New Mexico MESA

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Guenther Advisor Award-Accepting 2017 Nominations

Dr. Arthur H. Guenther

Dr. Arthur H. Guenther

Mar 31, 2017 –

Calling all students, parents, administrators, teachers, community members – It’s time to start thinking of those great NM MESA advisors who continuously give of their time, passion, caring and expertise to ensure that students receive a world class experience while in MESA!

NM MESA is now receiving nominations for the Dr. Arthur H. Guenther Advisor Achievement Award. Advisors can be nominated by anyone who has seen their great work in action. The nomination deadline is Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Selection of award recipients is based on performance, and is designed to reward excellence and leadership. Selection will begin with the review of the nominating form (seen below) and advisor activities that have been logged in MESA’s database, and will culminate with the award being presented to the two highest scoring nominees, as calculated by evaluation of specific selection criteria. The selected advisors and their schools will be recognized formally and publicly by NM MESA as recipients of the award. Advisors will receive a cash award  of $100 from NM MESA.

NOMIMATORS: Please complete the official Guenther Award Nominating Form and email it to:

Nicholas Kunz, North Central Region Coordinator: 


Dr. Arthur H. Guenther loved science…He loved education…He created New Mexico MESA in 1982. As a research professor of electrical and computer engineering, professor of physics and astronomy at UNM, and Chief Scientist at the Air Force Research Library, he was an advisor and mentor to hundreds of graduate students, and advisor to the Governor of New Mexico. He wanted to influence the lives of high school students in New Mexico who were interested in a bright future in STEM careers, so he worked with university representatives and state and federal government officials to bring the MESA program to New Mexico. He subsequently spent many years working as a MESA Board Member and Board Member Emeritus.

NM MESA and the Guenther Family created the Dr. Arthur H. Guenther Advisor Achievement Award with the expressed goal of honoring the legacy of Dr. Guenther, while simultaneously recognizing the wonderful and important work done by MESA advisors who perpetuate Dr. Guenther’s vision each year.

Guenther Award Nominating Form (Word)

Guenther Award Nominating Form (PDF)


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