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About Us

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 (UNM Walk Abouts)

Provide STEM tutoring services

Host a STEM Symposium

Host STEM Orientations (STEM UP Events)

 

STEM UP Staff

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 is comprised of professionals and students who are dedicated to developing smooth pathways for transfer students.

CNM STEM UP STAFF

UNM STEM UP STAFF

Doni Hardy
Doni Hardy

STEM UP
Program Coordinator
dhardy8@cnm.edu
(505) 224-3253

Carolina Aguirre is the STEM Up Director
Carolina Aguirre
STEM UP
Director
caguirre@unm.edu
(505) 277-0793

Carolina directs all aspects of the STEM UP grant at both CNM and UNM.  She is passionate about this work as she is Hispanic and from a low income background.  She also took course work at CNM and UNM to complete her bachelor's degree at UNM. Upon graduating, she earned an M.A. in Educational Management and Development from NMSU and is currently working toward a Doctorate in the same field. She has passionately invested 20 years into a career of working on grants and programs that help students transition in education: from high school to college, from two year to four year, and from undergraduate to graduate school.

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Douglas Atler
STEM UP
Academic Advisor
datler1@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000
ext. 51382

Glenda Kodaseet, STEM Up Program Specialist
Glenda Kodaseet

STEM UP
Program Specialist
gkodasee@unm.edu
(505) 277-1481

Glenda has a B.A. in Political Science and Master's in Public Administration from UNM and has over 15 years of experience in working in higher education with 7 comprised of direct student support. As a UNM Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Scholar and Interim Program Specialist for UNM's McNair and Research Opportunity Programs (ROP), her passion for helping students succeed at the undergraduate and graduate level has deepened and contributes to her work with STEM UP in overseeing STEM advisement, developing and implementing transfer center activities and managing the peer mentor component.

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Nina Gardea
STEM UP
Academic Advisor
ngardea@cnm.edu
(505) 224-3279

Kelley Schnepple
Kelley Schnepple
STEM UP
Program Advisement Coordinator

(505) 277-1481 

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Andrew Cochran

STEM UP 
Chemistry Tutor
acochran4@cnm.edu

Lindsey Padilla
Lindsey Padilla

STEM UP 
Public Affairs Assistant

Ben Kruger
STEM UP 
Physics and Math Tutor



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Walker Williamson

STEM UP 
Math Tutor
wwilliamson1@cnm.edu

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Emily Alden
STEM UP 
Biology and Chemistry Tutor


Ian Vetter
STEM UP 
Biology Tutor

 

Shaka Preston
STEM UP 
Math Tutor