The partnership will focus on raising aspirations and expectations in High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) topics by training and placing (in schools and libraries) a STEM Mentor Corps comprised of caring, exemplary NNMC and UNM-LA STEM undergraduates. By changing STEM aspirations and expectations while heightening their own sense of self-efficacy, the Collective expects this Corps to regenerate itself and so permanently increase the flow of the state’s indigenous populations into well-funded STEM college programs and well-paying STEM careers.
The National Science Foundation solicited this work though INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science)—one its 10 big ideas, https://www.nsf.gov/about/cong ress/reports/nsf_big_ideas.pdf
For further information about the Northern New Mexico STEM Mentor Collective, please contact Professor Steve Cox, email@example.com, 505.747.5424.