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CNM, UNM to Ease Transfer Process for Engineering Students

Feb. 5, 2013 -- CNM and the University of New Mexico signed an Engineering Degree Transfer Agreement on Tuesday that will provide students with a clear pathway for earning an associate degree in engineering at CNM that will seamlessly transfer into UNM’s School of Engineering.

"We want to make sure credits earned here at CNM are aligned with UNM so students can continue to progress toward degrees in the STEM fields," said UNM Associate Provost for Curriculum Gregory Heileman during the signing ceremony.

The transfer agreement is part of a larger, grant-funded effort between CNM and UNM called STEM-UP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Undergraduate Pathways), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of graduates in the STEM fields.

caption:The primary goals of the CNM-UNM partnership is to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students pursuing and attaining degrees in the STEM fields through a variety of support services and to develop more transfer agreements that make it easier for a student to earn an associate degree at CNM and then seamlessly transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at UNM.

The Engineering Degree Transfer Agreement will provide CNM students who earn an Associate of Science in Engineering with a clear path for smoothly transferring into one of seven Bachelor of Science in Engineering programs offered at UNM.

CNM recently opened the STEM-UP Center on Main Campus, where students interested in STEM fields can access individualized tutoring, STEM advising, mentoring by fellow STEM students, assistance with transfer to UNM, and information on STEM degrees offered at CNM and UNM.

UNM Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Terry Babbitt, UNM Associate Provost for Curriculum Gregory Heileman and UNM Associate Dean for Research Plamen Atanassov signed the agreement along with CNM Vice President of Academic Affairs Sydney Gunthorpe, CNM Dean of Math, Science & Engineering Rich Calabro and CNM Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Eugene Padilla.

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