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NM PREP Middle and High School Academy and Virtual

NM PREP Middle School Academy and NM PREP High School Academy are 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.


2023 Application Close March 17th!

The application process for the NM PREP Programs begins with a simple form that includes information on the student and parents/guardians. After we receive the form, a member of our staff will contact those listed on the form within 5 business days to complete the remainder of the application process. The application includes submitting a Letter of Intent and two teacher recommendations.

Space is limited and participants will be selected based on a review of submitted applications. Acceptance notifications will be made no later than April 24.

Sponsors and Mentors

NM PREP would not happen without the help of all the individuals who take the time to serve as mentors, as well as our sponsors. 
Thank you!


NMSU Notice of Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunity

New Mexico State University (NMSU) is dedicated to providing equal opportunities in our employment and learning environments. NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, or protected veteran status in its programs and activities as required by equal opportunity/affirmative action regulations and laws and University policy and rules.

NMSU’s Office of Institutional Equity is responsible for compliance with state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and affirmative action regulations. This incorporates the implementation of the University's Affirmative Action plan including equal opportunity practices, monitoring, and reporting. If you believe you have been treated in a manner inconsistent with equal opportunity, contact the Office of Institutional Equity.

NMSU has designated the Executive Director as the Title IX Coordinator. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with Title IX and other state and federal laws addressing sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual intimidation, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual violence based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

NMSU recognizes that individuals with disabilities are entitled to access, support, and, when appropriate, reasonable accommodation. The Executive Director is also assigned to coordinate compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and other state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in admission, treatment, and/or access to its programs and activities.

Inquiries regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX, ADA, and/or Section 504 should be directed to:

Office of Institutional Equity

 Executive Director

O'Loughlin House

Las Cruces, NM 88003

Office: (575) 646-3635

TTY: (575) 646-7802



Annamarie DeLovato is NMSU’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator, ADA, AA, and can be contacted at the O'Loughlin House or by telephone (575) 646-3635.

Complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation may be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity at Complaints may also be filed with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and/or New Mexico Human Rights Bureau.


Aviso de NMSU sobre No-discriminación y la Igualdad de Oportunidades

La Universidad Estatal de Nuevo México (NMSU) se dedica a proveer oportunidades equitativas en el ambiente laboral al igual que educativo. NMSU no discrimina según los criterios de edad, ascendencia, color o raza, discapacidad, identidad de género, origen nacional, religión, represalia, condición médica grave, sexo (incluyendo embarazo), orientación sexual, afiliación matrimonial o el estado de un veterano protegido en ninguno de sus programas o actividades como obligado por las leyes y regulaciones de la igualdad de oportunidades/acción afirmativa y la política de la universidad y sus reglas.

La Oficina de Equidad Institucional de NMSU es responsable para la complicidad con las leyes del empleo equitativo y las regulaciones de la acción afirmativa del estado y del gobierno federal. Esto incluye el uso del plan de Acción Afirmativa de la Universidad, incorporando prácticas de la oportunidad equitativa, monitoreo e información. Si usted cree que ha estado tratado de una forma no de acuerdo con la igualdad de oportunidades, contacte la Oficina de Equidad Institucional.

NMSU ha designado a director ejecutivo como el coordinador del título IX y es responsable para asegurar complicidad con título IX y otras leyes estatales y federales dirigidos hacia el acoso basado en género y sexual, incluyendo el abuso sexual, explotación sexual, intimidad sexual, abuso de pareja intima, acecho y otras formas de violencia sexual basado en sexo, genero, orientación sexual o identidad de género.

NMSU reconoce que los individuales con discapacidades tienen derecho al acceso, apoyo y acomodación apta cuando sea razonable. Director ejecutivo también se encarga con la coordinación de complicidad con la ley de estadounidenses con discapacidades (Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA), sección 504 y otras leyes estatales y federales que prohíben la discriminación basada en discapacitación, admisión, tratamiento y/o acceso a sus programas y actividades.

Preguntas sobre la igualdad de oportunidades, acción afirmativa, el titulo IX, ADA, y/o la sección 504 se deben dirigir a:


O'Loughlin House

Las Cruces, NM 88003

Oficina: (575) 646-3635

TTY: (575) 646-7802

Sitio Web:

Correo electrónico:

Annamarie DeLovato es la diputada y coordinadora del titulo IX de NMSU, ADA, AA y se puede contactar en la O’Loughlin House o por teléfono, (575) 646-3635.

Denuncias de la discriminación, acoso, violencia, sexual y represalia se pueden dirigir a la Oficina de la Equidad Institucional a Se puede presentar denuncias con el Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos, Oficina de Derechos Civiles at, el Comité de Igualdad de Oportunidades de empleo y/o la Oficina de Derechos Humanos de Nuevo México.


Media Release for Closed Enrollment Camps

The NM PREP Academy is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.) Foster children and children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) benefits, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals at eligible program sites.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or reprisal for prior civil rights activities and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows: 12:00 - 1:00pm.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD- 3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or, (3) email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.