The Northern New Mexico STEM Mentor Collective, funded by NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) seeks to raise aspirations and expectations in High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) topics by training and planting (in local schools and libraries) a paid STEM Mentor Corps comprised of caring, exemplary NNMC and UNMLA STEM undergraduates.

Network Night, 6pm Thursday December 8, at Northern

The Collective is Comprised of three Student Support Networks

SSN1: Schools: McCurdy Charter School  (Laureen Pepersack), Española Valley High School (John Sena), Pojoaque Valley High School (Stephanie Richard), Libraries: El Rito (Lynett Gillette), Embudo Valley (Shel Neymark) and Bradbury Science Museum (Elizabeth Martineau).

SSN2: Colleges: Northern New Mexico College (Steve Cox, David Torres, Brenda Linnell, Ana Vasilic, Ashis Nandy, Ulises Ricoy, Jorge Crichigno) and University of New Mexico at Los Alamos (Irina Alvestad).

We coordinate 6 programs

1. STEM Explorations, College Faculty and trained undergraduate mentors serving school students in four areas: Biology, Computing, Robotics and Mathematics. Each subject to be offered in six consecutive weekly in-school classes. 
2. STEM Summer Bridge, College Faculty and trained undergraduate mentors serving school students. Same subjects as above, but now each six week exploration is offered over one week of daily meetings.

3. STEM Collaboratives, trained undergraduate mentors and local teachers and librarians recruiting youth to increase local STEM knowledge and address local STEM challenges. 

4. STEM Mentor Training Course, an 8 week credit bearing college course serving undergraduate STEM majors at NNMC and UNMLA. Offered each semester. Here is the syllabus for our Fall 2016 offering starting October 19

5. Expand Your Network of Caring Adults, an 8 week program, offered each term in parallel with the STEM Mentor Training Course, which provides High School Students with strategies for valuing and acquiring caring mentors.

6. STEM Community Workshop, a one-week summer course, serving STEM teachers and librarians, with the first four days day devoted to subjects from our STEM Explorations, and the fifth day devoted to curriculum planning in schools and collaborative planning centered at community libraries. 

INCLUDES Conferences:  INCLUDES funded 11 conferences, most of which include travel and lodging. Click here for further info

January 20-22: Collective Impact as a Pathway to Reinvigorate Broadening Participation in STEM, San Diego, CA
February 23-24: Multi-Scale Evaluation in STEM Education, TN
March 6-8: Advance the Collective Impact of Retention & Continuation Strategies for Hispanics and Other Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Fields, D.C.
March 8-10: Bridging Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST), OH
March 20-22: Data-Driven Collaboration for Large Scale Progress, K.C.
March 21-23: High-Leverage Problems, Useful Data, Formative Evaluation, Effective Communication, CA
March 22-24: The Technical and Human Infrastructure to Support Collective Impact of the INCLUDES Program @ the Alliance and Network Levels, D.C.

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