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NMMI program chosen as finalist for funding competition


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A New Mexico Military Institute educational outreach program has been selected as one of 10 finalists in a competition sponsored by an internet and cable company that serves the local area.

The Dream Bigger competition sponsored by Sparklight will give $3,000 to each of five winning projects that propose a way to support K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

According to an announcement by Sparklight, Dr. Mia Yang, a physics and chemistry professor at NMMI, has entered the competition as a way to support the STEM Open House events that she and cadets have been hosting at local schools since 2015.

Yang said the events are ways to increase K-12 students’ understanding through “fun and educational” demonstrations of scientific principles. They also provide leadership opportunities for NMMI cadets and introduce students to science faculty and STEM fields.

Online voting will be tallied until the end of today at https://sparklight.com/contest. One vote per IP address each day will be counted.

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