ARMAS in Education is a collaborative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Improvement Program between New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College. The project goal is to increase the number of Hispanic students from Northern New Mexico graduating with degrees in STEM disciplines through a model transfer-articulation agreement between LCC and NMHU and an integrated system of support for faculty and students. Faculty from both institutions are currently working together to align STEM course content and depth. This will ensure that students who transfer from LCC to NMHU are prepared to succeed in the rigorous academic environment of a baccalaureate program. Center staff at both institutions provide academic support, advisement and career counseling to students taking STEM courses.
Student Centers located on the LCC and NMHU campuses provide a wide range of services to STEM students and faculty. ARMAS provides a centralized location for technological and educational resources and a place for students, faculty and staff to interact in an informal setting.
The staff members at both centers also collaborate in outreach efforts to regional high schools.