New Mexico State University will host the 2022 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Showcase event. The event will be held in a hybrid format with the virtual STEM Showcase Dec. 2, and the in-person STEM Showcase Dec. 3 at Corbett Center Student Union.
The NM Governor’s STEM Challenge partners include NMSU, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and the New Mexico Public Education Department along with various industry partners from across the state.
This year, NMSU aims to have 350 students from 40 teams compete in the NM Governor’s STEM Challenge, which is an opportunity for New Mexico high school students to use their problem-solving skills. The student teams will compete to find a solution to the question, “Imagine New Mexico as a state known for sustainable and green manufacturing. What innovations or developments could be produced to foster our schools, jobs and communities?”
Winners will be determined by industry employers in the state. The top teams will win up to $5,000.
The challenge reinforces skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, innovation, STEM development, breakthrough technologies and presentation skills.
Companies participating include Air Force Research Laboratories, Boeing, Chevron, Deloitte, El Paso Electric, ExxonMobil, Facebook (Meta), Freeport McMoran, Intel, LANL/Triad, Lovelace Health System, Molina Health Care, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, N3B, Pattern Energy, PNM, Presbyterian, Sandia National Laboratories, Stantec, URENCO, Virgin Galactic and WSP-Golder and NIC New Mexico.
For specific information about the challenge or to register, visit https://engrnm.nmsu.edu/stem-connection/governors-stem-challenge.html#.
CUTLINE: Student teams present during the in-person 2021 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Showcase at New Mexico State University’s Corbett Center in December. (NMSU photo by Vladimir Avina)