SANTA FE—Community members, students, PreK-20 educators, STEM advocates, industry professionals, state agency education professionals and elected officials will come together Feb. 7 to celebrate “NM STEM Education Week in the House” in the Capitol Rotunda.
NM STEM Education Week is the result of a memorial co-sponsored by Rep. Mimi Stewart, Sen. John Sapien and Sen. Gay Kernan. The memorial encourages the public education department, the higher education department and the private sector each work to advance the following goals:
- Certify 1,000 new science and mathematics teachers in NM by 2020
- Demonstrate a 25 percent increase in the number of NM high school students measurably proficient in mathematics by 2020
- Increase NM’s college graduation rate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields by 25 percent by 2020
- Improve coordination among higher education institutions to reform pre-service teacher programs that will prepare the next generation of science and mathematics educators
Copies of the memorial will be transmitted to the governor, the secretaries of public education and higher education, and the presidents of public post-secondary educational institutions.