It’s never too early to start thinking about what kind of career you want to have! UNM’s Science Around Us project hosted a career day at Cuba Middle School on March 23 and at Lybrook Middle School on April 5. From learning about 3-D printing to making microchips to designing a playground, students were inspired to pursue higher education and tap into their inner creativity. Career professionals who visited the schools included Anthony Murphy, an electrical engineer at Intel; Elroy Keetso, a planner for Laguna Pueblo; Richard Draper, project manager for the Sandoval County Health Collaborative; and Maggie Werner-Washburne, a biology professor at the University of New Mexico (UNM). The professionals all shared their personal journeys to their current careers with the students, and they encouraged the students to find what they love and make it a career.
The Science Around Us team at UNM thanks the many teachers and administrators who made this special day possible!