cowgirl-with-lassoNMSU Grants will be hosting Roundup on October 2-3 for all NMSU faculty. Click here to register and submit your proposal to present. See you then!

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   Many area students took advantage of a great opportunity to earn extra high school and college credit through the NMSU Grants Summer Academies. Six academies where held this year, up from four in previous years. Students earn 3 credits for each Academy and were able to earn up to 12 credits for the summer. Our two U.S. Department of Education grants funded these academies. The Title V UNM-NMSU Cooperative Grant sponsored the first four Academies and The Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions Grant sponsored two Academies in July. All students were welcome to participate.
The Academy Themes were: Game Development, Intro to Computer Science, Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Start a Game Design Business, There’s No Place Like Home and Digital Storytelling.

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The Academies included a lot of hands-on projects including building computers, designing computer games, developing business plans, researching the perfect water balloon weight for distance, researching available STEM careers and creating their own video production.

The Academies also included many fieldtrips including visits to Intel, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, New Mexico Tech and local historic sites like the Zuni Church and Museum and El Morro National Monument.

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Over forty students took advantage of this opportunity from as a far away as Tohajiilee. Over two hundred and fifty credits were earned in just 8 weeks. The grant funding provided transportation and lunches for the students. Special recognition to all of the awesome students who used their summer to move their education forward.

Summer Academies are planned for next summer so if you are a high school student plan to attend.

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Students, this change in Federal Financial Aid disbursement is a major change. Please research your textbook needs and order as soon as possible, utilizing a credit or debit card. Watch your my.NMSU.edu email for announcements regarding a window of time that Grants students may be able to request a line of credit from financial aid to order your textbooks from MBS, before your aid is disbursed. Contact Student Services or the Business Office for more information. The first distribution is scheduled for August 19, 2015 and the second distribution will be September 9, 2015.  For more information about Financial Aid- Click HERE.

 

NMSU Grants is now offering completely online degree programs to meet the needs of students outside the Grants area and for those who would have a hard time fitting face to face classes into their busy lives. You will still receive the same high quality education from the convenience of your home and at a time that fits you. To get more information and to get started, click here.