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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Undergraduate Pathways (STEM UP) is a CNM/UNM Cooperative grant awarded by the Department of Education.

About the Grant

The grant has two primary goals:

  1. Increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students attaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
  2. Develop model Degree Transfer Agreements between two year Hispanic Institutions and four year institutions in such fields.

Grant Initiatives

CNM Grants

UNM Grants

Provide STEM Academic Advising

Develop 20 Degree Transfer Agreements

Establish a Transfer Center
Location: CNM Main Campus
SSC Rm 102
(505) 224-3253

Establish a Transfer Center
Location: UNM Main Campus
1716 Las Lomas Rd N.E.
(505) 277-1713

Provide Peer Mentoring and classroom visits

Facilitate campus visits

Provide STEM tutoring services

Host a STEM Symposium

Host STEM Orientations



STEM UP is committed to providing transfer services that are data-driven and student-centered. To assist in ensuring quality practices, we have formed a Joint Advisory Council (JAC) which meets on a monthly basis to inform the development and implementation of all STEM Degree Transfer Agreements.

Our staff of professionals and students are dedicated to developing smooth pathways for transfer students. Contact us if you have any questions.


Douglas Atler
STEM UP Academic Advisor
(505) 224-4000 
ext. 51382

Monique AcevesMonique Aceves
STEM UP Academic Advisor
(505) 277-0320

Juanito Marquez
STEM UP Academic Advisor
(505) 224-4000 ext. 51912

Ben Kruger
STEM UP Physics and Math Tutor

Emily Alden
Biology and Chemistry Tutor

Ian Vetter
STEM UP Biology Tutor

Shaka Preston
STEM UP Math Tutor 



Carolina Aguirre
STEM UP Director 
(505) 277-0793

Carolina has more than 25 years of experience in diverse roles serving students and institutions throughout the State of New Mexico. In 2010, she saw an opportunity to redress some of New Mexico’s economic and educational disparities through contributing to a transfer model for STEM students transitioning from community colleges to four-year degree granting institutions.

Monica Nunez-Fletcher
STEM UP Program Specialist

(505) 264-9574

Lindsey Padilla
STEM UP Public Affairs Assistant

Doni Hardy
STEM UP Web Designer
(505) 270-7840