Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Donna Gutierrez
ROSWELL – The Southeast Region of NM MESA will hold its first Fall Design Competition on the ENMU-Roswell campus Friday, Nov. 1. The events will begin at 8 a.m. with closing ceremonies scheduled for between 1-2 p.m.
Approximately 300 students from five middle schools and five high schools throughout the region are expected to attend. Students will be competing in nine different math, engineering, science, English and public speaking competitions. A number of ENMU-Roswell faculty and staff members as well as members of the community will serve as judges of the competitions. For more information, contact Betty Chancey at 624.7129.
NM MESA, Inc. operates a regional office on the ENMU-Roswell campus. The office oversees school sites in Carlsbad, Portales, Roswell and Ruidoso. NM MESA prepares students for college majors and careers in mathematics, engineering, science and related fields. The program provides pre-college math, science and engineering activities and education for students in grades 6 through 12 statewide. Currently, NM MESA serves 5,000 students in 91 schools and 30 school districts.
Activities include: tutoring; independent study; academic, university, and career counseling; field trips; competitions; leadership development; summer enrichment courses/programs; community "give-back" activities; and scholarship incentives. Each spring, NM MESA selects approximately 75 graduating seniors to attend the NASA Senior Incentive trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Fla. About 95 percent of NM MESA high school graduates enroll at colleges and universities and 75 percent of these graduates choose majors in mathematics, science, engineering and related fields.