ENGAGE New Mexico Day

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Technology is a powerful force that impacts the way we live our lives. Not only has technology impacted our lifestyles, but it has also impacted our culture. We are currently seeing what seems to be a shift in the direction of our economy. As technology progresses and we become a more “wired” society, a need is growing. This need is something that has been growing as a result of synergy and the increase in the interdisciplinary approaches that will supply the need of this growing technology driven economy.

New Mexico State University is currently working on ENGAGE New Mexico Day , which is focused on providing networking opportunities between industry and education. This is an integration that would build a pipeline that would lead to more careers and job opportunities for NMSU students. More specifically targeted are the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with which we now refer to as STEM Careers.

It is with much excitement that New Mexico State University announces the first ever Engage New Mexico Day. The event will be held on April 25th, 2008 from 8am to 3pm and will be held at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum here in Las Cruces, NM. Registration is free and open to all who are interested.

New Mexico State University, a leader in STEM education and statewide initiatives, is encouraging anyone involved in government, industry, or education to attend. Promoting STEM awareness and preparing students for STEM related jobs is the primary focus of ENGAGE New Mexico Day. The event is an active movement towards a synergistic approach in networking and collaboration among STEM fields, the growing need for interdisciplinary jobs, and the under-represented students including students with disabilities who have entered STEM programs at the community colleges and universities across the State to prepare for careers that require these disciplines.

The conceptualization of ENGAGE New Mexico Day came about through collaboration between the NMSU College of Education and the NM Learning Network (a statewide eLearning program). Make sure not to miss this opportunity to hear from industry and state leaders on how you can help participate to address this national crisis. ENGAGE New Mexico Day will provide a foundation for State leadership to be proactive and work collaboratively in the current national movement for preparing students for future jobs.

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