STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
STEM is the term used to group together the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The United States has been a global leader, for the large part, through the hard work and innovative work of scientists, engineers, and innovators. As our world continues to become increasingly complex, where success is measured and defined not only by what you know, but also by what you can do, it is more important than ever that students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and expertise to solve complex problems, gather and evaluate, and make sense of information. These are the skills that students in STEM learn.
Luna’s STEM programs prepare students for technical positions in STEM fields and offers a direct pathway for advanced STEM degrees at other four-year institutions. STEM Department graduates have moved on to successfully complete four-year degrees at our states most prestigious universities, such as the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology and New Mexico State University. Our STEM graduates have also gone on to work at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories as well as other public and private entities. The education and technical preparation of Luna’s STEM students is proven and points to the strength of our educational programs and to the quality of instruction afforded to students.
Luna’s STEM Department and programs pride themselves on the rigor and pace at which students learn in their respective areas. With an emphasis in a strong Mathematics foundation all STEM programs provide for a breath of technical knowledge that is rare in today’s educational arena. Our students leave LCC with the tools to be successful in either the continuation or their education or stepping into the world of research, industry or business. Luna’s STEM graduates leave with the tools to ensure success in any endeavor. For more information about STEM programs of study, call 505-454-2500 and ask to speak to a STEM advisor or the STEM Department for more information.
— Francisco Apodaca, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)