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Hispanic Service Institution (HSI) Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Science, Engineering, and Energy Career Options (SECO Project

NMSU-­‐A was awarded a 5-­‐year $4.3 million grant to update our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs

What does this mean for you? We’ve purchased over 300 pieces of new equipment, are renovating our Biology, Chemistry, Geology/Geography, and Physics/Engineering labs, and are currently developing or revising the following degree options to help you on your path to high-paying, in-demand careers:


  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology Labs Renovated Supplied with state-­‐of-­‐ the-­‐art equipment
  • Supplied with state-­‐of-­‐ the-­‐art equipment

  • Associate of Science Degree Updated
  • Facilitates transfer into one of the natural sciences:
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics

  • Instructors Incorporating Service-­‐Learning
  • Environmental Science students working on Native Plant Demonstration Project with
    City of Alamogordo Library; funded by PNM

  • Students Serve as Science Mentors to High School and Elementary School Students
  • Paid and Credit Internships Available
  • Technology HSI-STEM  


  • Biomedical Equipment Technology (OBET)
  • Prepares students for high-­‐salary employment in the maintenance & repair
    of medical equipment such as CT scanners

  • Computing Associate of Applied Science</strong>
  • Revised to offer a specialization in Web Mastery or Business Applications
    (UNIX, PC Maintenance, Windows, spreadsheet applications, etc.)

  • Electronics & Computer Engineering Tehnology (ECET)
  • Complete the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree here and the remaining 2 on-­‐line!

  • Students Serve as Lego League Mentors to Elementary School Students
  • Credit Internships Available
  • Engineering HSI STEM  


  • Engineers on Faculty
  • Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Petroleum Engineers on faculty

  • Associate of Science in General Engineering (AS GE)
  • Complete the first two-­‐years’ requirements toward a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering here in Alamogordo

  • Paid Internships Available
  • Math HSI-STEM  


  • New Equipment and Software Installed
  • Faculty Available to Help Students with Math
  • Drop by the Science Building on Friday mornings to receive help with your homework

  • STEM Tutors specifically for STEM majors Avalable at the Academic Success Center
  • Students Serve as Math Mentors to High School and Elementary School Students
  • renewable energy HSI-STEM  

    Renewable Energy

  • NABCEP Entry-­‐Level Exam Focused Curriculum
  • (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners)

  • PNM Awarded Grant for Electrical Grid-­‐Tie
  • New Facilities with State-­‐of-­‐the-­‐Art Equipment
  • Installation Modules Under Construction
  • Accepted by New Mexico Workforce Connection
  • Internships being developed