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Upcoming NM MESA Events
Professional Development Sessions will be held to help MESA teachers with resources through the school year. Instead of in person singular training, we will be utilizing a virtual module training…
New Mexico MESA is proud to announce our 2022 MESA USA State Competition! The theme for the 2021-22 MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition is: Designing for Equity in Your…
NM MESA is proud to announce our 2022 MESA Day Competition All of our events will address the topic of Celebrating Invention. NM MESA schools are invited to participate in…
NM MESA News
12/21/2021 – To View the Slideshow of 2021 Towering Above Winners, Click HERE December 16, 2021 – NM MESA and Sandia National Laboratories partnered to host the Towering Above Competition to challenge…
08/06/2021 – Educators in the Central Inner (CI) region met at Tiguex Park in late July to regroup, reconnect and STEM it UP! The CI Regional Advisory Meeting (RAM) was the first…
06/28/2021 – This year brought many changes to traditional events and the 2021 MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition was no exception. Held on June 21-22, 2021, winning teams from each MESA…
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 fourteen 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.