Tag Archives: millennials

Bringing Back STEM Grads

NMiF: Brain Drain

December 15, 2017 – The so-called “brain drain” of talented young professionals from New Mexico is a topic that comes up often in New Mexico. There are many ideas for making sure recent graduates can find jobs and opportunities here. But what about those professionals who have already left but want to return home?

Maggie Werner-Washburne, regents’ professor emerita at UNM, put together an upcoming event to connect STEM professionals with employers and potential investors. The New Mexico Educated Workforce in STEM Symposium is taking place December 20-21 in Albuquerque.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sat down this week with Werner-Washburne, recent UNM graduate and former Albuquerque mayoral candidate Gus Pedrotty, and UNM PhD student Jacqueline DeLora to talk about potential solutions for addressing the brain drain and ensuring students and young professionals know what’s available for them in New Mexico.

Young Professionals Plug the Brain Drain

NMiF: Brain Drain

July 21, 2017 – In the Brain Drain series, New Mexico in Focus has been examining why so many bright, talented young people leave the state. In this segment, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks to 20- and 30-somethings about living and working outside New Mexico—and why they chose to stay.

Manu Sandoval, musician, owner Maple Street Records
Nicole Manning, attorney
Sofia Sanchez, volunteer coordinator, City of Albuquerque


Futher Reading / Viewing:
States Where Each Generation of Americans Is Growing, DecliningGoverning
Segment: Alexander Heffner On Millennial Civic EngagementNew Mexico in Focus
Segment: John Zogby discusses “The First Globals: Understanding, Managing and Unleashing our Millennial Generation