Contribute your passion, time, and skills. Find your place in our community to promote science and science education. NMAS has no paid staff, and all the work is done by dedicated volunteers. Join us!

  • Organizing, hosting, and facilitating events – Research Symposium and other programs
  • Communicating and engaging the public and law makers
  • Managing on the back end – web development, bookkeeping, membership management, graphic arts and photography
  • Promoting science in youth through our programs – mentoring, judging student papers, outreach
  • Recognizing excellence – in educators and scientists

Below are some ongoing programs that depend on volunteers

Join the Board or working committees

The officers, board members, program contacts, web managers, newsletter, and Journal editors are all volunteers. There is no better way than to contribute your time, skills, and passion than to volunteer to sit on the board or a committee.

Help with events

From the Annual Symposium to the Junior Academy to the NM Science Fiesta, NMAS is committed to involvement in our community. If you are a scientist or science educator and can to volunteer for an event, let us know by filling out the volunteer form below or sending us a direct message through the contact form.

Recognize excellence in science education

NMAS solicits nominees for grades 6-12 classroom teachers or informal educators for recognition with financial and other incentives. If you know an inspirational educator, who goes beyond expectations, nominate them today! The application period opens with each new school year.

Recognize excellence in New Mexico scientists

Since 1962, the Academy has presented awards to distinguished New Mexicans for their outstanding contributions to science or science education. The award is given across all science disciplines for works supporting the purposes of the Academy. Nominations are accepted at any time. 

Recognize excellence in high school students – NYSC


Volunteer to select two candidates to represent New Mexico at the National Youth Summer Science Camp in West Virginia.  Read transcripts, letters of recommendation, and student statements on their interest in science to identify the best candidates.  

Recognize excellence in students – NMJAS

The New Mexico Junior Academy of Science (NMJAS) promotes student research, participation in science fairs, and an annual written and oral technical paper competition. Volunteer to judge the written and oral research presentations for students competing in the New Mexico Junior Academy of  Science Paper Competition (NMJAS). The annual competition is held in conjunction with regional and state Science & Engineering Fairs in February and March.  Judges are needed for both Middle School Division (6-8) and High School Division (9-12). 

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