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Strengthening New Mexico STEM education

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In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we’re looking to support amazing STEM educators across the state of New Mexico.

Erika-Edgerly-small-150x150.jpgErika Edgerly is Public Affairs Director for New Mexico, Massachusetts, and Texas. She is a native New Mexican and holds an BS in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University and an MBA from the University of New Mexico. She has worked for Intel at the Rio Rancho campus for over 20 years.

We all know firsthand how important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are, working in the technology industry. And chances are, when you were growing up, there was someone in your life – a parent, a teacher, or someone in the community – who helped spark your interest in studying these subjects.

Today, forty years after Intel Rio Rancho was founded, it’s the same story; educators across the state of New Mexico are sharing their passion for STEM subjects with the next generation of innovators. And, in celebration of our 40th anniversary, Intel and the Intel Foundation are looking to support 40 of these amazing educators with grants of up to $2,500 to boost their efforts to spark discovery and development in youth around the state.

Together with the Rio Rancho Community Foundation, which will administer the grants, we encourage educators at public schools and nonprofits to apply for funding before April 17, 2020. Grant eligibility, criteria, and the online application are available at http://rrrcc.org/foundation/.

We are proud to be developing and manufacturing some of the world’s most advanced technology right here in New Mexico, and our community’s success depends on a strong foundation of STEM education. We’re excited to strengthen STEM education in New Mexico and support the next generation of innovators.

Please encourage your favorite educator to apply!

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Linda is passionate about sustainability and corporate responsibility. She manages communications for Intel's Public Affairs and Sustainability organization. She graduated from the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies.