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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 


  • November 20, 2023

    • Prior Approval Review Request DEADLINE - Paperwork & Review Request Form Submission Deadline for any protocols requiring prior-approval review by the Central NM SRC-IRB Regional Review Committee  Prior Approval Review Request Form

  • February 5, 2024

  • February 7, 2024

    • Student Online Entry, Releases, Paperwork Uploads, & Entry Fees DEADLINE - Online Entry, Paperwork Uploads, Media/Publicity/Liability/Data Collection Release & Entry Fees ($30 per student ALL divisions)

  • March 1, 2024

    • DEADLINE to upload Digital Project Board and Abstract updates in zFairs 

  • March 20-22 & 24, 2024

    • Research Challenge Competition 3/20/24-3/22/24

    • Grand Awards Event (by invitation ONLY) 3/24/24

  • April 12 & 13, 2024

    • NM State Science & Engineering Fair (NM Tech, Socorro, NM)

  • May 11-17, 2024

    • Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, CA



  • February 5, 2024

  •  February 23 & 24, 2024

    • SW JSHS Competition at UNM (Albuquerque, NM)
  • May 1-4, 2024

    • National JSHS Competition (Albuquerque, NM)


  • FREE Online, Self-Paced Professional Development/Training Modules

    • Research Challenge/Science Fair Bootcamp Training (available August 2023 - January 31, 2024)

    • Safety & Ethics in Student Research

    • Leveraging Your Research ( more than one competition!)

    • Writing Effective Research Papers & Abstracts

    • Effective Use & Design of PowerPoint Slide Decks (...applies to other programs like Google Slides as well)

    • Oral Presentation & Interview Skills

    • Data Analysis & Statistics

Visit the Learning Lab programs page for more information re: creating your Online LMS account for access to our online trainings!

  • 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.

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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!  

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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.  

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.