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COVID19 Status: We do not yet know how the COVID19 Health Emergency will affect our Summer Programs.  It is possible that our programs could be canceled, postponed or modified depending on restrictions imposed by the State and/or University.

If you have difficulty filling out an application on the website or are unable to print an application, please contact us at ess@unm.edu or (505) 277-4354 for questions and assistance.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE for all programs: April 30, 2021

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These are very competitive program and once applications are evaluated by a selection committee, students accepted will be notified 2 - 3 weeks prior to the start of the program. These programs are free of cost, all materials and supplies for selected experiments will be provided.

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June 14 - July 2, 2021: Engineering Summer Academy

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Engineering Summer Academy offers participants online activities & learning experiences in all areas of engineering and computer science. Students meet with engineering & computer science students as well as STEM faculty and industry professionals through activities and virtual field trips. College prep and ACT test practices are available.

Students from populations that are historically underrepresented and undeserved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers are encouraged to apply. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a small stipend for their participation.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the program will be held virtually. Students can choose from two different sessions. 

  • June session (June 14 - July 2)
  • July session (July 12 - July 30)

Each session accepts 20 students. 

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Students must have computer access at home.
  • Incoming (Fall 2021) high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors may apply (priority will be incoming sophomores and juniors but incoming freshman are still welcome to apply)
  • Must currently be enrolled in a recognized secondary institution

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Complete the online application and essay requirement (submit via the application form: a 400 to 500-word Personal Statement about why you want to attend the Engineering Summer Academy)
  2. Submit (1) letter of recommendation from one of your Math or Science Teachers. Teacher may submit the recommendation directly via email to ess@unm.edu, Subject Line: ESA Recommendation.
  3. Submit the most current unofficial school transcript to ess@unm.edu, Subject Line: ESA Program. 

Note: Incomplete application packets will not be accepted

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Engineering Student Success Center
ATTN: ENGINEERING SUMMER ACADEMY
Centennial Engineering Center Suite 2080
MSC01 1145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

 

 

 

July 11 – July 30, 2021: UNM Summer Transportation Institute - Residential Program

PROGRAM INFORMATION:  The UNM School of Engineering in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and the NM Department of Transportation will introduce students to the transportation industry and STEM fields.

This program accepts 16 students. If the residential component is held, students will be notified a month before the program starts to make the respective travel arrangements. Full tuition, room and board costs are covered by the program. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Albuquerque.

If UNM is not able to host the residential component due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the program will be held virtually in 2 different sessions. Each virtual session accepts 20 students:

  • June session (June 14 - July 2)
  • July session (July 12 - July 30).
Students MUST have computer access at home.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Priority to incoming (Fall 2021) high school juniors and seniors (incoming sophomores may be considered if the space is available)
  • Must currently be enrolled in a recognized secondary institution
  • Preference will be given to the students who have completed the equivalency of algebra

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Complete the online application and and essay requirement (submit via the application form: a 300-word Personal Statement your reason for wanting to participate in the program and your interest in STEM as it relates to the transportation industry)
  2. Submit (1) letter of recommendation from one of your Math or Science Teachers. Teacher may submit the recommendation directly via email to ess@unm.edu, Subject Line: STI Recommendation. 
  3. Submit the most current unofficial school transcript to ess@unm.edu, Subject Line: STI Program.  

Note: Incomplete application packets will not be accepted

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Engineering Student Success Center
ATTN: SUMMER TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
Centennial Engineering Center Suite 2080
MSC01 1145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001