NM PREP Middle and High School Academy

2020 NM PREP Academy Moved Virtual!

Didn’t apply for NM PREP Academy? For the first time ever, we will be offering the NM PREP Academy Virtual Program. Applications are due June 12th. You can find more information HERE.

What’s changed?
PREP Academy is now going to be a virtual online camp. Each week you will work on a different engineering project with virtual lessons, and attend live weekly classroom meetings. Classes will still be split into Middle and High School students.
When is it?
PREP Academy will take place July 6th – 31th for everyone! This means you will get four weeks of different engineering projects that you will work on at your own pace. 
Who’s in?
If you properly submitted your application, you’ve been immediately accepted! You should have received an email around May 5 with more details. If you didn’t receive an email, please contact us. 

What do I need?

Because the classes will be taught online, you will need access to a computer with internet. But, you will get all the material FREE OF CHARGE. And whatever we send to you, it’s yours to keep forever! Keep checking this email for more instructions on how to receive your supplies.
What’s next?!!!!
This is important so keep reading. We now need you to fill out the following form by May 15th. This will let us know that you’re still interested in participating in this new form of the PREP Academy. Link to the form was sent to you in an email around May 5th. 
What now?
We will keep you informed when more information comes available. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We want this to be just as educational and just as fun as the traditional PREP Academy! 





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 July

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.


Application Resources

Applications for 2020 NM PREP Academy are closed. Learn more about the 2020 NM PREP Virtual program HERE. 




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