Items of Interest
Upcoming NM MESA Events
All advisors are highly encouraged to attend this important two-day conference. It allows you to renew acquaintances and provides valuable training and resources to take back to the classroom. We…
For 2020, the MESA USA Event will be held the day prior to the MESA Day Competition as part of New Mexico MESA’s Competition Series. For full rules on either…
MESA Day is designed to encourage the concept of problem solving through teamwork. It salutes NM MESA students for their commitment to academic excellence.
The Senior Incentive Field Trip (SIFT) has been scheduled for April 7-10, 2020 to Miami, Florida! Up to Twenty-four seniors and four advisor chaperones from our NM MESA statewide programs…
NM MESA News
08/01/2019 – Once again, the West Region was able to provide an abundance of resources all thanks to the support and contributions from the Navajo Transitional Energy Company. Nathan Tohtsoni is the Education…
07/17/2019 – NM MESA’s North Central Region recently facilitated a three-day STEAM workshop during the City of Santa Fe’s Summer Youth Program. The workshop, entitled Circuits and Sounds, explored the intersection between electronics and sound…
06/28/2019 – Students from Chaparral Middle School and nex+Gen Academy traveled to Tucson, Arizona with their MESA advisors last week for the MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition (NEDC). MESA programs from…
NM MESA, Inc.
c/o UNM Gallup Branch
Calvin Hall 154
705 Gurley Ave.
Gallup, NM 87301
Shawndeana Smith has been the West Region Coordinator with New Mexico MESA for the past twelve years. As the West Region Coordinator, Shawndeana carries out the duty of assisting schools in her region to promote culturally diverse students excel in the STEM fields. Shawndeana obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science and a minor in Chemistry at The University of Arizona in 2004.
Shawndeana has always had a love for animals, especially horses, and from a very young age she chose, as a way of life, to compete at rodeos in the roping and barrel racing events. Today, Shawndeana is a mother of two sons and a daughter and she is a wife who shares her passion for rodeo with her husband as well.