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External Funding Impact

Grants and other external funding can significantly impact the ability of CNM to reach and exceed the Objectives of the Strategic Direction, and on student graduate, retention and success.

Amy Ballard, Geographic Information Technology (GIT) instructor in Applied Technologies (AT), is the PI for a sub-award partner with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (College Station, TX) on a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Amy will supervise research at CNM for the overall project coordinated by Dr. Phillip Davis at Corpus Christi’s Del Mar College. Amy, and AT, has received $46,660 to support K-12 materials for the 2008 Geospatial Boot Camp at CNM and a community mapping initiative. This initiative will engage CNM students in real-world mapping projects in our communities. Amy’s research will be completed by August 31, 2009. This funding will increase opportunities for CNM GIT to connect with students from college to high school to elementary.

Educational Department in Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) has entered into a new project with Intel to administer the Intel Childcare Provider service. This project will provide required training as well as professional development opportunities to childcare providers in the Intel Family Childcare Network. Over the course of the year the $137,450 agreement will provide opportunities to strengthen CNM and Intel partnerships, promote quality childcare for Intel employee families in Rio Rancho, and develop childcare training and educational resources at CNM. It may provide the Education Department with a foundation for the development of independent projects to increase access to childcare training for students interested in early childhood development.

CNM currently participates in a wide variety of grant and funded projects .