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Engineering the Future

APS is offering a first-of-its-kind Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) pathway, called Engineering The Future.

Engineering the Future. Design. Create. Innovate

Engineering the Future –
A K-12 STEM Pathway at Albuquerque Public Schools

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APS is offering a first-of-its-kind Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) pathway – called Engineering The Future. It’s a free K-12 magnet program where students learn to think like engineers, and use the Design Process to create solutions to real world problems.

Engineering the Future: Prepares students for a future career in any industry; Gives students opportunities for internships with local STEM industries; Encourages creativity and innovation; Develops strong skills in coding, public speaking and teamwork.

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Giving Albuquerque students a competitive advantage among their peers, APS has transformed three local schools to offer a Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) pathway — Engineering The Future. The free K-12 magnet program — where students learn to think like engineers and use the Design Process to create solutions to real world problems — is the first of its kind in Albuquerque.

Engineering the Future:

  • Prepares students for a future career in any industry
  • Gives students opportunities for internships with local STEM companies
  • Encourages creativity, innovation, resourcefulness and resiliency
  • Equips students with strong skills in coding, public speaking and collaborating in teams

Two photos side by side. The first photo is of a student holding her hand underneath a hovering drone. The second photo is a group of students, in the classroom, looking at a race car.

Learn more about the three magnet schools of the Engineering the Future pathway!

Creating the next generation of engineers, programmers, scientists, and STEM professionals

Two photos side by side. The first photo is of a student and teacher working on a robotics project. The second photo is a group of 6 student standing in a classroom with their 2 teachers.

Supported by a grant through the U.S. Department of Education, the pathway provides students with comprehensive hands-on training in integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with access to all the tools necessary in the rapidly changing STEM field.

Through partnerships with the University of New Mexico, the Air Force Research Lab, Sandia National Laboratory and NMSU, students have the opportunity to take engaging field trips, as well as have access to unique and interactive learning opportunities. Students participate building rockets and robotics competitions, present and pitch audiences to develop public speaking skills, and take part in computer science and coding courses to prepare them for success in internships, higher education and careers.

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW offers a pathway to prepare and motivate students to enter careers in science and engineering.

The Design Process and Engineering Habits of Mind

We teach students the design process to make things that work and make things work better. We also help students think like engineers, and develop critical thinking skills that support the learning process.

Two diagrams side by side. Diagram 1 depicts the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve, and Share. Diagram 2 depicts the Engineering Habits of Mind. They are Learning Habits of Mind which are Ethical Consideration, Curiosity, Open-Mindedness, Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reflection/Collaboration; Engineering Habits of Mind which are Visualizing, Improving, Problem Solving, Problem Finding, Adapting, Systems-thinking; and Core Mindset which is Making things that work and making things work better.

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