Donate

Public and private businesses and corporations, organizations, foundations, and individuals support the Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge with monetary and or in-kind donations for operational expenses, student awards, and scholarships. The University of New Mexico provides our office space, salaries, and fringe benefits. The Research Challenge could not exist without the support from the University of New Mexico and its benefactors in the community.

Corporate Sponsor

Our corporate sponsors include the Albuquerque Journal, General Mills Foundation, Lockheed Martin, Sandia National Labs and more. They have generously donated to the Central New Mexico Research Challenge.

If you or your company would like to become a corporate sponsor, please contact us directly at (505) 277‐4916.

Download our Corporate Sponsor Flyer PDF for more information.

Individual Sponsor

We at the STEM-H Center could not do what we do without the commitment and generosity of individuals and families who have donated to our programs over the years.

If you are interested in making an individual donation, download our Individual Sponsorship Flyer to see how your gift can support the STEM-H Center.

Special Awards Donation

Special Awards are given by companies, individuals or other entities to students who participate in the Central New Mexico Research Challenges. Special Awards can be cash rewards, savings bonds or other incentives for outstanding Research Challenge competition in a given Category.

For example, Grubb & Ellis sponsors a special award in architecture, civil engineering or environmental Category. The Evan J. Tsao Memorial Award is awarded for outstanding project in environmental science. When you sponsor a Special Awards, you or a member of your company will do the actual judging during the Research Challenge for your award. You can download our Special Award Donation Form here.

For more information, please download our Special Awards Brochure PDF which explains the awards and judging.

Donate Online Through the University of New Mexico Foundation

STEM Education Outreach Programs is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible.

Additionally, please note that UNM accepts matching gifts from a donor’s employer. You can see if your employer participates in the matching gifts program here.

We appreciate every donation, no matter how large or small! It is our donors that make it possible for us to continue offering high quality science, technology, engineering, and math related education outreach programs like Research Challenge, Science Olympiad, and Teacher Professional Development Workshops.

To donate online, go to the secure UNM Foundation Online Giving page.

  1. Enter the amount you wish to donate
  2. In the Search box start typing in STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research & Education and our name should appear.
  3. Select the STEM-H Fund and follow the instructions to complete your donation.


You can also download a PDF Donation Form that you can print out and mail back in to us. Simply complete the Donation Form and send it off. We take Visa and Mastercard and personal checks. Remember your gift is tax deductible, so please keep a copy for your records. Your donation may make a difference in the life a a New Mexico middle or senior high school student. We sincerely thank you for your generous assistance.