Affiliate STEM Programs

This is a list of other STEM programs for secondary students in New Mexico to get involved in.

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FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students of the 7th-12th grade to compete head-to-head with their robots, using an alliance format. Teams will design, construct, and code a robot using a kit, custom fabricate parts, or both, and are encouraged to complete community outreach, collaborate with local engineers, and document their season.

Contact: Jim Jackson |


New Mexico MESA

New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) prepares middle and high school students for college and careers in STEM fields. MESA students participate in field trips, workshops, regional and state-wide academic competitions, community service, and leadership development projects.

Contact: Ling Faith-Heuertz |

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Supercomputing Challenge

In Supercomputing Challenge, students choose a computational science project and join students around New Mexico for an exciting adventure! This program introduces students to research and coding, gets them connected with mentors, and gives them a chance to win cash, plaques, and trophies. Take the Challenge!