The New Mexico Journal of Science is accepting papers for consideration for our upcoming issue.
Author: Ellen Loehman
Students from around the state participated in the New Mexico Junior Academy of Science Paper Competition during March and April of 2022. Students from 6 NM regions qualified to participate in the state competition held at New Mexico Tech on April 2, 2022. The winners are announced here.
Two outstanding educators are honored each year at the annual November NMAS meeting with a commemoration, a monetary award, and classroom materials. Each winner and a guest are provided a hotel room, event registration and meal for the annual award ceremony. This award is augmented by a monetary award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). If you know an outstanding teacher, nominate him or her.
Let’s give congratulations to our President Elect Dr. Babu Chalamala for becoming a fellow of two prestigious national professional societies: On January 26, he became a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. On December 7, 2021 Babu became a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Call to Action for Science Education: Building Opportunity for the Future articulates a vision for high quality science education, describes the gaps in opportunity that currently exist for many students, and outlines key priorities that need to be addressed in order to advance better, more equitable science education across grades K-16. This report makes recommendations for state and federal policy makers on ways to support equitable, productive pathways for all students to thrive and have opportunities to pursue careers that build on scientific skills and concepts. Call to Action for Science Education challenges the policy-making community at state and federal levels to acknowledge the importance of science, make science education a core national priority, and empower and give local communities the resources they must have to deliver a better, more equitable science education.