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Learning to Code, Coding to Learn
October 26, 2022

The Youth Coding League (YCL) is an innovative and complete learning program, built for schools and community organizations, that introduces 5th-8th graders to computer science and coding. The YCL focuses on access, inclusion, and productiveness. This project-based introduction to computer coding pits schools from around the country against each other in friendly competition.



Completion of STEM-H Building Finally Celebrated
October 19, 2022

UNM-Taos faculty, staff, and Student Government Association senators, along with invited guests from the Taos community, gathered Oct. 13 to formally welcome the addition of the STEM-H building to the UNM-Taos campus. In attendance from the community were State Rep. Kristina Ortez, Taos Town Counselor Darien Fernandez, Kit Carson Electric CEO Luis Reyes, and Taos News Publisher Chris Baker to name a few. The event also served as the introduction of the Chancellor’s Circle and the inaugural presentation of the Chancellor’s Circle Crown award.



Culinary Arts Caught Playing with Their Food
October 19, 2022

It took six Culinary Arts students three weeks to turn squashes, bell peppers, eggplant, watermelon, jicama, bok choy, and other garden gifts into a colorful, too-good-to-eat diorama titled, "Adventures in the Land of Enchantment.” The fall final presentation was displayed in Padre Martinez Hall on Oct. 12. And not only did the students visualize and craft every inch of it (minus the whole watermelon created by Nardi), they also chose the theme.



UNM-Taos HIVE awarded highly competitive grant
October 11, 2022

It was announced on Oct. 5 that The University of New Mexico-Taos Hub of Internet-Based Vocation and Education (UNM-Taos HIVE) has secured a Venture Challenge grant of $1.4 million via the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Build to Scale (B2S) program.



Student Government Sees Record Number of Candidates
October 5, 2022

This Student Government Association (SGA) election year had a unique, but exciting opportunity come to the UNM-Taos table — instead of the up to nine senator candidates, there were 10. Not all years have even had nine candidates.



Nursing, CDL, EMT Students Get Financial Aid Boost
September 21, 2022

On Monday, Sept. 19, members of the Lions Club of Taos presented UNM-Taos Chancellor Mary Gutierrez, Ed.D. — along with Director of Grants and Institutional Advancement Louis Moya, J.D. — with a check for $4,000 to support the club’s scholarship program at UNM-Taos.