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The UNM STEM-H Center is a diverse portfolio of dynamic, signature regional pre-college STEM competitions, professional development training, resource-rich websites, & equipment/curricula reaching thousands of students/educators annually and managed by a full-time staff of 2 along with an on-call web developer/instructional designer.

Annual Reports & More




Deadlines, Updates & Announcements


  • February 8, 2023-
    • Research Challenge  Online Entry, Paperwork Uploads, Media/Publicity/Liability/Data Collection Release & Entry Fees ($30 per student ALL divisions)
  • March 1, 2023 - Research Challenge
    • Last date to upload Digital Project Board and Abstract updates in zFairs 
  • December 2022 - Scicence Olympiad
  • January/February 2023 - SW Jr Science & Humanities Symposium
    • Check back for specific deadline date for SW JSHS registration!!
  • 10k+ Students Directly/Indirectly Impacted
  • 230 STEM Educators Directly Impacted
  • 2k Volunteer Hours
  • $272k Monetary & In-Kind Sponsorships
  • $60k+ Student & Teacher Awards

What is STEM-H?

STEM-H Education is a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health sciences with the objective of strengthening problem solving skills and preparing the next generation of STEM professionals.

Learning Lab

Explora Workshop

Student Researcher Workshops Our student workshops are facilitated by experienced STEM educators at Explora Science of our area community partner organizations!

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Advancing Science (STEM) Research Teaching or ASRT for short!  The ASRT program training took place in June 2022 and the cohort will be working together this year to support each other and create the inaugural Virtual Pre-College Research Teachers Community of Practice which we hope to open up to other educators in the 2023-2024 school year!

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ASRT Training Here are some of our cohort working hard and absorbing A LOT of great information.  Our facilitator, Michael Blueglass, gave the group hundreds of amazing resources immediately useable in their classrooms and research programs.

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ASRT 2022 NM COHORT Here's the whole gang!  Our cohort consisted of MS & HS teachers from Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Belen, Melrose, Bloomfield/Farmington, & Mescalero.  We're looking forward to a great year ahead together!

Explora Workshop

Student Researcher Workshop Our workshops are an awesome way for students to explore how research projects work, think about what they're interested in knowing more about, and introduce them to STEM research competitions.