The UNM Lobo Leaders STEM Mentoring & Tutoring program matches university students with middle school students (grades 6-8) and is committed to creating meaningful experiences and opportunities in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education. At a time when our world is so dependent upon STEM innovation and discovery, Lobo Leaders aims to expose young people to STEM in meaningful and appealing ways and encourage them to consider these fields. UNM students are trained in mentoring best practices and work to create meaningful in-school and after school tutoring programs that assist public schools in dynamic STEM activities, such as science fair, mentoring a K-12 project or team, or assisting teachers in the classroom. With the help of this AmeriCorps Planning Grant we will be working on program development, curriculum development, partnership development and build research capacity so that we may eventually begin tracking the efficacy of the mentor-student relationship in STEM and how it impacts perseverance in grades 6-8 middle school students and retention and success of undergraduate student mentors.
Website: University of New Mexico Board of Regents
Contact: Monica Kowal
Phone: (505) 277-7186