This week on New Mexico in Focus, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and president of the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and UNM student Ayse Muniz discuss efforts to encourage New Mexico students to consider careers in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during Pledge Drives. Watch New Mexico in Focus again online shortly thereafter.

Also, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich share their thoughts on Mining Reform and host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the latest news headlines.


  • Gabriel Montaño, scientist at LANL and president of SACNAS
  • Ayse Muniz, UNM student
  • U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
  • U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


  • Sarah Gustavus
  • Stan Wilson


  • Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus. The associate producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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