Achievement, Exploration Opportunities & Networking


AEON for STEM students is a collaborative effort across many interdisciplinary programs at the University of New Mexico. The focus of AEON is to strengthen skills, build connections, and provide resources for the success of STEM students, regardless of their specific field of study. We attain these goals by offering various workshops throughout the semester, open to all UNM students.

These lunchtime (provided) workshops will provide students with information regarding degree planning and career exploration, keeping undergraduates connected with the many possibilities afforded to them by STEM degrees.

This initiative has transferred to the STEM Collaborative Center, so make sure to join the STEM listerve to stay informed!

A special THANK YOU to our food sponsors:

AMORE Dions Jimmy Johns Papa Johns Rude Boy Cookies Slice Parlor Wise Pies 

And a special THANK YOU to the following departments/organizations for providing food:

GRC EPSCoR El Centro ACS Office of Diversity Casas Lobo Village  UC

AEON advisory council:

African American Student Services, Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS), College of Arts & Sciences, College Enrichment & Outreach Programs, College of Nursing, El Centro de la Raza, Engineering Student Services, Graduate Studies, Office of Career Services, Research Opportunity Program/McNair Scholars, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Undergraduate Pathways (STEM UP), STEM Advising, STEM Collaboration Center (STCC), and STEM Gateway.

Fall 2014

PDF's of past presentations can be found HERE

Internships - Host: STEM UP; SUB Santa Ana A & B - September 16th , 2014. 12 - 1 pm
Competitive Grad Programs - Host: GRC; El Centro - October 1st, 2014. 12 - 1pm
Designing for Space by Rob Terselic (COSMIAC), host: STEM Gateway - Tue, Oct 21
Diversity in STEM by Rosa Isela Cervantes (El Centro; host) - Wed, Nov 5
Alternative Health Careers by Len Malry (College of Nursing; host) - Wed, Dec 3

Spring 2015

Summer opportunities in STEM 
- jobs and internships by Career Services and PREP with special guests from TVC Inc., Sandia Labs, and Engineering Student Services (host - Career Services) - Wed, Jan 21
- research by McNair/ROP and Honors College - Thurs, Jan 22

STEM Abroad opportunities  - January 27, 2015
Presenter: Office of Global Studies (Annette Mares-Duran)
Host: STEM Gateway
STAMM Room (1044) Centennial Engineering Center

10 things that kill your chances of getting to the interview phase  - Feb. 4, 2015
Presenter: Tara Hackel
Host: Career Services and the STEM Collaboration Center
UAEC, Room 220 (Career Services)

Mock STEM Interviews  - Feb 10, 2015
Presenter: Tara Hackel
Host: ACS, SACNAS, and the AEON collaborative
11:30 AM/STAMM room (1044) - Centennial Engineering Center

Emerging Pathogens and the Role of Natural History Collection Archives: The Hantavirus example  - February 19, 2015
Presenter: Jon Dunnum and Joe Cook
Host: STEM Gateway
STAMM room (1044) - Centennial Engineering Center

STEM Career Pathways  - Feb 23, 2015
Presenter: EPSCoR
Host: STEM Gateway
STAMM room (1044) - Centennial Engineering Center

Critical Thinking and Pop-science – what to believe  - March 4, 2015
Presenter: Yadéeh Sawyer Host: STEM Gateway
STAMM room (1044) - Centennial Engineering Center

Becoming a Compelling Communicator  - March 17, 2015
Presenter: Bill Dunn Host: STEM Gateway
STAMM room (1044) - Centennial Engineering Center

Zombies, Superheroes and what we should really worry about  - March 23, 2015
Presenter: Bill Gannon Host: GRC
STAMM room (1044) - Centennial Engineering Center

Maximizing your summer in STEM  - March 31, 2015
Presenter: Tara Hackel Host: STCC
STAMM room (1044) - Centennial Engineering Center

Science of Cognition and Learning: How does the human mind process new information? - April 10, 2015
Presenter: Daniel Sanford Host: STCC
STCC Classroom (Educ 212)

STEM Mixer and celebration - April 29, 2015
Casas del Rio courtyard