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Teens Teach Seniors How To Use Tech While Learning Valuable Job Skills

Teeniors

September 14, 2018 – Figuring out a new phone or App can be challenging, especially for those who didn’t grow up using a cell phone or laptop every day. In 2015, Teeniors was born at a startup event to meet two needs: help seniors learn how to effectively use technology and create job opportunities for youth. And this week, that simple idea was actually awarded $10,000 at the Comcast Pitch Fest, part of the New Mexico Tech Council’s #ExperienceIT.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with one of the Teeniors founders, to talk about how the needs and skills of different generations can complement each other.

Studio Guests
Kaitlyn Ackron, Teenior
Kendra Gonzales, Teenior
Trish Lopez, Teeniors Founder/CEO

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.