2021 NM PREP Academy and Virtual Programs
Application for the 2021 NM PREP Academy and Virtual open NOW!
What do you need?
When is the program?
The dates for the NM PREP Academy:
June 7th – 18th: High School Year 1- If you have never participated in PREP
June 21st – July 2nd: High School Year 2+ – Only open for those who have participated in PREP
July 5th – July 16th: Middle School Year 1 – If you have never participated in PREP
July 19th – July 30th: Middle School Year 2+ – Only open for those who have participated in PREP
June 7th – July 30th: NM PREP Virtual Program Middle and High School – Open to anyone, anywhere!
How do I apply?
For NM PREP Academy: Fill out the form found HERE.
NM PREP Virtual: Fill out the form found HERE.
NM PREP Middle School Academy and NM PREP High School Academy are intensive two-week residential summer STEM programs held on the campus of New Mexico State University. The Academies have been designed to spark student interest in STEM, specifically in engineering, while engaging students in leadership, team-building, and hands-on activities that simulate real-world engineering experiences. Participating students gain insight into life on a university campus, gain self-confidence and self-identity in studying and working on STEM projects, and have the opportunity to interact with other students from across the state, as well as current NMSU undergraduate students and engineering faculty.
NM PREP Middle School Academy: Virtual in July
NM PREP Middle School Academy is a two-week summer program that provides students with real-world experiences in engineering innovation through inquiry and hands-on learning and provides a university campus experience at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. Selected students will be immersed in engineering activities, live in the campus dorms, attend a variety of social and leadership activities, and participate in a local field trip. The program is designed for students in Grades 6-8, with a minimum age requirement of 11. Space is limited and participants will be selected based on a review of submitted applications.
NM PREP High School Academy: Virtual in June
NM PREP High School Academy is a two-week summer program that allows students to dig deeper into the fields of engineering through exposure to the engineering design process, applied use of engineering software, advanced manufacturing using 3D printers, and the ability to implement their engineering skills with real-world projects. Students will live in the campus dorms, participate in a variety of social and leadership activities, and participate in field trips within the local area. The program is designed for students in Grades 9-12. Space is limited and participants will be selected based on a review of submitted applications.
PREP 2016 Video posted on the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network YouTube Channel