ROSWELL, January 26, 2022 – Molina Healthcare of New Mexico sponsored the Roswell High School STEM team’s successful submission at the third annual New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge. The competition, hosted by New Mexico State University, tested high school students’ ability to use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve real-world problems.
“Molina Healthcare of New Mexico is proud to support Roswell High School’s submission, which showcased students’ creativity, ingenuity, and adeptness, while addressing real-world challenges,” said David Nater, plan president for Molina Healthcare of New Mexico. “Their winning effort is a promising sign that our next generation is joining the fight to secure better patient outcomes in our communities.”
The question posed in the challenge was, “How would you use science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to make life better for your family, community, state or country?” The five-member, all-female Roswell High School team took up the challenge of addressing heart disease, building a three-dimensional model of an artificial heart and introducing the concept of using stem cells to regenerate the heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in New Mexico.
Molina Healthcare of New Mexico joined 22 industry partners, educators, volunteers, and government officials to judge the competition and provided a cash award of $5,000 to the Roswell High School team, giving each member $500 for their successful effort.
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Molina Healthcare of New Mexico has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 1998. The Company serves members through Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace programs throughout New Mexico. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.8 million members as of September 30, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.