Wednesday, February 26, 2014

STEM Gateway- Request for Proposals

Submit a proposal before the April 7th deadline to redesign your STEM course!

Gateway Science and Math Course Redesign Projects:

STEM Gateway will be providing supporting resources for instructors of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) gateway course at UNM to redesign their courses; gateway courses include not only the foundational classes that you teach for your department’s majors (mostly at 100 or 200 level) but also the mathematics, chemistry, and physics courses that are common to many STEM degrees. 

Course Redesign Projects are faculty-driven curriculum and pedagogy redesign efforts to utilize research-based instructional changes and align course outcomes and assessment. Course redesign teams for three courses will be selected each year from proposals submitted by faculty within departments. You can view project goals for the course redesign projects from years 1 and 2 at the STEM Gateway web pages Proposals for the third-year cohort of course-reform teams can also be found on the website listed above. Contact Gary Smith at for more information. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Congratulations to PLF, David Danielson!

We have some great news about one of our PLFs, David Danielson. He has been accepted into the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program!

The MARC program prepares students for graduate school by offering various training and research in the Biomedical field. We know that David will do well in this program, and we hope to see whatever he produces in the future!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

STEM Gateway Presents Its New Initiative: Students for STEM Success — S3

Students for STEM Success (S3), a student-centered STEM Gateway initiative, that focuses on creating connections and fostering skills that will enhance the overall experience for STEM students at UNM. Our mission consists of three primary parts: to help STEM students network and collaborate with other students, faculty, and staff who have similar interests; to connect students with their chosen department earlier in their academic career; and to provide students access to programs, support services, and workshops that will improve the mastery of their own learning skills. By establishing a cooperative student network beginning as soon as students arrive on campus, we can build a truly integrative STEM community that facilitates STEM degree attainment for the diverse student body of UNM.

In addition to enhancing and increasing student involvement in activities, programs, and workshops already available on campus, S3 is launching a new series of workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students at UNM.

If you or your students are interested in getting involved with creating and facilitating workshops, or have ideas for workshops, please email Meghan Gerson at the email listed below. While S3 is still in the process of setting up its workshop schedule for this semester, we are encouraging anyone interested in creating partnerships to contact Meghan Gerson at:

To keep in touch and up-to-date with what S3 is doing, join our Facebook page at:

And follow our Twitter too:

Remember the more people we have to spread the word about the initiative, the stronger the STEM community on campus will become!

Check out our Facebook page, Twitter, and STEM Gateway Blog for our next update about the workshop schedule for the spring semester!