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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 will open by January 16, 2023.

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!


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.