NM PREP Middle School Academy and NM PREP High School Academy are intensive two-week residential summer STEM programs held on the campus of New Mexico State University.  The Academies have been designed to spark student interest in STEM, specifically in engineering, while engaging students in leadership, team-building, and hands-on activities that simulate real-world engineering experiences.  Participating students gain insight into life on a university campus, gain self-confidence and self-identity in studying and working on STEM projects, and have the opportunity to interact with other students from across the state, as well as current NMSU undergraduate students and engineering faculty.

NM PREP Middle School Academy:  May 31 – June 11

NM PREP Middle School Academy is a two-week summer program that provides students with real-world experiences in engineering innovation through inquiry and hands-on learning and provides a university campus experience at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM.  Selected students will be immersed in engineering activities, live in the campus dorms, attend a variety of social and leadership activities, and participate in a local field trip. The program is designed for students in Grades 6-8, with a minimum age requirement of 11.  Space is limited and participants will be selected based on a review of submitted applications.

NM PREP High School Academy: June 14 – 26

NM PREP High School Academy is a two-week summer program that allows students to dig deeper into the fields of engineering through exposure to the engineering design process, applied use of engineering software, advanced manufacturing using 3D printers, and the ability to implement their engineering skills with real-world projects. Students will live in the campus dorms, participate in a variety of social and leadership activities, and participate in field trips within the local area.  The program is designed for students in Grades 9-12.  Space is limited and participants will be selected based on a review of submitted applications.

Application Resources

2020 APPLICATION – OPEN NOW

Upload Report Card and Letter of Intent Here (Must be named “Last Name_First Name_MS or HS to be valid)

Teacher Recommendation Fillable **

Upload Teacher Recommendation Letters Here  (Must be named “Student Last Name_Student First Name_MS or HS_teacher initials”)

Letter of Intent: Submit a one-page letter of intent that addresses the following.
1. What do you hope to gain from attending the NM PREP Academy?
2. How do you think it will help you in the future?
3. Why should you be selected to attend?

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at (575) 646-2913.

— Samantha Lewis, LCPS Public Relations Coordinator, 575-527-5946, slewis@lcps.net