STEM UP to Launch New Transfer Center and Phone App

September 17, 2014

STEM UP Transfer app screen shotThe CNM/UNM Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Undergraduate Pathways (STEM UP) program has created a new app called “UP” designed to help STEM students easily identify which class credits transfer between CNM and UNM STEM Degree Fields.  In conjunction with the UP app, STEM UP will also be hosting an open house for the UNM Transfer Center on the South Campus and a re-dedication of space at the CNM STEM UP Center on the CNM Main Campus on Thursday, Sept. 25.

“The goal of the app is to give STEM students a tool to easily determine which courses to take at CNM that will align with a degree at UNM,” says Carolina Aguirre, director of the Title V STEM UP program. “It defines an Undergraduate Pathway for students by providing them with a way to map out the most effective route to earning a degree in any of the STEM fields at either institution.”  While not meant to substitute advisement, this tool will help students make advisement sessions with CNM and UNM STEM advisors even more effective.

“This is a model for curriculum alignment that impacts the students’ time to graduate, “ Aguirre says.  “The app will allow students to have an informed discussion with their advisor when they are ready to transfer.” The app is user friendly with additional options such as advisor information, pathway notes and more information about the STEM UP program. Aguirre says that it will allow STEM students to have an informed discussion with their advisor. “The app helps define a pathway for CNM students who want to complete a degree at UNM,” she says.

The free app will be available for download on iPhone or Android platforms on Monday, Sept. 22, and the official roll out for the phone application will take place at CNM and UNM on Thursday, Sept. 25 during open houses at both of the STEM UP transfer center locations.  The app is supported by the Enrollment Management departments at CNM and UNM, and also by the UNM Provost’s Office and the UNM Student Services department. 

For more information about the STEM UP program or the new app, please call or 505-277-1723 or email stemup@unm.edu.