ABOUT STEM CHALLENGE
The 2019–2020 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge will recognize achievement and develop potential in NM’s diverse student population by exploring how STEM careers can address local, state, and global challenges. The Challenge will also advance and support the integration of Next Generation Science Standards into everyday classroom activities and encourage students to pursue local STEM careers.
Participating high school teams will imagine, design, and develop a project model to address a challenge question formulated by Los Alamos National Laboratory and submit their proposed solution for a chance to win $5,000 and present at the Statewide STEM Showcase. Teams receive mentorship support from New Mexico State University partnered with Northern New Mexico College, as well as funds for supplies, travel, and stipends for participating teacher mentors.