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New Mexico Governor's STEM Challenge

Recognizing achievement and developing potential in NM's diverse student population by exploring how STEM careers can address local, state, and global challenges

Contact  

  • 2020 Coordinator
  • Madison Burns
  • New Mexico State University College of Engineering
  • (575) 646-2510
  • Email
"Applying science, engineering, and technology to make the world safer is something we do every day, so this is a challenge that really resonates with us" - Laboratory Director Thom Mason
December 9, 2019 Judges from Los Alamos National Laboratory  Jake Miner and James Owen listen to students from Taos Academy State Charter School as they explain their entry in the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge. Judges from Los Alamos National Laboratory Jake Miner and James Owen listen to students from Taos Academy State Charter School as they explain their entry in the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge.
Judges from Los Alamos National Laboratory Jake Miner and James Owen listen to students from Taos Academy State Charter School as they explain their entry in the 2019 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge.

Want to solve real-world problems?

The New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge is an engineering design initiative that invites high school STEM classes to imagine, design, and build project models in response to an annual Challenge question. Student teams compete at a Statewide Showcase for a chance to win $5,000. Prototypes are judged and prizes awarded by local STEM industry employers. 

The 2020 STEM Challenge is hosted by New Mexico State University. Visit the website linked below to register a school team, view dates, and download resources. Registration for 2020 opens mid-April. The Statewide Showcase is currently scheduled for December 5th at the NMSU Corbett Center.

2020 STEM Challenge Website (NMSU)


The New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge is sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory and other regional STEM industry employers, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and the New Mexico Public Education Department. Programmatic management for 2020 is provided by New Mexico State University.