Category Archives: STEM

NMSU Math Snacks program uses video games to teach algebra

Adriana M. Chavez, For the Sun-News Published 12:08 p.m. MT Dec. 8, 2018 LAS CRUCES – Researchers at New Mexico State University are looking at how fourth- and fifth-grade students can better understand early algebra concepts after using educational video games developed by the Math Snacks research team at NMSU. In turn, research findings will…
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STEM Outreach Center at NMSU receives funding to continue STEM programs

Date: 11/15/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University has received $224,000 to expand STEM programs for K-8th grade students in Hatch, Gadsden and Las Cruces schools. The STEM Outreach Center, housed in the NMSU College of Education, recently received a $176,000 grant from the New Mexico…
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CoEd at Las Cruces Space Festival

Stem Outreach Center The STEM Outreach Center was a participant in the Las Cruces Space Festival that was held on April 12th – 14th. This date was selected to coincide with the anniversary of the USSR’s launch of Yuri Gagarin into a single orbit around the earth in the 1961 human space flight. The festival…
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Project Based Learning at North Valley Elementary

STEM Outreach Center The STEM Outreach Center staff traveled to North Valley Elementary in San Miguel, New Mexico to give their teaching staff a Professional Development on Project Based Learning. This professional development focused on what Project Based Learning is, what it looks like in the classroom, and how to implement it into their curriculum….
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2018 Spring Principal’s Professional Learning Community

Mathematically Connected Communities Mathematically Connected Communities (MC2) hosted the Spring Principal’s Professional Learning Community (PPLC) Academy at Truth or Consequences Middle School on Friday, February 16.  Several administrators from our partner schools attended this event intended to provide support for implementing learning from Summer 2017 MathLabTM.  Inside the Classroom change in instruction to increase student…
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STEM Training

The STEM Outreach Center held a professional development training for 270 educators who participate in the 21st CCLC Out of School time programs. These educators received hands on training for the STEM Outreach Centers following curriculums; SEMAA, Readers Theater, DiMA, COUNT, Science Brain Battle, and electives. These programs are implemented at 22 local schools and…
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John Clark Memorial Chess Tournament

The Las Cruces Scholastic Chess Association teamed up with the STEM Outreach Center and the El Paso Institute of Chess (EPIC) to hold the first John Clark Memorial Tournament. The tournament was free to all competitors. There were three age divisions which were Kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd grade – 5th grade, and 6th grade…
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Staff Spotlight: Nicole Delgado

Nicole Delgado is the assistant director of the STEM Outreach Center, which is housed in New Mexico State University’s College of Education. Delgado has worked on campus since 2003, and has been a staff member of the STEM Outreach Center for nearly eight years. Among her many responsibilities are coordinating teacher professional development, developing workshops…
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Drone Camp

STEM Outreach Center- – students fly drones through an hoop course. See the video – https://www.facebook.com/stemnm/videos/637826123089950/ Sessions one and two of Weslaco Drone Camp have come to an end and students all were honored and presented with a certificate of completion. Each certificate was signed off by Marie McDermott, Weslaco Economic Development Executive Director, Daniel…
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Math Snacks Camp at Tombaugh Elementary

Math Snacks Camp at Tombaugh Elementary finished Friday June 16 with student presentations. These 4th to 6th graders provided us with great information about our new game. Teachers gave us great ideas for bonus activities. Thank you Marisol Diaz and Karin Wiburg for your leadership. New games coming soon. Math Snacks Camp at Tombaugh Elementary…
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