The second annual New Mexico Governor's STEM Challenge and Statewide Showcase took place on December 12th, bringing together participants from 33 teams from public, private, & charter high schools across the state, along with judges from 18 New Mexico STEM employers, plus educators, volunteers & government officials.
“I’m humbled by the New Mexico talent on display at this year’s competition,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “What a remarkable showcase of diligent, bright and hard-working students from all across our state. This has been a challenging year for all of us, not least New Mexico’s students. But our best and brightest will continue to shine, I have no doubt, and my faith in the ingenuity and strength of New Mexico’s young people has been invigorated by this year’s STEM competitors. I can’t wait to see what they do next.”
“What I most appreciated about the STEM competition itself, was the meaningful interactions between judges and teams about their submissions,” said LANL Foundation Director of Evaluation and Learning Kersti Tyson. “It was clear that students and their sponsors really persevered this year, and that even a pandemic cannot stop innovation — indeed perhaps it inspired some. It is great to see our state’s leadership rallying around these students through this competition.”
The results are in! Congratulations 🎊 to the winning teams & all those who participated!
Send us photos of your winning team to be featured in our social media! 📸
Via the New Mexico State University News Center
Contributors include the Northern NM STEAM Team, local educators, & advocates