Representatives from the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) will sign an agreement to finalize and celebrate an engineering degree transfer agreement that provides students with a clear pathway from earning an associate's degree at CNM for direct transfer into the UNM College of Engineering. The event is set for Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m. on the CNM main campus, building JS, room 208.

UNM representatives from the Office of the Provost, College of Engineering and the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, will be on hand to sign the agreement with CNM Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Math Science and Engineering and the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management.

The engineering degree transfer agreement provides CNM engineering associate of science graduates with course requirement information that provides a smooth transition into one of the seven possible bachelor of science engineering programs at UNM.

Hosting the event is STEM UP, a Hispanic-serving Institute (HSI) grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide cooperation between CNM and UNM to raise the number of Hispanic and other low-income students earning degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM fields. STEM UP also develop articulation agreements between two year and four year HSIs.

This is the second STEM field agreement program signed by UNM and CNM hosted by the Joint Advisory Council created through STEM UP.

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